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Trusted Executive Keynote

Like many business leaders, you have read how trust is becoming a number one priority in the boardroom as leaders grapple with how a more transparent world exposes both risks and opportunities for their brands and challenges existing leadership norms.

You want to get under the skin of these headlines to work out exactly how the ‘big picture’ challenge of building a high trust culture can be broken down into practical, manageable steps that are results-focused whilst still protecting key relationships and brand reputation.

You need a way to introduce this topic to your leadership discussions that is both entertaining and educational and comes from a highly credible, respected source.

Book a Discovery Keynote or Workshop


    To meet this need, we can offer an inspiring conference keynote session or half-day workshop delivered by Dr John Blakey, one of the world’s leading authorities on building a purpose-led, high performance culture based on the values of trust and challenge.

    The keynote or workshop will inspire and motivate your leaders through the sharing of leading-edge research, case studies and practical models …

    … together with entertaining anecdotes from John’s career as a highly successful entrepreneur, former FTSE 100 international managing director and leadership coach to CEOs, Team GB sports coaches and England cricket.

    For more detail on the content, please download ‘The Trusted Executive – Discovery Keynote’.

    Sample a Trusted Executive Keynote (2-minute showreel)

    The Trust Crisis (AHIC Leadership Talk, Dubai 2019)


    A keynote address or workshop is the ideal way to test the appetite of your leadership team for pursuing the Journey of Trust. It introduces them to the unique nine habits of trust model and gives them the first opportunity to see the impact of this model on performance and growth.

    Read our case study on how such a programme helped NAHL Group plc deliver results, relationships and reputation.

    Request a call back today to find out how the Journey of Trust
    can benefit you and your business.

    What else do I need?

    Typically, leaders look to use our Journey of Trust Lite programme as a follow-up to the conference keynote/workshop to highlight strengths and areas for development in the leadership culture

    We can also make available for your delegates copies of Dr John Blakey’s acclaimed book ‘The Trusted Executive’ which was shortlisted as the CMI book of the year in 2016.

    L'Oréal logo

    ‘Everyone is a fan of yours now, we keep receiving amazing feedback from yesterday’s session with you: even the ones who could not join have heard of how incredible it has been and they are asking for information! We thought it would be nice to give our board members a good read of your book for the holidays and then hopefully the chance to review some of the key concepts with you.’

    L’Oreal Italy

    ‘John delivered a barnstorming session which inspired and motivated some of Europe’s top leaders at the SIINDA (Search and Information Industry Association) conference in London. John had delegates on the edge of their seats as they took on board his thought-provoking messages about the trust crisis in leadership today. His nine habits model gave everyone a practical road-map for building leadership trust in their own organisations. The auditorium was buzzing with excited discussions at the end of his session. Thanks, John, for an energetic and inspiring talk!’

    Kimberli J. Lewis, General Manager, SIINDA

    John Blakey holding book 'The Trusted Executive'

    Over the past ten years, John has delivered keynotes and workshops to thousands of leaders around the world. His sessions at the ICF global conference in London and the Vistage global conference in Los Angeles received some of the highest evaluation scores from those prestigious annual events.

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      Explore the unique and academically verified nine habits of trust model and deliver results, relationships and reputation through our Journey of Trust Lite experience.

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