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Richard Gerver

Award-winning Speaker, Bestselling Author and World-renowned Thinker

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.

Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, famously transformed into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.

Richard Gerver has since transitioned to the global stage where he uses his trademark humour and natural style to deliver passionate, provocative and authentic speeches. He draws upon the first-hand experiences and unique insights garnered from frontline education to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. His ability to connect experiences across many seemingly different environments helps people to expand their thinking and perception of potential. It is this authenticity and uniqueness which has helped Richard win him global acclaim and invitations to speak on the most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and BBC radio.

The three core principles underpinning Richard’s philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact. He argues that great leadership is first and foremost about serving the needs of the people who work for you. His mantra: systems and structures change nothing; people do.

Having successfully transitioned from teacher to thought leader, Richard has had the opportunity to regularly advise governments and major corporations globally, including Google, Visa, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Harrods, Puig and Telefonica. His unique experience and insight into realising human potential also see him working in elite sport, with Olympic and Paralympic coaches, EPL Soccer coaches, England Golf and professional cricket teams. He has recently started working with the British music industry to help develop a capacity for forward, proactive and sustainable change.

Richard Gerver is also a bestselling author. His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today (now in its second edition), has become a seminal text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. His other books are explorations of human potential, leadership and success. In Change and Simple Thinking, Richard explores the world beyond school, through the eyes of an educator. Both have received critical and public success; both achieving global bestseller status. All his books have been translated into a multitude of languages including Spanish, Chinese and Korean.

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Based on the research and messages in his book of the same name, Richard's session will leave participants with clarity of the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more.


Richard explores why change and uncertainty are becoming so challenging for organisations. He argues that we must understand why so many of us develop an aversion to change as we grow and how we must learn to change our mindsets and motivations as a result.

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today

Richard speaks with precision about exactly what skills, behaviours and attributes our children will need to not only survive but thrive in their futures. His education speeches are noted worldwide for their humour, insight, provocations and practical application.


In this session, Richard will use his unique insights into human development and success to help audiences understand what holds people back and how to unlock their full potential.

Richard was engaging, thought-provoking and dynamic. We would certainly recommend working with him again.

Creative Partnerships Tees Valley

We were tremendously impressed with Richard's evident passion, energy and originality.

British Council, Portugal

The event was a great success! Richard was one of the favourite speakers and the workshop went great. We are happy to have him with us and are hoping to collaborate again.


Richard's presentation was fantastic and very well received - so much energy, passion and fresh thinking! Just what we wanted to inspire our staff and ourselves.

NAHT Staffordshire


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Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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