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Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. He is a keynote presenter, author, futurist, facilitator and strategy consultant working worldwide across multiple industries and sectors. His distinctive style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour, a conversational approach and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.
He has a particular interest in trends affecting how people live, work, interact and connect with each other. He works with organisations around the world to help them prepare for the future, and develop their leaders. Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in more than 20 different countries every year, he has shared the platform with the likes of Edward de Bono, Michael Porter, Kofi Annan, Markus Buckingham, W. Chan Kim, 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, has attained the Global Speaker Federation’s ‘Certified Speaking Professional Global’ qualification and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. He is the only speaker in the world to be inducted into two speakers “Halls of Fame” (Southern Africa and the UK & Ireland).
Graeme is the co-founder and a international partner of TomorrowToday Global, a firm of futurists and business strategists. He is a guest lecturer at a number of top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education, Cornell and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. 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 Global Federation of Professional Speakers and MENSA. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration (note: his DBA was awarded by the now non-accredited Rushmore University – Graeme is in the process of pursuing further doctoral studies), a Masters in Sociology, an Honours in Youth Work and two undergraduate degrees – in Arts (Theology/Philosophy) and Commerce. He has a number of best-selling books, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”, published by Penguin.
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. 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 a disruptive future.
Graeme works from bases in London and Johannesburg, presenting and facilitating on every continent around the world.
Graeme‘s speaking topics are:
- The Disruptive Forces Shaping The World Right Now, and How We Should Respond
- The TIDES of Change: The five disruptive forces shaping the new world of work in the next decade
- Millennials Today: Connecting With, Leading and Managing Young Talent in a Digital World
Keith Coats is an internationally respected leadership expert, author, speaker and facilitator. He has worked with both leaders and their executive teams in numerous international blue chip companies. He is the author of ‘Everything I know about leadership I learnt from the kids’ (Penguin) and his leadership articles have been published in a variety of local as well as international publications and journals. Keith has formally researched leading teams through organisational change and has experience in facilitating both strategic processes and mergers.
Keith is a sought after international keynote presenter in the area of strategic leadership in the new world of work. Keith brings a relaxed, conversational style to the podium where he presents cutting edge thinking to those present. Keith has been invited by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden to present at the Royal Palace, Stockholm to Swedish leaders from the corporate, political, non-profit and academic spheres as well as at the Global Leaders Conference in China. Keith is a regular presenter at conferences and business schools around the world, having presented and taught in diverse settings such as Russia, Sweden, the United States, China, Vietnam, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Namibia and South Africa. Keith uses multi-media as a key tool in his presentations to challenge, shock and inspire audiences with his engaging content and delivery.
Keith’s primary focus is in the area of strategic leadership in the context of the new world of work. The need to develop adaptive intelligence – both a personally and corporately, is paramount to future success in both these spheres. In a changing world strategy – what it is, how to do it and what skills are required, needs to adapt and change. So too with leadership – and it is in these domains that Keith’s expertise and experience are to be found.
Keith‘s keynotes are:
- Leading in a Changing World
- The Enemy Within
- TIDES of Change
- Mind the Gap
- Rethinking Strategy