Speaking and Events

I speak at conferences, and with organisations around the world about communication, collaboration and creativity, and how to use these things to make work better. You can read feedback from some of these talks here, and take a look at slides and images from previous talks here on Slideshare.

To book me for speaking and event facilitation, please get in touch.

Here is a short video of me speaking in Louisiana and London about putting people back at the heart of work.

Here is a short video of me talking about collaborative learning, and what it means to me.

And if you’d like a little more, here’s a ten minute session on The Art of Resilience.

2017 Tour

In 2017 I made a conscious decision to do less public speaking, and to look for events which felt more inclusive, and which encouraged and challenged me to tell open, honest stories. This resulted in a shorter tour, but one I threw myself into wholeheartedly. I laughed and cried along the way like never before. Thank you to everyone who supported me on this latest adventure.

2016 Tour

The 2016 tour comprised of 10 dates in London, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Ohio, Manchester and Dubai.

2015 Tour

The 2015 tour comprised of 10 dates in Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Dallas, Cambridge and Manchester.

2014 ‘Repeat Offender’ Tour

The 2014 tour comprised of 12 dates in Dubai, Windsor Castle, London, Baton Rouge, Riga, Chicago, Ohio and Manchester.

2013 ‘Control is an Illusion’ Tour

The 2013 tour comprised of 10 dates in London, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Prague and Manchester.

2012 ‘Proceed Until Apprehended’ Tour

The 2012 tour comprised of 16 dates in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Ohio, New York City, Manchester and Birmingham

Event Feedback

What do guests say about events I have helped to design and deliver?

“Fantastic. I loved the event and got a lot from it.” Tom Pey, Director of External Affairs, Guide Dogs for the Blind

“Doug is a very flexible facilitator, he has the skills and confidence to generate an agenda on the fly so that he can totally meet the needs of the group he is working with.” Flora Marriott – Learning and Development Manager, Yell Adworks

“Thanks for a great event, I loved the innovations to networking. There was a real sense of community among kindred spirits” Ian Price – Consultant and Author of The Activity Illusion

“Best event I’ve been to in a long time.” Nicky Hulm, Head of HR, AXA

“I went away with great ideas and found the whole experience inspirational.” Catherine Stamp, Bracknell Forest Homes

“Doug did a great job, very passionate about the subject. I was motivated by the fact he wanted to make sure everyone got something from the event.” Ian Swales, Telefonica O2

“Food for action, idea sharing at the end of the day was brilliant.”

“I’ve got lots to take away, I like the way we weren’t blinded by HR speak just lots of practical advice that the business can relate to”

“Doug’s informal, honest and engaging facilitation was brilliant!”

“Use of different media and styles, thought provoking content, value packed day, good subject matter well presented”