Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck has over 25 years experience in roles developing leaders’ performance to enable their organisations to be more successful. In these roles he has developed many internal speakers and employed many external speakers to deliver this. He’s watched speakers, reviewed feedback, studied the psychology and neuroscience of how speakers can deliver behavioural change and action post events.

Chris now uses this experience, via a simple 3 step system, to make his keynotes impactful, interacting with audiences to unleash the power of their own experience to inspire them to action that delivers what their organisation wants across multiple objectives.

Audiences consistently say hearing Chris is the first time leadership really resonated and gave them simple practical steps to take action and deliver what their organisation needs more effectively:

“I have read books and listened to talks on leadership over many years but without doubt yours was the most inspirational and sensible approach that gave absolute clarity.” – Col Helen Singh – Senior UK National Health Service Leader and Commanding Officer, 254 Reserve Hospital, British Army. Veteran of service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“A consistent theme from the audience was that they had heard leadership speakers before but it was the first time it was explained in a way that made sense and gave them a practical road map for success.” Programme Director, Nations Future Leaders, Royal Academy of Management, Oman.

In addition Chris combination of financial training, personal leadership experience in the military, in senior roles in business and public sector, as Hon Visiting Professor or Transformational Leadership and one of HRs Most Influential Thinkers 10 times in annual awards give him unique insight as a global expert on achieving organisational success via high performance leadership.

Using his insights, through over 200 inspirational keynotes he has helped over 21,000 leaders from over 650 organisations globally be more successful to beat their objectives, beat their challenges, build the future, engages employees, boost wellbeing and retention and potentially add 10% to bottom line for free.

Chris worked on the top team at London Underground, the London subway, leading the creation of a partnership culture during a part privatisation and restructure working with management, employees and Government. He then helped KPMG set up a leadership enterprise and led Management Development at HSBC Investment Bank. His work there was so impactful he was asked to join UBS to help build a strategic leadership team of 500 for the newly created global bank as Global Head of Leadership. The creation of UBS is now a Harvard Case study.

Chris subsequently helped the UK National Health Service, 1.4m staff, create their first nationwide talent and leadership identification systems and was commissioned to write a report for UK Government on developing leadership in NHS.

Chris also helps even expert professional leaders get better, delivering a 1 Day Masterclass on “Leadership Integrity” to 300 senior military officers and civil servants at the UK Defence Academy and also to speak on leadership at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He was co author of first book on strategic leadership development, has published 4 books on leadership one of which was translated into 11 languages. He has developed senior executives from multiple sectors as Hon Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Bayes Business School. Chris was on a UK Government Expert panel on boosting Employee Engagement across sectors via the Engage for Success report and initiative. His insights have been quoted by over 160 other leadership and business experts in their articles and professional journal publications. He was awarded Companionship of the Chartered Management Institute in recognition of his work developing leadership globally.

Chris has written over 100 articles including for Newsweek, CEO and CFO magazines, HR Magazine, Health Service Journal and others. He has been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and many other titles and has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other channels. His “Perspectives from the Top” podcast has listeners in over 60 countries.

David Ulrich

Dave Ulrich (born 1953) is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.

Professionally, he studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human capital. He has helped generate multiple award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.

Dave has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journals, on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.

Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200. He is on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources; and is co-founder of the Michigan Human Resource Partnership.

Dave Ulrich has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years.