Richard came to prominence when, as a headteacher he turned around a failing school in the UK in under two years. Winning plaudits globally, Richard was labelled The Walt Disney of The Classroom by the UK media, and went on to win a multitude of international awards including a UNESCO award for leadership and innovation, Global Gurus Top 30 Thinker, and The National Teaching Awards, Headteacher of the Year.
Using his unique experience and insight, Richard has become one of the world’s most influential experts on change and human leadership, helping client’s worldwide struggling with uncertainty and change caused by rapid and dramatic shifts in technological, economic, political, health and environmental developments.
His impactful and sustainable leadership philosophies and strategies for change, have seen him work with iconic brands, organisations and individuals including Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, Visa, and GSK, President Obama, The Dalai Lama, Steve Wozniak and Eric Schmidt. He has spoken to audiences worldwide, including in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, Russia, The UAE, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil and Spain.
Richard was also described by Sir Ken Robinson as,
"One of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change both in education and in business... In his compelling presentations and books, he takes his powerful message of hope and possibility to educators, business leaders and policy makers around the world. It's a message that has to be heard."
The author of four renowned books drawing on Richard’s experience as an educator and consultant to business and organisations, he also has two hugely successful courses on LinkedIn Learning.