Hello and Good Day,

With this being my very first communication, it is important to acknowledge just how talented, creative and well informed the JLA blog readership is. With my shameless charm offensive now over, I must deliver an article worthy of your attention and curiosity!

To provide some contextual clarity, my name is Christopher Morrell and I am the newest account manager at JLA Speaker Bureau. Throughout this last month I have been exposed to a variety of thought provoking, motivational speakers that have challenged pre-existing notions and provoked new ways of thinking; leaders, innovators and trail blazers. With Keynote and Conference Speakers – 0 to 100 Real Quick, I aim to offer a snapshot insight – from the perspective of a new JLA recruit – into the world of Business, Keynote, Conference and After Dinner Speakers. And so, now begins my Desert Island Discs roundup of Speakers that have had me yelling from the proverbial rooftop(s) with excitement!

Rory Sutherland

Ogilvy’s Vice-Chairman, Rory Sutherland, is a Mecca for students of behavioural science. Rory is a pioneer of business, marketing and advertising – dissecting the collective brain of the consumer to reveal why we make the purchase decisions we do. With an energetic and humorous delivery, Rory’s business examples command the attention of his audience. For a very good reason, Rory is revered by his industry colleagues. A speaker of substantial influence and pedigree.

View Rory Sutherland‘s speaker profile here.

Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

Kate Richardson-Walsh, GB Hockey Gold Medallist, will journal you through her road to an Olympic Gold medal.  As a leading motivational speaker, Kate explains that her teams path to gold was not linear, involving many setbacks and failures. Under Kate’s captaincy, a team journey of growth, shared vision and togetherness created a lifelong bond – culminating in the ultimate sporting achievement. Kate’s keynote speech will produce a shiver down your spine; we all want to be part of the team that Kate built, a team of total trust.

View Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE‘s speaker profile here.

David Olusoga

David is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, historian and author of Black and British: A Forgotten History. David is a true scholar of his subject.  Self-confessedly, David reads every piece of academic literature published on his topic. When you encounter such an expert, you listen to every sentence, learning intently. David Olusoga’s delivery is excellent – one can easily listen to him speak for hours.

View David Olusoga‘s speaker profile here.

Kevin Fong

Kevin is both an astrophysicist, medical specialist and a natural storyteller.  Kevin believes that in order to understand something, you have to embed yourself within it.  Kevin has structured his life around this philosophy, and he has the exhilarating stories to prove it.  Kevin uses his experience as a National Clinical Advisor during the Covid-19 pandemic to produce actionable insights for teams forced to make decisions with incomplete information.  Kevin discusses leadership, risk, teamwork, motivation and crisis management – as someone who has lived it.

View Kevin Fong‘s speaker profile here.

Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth’s How To Fail podcast was an instant major hit.  Why? On appearance, one could be forgiven for making the assumption that Elizabeth is flawless – a tall, erudite, career successful woman.  Yet, Elizabeth has failed over and over again.  Elizabeth candidly shares her defeats about the most sensitive issues.  Elizabeth’s core message, ‘learning how to fail is learning how to succeed better’, is a cathartic experience – we can relate to Elizabeth because she reveals her true, authentic self.

View Elizabeth Day‘s speaker profile here.

Professor Martin Elliott

Martin Elliot is the former Co-Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital and one of the country’s leading paediatric surgeons. Martin discusses the core aspects of his success – teamwork, leadership, confidence, and a willingness to learn. Martin believes that team members need to be aligned around a central mission, also recognising that leaders need to lead by example.  Martin explains the need for resilience and confidence, and how these virtues lift up those around you.  In Martin’s line of work, life and death is in the balance.  How to perform at your best when everything is on the line? Ask Martin.

View Professor Martin Elliott‘s speaker profile here.


For further information or to book any of the above speakers please contact us.

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