Keynote Speakers.

The world of work is rapidly evolving. Our specialist consultants and speakers are available to help your audiences understand what‘s going on for employees today – and what’s coming next

Expert voices in the world of work

From remote digital collaboration to culture change, ​demand for greater diversity to a total overhaul of our workplace environments, the employee experience ​has never been under such scrutiny. ​

So how do we navigate this new landscape? ​

Our experts in engagement & internal communication, ​D&I, behavioural science, strategy, leadership, cultural anthropology and digital transformation can help challenge your current perceptions and accelerate even better thinking.

Where you can find our voices.

Our experts have provided comment, insight and expertise for a diverse range of events and publications
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Meet our speakers.

Our experts are available for keynotes, quotes and comment on a wide range of topics impacting the world of work

Rachel Thornton, co-founder and non-executive director

Strategy and leadership

As well as leading one of Europe’s leading employee engagement consultancies, Rachel is an​ in-demand facilitator, executive coach and strategic advisor.​

A gifted big-picture thinker, she works with the C-suite of major brands to accelerate thinking on strategy, leadership and high performance.

Rachel speaks about:

  • Building better leaders and how to communication coach them​
  • Turning strategy into action in complex organisations ​
  • Communicating change to deliver outcomes
Rachel Thornton

Lindsay Kohler, lead behavioural scientist

Behavioural science

Passionate about human behaviour, Lindsay bridges the gap between academic theory and consultancy to create insights employers can actually use to increase engagement and drive meaningful change.

She holds a MSc in Behavioural Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science, has almost 15 years of consulting experience, and is the co-author of the best-selling book Even Better If: Building Better Businesses, Better Leaders and Better Selves. She is also a Forbes contributor.

Lindsay speaks about:

  • The best ways to motivate employees
  • What drives employee behaviour
  • Why people are resistant to change
Lindsay Kohler

Russ Norton, director of client experience

Diversity and inclusion

The global focus on D&I has ignited conversations that should have happened a long time ago.​ D&I champion Russ Norton has ​been leading these conversations unflinchingly for years, helping global organisations transform their intention into action.

Russ speaks about:

  • Making D&I a strategic priority ​
  • How to craft authentic D&I messaging​
  • How to drive meaningful and lasting D&I change

Tony Stewart, head of digital

Digital transformation

How can digital platforms and technologies help us solve our communication, collaboration and employee engagement challenges? This is the question Tony asks and answers for major global brands every day.

Tony speaks about:

  • Digital transformation in internal communications
  • Enhancing the employee user experience
  • How online communities can help support connection, collaboration and culture
  • The future of employee experience - through AI, AR, VR and ever emerging platforms
  • Developing bespoke digital platforms to support your business employee engagement needs

Lisa Hawksworth, director of culture and insights

Culture and insights

Lisa is passionate about insights and what it reveals about an organisation’s culture and communications.

She takes complex data and transforms it into strategies that drive lasting change.

Lisa speaks about:

  • Harnessing organisational culture to drive change
  • How and what to measure in internal comms
  • The hidden stories data can reveal in your organisation
Lisa Hawskworth

Dr Alex Gapud, cultural anthropologist

Cultural anthropology

Alex gets under the skin of the day-to-day experiences and interactions that make up an organisation’s culture and affects its people. Through ethnography, interviews and focus groups he helps global brands understand how wider social trends and human experiences can drive positive change in their organisation.

Alex speaks about:

  • The deep understanding of how culture works ​
  • How culture is a vital component to strategy and change​
  • The cultural elements that enable and support D&I initiatives​
  • The synergies between cultural anthropology and business
  • How “numbers have faces, statistics have stories”, and how qualitative data is vital to understanding employee experience
Dr Alex Gapud

Elle Bradley-Cox, senior editorial consultant

Content and storytelling

A former internal journalist, Elle is passionate about bringing storytelling and strategy together to drive more purposeful and empowering content.

She works with a variety of scarlettabbott’s global clients, helping transform their internal communications channels, harness the power of citizen journalism and break through the barriers of taboo topics.

Elle speaks about:

  • Information overload – and how to cut through the noise​
  • Creating a journalistic culture in an IC newsroom​
  • Diversity and inclusion storytelling to build a sense of belonging
  • Constructive journalism and its application in ESG comms

Elle Bradley-Cox

Alastair Atkinson, director of consultancy

Employee engagement

Garnering a wealth of experience from roles in Big Four professional services and FTSE 250 businesses, and with an MSc in HR, Alastair is a seasoned professional in all elements of employee engagement, leading global and national projects and accounts across industries.

He’s a chartered member of the CIPD, an experienced facilitator and has written for industry publications on a variety of employee engagement topics.

Alastair speaks about:

  • Launching and embedding purpose, vision and strategy
  • How to surface, articulate and harness employee value proposition
  • Developing engagement strategies that meet the business needs
Alastair Atkinson

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