Our diverse roster of handpicked speakers ranges from explorers and entrepreneurs, to innovators, thought leaders and activists. Each speaker shares inspiring ideas, stories and content that helps organisations manage key issues and motivate their teams in these increasingly challenging times.
Somi Arian is a Tech-Philosopher, Filmmaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Investor, and LinkedIn Top Voice. With a background in philosophy of science and technology, Somi describes her role in society as a 'Transition Architect'. As humans merge with technology, and society enters a new phase of human evolution, Somi works on frameworks to address the challenges ahead.
Rugby has taught John Barclay a huge amount about topics that individuals and organisations from all walks of life can benefit from – such as transforming team culture, the importance of strong leadership, self-belief, self-doubt and overcoming adversity
Corporate insurgent, intrapreneur and thought leader using a powerful personal story to discuss mental health in the workplace and reimagine the role of business in society to create meaningful social impact
John is a truly remarkable individual – a former SAS soldier, bodyguard and hostage negotiator turned senior executive, entrepreneur and educator who is deeply passionate about helping others fulfil their potential through outdoor adventures
Lisa was diagnosed with metastatic secondary breast cancer in 2017 and given just six months to live. She uses her experience of “learning to live whilst dying” to share moving insights about resilience, self-belief and dealing with a life-changing diagnosis
Steve is a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Advocate who is committed to moving towards a Zero Suicide Society; one that is willing and able to do all it can to prevent all preventable suicides in the UK and overseas, following the death of his son Jordan in 2019
First Scot to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole, certified Mindset Coach, entrepreneur, ultrarunner and explorer who’s dedicated to creating a more sustainable future and helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs banish busyness and make more impact in the world
Dubai-based Egyptian athlete, mountaineer, Nike Running ambassador and women’s rights activist Manal embodies our ethos of ‘inspiration with impact’ having used her ideas, passion and positivity to change perceptions and lives around the world
Social entrepreneur and global changemaker, passionate about ending global poverty and also the role sport can play in society. Based in Edinburgh, Mel has spoken all over the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the World Economic Forum in Davos, and to everyone from world leaders to schoolchildren