Colin D Ellis is an award-winning international speaker, best-selling author and renowned workplace culture and project management expert who delivers speeches around the world that inspire, motivate and entertain!
Able to draw on more than 30 years of public and private sector leadership experience in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Colin peppers his presentations with anecdotes, statistics, practical insights and plenty of English humour to ensure that audiences are engaged and laughing during and after the event!
He gets people talking through his emphasis on people being the best version of themselves and creating teams and communities they can be proud of. There’s often an assumption that everybody knows how to do this and that it’s easy to do. This is not the case and all too often the behaviours don’t match the positions that people hold.
Colin is originally from Liverpool in the UK and now lives in Melbourne, Australia following six years in New Zealand. He is known for his snappy dressing, sense of humour and love of karaoke.';
Colin D. Ellis helps organisations and individuals change the way they get things done. By demonstrating the why and how of emotionally intelligent leadership he is a catalyst for creating cultures where great work thrives.
Telling stories and making people smile is something I’ve always loved doing and now I'm fortunate enough to do just that professionally at conferences and corporate events around the world. I deliver keynote speeches that make audiences sit up and think. I use humour, statistics and real life experiences to champion what great looks like, while bringing to light the details of why and how the way we do things needs to change.
SOME THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MY KEYNOTES:
This keynote provides senior executives and managers with the information they need to build an agile workforce that’s fit for the future of work.The ability to deliver products and services in a more flexible manner provides organisations with the opportunity to recoup value more quickly and respond faster to market or competitor changes. However, simply saying ‘we’re going agile’ or making superficial changes to structures or offices won’t achieve this. In this inspirational and energetic speech, attendees will gain hands-on knowledge of the skills required to build a culture that will evolve in line with an organisation's needs. Drawing on Colin's experience of culture change and agile implementation, the message is delivered through a combination of personal stories, anecdotal evidence, case studies of agile organisations that will provide attendees with the insights they need to transform the way they work.
This keynote provides leaders and managers with a checklist of how to create vibrant project, department or organisational cultures.Culture is still the number one contributing factor to organisational success and as Peter Drucker said, 'Culture eats strategy for breakfast.' Despite this, organisations don't commit time or money to develop a vibrant culture, choosing instead to restructure or change the office layout in the hope of a quick fix.Drawing on his experience of helping organisations around the world to build vibrant cultures, Colin provides leaders and managers with the information and actions they need to start creating the right culture, right now.
This keynote introduces the audience to a project management approach that works – one that puts the emphasis on leadership and culture rather than blindly following a prescribed process.For the last 15 years, project management has focussed its efforts on the implementation of methods despite the fact that less than 30% of projects are considered successful. While methods are important tools for delivery, it’s leadership and the cultures they create that make projects memorable. This inspirational speech incorporates the practical elements of leadership, culture creation and methods that anyone in the audience can immediately apply to their work, whatever their role, level of experience or sector.
This keynote provides everyone with simple strategies on how to communicate effectively to any audience.We have more communication tools at our disposal than ever before. We communicate more than we have ever done. Yet the quality of these communications – the impact they deliver – has diminished. Great leaders understand that effective communication is not one approach for all. It is nuanced and tailored to the needs of the individual. This highly informative, engaging and entertaining keynote introduces the principles and practicalities of variable communication and how to do it well.
This keynote takes a deep dive into the human side of digital transformation and the behaviours needed to do it successfully. A recent Deloitte report found that 65% of companies surveyed had no significant programs to provide their people with the skills required to lead digital transformation projects, despite them being critical to the future of their organisations. As a leader and manager, digital transformation starts with you and your behaviours. In this practical, energetic and inspirational speech, Colin will provide a blueprint of the skills you need to lead digital transformation projects to success. These skills are applicable and immediately actionable regardless of role, sector and location.