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Brilliant and engaging speaker, really nailed the points about leadership. Very clear in the messages she got across. All delegates enjoyed Lorraine’s speech. A lot of humour and honesty in her style too, which worked brilliantly.

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RTS London was absolutely delighted to host you for their Christmas lecture 2015. Your easy presentational style, full of amusing anecdotes yet not shying away from the big industry issues, was a perfect festive offering for all those with an interest in the world of television as it moves into a new era. Thank you for a sparkling evening

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Lorraine is a pleasure to work with – collaborative and highly professional. She made sure that she understood the brief and worked with us to understand what our objectives were from the event. What we got was a lively and engaging interview that helped Jeremy get across what he wanted to say to an important audience but in a way that felt genuinely conversational and not overly staged – quite a skill for Lorraine to pull off. Just as importantly, both Jeremy and I enjoyed working with her. I’d recommend Lorraine without hesitation to others.




Lorraine Heggessey gave an incredibly inspirational and motivational talk, identifying the key challenges of leadership and linking these to challenges faced by the NHS. A brilliant session that captivated our audience and left them with the thought ‘making the impossible possible”

“Lorraine was amazing, the link and similarities between the industries that she used very telling. A wonderful speaker



Liam Black, Director

Lorraine has spoken to a range of our blue chip audiences from small intimate settings to set piece speeches from the stage. She has a first class pedigree and draws very astutely on her experiences to craft intelligent and compelling presentations. She recently did a speech for us called The X Factor of Leadership. It was brilliant. A perfect mix of leadership insights, honesty about the challenges of getting to the top in a tough industry and some funny and engaging showbiz anecdotes. The audience loved it. I highly recommend Lorraine as a speaker and we will certainly be booking her again for our top clients.


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Dr David Ashton, Associate Consultant

Your session went down very well with the participants with 92% rating it as either excellent or good – the best scoring of all of the speaker sessions. Some verbatim comments were: –

“I found Lorraine Heggessey’s perspectives on leadership challenges very inspiring – it is great to hear from those outside health so that you don’t fall into the trap of thinking ‘it’s different for us’ – there are clear parallels and lessons to be learned.”

“…excellent, great style and delivery, liked the opportunity to discuss.”

I’m sure that I will be in touch in the future and I have recommended you to a couple of people who are looking for speaker input.

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Jacey Graham, Director

I booked Lorraine Heggessey to speak at a career networking event for 100 senior women at Shell, whilst I was Head of Global Diversity Strategy & Planning for Shell in 2004.  Lorraine was then Controller of BBC1 and was asked to draw on her own career experiences to provide insight and advice to the women in the audience which would help them navigate their own careers in corporate life.
Lorraine was a highly engaging speaker who kept her audience with her from beginning to end.  Her seemingly spontaneous style belied the preparation that clearly went into what she said- her anecdotes and examples hung together well and she constantly brought her audience back to the main theme, whilst remaining entertaining.
She managed to draw out the similarities for women of operating in two seemingly different worlds.  Lorraine has an ability to get to the heart of the issue on which she is speaking and makes her delivery very relevant to her audience.

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As CEO of the RTS over the last three years, I have been lucky enough to have Lorraine contribute a great deal to some of the Royal Television Society’s activities.
Specifically, last year in December, Lorraine gave the RTS London Christmas Lecture to a packed audience.

Lorraine made some serious points – but illustrated them with candid and witty anecdotes from her career – which has been truly remarkable.  Lorraine’s great brain, combined with a good empathy with people and a practical and responsive decision making made for an entertaining – but also very insightful speech.
Lorraine has also chaired a number of very high profile sessions for the Royal Television Society.  Lorraine has a great stage presence, the experience and brain power to ask the searching questions of very senior executives, and the peer respect from them of having held very senior positions herself.  Lorraine has chaired a number of President/CEO panels at RTS Cambridge – discussing strategic priorities and the future of their businesses.  In addition, Lorraine has chaired other panels dealing with policy in public service broadcasting, the creative and business challenges of running television production, and the position of the UK in a global market.

Corporate Speaking

Lorraine has delivered corporate speaking to some of the worlds best know brands.

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An incredible business leader.
A Captivating speaker.