I am a facilitator, international business speaker, writer and advisor who is widely consulted on issues around future business, leadership, intrapreneurship, and organisational health topics such as collaboration, cohesion and performance.
I’ve shared the stage with many ‘professional’ speakers who go on stage for a living and, whilst it’s initially entertaining, there is a lack of substance. I am a storyteller who still actively works within a business: I sell, deliver, manage and lead (so I like to think).
My keynotes are based around storytelling and are designed to engage with audiences whilst providing actionable and relevant insights in how to achieve corporate goals in a time of shifting landscapes.
To date, I have engaged with over 10,000 business professionals on four continents on such topics as “intrapreneurship 101“, “the integrated psychology of leadership“, “intrapreneur & entrepreneur ecosystems“, “ecosystem mapping“, “collaborative intelligence”, and “developing commercial mindsets“.
My speaking engagements have been as far afield as Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa – this has included speaking in Uganda on such subjects as ‘innovation in oil & gas’ as well as TV appearances in Ghana to discuss entrepreneurship in the country, appearing as a primary guest on a one-hour TV special on ‘innovation in oil & gas in Ghana’ and business clinics in Dubai.
If you’ve attended one of my speeches, then will know that I speak with the audience rather than to / at it. I actively seek out interaction and feedback as a mechanism for making it memorable. I am always pushing the audience to think beyond their accepted norms as a route to developing inspirational enterprises.
I had an amazing experience when I attended the speech and the workshops that Neil gave in Cairo last month. But this is the least that could be said as he doesn’t hesitate to help you when you ask him or even if he knows you need something that you haven’t asked about. He has helped me and my partners to reach better grounds through his collaborative intelligence module which has helped us kick-start our own startup. He doesn’t just TALK about collaboration, he actively demonstrates it!
I had the chance to meet a really impressing speaker yesterday who is a walking treasure of experience and knowledge about intrapreneurship and organizational change, how to transform organizational dinosaurs and arouse the entrepreneur within employees. Neil has totally owned the stage and after his talk I was full of thoughts, ideas. Neil made a big impression and I am admiring him for what he did/is doing, what he knows and for his openness to share that experience and knowledge. I am looking forward to future cooperation with him. Unicorns do exist! 😉
Neil made a thought provoking presentation at the Compliance conference AIM Norway organized in Farris Bad. Not only it was excellent, but it was almost as if it was not a presentation but a real conversation. It left me enthusiastic about the discussions it brought up.
Organisation Development & Leadership
I met Neil the first time in the Organisation Development & Leadership Conference in Cairo. In person he is very attentive and very willing to help, he creates opportunities for growth for all the people around. I have personally learned a lot from his open selfless attitude. On a professional level his breadth of experience plays a great role in the customized solutions that he provides. I recommend Neil as a powerful consultant in the field of leadership and as an equipped speaker for leadership related topics.
Neil is one of the most charismatic and interesting people that I came across. He is one of the best presenters that I ever saw in action with a great ability to keep his audience engaged through his entire lecture/presentation. Neil is a pure leader, Intrapreneur and entrepreneur, always demonstrated out of the box thinking, business orientation, leadership and consistency.
I was privileged to work closely with Neil to bring about a magnificent learning experience to our guests in the first international organization development & leadership conference, in the MEA region and the Entrepreneurship hub event, few weeks ago. Neil was one of our key speakers in both events, and I was not only impressed with his capability of delivering a truly effective and memorable learning experience, but how beautifully he constructs and designs the whole experience to be enlightening, engaging and enjoyable. He is definitely an expert in his field and I used to think of him as a genius and highly innovative speaker. Working with Neil is an emblem for real partnership, and he is a true partner who is really keen on delivering value to you, your audience and your team.
We invited Neil to deliver a workshop on intrapreneurial ecosystems and company culture and I must congratulate ourselves for this decision, the workshop was brilliant and a highlight of our Intrapreneurship Conference as per delegates feedback. It is a pleasure to work with Neil, and I hope we will have many more collaborations in the future.
I was lucky to meet Neil at 2 great events in Egypt in 2017 organized by MSA University; Leadership and Organization Development Conference and Entrepreneurship Hub. I was truly impressed by his intense knowledge and interesting way of delivery. During the panel discussion, his success story was an inspiration for our young entrepreneurs and his profound experience is something to surely learn from. I’m definitely looking forward to another fruitful co-operation.