Liam Black Co-Founder, Wavelength Companies Ltd & former CEO, Fifteen

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Liam is one of our most popular speakers and MC’s. In 2016,  he has spoken to a very diverse range of audiences in organisations such as Waitrose, the BBC, Allianz, Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, SSE and the Said Business School as well as global gatherings of entrepreneurs and start ups. Before co-founding Wavelength, Liam had a 15 year CEO career, latterly with the Jamie Oliver Group. He helped create and advises two innovation investment funds and is mentor to a number of business leaders and entrepreneurs. Liam has written two books, the most recent of which is The Entrepreneur’s A to Z: On Anxiety, Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

 

 

Topics

Building values based companies - Aligning people around shared beliefs and behaviours

Neither Superman nor Stalin -Creating a culture of leadership not a leadership cult

Managing a triple bottom line - Running businesses good for profit, for people, for the planet

Building brands people love to be part of - How to attract young talent who want more than good pay and share options

"Liam was intelligent, spirited and humorous and conveyed his message brilliantly. Thoroughly impressed with the content and the delivery. A quality speaker who really engaged with the audience."

James Timpson, CEO Timpson Ltd

"You led the conference so brilliantly. You made everything so relaxed and open while whizzing through lots of extremely complicated issues. I have rarely attended an event so well led. People really felt their voices were heard but, most importantly, we achieved so much. And you were very funny!"

Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel 4 News and Current Affairs

"Thanks for a really great session yesterday. Everyone’s buzzing about what you said – and I came away feeling very inspired to move things on here to the next level. We’re passionate about all of things you were talking about – clarity of purpose, culture, innovation – so all music to our ears. You have a great talent for making leadership fun and interesting with some great stories!

David Done, CEO RHP Housing Association