Business speaker

Keynote speaker, workshops and masterclasses trainer

 

 


 

I am an expert in advising companies on driving growth through peak performance productivity, leadership including coaching skills and management, and what A-teams do differently.

When invited to speak at international and UK conferences, executive briefings and other events, I challenge every client and attendee to make at least 2 extra productive hours a week – and I haven’t failed yet!  50% improvement is more often achieved whilst lowering stress.  My online training course Productivity and Time Management Techniques and Hacks has a global following.

I work holistically with every business discipline, drawing on 25 years of consulting experience and basing my presentations on what clients from all backgrounds and business strata have found to be the most useful skills, strategies and working practices.  I aim to deliver in a clear, refreshing and engaging manner with examples that are based on clients’ real experiences, tailoring the content to entertain and meet the needs of each audience.

I am a qualified DISC psychometric profiler and can incorporate profiling to add extra value if wished, as part of an interactive speech with audience participation or ahead of the presentation.  Through profiling, I reveal how to build stronger relationships and teams, and inspire every level of colleague or customer interaction, by learning self awareness and the actual impact on, rather than intention of, communications on different personalities.  Profiling is also relevant to each attendee’s likely time stealing habits.  One size does not fit all.

As a keynote and motivational speaker on the corporate circuit, I show audiences how to adopt the right mindset, beliefs and behaviours to be motivated and inspire others to perform at the top of their game.  My bespoke talks introduce values like transparency and collaboration and how they get better results.  I demonstrate strategies to adopt to avoid being sucked into inefficient daily office routines, including email management, to create space to focus and innovate for the bigger picture.

Every relevant model is introduced and I explain the neuroscience behind our bad habits and the good habits with which to replace them.  Every talk is tailored but they all arm every attendee with the questions, tools, confidence and inspiration to maximise their productivity, leadership, visionary and coaching skills, and team performance.

My goal is for every attendee to be motivated enough to do something different as a result of my presentation.

Sample speech titles:

  • Time management/productivity: The psychology of optimum productivity/Time management habits of highly effective people/Achieve more by doing less/Productivity + Team Performance = Success/The hottest mind tools for optimum performance/You will never complete your joblist! But you CAN increase your productivity, motivation and efficiency
  • Leadership: Lessons of a leadership and management Business Mentor/ Developing Leadership for Business Performance in Rapidly Growing Companies/What thousands of clients – from the BBC to Unilever to companies you have never heard of – have taught me about leadership that isn’t in print
  • Team performance: What do A teams do differently/How to create high performing teams/Empowering your team/High growth teams/Top must-haves for optimum team performance/What clients have taught me about team performance that isn’t in print/
  • Great coaching and mentoring skills to increase performance and productivity, leadership skills and collaborative working/ Great mentoring secrets and skills for team performance
  • Using psychometric profiling to enhance leadership/team performance/customer focus/in-house mentoring/time management. DISC psychometric profiling offered online or interactively at event for all attendees.

Reviews

“The training session with Diana was great. The course was tailored to the specific needs of the audience with day to day examples incorporated in the session. It was really engaging and the team took lots of positive actions and learning from it. We hope to use Diana again in the future.”

Nathan Kemp, Director, M & C Saatchi PR


 “Diana brought a unique, refreshing and thought provoking view on the topic for our team.  Having fresh eyes, she was able to draw on references from the past and present day and delivered it in a very entertaining way.  It was a perfect end to our event and her session received fantastic feedback from our delegates”.

Alison Muir, VP Human Resources, Interstate Hotels UK


“I strongly recommend Diana because she is a stand-out speaker.  We invite her to speak on time management to all the students each year, always in the first weeks of the course, because her sessions are so essential for students to get the most out of their time with us.  Despite being one of the first classes, students often report that Diana’s talks on time management are one of the most valuable presentations when we ask them to reflect at the end of the year.  In other words, her message has value, and her advice sticks.   We all think she is 24 carat brilliant. “

Marc Lewis, Dean, School of Communicaton Arts 2.0


 “Diana was presented with a difficult challenge by us, to take a group of managers and to deliver a session on coaching skills and leadership. Diana’s articulate and engaging style brought full participation bringing much needed energy to our session. She really is expert in her field and also provided individual coaching through the breakout sessions.


The delegate feedback was great, it was a much needed diversion from the specialist training and we would not hesitate to have Diana support us for our future programmes.”

Carol Dodds, Director, European School of Revenue Management 


“Great presentation, I’m, looking forward to implementing the skills discussed at work.”

Alexandra Peacock, Account Manager, J Walter Thompson


Very relevant and practical, not as idealistic as sessions I have attended in the past!”

Emma Bass, Account Manager, J Walter Thompson


“Diana came recommended as an energiser and facilitator and she certainly fulfilled that brief. I especially warmed to her creativity and optimism – “it’s not a problem, it’s an opportunity”.

Nick Shirley, Project Manager, Compuware UK


“I just wanted to let you know that a few people have told me how useful they found the sessions and how they’re already putting some of the ideas into practice. Two members of staff have told me they’re dealing with Q1 tasks! One barrister has asked about your rates for follow-up training. I hope we have the chance to work with you again.”Christine Kings, Commercial Director, Outer Temple Chambers, London


“Very stimulating and useful to raise awareness about how we each work!

Sarah Hockey, Recruitment Executive, Stopgap Recruitment, Richmond


“An interesting and dynamic session”.

Georgie Clarke, Employee Relations Executive, Stopgap Recruitment, Richmond


“Excellent, informative, team spirited, collaborative.”

Katie Boston, Senior Consultant, Stopgap Recruitment, Richmond


Very knowledgeable and stories you can relate to.  Some simple tips I can take away and use.

Kerry Gallaher, McCann


Well paced, good relevant content.  Very composed, clear, interesting.

Pranay Parmar, Business Development Manager, McCann


 Great combination of practical exercises, theory and suggestions.  DISC profiling made it particularly relevant to every individual.

Charlie Hunt, New Business, DigitasLBI


“Excellent.  I came away very motivated and am re-training myself as a result!  Great to hear someone who understands the issues we face and to offer suggestions to overcoming them.  Can see lots of things that we can do to improve.  Informative and thought provoking”.

Sarah Giddy, Traffic Manager, TDA, Cheltenham


“Excellent, Enjoyable and relaxed session, which offered us tangible tasks and tools that will make a big difference to our effectiveness”.

Martin Woolley, Managing Director, The Specialist Works, London


Very interesting and relevant to how I can adapt my working style.  Advice (answers to questions) was gratefully received.  Diana was very knowledgeable and personable, lots to take away.

Leyla Tezcan, Y & R

For speaking engagements please contact jrperformancecoaching@mail.com or your usual Speaker Bureau or Speaker Agency