Michael Leadbetter

Your leaders need new knowledge and frameworks to adapt. I can help.


Michael Leadbetter is a globally acclaimed public speaker and workshop facilitator covering a range of topics from digitization, disruption and technology trends to organizational and cultural transformation and new business models. His engagements range from high-profile keynotes to workshops.

Grounded in more than 20 years of experience in international development roles representing distinguished brands, including Euromoney, Pearson and Kaplan, Michael has helped thousands of clients better understand exponential technology, disruption and how to respond to such changes and identify new opportunities.

Michael’s presentations make sense of our rapidly accelerating, changing and converging world—cutting through the noise, synthesizing the essentials and connecting the dots to prepare your company or career for the exciting opportunities ahead.


“Most organizations lack the discipline to innovate sufficiently or systemically.”

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Michael’s talks and workshops

Michael’s speech and workshop topics include: The 4th Industrial Revolution, Disruption Across Industries, Exponential Organizations, Business Innovation Frameworks,Why Digital Transformations Fail.

Recently Michael has delivered keynotes at conferences for a variety of clients, including Finextra, the Mobile Marketing Association, SAP and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association. He has also designed and managed private working sessions and intensive workshops for a wide range of industries including: digital asset management, finance, insurance, construction and beverage.


 Recent sessions…….

Bangalore, Cartagena, Des Moines, Frankfurt, Geneva, Mexico City, Miami, New York City, Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Zhenzhou

Speaking & Workshop Clients

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"Really loved the day with you and the other fellas. I've quoted many times what we heard."  CEO Asda, (Walmart UK)

"Michael is an outstanding keynote speaker. The knowledge and expertise he brings to local companies are enlightening, pragmatic and conducive to their growth." KONG Weiguo, Founder and CEO of the Five Hundred Club (China)

“A good reminder of our important role in navigating the friction.”  CXO New York Public Radio

“Very enlightening session and a great reminder about how the future is upon us!”  VP Giorgio Armani Corporation

“Scary or exciting session? Answer is both!” SVP Virgin Pulse

“My takeaway - an area to yet unlock - is to look at labor as a variable vs fixed cost, by utilizing crowdsourcing technology (a la TaskRabbit, Upwork)  to find specialized/temp talent. Thanks for the overview Michael!” SVP Kate Spade & Company

“Content was very relevant.  Wish he had spoken for several hours – there’s WAY more I wish he could’ve gotten into.  Overall, very good session.” Evanta CHRO Summit Attendee