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Best Speaker Choices for 2017 Kick Off Meetings

by Maddie Donnelly
Motivational Speakers for Meetings

We’re often asked for speakers to help with new year sales kick off meetings. If you are looking to get 2017 off to a flying start, here are some motivational recommendations who can help.

Alex Gregory
Rio and London gold medal winner
With two Olympic Gold medals and five World Championship titles to his name Alex Gregory is one of the leading rowers in the world, but his success has not come easily. A decade of failures and disasters took Alex to the very edge of his belief. Through incredible determination and tenacity, he made his way through to the other side and became a world-class athlete. In his speech, he discusses how these lessons apply to business—dealing with pressure, consistency, prioritisation and goal setting. And he brings his medals along.

Ben Saunders
World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and Repeat TED Speaker
Ben Saunders became the first person ever to successfully retrace the steps of Captain Scott and walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. To put that in perspective, since Scott's failed expedition 100 years ago, 12 people have been on the Moon, 500 in space and 5,000 have climbed Everest. Only Ben and his companion have achieved this 1,800-mile trek. Ben discusses the limits of self-belief, human potential and the gulf between ideas and action. A repeat TED speaker, Ben is humble and self-effacing and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential.

Hamish Taylor
Former CEO of Eurostar and Sainsbury's Bank
Hamish Taylor has an award-winning record of driving innovation and change in very different environments and is one of the world’s leading experts on innovation and change, customer focus, brand management and performance. He was head of Brands at British Airways before becoming CEO of Eurostar and CEO of Sainsbury's Bank. In each role, he left behind a record of significant growth and turnaround triggered by a willingness to challenge industry/organisation norms and place the customer at the core of all activities.

Jamil Qureshi
Performance Psychologist to Some of the World's Greatest Sportsmen
Jamil Qureshi has worked as a performance psychologist with some of the most high-profile sporting figures in the world, including the European Ryder Cup team of 2006, the England Ashes winning squad, Premier League football clubs as well as the LA Lakers and New York Knicks. An expert in the psychology of enhancing performance, Jamil is a world-recognised speaker on all aspects of the psychology of leadership, attitudes, improving people, cultural change techniques, and employee engagement.

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