About Speaker Buzz
The mental, emotional and physical welfare of people and our planet has never been as important as it is now.
Our speakers all want to make a positive contribution to the world by giving talks and sharing ideas that inspire people and change lives… we call it ‘inspiration with impact’.
Currently our roster includes individuals who are explorers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, innovators, activists, writers, world-leading experts and campaigners.
Any organisation interested in developing the minds and emotions of its workforce, clients, delegates, members or students should get in touch.
We’ve worked with
We’ve worked with companies both small and large providing inspiring speakers for a variety of different events.
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"Mollie Hughes has the natural ability to take the qualities required to climb to the roof of the world and make them resonate with audiences as varied as impressionable school children, to hard to impress business communities. Young or old, male or female long after Mollie has left the room she continues to inspire others if not to climb; then certainly to move mountains to achieve their dreams."
“Celia Hodson is a powerful, inspirational and thought provoking speaker. Celia’s passion is infectious and her dynamism really captures a room and challenges you to think differently. Celia is not only a thought leader, her advice gives real life examples and tips that can be applied every day. I have been fortunate to work with Celia at different events across the last few years and she never fails to bring a fresh perspective, positive energy and motivational attitude to each.”
“Cal Major was the perfect keynote speaker - able to relate to every single person in the room and share her stories and mission in a humbling and inspiring way. I had so many comments about her after the event about how helpful her talk was. It was the icing on the cake that she was also selected as the Polly Birch Award winner too for her environmental efforts to leave a positive stamp on this earth.”
"Just wanted to say a big thanks to Laura for her great workshop. It was good fun, she had really high energy and was the perfect fit for our culture internally! Laura kept the session upbeat and interactive and we have had really good feedback so far. Keep up the awesomeness!"
"John Hatfield was a valuable contribution to our conference. Communication is everything and the core message he gave was spot on. We can only work effectively if we communicate effectively, especially in a geographically distributed business. The human element in any business is core to making people feel like they belong and diversity of style needs to be welcomed."
Meet the team
Debbie Byers, Director
Debbie has spent more than two decades working in the communications industry and has a passion for sharing stories of people’s inspiring achievements.
It was a love of story telling and representing inspiring people that allowed the creation of Speaker Buzz.
A firm believer in contributing to people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing, she also runs a successful PR agency in Edinburgh called Beeline PR, which provides support to raise the profile of our mission for change.
Carol Graham, Finance and Operations
Carol enjoyed an almost 20-year career with the global technology company, IBM, and is experienced in all business operations, from financial modelling and forecasting to negotiating and delivering.
Having seen the benefits of a more positive lifestyle outside of the corporate world, Carol chose to leave the industry and is now back in Edinburgh following a number of years as a weekly Edinburgh-to-London commuter.
Jim Byers, Content editor
A former journalist-turned marketer, Jim has been working with words and inspiring stories for more than 20 years.
Jim is also a director of Speaker Buzz’s sister business Beeline PR. He is also the founder of Edinburgh Music Lovers, is a boutique music company dedicated to showing how music can have a powerful positive impact on mental health.
Julie Dunn, Social Media Content Manager
Julie is our social media content creator, proactively managing our Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter channels, while also engaging in the topical debate associated with the topics we are covering.