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Keynote speaker:
Elke Edwards

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Founder of Ivy House and leading performance coach, Elke Edwards is on a mission to change the way we develop our future leaders.

She believes that we are leaving it far too late to empower people to make the most of their lives, and that by providing a different kind of development at the right time, we can radically transform the next generation of leadership.

Elke’s background

Elke is a performance coach and leadership development expert whose insight and passion has made her a sought-after speaker within organisations and schools alike. For the last twenty years, she has worked with senior leaders and their teams across almost every sector, including organisations such as Virgin, Barclays, Centrica, Linklaters, RBS, the BBC, EE, BskyB and WaterAid. She has brought her unique approach to over 50% of the FTSE 100 and, over the last 10 years, her team won 43 awards for their work in leadership and behavioural change. In 2013 Blue Sky, the company she founded, sold to Capita. She is now determined to bring world-class learning to the next generations, giving them everything they need to change the world.

“Right now, rising through our schools and organisations, there is a wealth of talent, ideas and potential. People with big dreams, incredible drive, huge energy and a determination to find new and better ways of living. At the same time, our understanding of what it takes to lead an extraordinary life and become an extraordinary leader has never been greater. I believe it is time to put two and two together and give the next generation of leaders the knowledge and capability they need to build a better future – for all of us.” – Elke Edwards

“Elke was hands down one of the best speakers we’ve had. Her expertise and vast experience of working with senior leaders is compelling. What makes her stand out though is the combination of her radical support and challenge. Within minutes she takes people to a place where they see themselves with new eyes, understand how the business of leadership works and who they want to be within it.”

Juliette Denny, ELITE, London Stock Exchange

Create your ideal

If you’re an organisation looking for some disruptive thought-leadership, Elke will work closely with you to adapt her insights to your event.

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