Jamil Qureshi: The #1 Most In-Demand Speaker on Improving Performance

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Driving Peak Performance Across Europe’s Leading Companies


We asked our most requested motivational speaker across our global network, performance coach Jamil Qureshi about trends he is seeing with his speaking engagements across sectors and geographies.

Promotivate: “As a psychologist and a performance coach, which of your topics seem to be most requested?”

Jamil Q. : “The world is complex, unpredictable, and uncertain. I believe the issues a company will face in the future are unimportant, but a company’s ability to form teams which can deal with those issues is essential. Much of my work is based on how leaders can create different attitudes and mindsets for performance within their business.

The future demands us to be different. So I mainly talk about how we can change people’s doing, by changing people’s thinking!”

Promotivate:  “What do most of your clients want to affect within their business?”

Jamil Q. : “That’s a tricky one, as I maybe talking to the board of an investment bank one day or contact centre team leaders the next!
I think the one thing it all boils down to, is how do I get the most out of myself and my team. Everyone needs to maximise performance; make the most of what they’ve got. It is particularly difficult to outperform the markets, create clear blue water between ourselves and the competition or commit to a growth mindset in a time of such rapid and disruptive change.
Maximising talent and capability come from ensuring that people see opportunities and possibilities and galvanise themselves around a noble cause.”

Promotivate:  Who are your favourite clients?”

Jamil Q. : “Ha! Is this a trick question? My favourite clients are open-minded ones! We can’t trust the future to people who champion the past. Clients who are prepared to challenge what they believe to be true about the world in which they are operating will see new possibilities. Clients who can break free of what I call ‘mental tramlines’, the habitual thinking that holds us in place, are the ones who may thrive. So I guess my favourite clients are the ones who aren’t afraid of a little reinvention!
I am convinced that there will be two categories of organisation in the future – brave or dead!”



Jamil is a recognized speaker on all things pertaining to the psychology of performance and leadership. He is one of Europe’s most in-demand corporate motivational speakers, giving over 170 keynote lectures each year.

Clients include Coca-Cola, Pfizer, GSK, Marks & Spencer, Kerry Group, Harley Davidson, Emirates Airlines, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hewlett Packard, top-flight English Premiership football clubs, fighter pilots, Formula 1 racing drivers, English cricketers, and a host of others. Jamil led teams on the Lloyds Banking Group’s ‘Journey to World Class’ global integration programme and worked on Mark’s & Spencer’s ‘resetting the standard’ programme.


To find out more about Jamil Qureshi and his speaking topics click here or contact us at ask@pro-motivate.com.

Ten Powerful Women in Leadership, Business & Technology that are Changing the World

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It would be difficult to argue the opinion that the world wouldn’t be where it is today, on the road to equality and advanced technology, without strong women leading the way to change. Here are ten of our favorite women who are leading the way to change the world with their abilities in business and technology.


Kriti Sharma

  • Recently named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and Vice-President of AI at SAGE, Kriti Sharma is an artificial technologist who sees a future where AI can become a normal, integrated part of human life.
  • She actively promotes diversity and ethics in artificial intelligence, advocating for a shift from male-coded, woman voiced AI to a more equal voiced technology where all cultures are included in the technology that is created.
  • Since 2017, Kriti has been included in Recode 100 List of Key Influencers in Technology
  • Founded AI For Good, and has hosted countless viral TedTalks.

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Robin Chase

  • Most notably known for her founding of Zipcar carsharing, Robin Chase is a pioneer in spearheading the future of the transportation industry.
  • She is now the founder of Veniam, a platform that connects all devices, appliances, etc. to the internet with a plan of taking the power away from the corporate monsters.
  • Writer, leader, and recipient of many awards such as Times 100 Most Influential People.
  • Robin is a symbol of success for women entrepreneurs.

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Kathryn Parsons

  • She has won many awards, including The Sunday Times Top 30 Female Power List.
  • Do you think you can learn to code in a day? You can with Decoded, the successful online platform founded by Kathryn Parsons, who saw a demand for knowledge, fed the masses, and became a massive success.
  • Kathryn is an expert in the digital economy and is considered one of the most influential people in global technology start-ups.

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Lisa Bodell

  • No stranger to the best-seller shelf, Lisa Bodell has built a following of forward-thinking women and men, creating a new way of leading in change management.
  • Having worked with many large corporations, Lisa has helped shift the mindset of seasoned management, driving them towards innovation and strategic planning using forward thinking.
  • She has found more than one company, most recently of which is futurethink.

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Jo Malone

  • Her successful cosmetics line bearing her name has made her one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs.
  • There are very few women in the UK who haven’t heard of Jo Malone.
  • Her story of humble beginnings making fragrances in her mother’s kitchen has helped set goals or other women to chase what they love.
  • She actively promotes methods for other small businesses to reach global markets.

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Araceli Segarra

  • Would you climb the mountains to achieve your dreams? The first Spanish woman to climb Everest, Araceli Segarra has conquered her obstacles.
  • Author, illustrator, model, and television personality, there are few people who can’t be drawn into her success.
  • Through her public speaking, she motivates her crowds with stories of her climbing adventures, using metaphors to build her teaching.
  • Araceli has become a leader in business and in her careers.

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Ann Daniels

  • One of the many things Ann Daniels has learned is if you can raise triplet and survive, you can make it to the top (and bottom) of the world no problem and set a Guinness World Record in the process.
  • Ann supports many charities and has been at the forefront of scientific research of the rapidly disappearing Arctic Ocean.
  • She focuses her speaking on leadership and teamwork, along with other traits needed to run a successful business, and their importance in reaching your victories.

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Alicia Tillman

  • Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman is regardest as one of the top females in marketing across the globe.
  • She doesn’t fear leadership and has become a strong advocate for creating a strong brand, having been responsible for that very success in the businesses she has worked with.
  • She has motivated female leaders across the globe, inspiring them to take initiative and get creative in the field of marketing.

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At ProMotivate we have access to hundreds of world-class conference speakers from wider areas of technology and innovation. Find out more about these inspiring women and how you can request one for your next event here.