As the new year approaches, it’s that time where we all look ahead and make an attempt to improve ourselves and create new goals for the future. In the business world, I always find that the equivalent to this is the annual conference, where companies will reflect on the year gone by and lay out the vision for the year ahead.
In a quickly changing business climate with external factors such as technological innovation, the ever evolving political landscape, and competition from agile rivals, often the company strategy for the coming year may involve a fair amount of change. This is where a change management keynote speaker can prove invaluable.
How is best to communicate the decisions that have been made by management? How do you get employees at all levels to get behind the strategy going forward and really create ownership? How do you plan for the human side of change, and any resistance or bumps in the road? These change management keynote speakers have all experienced this during their careers and are able to share their own insights with audiences.
During her time as CEO of Grant Thornton UK, Sacha brought about culture change in an effort to make the organisation more diverse, collaborative and socially responsible. In speeches, Sacha speaks about the challenges that she came up against and how understanding the purpose and values of employees were key to bringing about effective change. Sacha was actually the keynote speaker at our JLA annual conference this year speaking on just this!
Ellis is one of the most motivational and charismatic people I have ever met and listening to his speech always makes me want to change my ways. Over an impressive career that has taken him from heading up Simon Cowell’s Syco Corporation, turning around Greyhound Bus in the US, and leading DC Thomson Publishing, Ellis speaks about how to bring about change and inspire passion from the workforce.
Whilst at Royal Mail, Kevin helped bring about dramatic changes as part of the turnaround of the company. As a keynote speaker, Kevin offers practical advice on company culture and leadership, and how to grab hold of the opportunity for change.
Nicky was formerly the highest ranking female officer in the British Army, and speaks around leading a very traditional organisation through substantial changes in policy and technology, and the importance of including every employee in change.
Eliza is one of my favourite keynote speakers that we work with, and is hugely inspiring. As the former head of MI5, she speaks of leading the organisation through significant changes during the years following 9/11, which included growth in size and changes in training and development.
As the former HR Director of the BBC, Lucy speaks of the challenges of bringing about change within a large, complex company during a time of disruption and uncertainty, and how to deal with resistance to change.
These are just a few of the amazing keynote speakers we work with here at JLA so if you want to hear about others, or know more about the speakers featured, get in touch with us here.