Presentations & Workshops


Probably one of the most purposeful sessions I have attended in over 40 years of working.

Workshop attendee, The Development Bank of Wales


We’re the outsiders who help you have a fresh approach to how you do things. We inspire your teams and get everyone fired-up at work.

Our two stand-alone concepts can be delivered as keynotes, interactive talks or smaller workshops at conferences, awaydays and internal events: Fuelling Your Best Work and The Power of Story.

1. Fuelling Your Best Work: The world of work is changing fast and it’s up to us to help our people stay energised and engaged. But how can employees rethink their work lives to be more creative, productive and energised at work? This session tops up your fuel tank. It reinvigorates your team’s working practices, getting your people thinking differently about how they work. It opens their eyes to more creative and innovative ways of working. It releases discretionary energy. A game-changer.

Find out more about Fuelling Your Best Work.

2. The Power of Story: This session opens your team’s eyes to the power of storytelling and how they can use stories in their work lives. You’ll find out why stories matter; how they emotionally engage audiences; the potential for storytelling in organisations and brands; the simple three-act structure for crafting stories; how stories are more effective than product features for marketing a product; which stories attract attention. Recently Ian’s delivered The Power of Story at Tektronix’s European partner marketing conference in Edinburgh and at Black Sun plc’s employee forum. Read what happened at Thomas Cook Money’s awayday when we ran a session around the roaring fire.

Ian’s also available to host panel discussions. Contact us for more details


Ian’s speaking experience includes: Amway (2019); General Assembly (2019); Equifax (2019); Carbon Law Partners (2019); The Next Web conference (2019); The H Club (2019); The University of Nottingham's Graduate School (2019); The BBC (2016-2018); Diageo (2018); Black Sun plc (2018); Thomas Cook Money (2017, 2018); Microsoft (2018); Tektronix (2018); FTIECLA, a joint venture between The Financial Times and IE Business School, delivering executive learning programmes for clients such as Iberdrola (2018); USP College (2015, 2018); the Marketing Academy's Inspire Live event at Google (2017); Social Media Week London (2017); The European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg (2017); Ravensbourne University London (2016); The Snap Photography Festival (2016); The University of East London (2015, 2016, 2017); the Paris-based accelerator TheFamily (2015); The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (2015); The Do Lectures (2015); Meet The Innovators at The Apple Store London (2013); SXSW in Austin, Texas (2009, 2010); London’s Royal College Of Art (2009);.

I loved Ian’s talk. Staying curious is especially important for the team here at Channel 4 as our remit demands that we champion alternative points of view and celebrate diversity. Ian’s talk was a great shot in the arm.” Harry Dromey, Channel 4

The BBC is renowned for its outstanding reporting and compelling storytelling across its factual output. But in order to maintain its world-class reputation, it needs people like Ian to inspire reporters and producers. After attending one of Ian’s sessions, our colleagues go back to their department feeling refreshed, energised and full of new ideas. I highly recommend him”. James Harrod, TV training manager, BBC Academy