Graeme Codrington

Dr Graeme Codrington is an expert on the new world of work and multi-generational workplaces. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working across multiple industries and sectors. His unique style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.

Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in about 20 different countries every year, he has shared the platform with the likes of Edward de Bono, Jonas Ridderstrale, Allan Pease, Sir Ken Robinson and Neil Armstrong. He has won numerous awards for his speaking and facilitation, including “Speaker of the Year” by the Academy for Chief Executives. His client list includes some of the world’s top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights and help them and their teams gain a clear understanding of how to successfully prepare for the future.

Graeme is the co-founder and a senior partner of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists. He is also a guest lecturer at four top business schools, including the London Business School and Duke. He is a professional member of a number of associations, including the World Future Society, The Institute of Directors, the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, the SA Market Research Association, the Global Federation of Professional Speakers and MENSA. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Masters in Sociology, an Honours in Youth Work and two undergraduate degrees – in Arts (Theology/Philosophy) and Commerce. He has three best-selling books published by Penguin, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”. He is currently writing a book on “Strategic Leadership Intelligence“.

Graeme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise makes him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Along with his formal qualifications and research credentials, he has a wide range of business experience. He did Chartered Accountancy articles at KPMG, was involved in an IT startup, has been a professional musician, a strategy consultant and is now a full-time speaker, facilitator and author.

Graeme works from bases in London, Toronto and Johannesburg, presenting and facilitating on every continent around the world.

Topics

The TIDES of Change: The five disruptive forces shaping the new world of work in the next decade

Understand the forces that are reshaping your industry’s landscape, and see how they can help you gain a competitive advantage. The five forces are: Technology, Institutional change, Demographics, the Environment and shifting Societal values. These are the T.I.D.E.S. of change. A guaranteed paradigm shaker, this presentation or workshop will show you how to set a strategic agenda that will ensure your success in the next decade!

Mind the Gap: Understanding different generations

This award-winning humour-filled presentation shows us why we don’t always understand people older or younger than ourselves, and provides practical tools for engaging, managing, leading and influencing others. Discover secrets to getting more from your leaders, teams and customers. A highly motivational and inspiring presentation!

Beyond the Hype: Using Social Media to Connect, Engage, and Transform Your Business

Harness the power of new ways of communicating, connecting, interacting and innovating. See case studies of how companies are using the concepts behind social media to enhance their businesses, improve sales, grow their brand, engage their staff and gain a competitive advantage. This is not about having a Facebook fan page or a Twitter feed. It’s about applying the concepts behind social media to your business model, your strategy, your teams and people, the customer facing parts of your business and even your supply chain – in fact, every part of your organisation.

Other topics:

  • Generation Y
  • Implementing Strategy @ Speed
  • The Talent Challenge
  • Succeeding in Tough Times

Testimonials

“Graeme delivered a most thought provoking, interesting and engaging presentation the first event, so we invited him back…. twice! Each time he tailored his presentation to suit the different audiences, and each time they were enthralled, entertained and left contemplating his words how they can apply his new thinking to their own businesses. He is a true professional and a pleasure to work with”.
~ Nevine Hunt, Customer Engagement Marketing & Event Planning Manager, Sabre

“Our sincere THANK YOU for your support and facilitation, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. We have had amazing feedback from participants and our senior leaders that attended [the one day New Director’s Program you designed and ran for us]. You left the participants with a strong sense of what it means to be a leader and the importance of being true to their own values and beliefs. There also seemed to have been a sense of pride in the room for working in an organization where leadership truly matters and is displayed at senior level.”

~ Sara Hallström, Business School, Leadership Institute APAC, Credit Suisse Hong Kong and Singapore

“Graeme delivered a riveting and engaging presentation – hands down the best future trends content I have seen. Our participants had an eye opening experience and began to look at the world in a new way immediately. He gave them a new lens to view their businesses and indeed, the world around them.”

~ Shannon Knott, Project Director (Haniel), Duke Corporate Education

“This was one of the best sessions we’ve had in the last 5 years. Graeme did a fabulous job presenting important information in a very entertaining way. It was absolutely fantastic!”
~ Stephanie Porter, Director: Customer Programs, Amdocs Marketing Group

“Graeme’s talks are always inspiring and thought-provoking; his topic is well-researched and the message, although serious, is delivered in a humorous and informal manner. His presentations are always extremely well received by our audiences and his talks have certainly had a favourable impact on the way in which we conduct business. In particular, Graeme’s presentation on ‘The New Generation’ has been a consistent favourite with our audiences. It is a pleasure to work with Dr Codrington and his professionalism (on and off the stage), together with his values, result in a wonderful working relationship. I can highly recommend him as a speaker.”
~ Allen Swiegers, Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte, Southern Africa

“Graeme was participating to a global event delivery in Vienna, which we created to one of our clients. Throughout the whole process he has been enthusiastic and creative person adding value to our clients event. His role was a keynote speaker, but he certainly did put him self into delivering the perfect content matching the events objectives. Great eventROI including great marks from the participants! He is just very good. ”
~ Mika Lehtinen, Troi Helsinki, for client: F-Secure

“Graeme is one of the most talented speakers and experts in his field world wide. His talks engage, inspire and blow out the cobwebs of complacence. Once you have heard him speak on future trends and the new world of work you cant help but be motivated to raise your game. He delivers the kind of information that sends you scurrying to your Laptop at 1 am in the morning.”
~Iona Minton, Owner, The Money ToolKit

Client list available at http://graemespeaks.com/clients

Emma Reynolds

Gen Y & The New World of Work

Mike Walsh

Leading Futurist

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Digilogue: the convergence of the digital and the analogue