I very seldom accept a speaking engagement because it is usually framed in the form of a ‘motivational talk’. I think motivational talks are great to entertain and to provide a quick kick in the pants but I am doubtful of their longer impact. Having said that, on occasions I have given a talk as a way of opening the audience up to the urgent need to explore different possibilities of being present in the world.
Most recently, in November 2017, I gave a 4 hour workshop on the topic of Intelligence-in-Action at the Roche Global Business Development Meeting in Basel, Switzerland. My host, Hendrik Schaefer, was a past UCT Graduate School of Business Executive MBA student of mine so he had the advantage of knowing my work.
Dear Chris. I want to congratulate you on an outstanding performance and great feedback with a very high satisfaction rate for your sessions. I am extremely happy that all went so well. I am super proud of “my old teacher”. Hendrik Schaefer, Medical Director: New Diseases and Partnering, F.Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.
Please feel free to email me to explore possibilities if you are interested in getting me to speak.