Blaire Palmer

Business motivational speaker who talks about, change and change management, leadership, agile management, digital disruption, diversity, teamwork and collaboration


Blaire Palmer  offers a wealth of experience in her field, all relevant to todays business demands, and coupled with an engaging, warm and thought- provoking delivery style, has given me and my colleagues some valuable insights and actions to take and make a positive difference!”
Santander UK
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Blaire Palmer is at the forefront of new thinking about what it means to lead in the 21st century. In her keynote speeches and development sessions she busts the myths of leadership and presents a more human, more authentic, more collaborative model of the leader of the future.
Based on 15 years of working with Boards and senior teams as a coach and “agent provocateur”, Blaire shares her thought-provoking ideas with audiences around the world, inspiring them to step up and drive change in partnership with their people.

As one of the youngest female producers of the BBC’s flagship “Today Programme” Blaire spent a decade breaking stories and shaping the UK news agenda before her fascination with leadership and change led her to train as one of the UK’s first corporate coaches. Since then she’s become a world authority on leadership, writing 3 successful books on the subject in the process and is regularly quoted in the media.

Unlike many speakers on the subject her interest isn’t academic. Instead, Blaire Palmer draws on her insights as a jobbing coach who has spent a decade and a half challenging, supporting and guiding leaders as they shape their company. Her speeches give audiences unparalleled insight in to what’s happening in the most innovative Boardrooms in the UK and Europe, trends she’s spotting in her work and what actually works (and doesn’t) in real businesses.

Lively, thought-provoking, witty and direct, Blaire Palmer encourages audiences to challenge everything they thought they knew about leadership. Audiences love her energy, her down to earth approach and her depth of knowledge.

Speaking Topics 

Busting the Myths of Leadership This is suitable for senior leaders, organisations and industries experiencing change, clients looking for a new slant on the topic of leadership and covers

  • Change and the journey of change
  • Leadership and authenticity
  • Motivating yourself and others
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Trust and the search for meaning and purpose
  • Breaking down hierarchy and silos

Passion Killers  – This is suitable for a leadership or mixed audience, organisations and industries needing to engage people in their ambitions, clients looking for a new slant on the role of the employee in today’s organisations and covers.

  • Generation Y and the search for self-actualisation
  • The role of “followers” in business as well as the role of “leaders”
  • Trust, credibility and presence
  • Re-igniting your own passion and enabling others to do the same
  • Breaking down hierarchy and silos
  • Other themes include  Trust, Hierarchy and Passion for Work