Neil is a transformational coach, author, business consultant and keynote speaker who has inspired and motivated hundreds of organisations, and thousands of individuals to reach their highest potential. He has written four published books and numerous ebooks.

As a senior-level executive coach, facilitator and consultant, he helps clients to become outstanding visionary and inspiring leaders who can deliver transformation and sustained success even in a time of disruption. With a particular fascination with the future and how leaders influence it, he helps business leaders explore the future of their market and the role they want to play in it and then helps them to articulate the vision and create the approaches and culture to enable it to happen.

Neil has researched leadership in the crucible of reality for over 20 years and over time has built a deep understanding and clear articulation of what works and what to avoid.

Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experience growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Now he lives with his family in the Surrey Hills, UK and enjoys cycling.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Holos Change, a global post-conventional leadership and culture change consultancy.


Below are the various keynote topics that Neil can speak about. Each talk will be customised for the sector and client based on a briefing with the key stakeholder/s prior to the event. Typically sessions 1 and 2 lead into either session 3 or 4 for a one-hour talK. They can also be run as a more interactive session lasting longer. 

1. Megatrends

Neil’s Megatrends talk looks at five or six key megatrends – including decarbonisation, digitisation, ageing, sustainability and space – global experiments that we have never tried before, we don’t know the outcome, they will change everything and we have already started. An invaluable message for the action that needs to happen today to prepare for a very different future.

2. Being Post-Conventional 

In this talk, Neil explores what it means to be “Post Conventional” and how organisations can disrupt themselves before someone else does. Reliability used to be a successful business strategy. Today, if all you are doing is managing reliability, you are effectively managing decline.  Most successful companies have gone “post-conventional” doing reliability really well and disrupt themselves before others do it to them. If you want to get your team thinking like Apple, Google and Tesla, this talk is for you.

3. Post-Conventional Leadership

In this hard-hitting talk, often delivered as a single flow or with breakout discussions in between, Neil shocks audiences leaving them inspired, motivated and educated to change their own habits and behaviours and their organisational culture. Neil has been delivering this evolving talk since 2015 and has inspired thousands of people and helped to hundreds of organisations to adjust their trajectory.

4. Post-Conventional Team Effectiveness

Neil has helped hundreds of teams to form and transform and this detailed keynote delivers the techniques and hacks teams can use to massively upgrade their performance. In this talk, Neil shares the skills of quickly forming, developing and curating high-performance teams are crucial to organisational results.  

If you would like to book Neil to do a keynote or virtual talk to your organisation, please send an email to

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