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Richard Gerver

World-Renowned Expert on Change, Resilience, Leadership, and Learning

The world needs to learn profound lessons from Covid; how we develop more proactive cultures, professionally and personally, how we build resilience, the ability to self-lead, to control change and to ensure a sense of proactive rather than reactive action. Richard Gerver has been at the forefront of this thinking for nearly twenty years. His expertise and lived experiences have never been more resonant.  

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Richard, author of the number one bestsellers, Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It, and Simple Thinking: How to Remove the Complexity from Work & Life, offers a groundbreaking look into how the world is dealing with the challenge of unleashing human potential and embracing and leading change in the most uncertain of times. Gerver, a former globally renowned and life changing school principal, has taken innovation by storm. Over the last two decades he has transitioned his global reputation for leadership in education (He has been celebrated as one of the top 30 Education Gurus in the world) and is now regarded as one of the most original and authentic thinkers around human leadership and organizational transformation in the world. He has been named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times.

His time now sees him work with organizations at the forefront of global innovation and excellence including Microsoft, Deloitte, Google, TUI and Morgan Stanley, Visa, Puig, Telefonica and Technicolor. He has also worked with some of the world’s most iconic retail organizations including Harrods in London. His unique experience and insight into realizing human potential also finds him working in elite sport; with Olympic and Paralympic coaches, EPL Soccer coaches, England Golf and professional cricket teams. He has served as a Board member on everything from billion-dollar businesses to start ups, not for profits and Universities.

He has worked with an extraordinary range of people including former US President Barack Obama, The Dalai Lama, Prince Charles and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

He has two of the most popular LinkedIn Learning courses in the world, covering overcoming complexity and mental toughness. 

Gerver’s unique insight into our development from infants to adults helps us to understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity and development. His ability to connect experiences across many often, seemingly different environments, helps people to expand their thinking and their own perception of their potential.

With his trademark humor and insight, Gerver shares his experience on cultural and organizational transformation, human development, and management with groups around the world. Thanks to his own story and his authentic first-hand experiences, Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation, he however, argues that his work is focused on three words; Communication, Empowerment and Impact.

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Richard Gerver’s Speech Topics

  • Simple Thinking: Demystifying success and high performance

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

     

    Who is this for: All senior leaders, middle managers and especially those with responsibility for HR and Professional development.

     

    3 Key Takeaways:

    • An understanding of why we seek complexity and how we can overcome it.
    • The importance of confidence and how to develop it.
    • Why collaboration matters and how to develop a meaningful culture to promote it.  


  • Developing Mental Toughness

    First developed in the 1980s to help elite athletes perform better under pressure and duress by developing high levels of belief and focus. Richard shares the insights and strategies he has learned, developed and applied, working across a wide range of contexts, to help organizations grow a culture of mental toughness in staff and teams so that they can collaborate better to contextualize, plan and overcome challenges both current and future.


    Who this is for: All senior leaders, middle managers and especially those emergent leaders in your organization.


    3 Key Takeaways:

    • How to use failure to build confidence.
    • Strategies to reframe challenges and manage perspective
    • How to foster a culture of active problem solving


  • Change

    Why does change feel so exhausting and why do we resist it? How can we nurture and develop an organizational culture which embraces change and encourages collaboration? In this session, Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organizations. He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.


    Who this is for: All senior leaders, middle managers and especially those with responsibility for HR and Professional development.


    3 Key Takeaways:

    • How to build resilience, even in the most high performing teams and people.
    • How to develop a culture of proactive activity even under intense pressure.
    • What transformational leadership looks like and how to really deploy it. 


  • Education: Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It

    Education is the single most important factor that will determine the future; for our children, our economy, society and ultimately our planet. Richard Gerver uses his unique, authentic and experience driven insights, to clarify the vision, thinking and processes that we must all go through, if we are to ensure that we all; teachers, administrators parents and policy makers, develop a system that prepares our young people for a world class future. Gerver uses his experiences as a former award winning teacher, globally renowned principal, school and university board member and government policy advisor, to mesh together, with clarity and deep insight, exactly what needs to be discussed and done; from high level strategy to classroom practice. He not only brings his reputation as one of the world’s most innovative and successful educators to his sessions but is uniquely able to bridge the connections between education, business, sport and culture, thanks to his ground breaking work in those fields; having worked with Olympic coaches, EPL Teams and Golf pros, as well as with some of the globe’s biggest companies and extensively in the music industry. Gerver is able to speak with precision about exactly what skills, behaviours and attributes our children will need to not only survive but thrive in their futures. His education speeches are noted world-wide for their humor, insight, provocations and practical application. They mirror his first best-selling book. Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today.  


  • Resilience: The Currency of the High Roller

    Richard has worked with some of the world’s most successful sports and business organisations; from Olympic and Paralympic coaches to football league managers, golf pros and cricket teams. His work has been centered on developing resilience in athletes. It is work that he has translated into his work in high performing corporate environments where the ability to risk, learn and develop are vital. Richard argues that it is often some of the most naturally gifted who struggle most with resilience and that having the confidence to fail and to overcome major adversity is critical if we are to get the best out ourselves and our people. In this session, Richard will use his unique insights into human development and success to help audiences understand what holds people back and how to unlock their full potential.  

  • Business Consulting from Richard Gerver: Unleashing Human Potential and Embracing and Leading Change

    Bringing in a business consultant can challenge you and your organization to think differently about your business. Whether you are a new leader seeking a renewed vision for your company or a seasoned C-Suite executive exploring new trends in the marketplace, they provide the deep, strategic insights and much-needed perspective to help you make confident and profitable decisions.


    Richard Gerver’s unique insight into our human development helps us to understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity and development. His ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different environments, helps people to expand their thinking and their own perception of their potential. An innovator, educator, author, and advisor to the U.K. government, Gerver offers executive leadership teams a groundbreaking look into how the world is dealing with the challenge of unleashing human potential and embracing and leading change.


    His advisory topics include:

    • Business Growth
    • Business Trend Analysis
    • Cultivating Innovation and Creativity
    • Leading Organizational Change


What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

We know the day will have a real impact across our organisation and we genuinely believe that Richard’s message has launched a period of transformation that will see our students learning in an environment that truly prepares them for the challenges they face in the future.

Universities & Colleges

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

We have received nothing but positive comments about Richard’s presentation. It chimed in perfectly with so many of the aims and aspirations of the organisation to move forward. Everyone has talked about how they left feeling energised and optimistic.

Universities & Colleges

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver was thoughtful, energetic and entertaining. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Education Programs

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver was so amazing! He was exactly as you described him to be and oh so much more! Richard was right there with us… so in tune to what our members needed to hear, and oh so articulate and engaging. Now we want him back! Thank you for recommending him and for all that you did to help make this happen.

Education Programs

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

Richard’s presentation was fantastic and very well received – so much energy, passion and fresh thinking! Just what we wanted to inspire our staff and ourselves.

Education Programs

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

This man is a genius. Best speech we have attended. Excellent new way of thinking. Amazing. Very thought provoking, an opportunity to challenge status quo.

Retail

What other organizations say about Richard Gerver

One person cannot be the sole catalyst for change. Great ideas can come from anywhere. You have to trust your team. Gerver is a maverick and most independent retailers will warm to him immediately from the pacey dialogue. his speech is beautifully presented and filled with ideas that will encourage you to live your dreams and to connect to other people.

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