A charity has launched the first ever “social enterprise speakers agency” to help inspire positive change in the workplace through inspirational talks by activists, social entrepreneurs, and other notable figures.
The new agency has been launched by Expert Impact, a charity which has matched more than 400 social entrepreneurs with successful business people as mentors. Expert Impact hopes its new agency will inspire businesses to become more socially and environmentally aware.
Expert Impact Speakers will specialise in speakers who are diverse, ethically minded and passionate about changing society for the better. Names already on the books include entrepreneur and BBC One Dragons’ Den personality Steven Bartlett (pictured above), presenter and journalist Michelle Ackerley, and former British Army officer Chris Moon, who has campaigned around the world to ban the use of landmines after he lost two limbs in a landmine explosion in East Africa.
Each personality will be available for speaking engagements for all kinds of events, including conferences, award ceremonies and team building days. Expert Impact CEO Karen Lynch says that the new speaker offer is “an easy win for companies looking to show their staff and stakeholders that they value purpose in their operations”.
“We also think there is a growing appetite from corporates and their staff to hear how businesses with social and environmental aims operate, and we’ll be offering plenty of social entrepreneurs who can share that knowledge with them,” added Lynch.
All profits from Expert Impact Speakers will be used to support leaders of social enterprises and charities through Expert Impact Mentoring, which matches founders or CEOs of social enterprises and charities with business experts, for free, to seek advice on business or organisational challenges.
Expert Impact’s latest impact report found that turnover increased and jobs were created in the six months following mentoring sessions, and 97% of participants say they would recommend it.
Find out more about Expert Impact Speakers at expertimpact.com/speaking.
Photo by Matt Kelly