Blaire Palmer Bex Willis

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Blaire draws on more than twenty years’ experience challenging, provoking, and guiding senior leaders as they try to figure out how their people and organisations can thrive in fast-changing times. Covering hybrid working, empowerment and engagement, diversity and equity, leadership and motivation, and anticipating future work trends, she busts myths about leadership and change, and stimulates audiences with real life stories and fresh ideas to rethink what it means to lead in the twenty first Century. She is Chief Executive of the leadership consultancy That People Thing.


Future of Leadership Expert Blaire Palmer has been helping organisations drive real change in their businesses and create places where people can come and do their best work. As a Producer on the BBC’s flagship Today Programme in the nineties, she spent a decade breaking stories and shaping the UK news agenda before her fascination with leadership and change led her to train as a corporate coach. Two decades on, she gives audiences unparalleled insight into what’s happening in the most innovative boardrooms in the UK and Europe, trends she’s spotting in her work, and what works (and doesn’t) when it comes to change and leadership in businesses.

Blaire realised early on that there is something about the workplace that stops people doing their best work and that the standard models about motivation, change, culture, and leadership were just academic theories. They didn’t work on the ground. And that is even more true today when we need to recalibrate how to lead our businesses in an unfamiliar and volatile post-pandemic world.

Audiences want to know what leaders in other companies are doing in these uncertain times, how to engage and motivate people, how to improve retention and attract the right talent in a competitive market, and how to confidently lead through change. Blaire draws on her experiences working with businesses across industry sectors and presents a new kind of leadership based on authentic human connection, trust, empowerment, and continual innovation.

She shares practical tips that mean audiences can start collaborating with each other more enthusiastically, support their teams to solve gritty problems, create safe spaces where people can speak up and speak out, and feel inspired and energised about the future.

Blaire is the author of three successful books on leadership and is regularly quoted in the media. She writes a monthly column for the UK's leading HR publication HR Zone, has a regular column with AccountingWeb, and is host of The Human Revolutionaries Show.

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