Chief Executive of Carayol
Global keynote speaker, leadership guru, writer, broadcaster and author, René Carayol's focus is on inspirational leadership and high performing cultures, bound together with his compelling ‘spike’ philosophy founded on his own board level experience.
René provokes and inspires his audiences to be the best they can be. Whilst being a much-acclaimed Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, and lecturing on the MSc in Management, René is no academic. He is also the world’s leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500’s top CEO’s and their executive teams, he has also been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses. René draws much from his own unique experiences on the boards of some of the biggest international organisations; from Marks and Spencer and Pepsi, to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
His latest book, SPIKE, is leading the ‘Strengths based Revolution’. “My experience of working with some of the world’s best leaders of this generation; from Prime Minister David Cameron, Sir Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, and many others, informs me that none of them are flawless or ‘all-rounders’. But they all tend to know their 2/3 SPIKES, and have taken the time and focus to fine tune them to near Olympian standards”.
René will share the magic and simplicity of the compelling SPIKE philosophy. In his world of SPIKE, there are no losers anymore – everyone has something they are great at. The new world order is struggling to deal with constant uncertainty, René provides a compelling approach to the future that is built on ‘managing a little less and leading a little more’.
René has featured on the BBC and Sky News as an expert commentator and has built his reputation on getting to know the culture of businesses better than they do themselves, and providing answers and solutions no matter how big or small the problems. His messages are practical, real life experiences delivered with electrifying effect. He both shakes up and inspires his audiences by showing them not only what lies within their grasp, but how true collaboration makes everyone stronger.
Thursday, 3rd May 2018
11:10am to 12:00pm
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN