Richard Gerver

One of the most inspirational leaders of his generation.

Innovator, educator, advisor to the UK Government and international bestselling author.

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The world needs to learn profound lessons from Covid; how we develop more proactive cultures, professionally and personally, how we build resilience, the ability to self-lead, to control change and to ensure a sense of proactive rather than reactive action. Richard Gerver has been at the forefront of this thinking for nearly twenty years. His expertise and lived experiences have never been more resonant.


Richard Gerver, author of the number one bestsellers, Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It, and Simple Thinking: How to Remove the Complexity from Work & Life, offers a groundbreaking look into how the world is dealing with the challenge of unleashing human potential and embracing and leading change in the most uncertain of times. Richard Gerver, a former globally renowned and life changing school principal, has taken innovation by storm.

Over the last two decades he has transitioned his global reputation for leadership in education and is now regarded as one of the most original and authentic thinkers  around human leadership and organisational transformation in the world.


He has been named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times.



His time now sees him work with organisations at the forefront of global innovation and excellence including Microsoft, Deloitte, Google, TUI and Morgan Stanley, Visa, Puig, Telefonica and Technicolor. He has also worked with some of the world’s most iconic retail organisations including Harrods in London.

His unique experience and insight into realising human potential also finds him working in elite sport; with Olympic and Paralympic coaches, EPL Soccer coaches, England Golf and professional cricket teams. Richard Gerver has served as a Board member on everything from billion-dollar businesses to start ups, not for profits and Universities.


He has worked with an extraordinary range of people including former US President Barack Obama, The Dalai Lama, Prince Charles and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.


He has two of the most popular LinkedIn Learning courses in the world, covering overcoming complexity and mental toughness.

Gerver’s unique insight into our development from infants to adults helps us to understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity and development. His ability to connect experiences across many often, seemingly different environments, helps people to expand their thinking and their own perception of their potential.

With his trademark humour and insight, Richard Gerver shares his experience on cultural and organisational transformation, human development, and management with groups around the world. Thanks to his own story and his authentic first hand experiences, Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation, he however, argues that his work is focused on three words; Communication, Empowerment and Impact.



First developed in the 1980s to help elite athletes perform better under pressure and duress by developing high levels of belief and focus. Richard shares the insights and strategies he has learned, developed and applied, working across a wide range of contexts, to help organisations grow a culture of mental toughness in staff and teams so that they can collaborate better to contextualise, plan and overcome challenges both current and future.

Who this is for: All senior leaders, middle managers and especially those emergent leaders in your organization.

3 Key Takeaways:

· How to use failure to build confidence.
· Strategies to reframe challenges and manage perspective.
· How to foster a culture of active problem solving.

SIMPLE THINKING: Demystifying success and high performance.

Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it. He offers strategies that will lead to success and the tools individuals need to succeed both individually and as part of an organisation. Based on the research in his book, Simple Thinking, Richard will share with participants the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more.

Who is this for: All senior leaders, middle managers and especially those with responsibility for HR and Professional development.

3 Key Takeaways:

· An understanding of why we seek complexity and how we can overcome it.
· The importance of confidence and how to develop it.
· Why collaboration matters and how to develop a meaningful culture to promote it.


'A manifesto for change in education with collaboration, openness and optimism at its core.' Steve Munby This ground-breaking book is both a manifesto and a call to arms to inspire all those involved in education to consider new visions and values for the future of the school system. Renowned educationalist, speaker and author Richard Gerver offers an empowering vision for how education, both in the UK and internationally, can be transformed and made fit for purpose in the 21st century and beyond. Education has never been more important than it is now but the current school system lacks the continuity and longevity required to ensure young people can survive and thrive as we continue to head into the unknown.

Education: A Manifesto for Change argues that students must be prepared for the lives ahead of them; they must understand how important and valuable what they learn in school will be long after they have left formal education. To facilitate this, Richard encourages educators to walk outside the school gates themselves, learning from and with people and organisations beyond their normal experiences, so they can be the catalysts of a better, more connected and more coherent future for today's children - tomorrow's adults.

In this thought-provoking new book, Richard, bestselling author of Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today, shares his experiences of working with global businesses and talking education with Barack Obama, Steve Wozniak, senior managers at Google, and elite sports coaches working with Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams and the English Premier League. Taking an international perspective, the book includes examples from the US, China and Colombia.



Simple behaviours that unclutter your mind and help you realise your true potential Awaken your passion and tap into your inner greatness as you remove the metaphorical clutter from your life with Simple Thinking. You'll learn how to expand your mind and understand your true potential through the power of thinking simply, while stripping back the jargon and digging to the core of any obstacle in your way. Let's be honest, life is full of unnecessary complexity and it's left most of us confused, angry and disenfranchised.

This book will help you to remove the baggage, cut through the clutter and begin your smooth path to success. Learn how to: * Live and act with resiliency, authenticity and passion * Learn to trust your instincts again and see the world through new eyes * Recalibrate your thoughts, behaviours and actions * Declutter your mind, streamline your day and be successful at life Simple wisdom, simply shared, is personal development unplugged and when you begin peeling back the layers to expose the heart of the problem, you become well-equipped to devise a simpler, yet more effective solution. Simple Thinking will help you in achieving this state of clarity and confidence.


CHANGE: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead it

Change by Richard Gerver will give you all you need to understand change, to adapt to change, and to inspire others to do the same.

'To be successful, you have to be able to adapt to change' - Sir Alex Ferguson

The pace of change is greater than ever. We all face new challenges every day in our jobs and in our personal lives. Those who can handle change are the most fulfilled. Those who fear change will find it hardest to thrive.

As a head teacher, Richard Gerver famously transformed a failing school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world - in just two years. He inspired staff and teachers to reach their full potential. As a hugely popular speaker and author, he now helps individuals and companies to embrace change.

This book is his powerful personal reflection on change. Full of wisdom and practical insights, it will help you in any situation you face. Whether you are leading a company through change or looking for a new direction in life, let Richard Gerver be your guide.

CHANGE: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead it

Ceating Tomorrow´s Schools Today

'It's time to focus on the needs of our children, not the whims of our politicians, to provide a way forward for a new landscape in education.'

Is our education system working?
What future are we preparing our children for?
What future do we NEED to prepare our children for?
Are we at risk of failing a generation?

In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver s book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children s futures and we must do it today!

Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in.

Ceating Tomorrow´s Schools Today