Mike Stevenson

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

Fearless, charismatic, funny and hugely inspirational, Mike Stevenson is a must see international speaker who puts the exhilaration into change and creates a surge of energy whenever he takes to the stage. Mike's journey from rough sleeper to award-winning entrepreneur is a real tour-de-force.

 
        MIKE'S TOPICS:

        Diversity

        Leadership
        Customer Service

        Business Focus
        Environmental Issues

        Creative Change

        Reinvention

 

Looking for a speaker to truly inspire your audience to greater things? Here are a few pointers to what Mike Stevenson can offer in a short space of time.

    *   Transform your internal and external communications.
    *    Mentor your ambitious leaders.
    *    Gear your people up for the challenges ahead.
    *    Create the perfect culture for your organisation.
    *    Develop a vision and values to excite and help you stride forward with confidence.
    *    Implement a brilliant customer experience.
    *    Put the fizz into staff and customer engagement

And, of course, leaving you and your staff better equipped to maintain those standards.

 

'This man changes lives' and 'Europe's Champion of Ambition' Praise for Mike's speeches come from as afield as Australia and Brazil.  He leaves audiences empowered, motivated and energised. His own journey from homelessness to multi-award winning entrepreneur is brilliant metaphor for 'CHANGE' as a way of life and his trailblazing ideas have guided countless businesses and public service agencies. 

 

Mike has no script because his talks are tailored to achieve ambitious results for each client and as he says "I like to read and respond to audiences". From the townships of South Africa to the Beirut suburbs his experiences will raise the hairs on the back of your neck.


Mike is an occasional Sunday Times columnist, a regular BBC Radio favourite and has an explosive book on his life and values on its way in 2016.

His clients included Marks & Spencer, SSE, British Gas, Standard Life and the NHS. Mike Stevenson is one of Europe's most authentic, exciting and persuasive speakers, guaranteed to create a surge of energy that stays on peak well after he has performed.

 

On business and public service leadership, creativity, customer centricity and cultural transformation he has few peers. He talks from direct experience - as a marketer and business owner Mike has created visionary change for brands large and small, national and global. He puts human resourcefulness at the heart of all his presentations.

 

His stories amaze, shock and then have you laughing in the aisles.  Born to a Scottish father and Lebanese mother, his speaking apprenticeship started on the streets London in 1967 when, as a rough sleeper, he would captivate passers-by with an impromptu performance. His first invited speech was at the Institute of Cultural Arts in Pall Mall in 1977 (just yards from where he slept rough just nine years earlier) where he astonished with his humour and insights. From bricklayer's labourer to musician and youth worker to entrepreneur, Mike has repeatedly reinvented himself - being dubbed variously 'Champion of Ambition' AND 'Foreteller of the Future.'

 

As a media commentator Mike brings sharpness and wit - achieving a first by delivering a live 'Call to Nation' speech on Fred Macaulay's BBC Radio Scotland show. He is a sometimes columnist in the Sunday Times and regularly contributes through the media creative ideas on how to use fun and incentive to address Europe's big workplace and community challenges.

To book Mike Stevenson, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

Testimonials

"The sessions themselves were simply fabulous... He took the time to learn about the support Aviva gives to our staff and brought this into his talk, which was great."
Laurie Smith, Aviva

"Mike Stevenson is a phenomenal speaker, for me it was a moment in time I would liken to the "I have a dream" speech, powerful & inspiring.   More of the same please.  One of the most memorable days I have spent at Aviva & I have been here almost 40 years."
Aviva Delegate

"I wish I could start every morning with that."
Aviva Delegate

 

"The positivity, input, engagement our staff demonstrated - exceeded our expectations ... excellent and inspiring."
Alex Paterson, CEO, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

 

"Your speech was easily the best of the conference - so uplifting." 

Oliver M, Kings College London

 

"You went beyond the limits of my expectations and were a huge hit with the audience."

George Berrich, Chair, Scottish Business Continuity.

 

"Wow! ... such a fantastic day yesterday with so much great feedback from staff that I just wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts to make it the success it was - we're all energised to put it into practice now!" 

Sandra McIntyre, Grampian Housing Association

 

"Absolutely loved your TED talk and style."

Saurabh Sahai, The Hay Group

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