His career in education saw Richard Gerver become the principal of a failing primary school. Within just two years, however, he managed to transform this school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. His success saw him celebrated by not only the UK Government but UNESCO as well. He has, since then, gone on to become one of the world’s most acclaimed speakers in his field and one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation.
Richard is of the belief that great leadership is about serving the needs of those that work for and rely on you. His philosophy is underscored by three principles, namely communication, empowerment, and impact. Richard Gerver’s unique insights into change, leadership, and education can be ascribed to his own extraordinary journey. From being an award-winning school principal, he has gone on to become a board member of two international businesses, a best-selling author, and an advisor to governments and high performing corporate and sporting organisations. His efforts in the educational and other fields have seen him awarded an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Derby in the UK.
Twice named “Business Speaker of the Year”, Richard has gone on two write three bestselling books that are widely regarded as being some of the most influential books in education. They have all been translated into numerous languages, a feat that indicates his international reach.
Richard has, during his career, not only advised governments and major corporations across the globe, but worked with organisations such as the likes of Harrods, Telefonica, Visa, Microsoft, UK Sport, Google, and myriad others. He has also worked with professional sports organisations and counts amongst his clients Olympic and Paralympic coaches, and coaches in the English Premier League and Professional Cricket. More recently, Richard has started working with the British music industry in an effort to develop forward, proactive, and sustainable change. He has also made numerous TED presentations and is a regular commentator on various media channels such as BBC radio.
Richard Gerver, as a speaker, has made his transition to the world stage using his trademark humour and natural style to deliver passionate, provocative, and authentic speeches. Drawing on first-hand experiences and the unique insights he has garnered from frontline education, he explores the links between great leadership, human potential, change, and innovation.
“Richard Gerver was thoughtful, energetic and entertaining. I can't recommend him highly enough.”
“Richard’s presentation was fantastic and very well received - so much energy, passion and fresh thinking! Just what we wanted to inspire our staff and ourselves.”
“Through his natural charm, passion for education and profound insight, he managed to inspire our audience to new levels of excitement and commitment.”
“Richard was very thought provoking and left people really thinking.”
“Richard is the practical embodiment of high-thinking on unleashing creativity and potential. “
“Absolutely brilliant keynote speaker...Richard inspired us all and opened up lots of possibilities in people's minds.”
“This man is a genius. An excellent new way of thinking. Very thought provoking, an opportunity to challenge the status quo.”
“Richard delivered a great presentation that engaged and inspired the audience. He was poignant and entertaining in his delivery!”