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Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver is a leading thinker on human leadership and organisational transformation, with a remarkable background that has garnered him international recognition. Richard's experience as a globally renowned school principal has given him a unique perspective on how society can unleash human potential and embrace change in uncertain times. He provides a ground-breaking look at the challenges facing individuals, companies, and organisations, and how to overcome them.


About Richard Gerver

It’s no surprise that Richard has been named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, thanks to his ability to inspire and educate audiences on topics such as change, leadership, and innovation. He is also a prolific author, with best-selling books such as “Change” and “Simple Thinking” under his belt.

Richard’s approach to personal and professional development is rooted in his understanding of the nature of our responses to risk, change, creativity, and development. By connecting experiences across seemingly different environments, he helps individuals and organisations expand their thinking and perception of their potential.

In addition, Richard is one of LinkedIn Learning’s most popular contributors, thanks to his two best-selling courses, “Smart Thinking” and “Mental Toughness.” His ability to distil complex concepts into easy-to-understand lessons has earned him a legion of fans around the world.

An exceptional keynote speaker, Richard’s expertise and insights can help individuals and organisations navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

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Why does change feel so exhausting and why do we resist it? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture which embraces change and encourages collaboration? In this session, Richard examines the challenges associated with change and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations.


Simple Thinking

Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it. He offers strategies, and tools, individuals need to succeed both individually and as part of an organisation. Based on the research in his book, Simple Thinking, Richard will share with participants the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more.



What do people and organisations that have enjoyed sustained success have in common? A sense of purpose. In this session, Richard explores how communication, skills development, leadership, and empowerment must be developed and nurtured to encourage a genuine sense of purpose.


Mental Toughness

Using his unique insights into human development, Richard has translated his work and experience from schools to high performing corporate environments where the ability to risk, learn and develop are vital. Richard argues that it is often the most naturally gifted individuals who struggle with resilience, and that having the confidence to fail and overcome adversity is critical if we are to get the best out of ourselves and our people.


Here you can find links to books by Richard Gerver. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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