Here's the thing; the success of a conference is partially judged at the conference, but mostly judged after the event. Did people walk away inspired to make changes and will it make their life easier/better or more successful?

Fact: All conferences are, in some way, about change

Y'see conferences are a change process, so why not use a behavioural scientist to help your attendees make that change?  It just makes sense.

Keynote topics below:


Good leadership = good business. By focusing the efforts of your leaders on three key attributes all teams possess, you can shift the collective behaviours of your people to achieve greatness.

  • Manage Pressure - knowing when to dial up pressure or let it off is a core tenet of great leaders

  • Make Progress - great leaders get clear on their goals, establish rules allowing their teams to flourish, and work hard on feedback

  • Establish Connection - a team that has each other's backs through the tough times. It's created by trust and touch and driven by a narrative that transcends the team.

The Edge Effect - finding success on the brink of uncertainty

Check out a recent Edge Effect Keynote in full (below)...

Do you sometimes think our business world is moving so fast you’ll get motion sickness? 

If there is one constant in our lives it is change. In fact, Robert Gallagher once said ‘change is inevitable except from a vending machine’. The curious thing is that some species, businesses, and people achieve enormous success in the same change environment where others flounder, and ultimately become extinct. 

The Edge Effect helps us take a new look at change, the uncertainty that comes with it, and ultimately how we can succeed. 

  • Identify your focus areas in a rapid change environment

  • Explore the successful traits of highly evolved businesses

  • Discover how naturally occurring patterns in nature give us the three key skills for thriving in uncertain times


Toughen up - how to build a bulletproof culture in the face of unrelenting change

The Gen X'ers of your workforce remember the good 'ole days of 5 year change cycles. "If we just get through this, then it'll settle down!" Your Boomers and Veterans might even get misty eyes about the 10 year cycles they've seen early in their careers.

That's all a thing of the past. Change is constant and unrelenting...and getting faster. We need to build teams with a resilience to handle this constant buffeting.

A tailored keynote, we look at where you are in a change cycle, how much change fatigue exists and map ideas to strengthen your culture. 

Dealing with the Tough Stuff

Darren wrote the book on this topic; literally. As a co-author of best selling Dealing with the Tough Stuff - how to achieve results from key conversations which has been translate into 3 languages, Darren can show you practical skills on how to create a feedback culture for excellence.

This can be crafted as a keynote, short workshop or multi-day workshop. 


'Treat it like you own it!' It's the holy grail in most workplaces, isn't it? Deep ownership where employees at all levels treat their work like they owned the business. So how do we achieve deep levels of ownership in our people?

Well, science has plenty of answers, and unsurprisingly money isn't one of them. In this keynote we lift the lid on motivation drivers and factors that influence ownership. A must-attend session for leaders wanting to take their culture to another level.