International keynote speaker

As an authority on trust and leadership, John’s expertise is sought after as an international keynote speaker. He has inspired thousands of professionals to improve their leadership and coaching skills globally based on his experience as a corporate leader, board advisor and CEO coach through keynote speaker presentations and masterclass workshops.

Examples of international conferences at which he has presented are:

  • The International Coach Federation (ICF) global conference - London
  • The Vistage Chair World Global Conference - Los Angeles
  • The World Business & Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS) – Virtual
  • The Horasis Global Visionaries Summit - Lisbon
  • Keynote conference sessions around the world for corporate including IBM, HP, L’Oreal, EY, Fidelity Investments, Radisson, Capita and Amcor

John’s co-facilitated speaker sessions at the ICF and Vistage global conferences received some of the highest evaluation scores at both these prestigious annual events.

Vistage Speaker Bureau logoJohn was admitted to the keynote speaker bureau of Vistage, the world’s largest CEO organisation, in 2015. He has delivered over sixty CEO workshops on both ‘Challenging Coaching’ and ‘The Trusted Executive’, receiving an average rating of 4.6/5 from this highly discerning audience.

Dr John Blakey’s keynote presentations

  • Leadership Lessons from Elite Sports Coaching (1 hour/virtual or face to face)
  • The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits for the new world of work (1 hour/virtual or face to face)
  • Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to face the FACTS (1 hour/virtual or face to face)
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'Your presentation at the ICF global conference was first rate. I felt it was one of the best at the conference and set an excellent standard for future breakout sessions. Thank you for 'daring greatly'!'
Larry Hulsmans, President, Reframe Leadership Inc., Canada

'John is an outstanding public speaker and has a rare blend of both unique knowledge and an engaging presence that can hold any audience on a number of different subjects'
Martin Tripp. MBA Careers Advisor, Birmingham Business School


"The participants walked away with a cutting edge, practical framework directly relevant to the challenges coaches face today when working with their clients. The audience was captivated. I cannot recommend their offering highly enough."
Gina Lodge, Director, Academy of Executive Coaching

"Thank you for challenging me to challenge my members. I enjoyed sharing courageous goals and the exercise was fun. Inspiring, well prepared, very engaging and exactly what I needed. Overall a great session. More like this one, please!"
Vistage Chair, Chair World International Conference

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