Chris Roebuck has over 25 years experience in roles developing leaders’ performance to enable their organisations to be more successful. In these roles he has developed many internal speakers and employed many external speakers to deliver this.
- Business Speakers
- CEO's and Business Leaders
- Goal Setting Speakers
- Leadership Speakers
- Motivational Speakers
- Organisational Change Speakers
- Team Building and Teamwork Speakers
- Thought Leaders
Testimonials for Chris Roebuck
"This was an amazing keynote that absolutely resonated with what I am trying to do with the leadership team. Your message was so crisp, so clear, so easy to understand, so relatable. It is a true enabler to help us create value for the business going forward. It was fantastic."
Peter Nolan, CEO, BD Pharma
"The webinar was incredibly well received by everyone. Many senior managers contacted me immediately pledging to action their learning. Chris was clear, crisp with a superb flow throughout the session. I am grateful for such a wonderful session and so is the rest of Tata Communications."
Sandhan Chowdhury, VP Executive Development, Tata Communications, India
"Chris’ presentation at our CEO & Directors event was fantastic. He really resonated with attendees, who found his session extremely interesting, insightful and inspirational. He also provided attendees with a lot to take away and put into action straight away."
Tina Reid, Events Manager, Housemark, London
"Chris’ closing keynote address was outstanding, pulling together all the strands from the Congress and setting out clearly some takeaway points that were extremely relevant, thought-provoking and helpful to all of the top retail leaders present."
Ian McGarrigle, Chairman, World Retail Congress, Rome
“I have read books and listened to talks on leadership over many years but without doubt yours was the most inspirational and sensible approach that gave absolute clarity.”
Col Helen Singh – Senior UK National Health Service Leader and Commanding Officer, 254 Reserve Hospital, British Army. Veteran of service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“A consistent theme from the audience was that they had heard leadership speakers before but it was the first time it was explained in a way that made sense and gave them a practical road map for success.”
Programme Director, Nations Future Leaders, Royal Academy of Management, Oman.
Fee Range: POA
Chris Roebuck's Biography
Chris Roebuck has over 25 years experience in roles developing leaders’ performance to enable their organisations to be more successful.
In these roles he has developed many internal speakers and employed many external speakers to deliver this. He’s watched speakers, reviewed feedback, studied the psychology and neuroscience of how speakers can deliver behavioural change and action post events.
Chris now uses this experience, via a simple 3 step system, to make his keynotes impactful, interacting with audiences to unleash the power of their own experience to inspire them to action that delivers what their organisation wants across multiple objectives.
Audiences consistently say hearing Chris is the first time leadership really resonated and gave them simple practical steps to take action and deliver what their organisation needs more effectively:
In addition Chris combination of financial training, personal leadership experience in the military, in senior roles in business and public sector, as Hon Visiting Professor or Transformational Leadership and one of HRs Most Influential Thinkers 10 times in annual awards give him unique insight as a global expert on achieving organisational success via high performance leadership.
Using his insights, through over 200 inspirational keynotes he has helped over 21,000 leaders from over 650 organisations globally be more successful to beat their objectives, beat their challenges, build the future, engages employees, boost wellbeing and retention and potentially add 10% to bottom line for free.
Chris worked on the top team at London Underground, the London subway, leading the creation of a partnership culture during a part privatisation and restructure working with management, employees and Government. He then helped KPMG set up a leadership enterprise and led Management Development at HSBC Investment Bank. His work there was so impactful he was asked to join UBS to help build a strategic leadership team of 500 for the newly created global bank as Global Head of Leadership. The creation of UBS is now a Harvard Case study.
Chris subsequently helped the UK National Health Service, 1.4m staff, create their first nationwide talent and leadership identification systems and was commissioned to write a report for UK Government on developing leadership in NHS.
Chris also helps even expert professional leaders get better, delivering a 1 Day Masterclass on “Leadership Integrity” to 300 senior military officers and civil servants at the UK Defence Academy and also to speak on leadership at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
He was co author of first book on strategic leadership development, has published 4 books on leadership one of which was translated into 11 languages. He has developed senior executives from multiple sectors as Hon Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Bayes Business School. Chris was on a UK Government Expert panel on boosting Employee Engagement across sectors via the Engage for Success report and initiative. His insights have been quoted by over 160 other leadership and business experts in their articles and professional journal publications. He was awarded Companionship of the Chartered Management Institute in recognition of his work developing leadership globally.
Chris has written over 100 articles including for Newsweek, CEO and CFO magazines, HR Magazine, Health Service Journal and others. He has been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and many other titles and has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other channels. His “Perspectives from the Top” podcast has listeners in over 60 countries.
Speaking Topics Include
High Performance Leadership
Higher expectations of leaders post COVID, the Great Resignation, potential Quiet Quitting, and Hybrid Working have created a perfect storm. There is an urgent imperative for organisations and leaders beat these challenges by maximising purposeful high performance.
There is a simple powerful solution which will achieve that, in just 3 simple practical steps. It unleashes your peoples experience, to get their best. No models, no new or more things to do, just doing better what you already do to get the best from everyone and focus onto strategic objectives.
Chris is recognised as being at the leading edge of leadership performance globally, eg his award of Companionship of the Chartered Management Institute the highest accolade that the UKs professional management body can award for his role in developing leadership around the world.
The last few years COVID, Great resignation and economic instability have combined to create a perfect storm of uncertainty. Leaders and organisations who view this as an opportunity will flourish. It’s about leaders being able to scan the environment and identify opportunities, enable their people to do the same, then to implement so their organisations are more agile and successful.
Chris has worked with organisations at key uncertain points in their growth and is a leading expert in this field, eg his work at Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS on the first implementation of “entrepreneurial leadership” within a corporate environment, now part of the Harvard Case study.
The one certainty is change. Success is about being ahead of the change curve by assessing the change needed, adapting to make it and accelerating ahead of the competition. Every leader must recognise the need for change, even in their own team, present an inspiring vision for change and get everyone behind making the change reality.
Chris expertise in this area is proven through many roles from Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS, now Harvard case study on creating a new global bank, to leading culture change on the restructuring of the London Underground and also as Honorary Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership.
Inspiring everyone to give their best not only delivers high performance but it also grows talent. This is vital for the future of any organisation. Success in this based on using a set of simple principles and actions which leaders at all levels can implement to create a powerful talent generating system within a short time – simply a culture of growth and success. This enables more people to grow more quickly which then creates more high performers ready to become future talent.
Chris expertise in the world of talent development is exceptional through his various roles which have focused on this over 30 years at the highest levels, eg Global Head of Leadership & Talent at UBS, his book on strategic leadership development, the first on this critical subject, his mentoring programmes and his publications.