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    How to add 10% to bottom line for free !
    Unleashing your leadership potential
    Getting the best from yourself, team and organisation

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What I Like to talk About

Just helping people get the best from their people to be more successful - and then to enable the organisation to be the best. But based on their own experience so it inspires them with the reality they control their future and can make it happen. I use "I CARE" Leadership so they make people care about delivering success. I take simple things everyone knows about but then link them back to how powerful they are to make everyone more successful - whatever they do, wherever they do it.  

Here are a few of my regular topics : 

  • "How to add 10%+  to your bottom line at no cost using things you already know." – loved by Finance Directors/ CEOs
  • "How to be an inspiring leader for your people in just 2 simple steps."
  • "I CARE Leadership - the holistic solution to business challenges."
  • "Optimising customer service through an I CARE culture." – customer facing audiences
  • "Transforming leadership into entrepreneurial leadership to deliver success." -major chnage environments 
  • "I CARE - Making every employee a proactive brand ambassador." – marketing / branding/ comms
  • “You have just heard some great ideas at this conference you want to make happen – this is how to ensure it works!” – any conference. 

My Background

Over 35 years I have developed this new approach to success via  my unique experience as a successful :

  • Corporate leader : Developing leaders and leadership in major global organisations and SMEs to enable both personal and organisational success. Eg His work in UBS as Global Head of Talent & Leadership is part of a Harvard Case Study.
  • Governmental leader : Working in Government and public sectors on major change and leadership projects from UK National Health Service and local Government to London Underground PFI.    
  • Thought leader : being regularly on the list of HR Most Influential  Thinkers and Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London researching what delivers success.
  • Military leader : Serving as a military officer leading and inspiring people in challenging environments via a “serve to lead” ethos.
  • Executive coach and mentor : helping senior executives be more successful across as range of different sectors. 

For example one organisation who implemented my I CARE Leadership increased the number of staff happy to recommend it as “a great place to work” to friends or family in 2 years from 40% to 82%, and increased revenue by 40%.  My first book on leadership published in 2000 took this approach and was translated into 11 languages as a result. When Global Head of Leadership at UBS, 70,000 staff & 100 countries, my team helped the bank transform organisational performance to increase profitability by 235%, market capitalisation by 50% and win awards. This is now a Harvard Case Study.

I am an economist so fully understand the financial success that can be delivered via inspiring leaders. I have great breadth of experience across function, sector, culture and geography, from having held senior roles in UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground to advising legal firms and construction, from the UK National Health Service of 1.4m staff and UK Government to the Red Cross in Myanmar, from Investment banks in London to Middle East Telecoms, from the Chinese Space Programme to retail in USA. From  Project Managers to HR Directors, from Risk & Legal Officers to Finance Directors, from Beijing, New York, Dubai, Rome, Singapore, Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Calcutta, Oman to Hong Kong.

I have been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times, Business Week, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Times of India, Straits & Gulf Times and many other titles. Also have done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business issues on BBC channels, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Zazeera, ITV, CNBC & CNN and been recognised as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers regularly since 2010 by the HR profession.


For full video and written testimonials see :

Here are some examples : 

Summary feedback from CEO of hosting company :

“I met Chris at the World Retail Congress in Rome and was so impressed with his presentation I wanted to bring him to New York to have him speak to our top clients at the Yale Club. Chris has a wonderful way of delivering simple truths that are real business game changers in a delightful charming and fun way that helps each person look inside themselves to see what they can do to make a difference.”

Summary feedback from CEO :

“This was an amazing presentation that absolutely resonated really well with what we are about at BD and with what I an trying to do with the leadership team. Your message was so crisp, so clear, so easy to understand, so relateable. Your message resonated so much to be a true enabler to help us create value for the business going forward using some of your great examples. It was fantastic. Thank you for your insights and message we can use so well.”

Summary feedback from Supply Chain Directors (group leader):

“Chris time with the team has really brought them together, opened their minds, encouraged them to think differently and do differently, and I have every confidence next week they will put into practice those things we discussed. So a big thank you to Chris for his effort and support over the past 2 days.”

Summary feedback from HR Directors who attended :

“Its been fun, inspiring and I would recommend Chris to any organisation in this world of constant change and evolution. The people in the room have got more out of this than I ever thought they would. A massive thank you to Chris.”

Summary feedback from CEO :

“Chris in a very simple and straightforward way explained to us why this makes sense and is simple. Chris translates this in a very engaging way and from my own role Chris has given me a few things to consider, Im going away thinking I am gong to have to up my game. Very valuable morning. Thanks”

Feedback from event organiser (professional events company) :

“Chris presentation was not just about educating us it was a lot of fun, he is a very charismatic speaker who makes sure you don’t only just understand what he says but that you absorb it as well. That’s what makes Chris one of the best speaker we had at the forum.”

Feedback from Congress organiser :

We had a fantastic presentation form Chris. After he had finished we had a “wow” effect from all attendees. He was a brilliant speaker wo gave us the spirit of how to do leadership. It doesn’t cost any money and everyone is able to do it. Thank you very much for a fantastic opening speech for our congress.”

Feedback from Director of Home Improvement Company :

I saw Chris presentation and I thought it was awesome. He inspired us, he motivated us to change ourselves and think about how we are with our employees”


Previous Speech Topics

University College London - Psychology Students

BD Pharma Annual Conference

CEO reception - global consultancy

Yale Club - New York - Retail reception

Entrepreurial Leadership Conference

Future UK Police Chiefs

Management consultancy client briefing

Chief HR Officers Conference

Masterclass for leaders of Chinese Space Program

Delphi Automotive Annual Leadership Conference

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USA / UK / Global,

How to add 10% to bottom line for free !
Unleashing your leadership potential
Getting the best from yourself, team and organisation




Getting things done successfully as a leader at any level by unleashng the potential of your own experience quickly, simple and effectively to become a complete leader ! Applies to inhouse leadership groups, conferences, fucntional experts, eg HR, finance, IT, strategy, communications, marketing - all who have tailored content. Experienced in military, business, government and across work. Visiting Professor or Transformational Leadership, HR Most Influential Thinker.