Robin Launder

From Classroom to Boardroom


Robin Launder delivered an excellent morning session to our full staff group. They were engaged from start to finish because Robin was engaging from start to finish. High energy, entertaining and – most importantly of all – what he had to say was worth listening to. Very, very helpful CPD
Haywood Academy
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Robin Launder is a motivating, humorous and fast-paced speaker. His presentations take forward his life-long work of helping people be the best they can be. Robin’s background is mental health, education and the Prison Service – a background from which he borrows heavily to make the point that we are all capable of remarkable things, regardless of our starting position in life.

However, Robin Launder’s sessions are much more than a simple ‘you can do it’ message. He will also show you how it’s done: how to unlock your potential, achieve your goals and, along the way, enjoy the journey. The fundamentals of success, he says, are always the same and those fundamentals – whatever the naysayers might say – are learnable.

Key talks include:

Mindsets and Motivation explores mindset theory, Carol Dweck’s influential work on learning and motivation. The session will explain what the theory is, why it’s important, and how to embed it in your organisation. You will also learn about your own mindset and how, if necessary, you can change it. The session is great as a keynote or as a standalone session.

The Business Brain is neuroscience for business leaders. We are our brains – everything we do or don’t do originates from that 3lb blob of evolved brilliance. So, if you want to be an effective business leader, you need the inside on what’s going on inside our skulls. You need to know how we think, learn and remember; the neurological process behind creativity; what fires our neurons and what numbs them.  By understanding how the brain works you’ll be better placed to get the best out of people. After all, it’s the the grey matter that really matters.

The Power of No explores the importance of being able to say ‘no’ to yourself. It’s a vital skill – in fact, it’s a prerequisite for success. If you can’t control yourself, then there’s no way you can control the environment around you. So, you have to be able to avoid distraction, delay gratification and control impulsivity. If you can do that, then there’s no limit to what you can do. The session will also show you how these skills – for that is what they are, skills – can be developed and embedded in the individual and in the organisation.

From Classroom to Boardroom shares the attributes of the outstanding teacher. Why is that important? Because the outstanding teacher is the teacher that makes a difference. The outstanding teacher is a great communicator, a consistent boundary-keeper and an inspirational leader. Research shows that the most important factor influencing student achievement is the teacher. Get the right teacher and you get the right results. This session will show you what that teachers does to get those results – and results, of course, are as important to the world of business as they are to the world of education.

For education-related presentations, Robin launder presents on behaviour management, neuroscience for teachers and evidenced-based teaching. He is a leader in each of these fields.

Please note that despite working for 17 years in the Prison Service, those attending Robin’s sessions are rarely escorted to the loo and are normally allowed to go home at the end of the day.