For over 30 years Chris Roebuck has led global teams growing C suite and other leaders as High Performance Human Leaders to Accelerate Success by meeting their key objectives and beating challenges from M&A to customer focus, brand building to risk management and now AI adoption.
He’s delivered award winning major transformations and culture change, grown new talent to build entrepreneurial future focused organisations and shown how people power can boost profits.
Chris Roebuck has Accelerated Success at HSBC, London Underground, UBS, KPMG, Nat West, UK NHS, helped leaders grow in Goldman Sachs, Tata, Cardinal Health, UK & UAE Prime Ministers Offices, Huawei, Reuters, Barclays, Red Cross, Chinese Space Programme and more, all built on his experience as a British Army Officer and in senior leadership roles across business and Government.
He interacts with audiences to unleash the power of their own experience to become inspiring and authentic Human Leaders with an action plan to make it work tailored to their own needs and organisations objectives. This enables them to be successful not just now but for rest of their careers.
In 2024, Chris has been invited to join the new Advisory Board for University College London School of Management.
Leaders are confronted with the growing adoption of AI without really understanding it’s day to day impact on them, what it will do for them and what it won’t.
Chris clarifies the key areas of activity where AI will help but also where AI has little impact and where they must optimise their Human Leadership to integrate with AI.
He then helps them understand how to grow their authentic High Performance Human Leadership and create an action plan to Accelerate Their Success.”
Most of what is currently said about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a general overview which doesn’t give real clarity on how, day-to-day, leaders can optimise their success via effective use of AI combined with the power of inspirational Human Leadership.
AI can make leaders more effective through data analysis, decision making and other areas but also key to delivering success is face to face human interactions in real time which AI is unlikely to replace. A recent study on AI by Adecco found 61% of employees thought AI was just a tool and the Human touch would still be most influential at work.
This keynote gives leaders clarity on where AI will help them and where they need to Accelerate their Human Leadership capability to become High Performance Human Leaders. This focuses specific actions which are critical for success : slick task delivery, getting the best from people and focusing that best onto what the organisation needs to achieve. These will enable them to be effective not just now but Future Fit for the rest of their careers.
By the end everyone will have an action plan on how, day to day, they can be High Performance Human Leaders integrating with AI on a day-to-day basis to Accelerate Success.
The last few years COVID, Great resignation and economic instability have combined to create a perfect storm of uncertainty. Leaders and organisations who view this as an opportunity will flourish. It’s about leaders being able to scan the environment and identify opportunities, enable their people to do the same, then to implement so their organisations are more agile and successful.
Chris has worked with organisations at key uncertain points in their growth and is a leading expert in this field, eg his work at Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS on the first implementation of “entrepreneurial leadership” within a corporate environment, now part of the Harvard Case study.
The one certainty is change. Success is about being ahead of the change curve by assessing the change needed, adapting to make it and accelerating ahead of the competition. Every leader must recognise the need for change, even in their own team, present an inspiring vision for change and get everyone behind making the change reality.
Chris expertise in this area is proven through many roles from Global Head of Leadership and Talent at UBS, now Harvard case study on creating a new global bank, to leading culture change on the restructuring of the London Underground and also as Honorary Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership.
Inspiring everyone to give their best not only delivers high performance but it also grows talent. This is vital for the future of any organisation. Success in this based on using a set of simple principles and actions which leaders at all levels can implement to create a powerful talent generating system within a short time – simply a culture of growth and success. This enables more people to grow more quickly which then creates more high performers ready to become future talent.
Chris expertise in the world of talent development is exceptional through his various roles which have focused on this over 30 years at the highest levels, eg Global Head of Leadership & Talent at UBS, his book on strategic leadership development, the first on this critical subject, his mentoring programmes and his publications.
Could your teams work more effectively together? Collaborate better with other teams? Align their actions better with organisational objectives?
Would you like your leaders to be more impactful, inspirational and entrepreneurial?
Chris’s masterclasses teach leaders how this can be done. They deliver tangible benefits to individuals, teams and organisations.
Chris will analyse the challenges you face, the needs of your customers, your organisation’s strategy and your culture. He will help you understand the issues, find the solutions and plan actions in a range of areas critical for success.
This not only helps you deal with your work challenges, it enables you to better balance your home and work life.
Do you struggle to balance a myriad of everyday problems, organisational development, strategic planning and your personal life?
Having regular support from an experienced executive coach can help the deal with these challenges.
Chris has worked with senior leaders from healthcare to construction and financial services to digital. His leadership experience in the military, business and government. combined with his neuroscience certification in executive coaching and means Chris can offer a truly unique level of support to pressured senior leaders like yourself.
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“I found what you said really interesting and took notes to see what actions I can take.”
Thierry Henry, CEO Kingfisher Group
"This was amazing. It absolutely resonated with what I am trying to do with the leadership team. Your message was so crisp, so clear, so relatable, a true enabler for us create value for the business in future. It was fantastic.”
Peter Nolan, CEO BD Pharma
“It was fun and inspiring and I would recommend Chris to any organisation in this world of constant change. The team got more out of this than I ever thought they would. A massive thank you Chris.”
Barry Tyce, HRD Haefele
“A fabulous session. Chris really worked his magic to bring leadership to life. It’s great to have Chris come in and read the audience and understand what we need out of them to be successful. It was really inspiring and he's given us concrete actions which will help us all be better leaders.”
Kristen Delphos, Head of Communication, Dematic
“Having Chris at our annual leadership conference was a key part of the 2 days. It was really fantastic, it was interactive, lots of new ideas, and action steps for everyone. A really great experience.”
Sian Hughes, HR & Corporate Affairs Director, Knauf
“I have read books and heard leadership speakers over many years but yours was the most inspirational, sensible, clear and practical approach I’ve heard. You were outstanding.”
Colonel Helen Singh – Senior UK National Health Service leader and Commanding Officer, UK Army Reserve, Field Hospital
“Thanks for your inspiring keynote which was very well received by our participants and for us on the Partner Candidate Development team as well – much appreciated! Plenty of take aways when we asked for what they brought with them from the keynote. It’s been a pleasure working with you and we feel we have enriched the opening webinar of the programme and the value it brings to our candidates.”
Head of Learning & Development, KPMG Northern Europe, Stockholm
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