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Richard Gerver

Innovator; Educator & Author; Advisor to the UK Government

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 Richard Gerver Biography

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation, he argues however, that great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you. The three core principles that underpin Gervers philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact.

Gerver began his working life as an actor who worked as an advertising copywriter to make ends meet. He began a teaching career in 1992 and rose through the ranks fast being identified by the schools inspectorate in 1997 as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country. By 2005, he had won the prestigious School Head Teacher of the Year Award at the British National Teaching Awards for his work in leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Gerver developed his organizational philosophy of living, learning and laughing which reached his full development during his time as Head.

By 2003, Gerver was working with Tony Blairs Government as an advisor on education policy. In 2006, his work was celebrated at The UNESCO World Arts Education Conference in Lisbon, Portugal and in the same year Gerver was invited to Shanghai to speak about education transformation to members of the Chinese Government.

Gervers work and philosophy has been widely reported in the media around the world from the US to Russia, Australia to The Netherlands.

Gerver now works around the world, sharing his expertise and experience on cultural and organizational transformation, human development, leadership, creativity and innovation. He has worked with some of the worlds largest organizations including HBOS, SKANSKA, The British Council and RBS. Most recently he has been working with a large number of businesses to help them understand the visioning needed to overcome the fear and emotional uncertainty caused by the current economic crisis.

He still plays a part in education, and has just co-founded The International Curriculum Foundation which will help schools and authorities around the world to develop education systems that reflect the challenges facing our children in their future. He works around the world sharing his experiences and expertise and has recently advised The Blue Man Group as they develop their own school in New York.

Gerver works closely with Sir Ken Robinson on developing the awareness of human potential and creativity and features in Robinsons new best-selling book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

He also works as an author and media commentator. He is a regular contributor in the British print media; writing for The Times and The Daily Telegraph, he also makes regular appearances on the BBC; most recently on breakfast television and The Politics Show. He has just finished making a new series for The Teachers TV Channel, helping jaded teachers to rediscover their passion. Gervers first book Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today (Dec. 2009) deals with education transformation, his second, due by the end of 2011, deals with human capacity and the nurturing of talent.

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Books
El Cambio (Spanish Edition)

El Cambio (Spanish Edition)

Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It

Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It

Workbook for Gerver/Sgroi's Financial Algebra

Workbook for Gerver/Sgroi's Financial Algebra

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today: Education - Our Children - Their Futures

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today: Education - Our Children - Their Futures

Tiggernometry: Adding Bounce to Your Life

Tiggernometry: Adding Bounce to Your Life

Financial Algebra, Student Edition (Applied Mathematics)

Financial Algebra, Student Edition (Applied Mathematics)

Speaking Topics
  • Change: Learning to Love It, Learning to Lead It

    In this unique session, Richard will explore why change and uncertainty becomes so challenging for so many people; links to risk aversion, a need for safety, security and control, hamper and stifle so many people and organisations. Gerver argues that we must return to our childhood to see where things begin to go wrong and how we must change our mindsets and motivations as a result. He will explore issues of empowerment and the impact of Taylorism and industrial models as well as the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence to understand how to embrace change in uncertain times and just why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but is an ever present in the organic nature of the 21st Century. He will use his unique perspective as an educator, a leader and a performer to provoke new thinking about change as a core factor in defining our future successes on human and organisational levels.

  • The New Education Age: It's more about the future and less about the past

    Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it – Ancient African proverb The mass education system that the vast majority of us experience was created for a different time and place; it was created to control and maintain structures, systems and stability. For generations it worked reasonably efficiently; people knew what routes led to what kind of lives; professional, blue or white collar. An education that led to a higher qualification guaranteed certain opportunities and life choices for example. Times have changed; economic shifts, social and environmental upheaval and most importantly the rise and exponential development of new technologies have left society breathless and ill prepared for the challenges that face our local, national and global futures. Education defines the success of a society’s ability to control and manage change yet education has changed little since the extraordinary shift in the way life is led in the 21st century, as a result we are caught in a world where people are scared and often paralysed by the prospect of change, we are being overwhelmed by crises of global proportions around the economy, the environment and socio ethnic cohesion. The world has created the most sophisticated generation of consumers we have ever seen; the “on demand” generation. To them, much of what the formal education system offers is out-dated and irrelevant. If we are to prepare our children for their futures, education needs to radically rethink its purpose, its approach and its values. In his keynote presentation, Richard Gerver will explore the challenges we face, the questions we need to ask and the routes we need to take if our legacy for our young is to be one of success and empowerment.

  • Lead Happy!

    Recent surveys of employee satisfaction in both the US and Europe show that most people see happiness rather than financial reward as the most important factor in their working lives, citing shared, clear and tangible vision and values as the crucial defining factors. At the heart of any successful leadership and management strategy must be a sense of empowerment felt by every member of the team; that starts with a strong shared and implemented vision. In this speech Richard shares his experience of leading and managing vision development and transforming organisations through employee empowerment.

  • Schools for the 21st Century

    “Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it” – Ancient African Proverb In his keynote Richard will urge us all to focus in on our moral imperative as educators; to prepare our children for their futures. He will explore the challenges that our students face now and in their adult lives, challenging us to look beyond conventional thinking and practice and to ask questions of a new paradigm; he will highlight the need for leadership, a new type of strategic thinking and a new professional mindset. He will look at the notions of creativity, risk, skills and knowledge and will share his thoughts on how we make learning matter to the most sophisticated generation of consumers the world has ever produced. Richard believes in practice not theory and as such, will also share some of the work he and his staff developed at the world famous Grange School. The keynote will explore new ideas and thinking linking the future of education with organisations such as Pixar and Harley Davidson. Provocative, amusing and dynamic; Richard’s presentation will leave people with challenging and inspirational pathways for the educational journey ahead.

  • Additional Presentations by Richard Gerver:

    Tiggernometry: Adding Bounce to Your Life Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today Leading into the Unknown Out of The Ordinary – The Grangeton Story From Hoodie to Hero – Harnessing the Power of the Next Generation Beyond the Pane

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Richard Gerver

Innovator; Educator & Author; Advisor to the UK Government

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Richard Gerver Biography

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation, he argues however, that great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you. The three core principles that underpin Gervers philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact.

Gerver began his working life as an actor who worked as an advertising copywriter to make ends meet. He began a teaching career in 1992 and rose through the ranks fast being identified by the schools inspectorate in 1997 as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country. By 2005, he had won the prestigious School Head Teacher of the Year Award at the British National Teaching Awards for his work in leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Gerver developed his organizational philosophy of living, learning and laughing which reached his full development during his time as Head.

By 2003, Gerver was working with Tony Blairs Government as an advisor on education policy. In 2006, his work was celebrated at The UNESCO World Arts Education Conference in Lisbon, Portugal and in the same year Gerver was invited to Shanghai to speak about education transformation to members of the Chinese Government.

Gervers work and philosophy has been widely reported in the media around the world from the US to Russia, Australia to The Netherlands.

Gerver now works around the world, sharing his expertise and experience on cultural and organizational transformation, human development, leadership, creativity and innovation. He has worked with some of the worlds largest organizations including HBOS, SKANSKA, The British Council and RBS. Most recently he has been working with a large number of businesses to help them understand the visioning needed to overcome the fear and emotional uncertainty caused by the current economic crisis.

He still plays a part in education, and has just co-founded The International Curriculum Foundation which will help schools and authorities around the world to develop education systems that reflect the challenges facing our children in their future. He works around the world sharing his experiences and expertise and has recently advised The Blue Man Group as they develop their own school in New York.

Gerver works closely with Sir Ken Robinson on developing the awareness of human potential and creativity and features in Robinsons new best-selling book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

He also works as an author and media commentator. He is a regular contributor in the British print media; writing for The Times and The Daily Telegraph, he also makes regular appearances on the BBC; most recently on breakfast television and The Politics Show. He has just finished making a new series for The Teachers TV Channel, helping jaded teachers to rediscover their passion. Gervers first book Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today (Dec. 2009) deals with education transformation, his second, due by the end of 2011, deals with human capacity and the nurturing of talent.

Richard Gerver Books

Richard Gerver Speaking Topics

  • Change: Learning to Love It, Learning to Lead It

    In this unique session, Richard will explore why change and uncertainty becomes so challenging for so many people; links to risk aversion, a need for safety, security and control, hamper and stifle so many people and organisations. Gerver argues that we must return to our childhood to see where things begin to go wrong and how we must change our mindsets and motivations as a result. He will explore issues of empowerment and the impact of Taylorism and industrial models as well as the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence to understand how to embrace change in uncertain times and just why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but is an ever present in the organic nature of the 21st Century. He will use his unique perspective as an educator, a leader and a performer to provoke new thinking about change as a core factor in defining our future successes on human and organisational levels.

  • The New Education Age: It's more about the future and less about the past

    Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it – Ancient African proverb The mass education system that the vast majority of us experience was created for a different time and place; it was created to control and maintain structures, systems and stability. For generations it worked reasonably efficiently; people knew what routes led to what kind of lives; professional, blue or white collar. An education that led to a higher qualification guaranteed certain opportunities and life choices for example. Times have changed; economic shifts, social and environmental upheaval and most importantly the rise and exponential development of new technologies have left society breathless and ill prepared for the challenges that face our local, national and global futures. Education defines the success of a society’s ability to control and manage change yet education has changed little since the extraordinary shift in the way life is led in the 21st century, as a result we are caught in a world where people are scared and often paralysed by the prospect of change, we are being overwhelmed by crises of global proportions around the economy, the environment and socio ethnic cohesion. The world has created the most sophisticated generation of consumers we have ever seen; the “on demand” generation. To them, much of what the formal education system offers is out-dated and irrelevant. If we are to prepare our children for their futures, education needs to radically rethink its purpose, its approach and its values. In his keynote presentation, Richard Gerver will explore the challenges we face, the questions we need to ask and the routes we need to take if our legacy for our young is to be one of success and empowerment.

  • Lead Happy!

    Recent surveys of employee satisfaction in both the US and Europe show that most people see happiness rather than financial reward as the most important factor in their working lives, citing shared, clear and tangible vision and values as the crucial defining factors. At the heart of any successful leadership and management strategy must be a sense of empowerment felt by every member of the team; that starts with a strong shared and implemented vision. In this speech Richard shares his experience of leading and managing vision development and transforming organisations through employee empowerment.

  • Schools for the 21st Century

    “Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it” – Ancient African Proverb In his keynote Richard will urge us all to focus in on our moral imperative as educators; to prepare our children for their futures. He will explore the challenges that our students face now and in their adult lives, challenging us to look beyond conventional thinking and practice and to ask questions of a new paradigm; he will highlight the need for leadership, a new type of strategic thinking and a new professional mindset. He will look at the notions of creativity, risk, skills and knowledge and will share his thoughts on how we make learning matter to the most sophisticated generation of consumers the world has ever produced. Richard believes in practice not theory and as such, will also share some of the work he and his staff developed at the world famous Grange School. The keynote will explore new ideas and thinking linking the future of education with organisations such as Pixar and Harley Davidson. Provocative, amusing and dynamic; Richard’s presentation will leave people with challenging and inspirational pathways for the educational journey ahead.

  • Additional Presentations by Richard Gerver:

    Tiggernometry: Adding Bounce to Your Life Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today Leading into the Unknown Out of The Ordinary – The Grangeton Story From Hoodie to Hero – Harnessing the Power of the Next Generation Beyond the Pane

FAQs on booking Richard Gerver

  • How to book Richard Gerver?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Gerver for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Gerver, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Gerver or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Gerver?

    Booking fees for Richard Gerver, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Gerver, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Gerver?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Gerver for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Gerver for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Gerver or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Gerver or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Gerver is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Gerver for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Richard Gerver generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Benjamin Zander, Erik Wahl, Neal Petersen, Jones Loflin and Amanda Gore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Gerver for an upcoming event.

Richard Gerver Speaking Topics

  • Change: Learning to Love It, Learning to Lead It

    In this unique session, Richard will explore why change and uncertainty becomes so challenging for so many people; links to risk aversion, a need for safety, security and control, hamper and stifle so many people and organisations. Gerver argues that we must return to our childhood to see where things begin to go wrong and how we must change our mindsets and motivations as a result. He will explore issues of empowerment and the impact of Taylorism and industrial models as well as the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence to understand how to embrace change in uncertain times and just why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but is an ever present in the organic nature of the 21st Century. He will use his unique perspective as an educator, a leader and a performer to provoke new thinking about change as a core factor in defining our future successes on human and organisational levels.

  • The New Education Age: It's more about the future and less about the past

    Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it – Ancient African proverb The mass education system that the vast majority of us experience was created for a different time and place; it was created to control and maintain structures, systems and stability. For generations it worked reasonably efficiently; people knew what routes led to what kind of lives; professional, blue or white collar. An education that led to a higher qualification guaranteed certain opportunities and life choices for example. Times have changed; economic shifts, social and environmental upheaval and most importantly the rise and exponential development of new technologies have left society breathless and ill prepared for the challenges that face our local, national and global futures. Education defines the success of a society’s ability to control and manage change yet education has changed little since the extraordinary shift in the way life is led in the 21st century, as a result we are caught in a world where people are scared and often paralysed by the prospect of change, we are being overwhelmed by crises of global proportions around the economy, the environment and socio ethnic cohesion. The world has created the most sophisticated generation of consumers we have ever seen; the “on demand” generation. To them, much of what the formal education system offers is out-dated and irrelevant. If we are to prepare our children for their futures, education needs to radically rethink its purpose, its approach and its values. In his keynote presentation, Richard Gerver will explore the challenges we face, the questions we need to ask and the routes we need to take if our legacy for our young is to be one of success and empowerment.

  • Lead Happy!

    Recent surveys of employee satisfaction in both the US and Europe show that most people see happiness rather than financial reward as the most important factor in their working lives, citing shared, clear and tangible vision and values as the crucial defining factors. At the heart of any successful leadership and management strategy must be a sense of empowerment felt by every member of the team; that starts with a strong shared and implemented vision. In this speech Richard shares his experience of leading and managing vision development and transforming organisations through employee empowerment.

  • Schools for the 21st Century

    “Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it” – Ancient African Proverb In his keynote Richard will urge us all to focus in on our moral imperative as educators; to prepare our children for their futures. He will explore the challenges that our students face now and in their adult lives, challenging us to look beyond conventional thinking and practice and to ask questions of a new paradigm; he will highlight the need for leadership, a new type of strategic thinking and a new professional mindset. He will look at the notions of creativity, risk, skills and knowledge and will share his thoughts on how we make learning matter to the most sophisticated generation of consumers the world has ever produced. Richard believes in practice not theory and as such, will also share some of the work he and his staff developed at the world famous Grange School. The keynote will explore new ideas and thinking linking the future of education with organisations such as Pixar and Harley Davidson. Provocative, amusing and dynamic; Richard’s presentation will leave people with challenging and inspirational pathways for the educational journey ahead.

  • Additional Presentations by Richard Gerver:

    Tiggernometry: Adding Bounce to Your Life Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today Leading into the Unknown Out of The Ordinary – The Grangeton Story From Hoodie to Hero – Harnessing the Power of the Next Generation Beyond the Pane

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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