Colin D Ellis

Electrifying, Entertaining and Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Organisational Culture Expert, People and Projects Specialist, Best-Selling Author and Media Commentator

About Colin D Ellis

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 injects energy, humour and stories into his presentations. Combining anecdotes with the latest statistics, research and workplace trends, Colin’s keynotes also leave audiences with practical, actionable insights.

Colin’s presentations reflect the times we live in now, the behaviours we need to demonstrate and the challenges we face today and in the future.

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.


Wow, Wow and Wow! Colin delivered a truly motivating, real and thought-provoking talk. I don't believe we have ever had a speaker who has had such a profound effect on colleagues, the energy he ignited on the day continues more than a week later.
In a different league! Outstanding presentations – highly visual, engaging and inspiring.
Red Bull
Colin has an outstanding way of delivering a powerful and engaging message through strong research, thought-provoking delivery and good old English humour!
Finite Recruitment
Colin the opening keynote speaker at our sixth annual Digital PMSummit in Memphis, TN and he was excellent. His energy was perfect for an opening spot, as he set the tone for a couple of fun and insightful days.
Digital Project Management Summit USA
Colin presented with a wit and energy which had the entire audience captivated and also delivered a brilliant message which resonated afterwards
Dimension Data
Colin's session was inspirational, incredibly impactful, and so much fun! His passion was contagious and had the 600 members of the audience on the edge of their seats for the entire 45-minute session!
CiscoLive Barcelona
I engaged Colin recently for his keynote on culture for my Sales Director lunch. Everyone has been raving ever since and I look like a goddess for getting him in the room. Never ever have I seen a speaker so comfortable in their IP. Colin has the ability to hit key messages with stand up comedy pace. Bloody brill - 10/10
SPARC Network
Colin has a lot of experience, but better than that he has wisdom that he is willing to share. His presentations are energetic and authentic. One is engaged almost from the moment Colin starts speaking and his anecdotes are not only funny but also contextual and meaningful.
Hidden Cove Solutions
I was looking for a guest speaker that was going to be different, thought provoking, humorous and professional. Look no further than Colin!! Transformation and Methodology can be boring topics if not delivered well. Colin excelled.
Sharp & Carter
We have engaged Colin four times now and we have been incredibly pleased every time. His energy, presence, content, enthusiasm and message have always hit the mark and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Sharp & Carter

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