Jean Gomes – Keynote Speaker

CEO, founder, Outside

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Specialist Subjects

  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Building the right mindsets
  • Leadership
  • The Future of work
  • Teamwork


  • English


Jean Gomes is a New York Times bestselling author and trusted advisor to CEOs. He works alongside leaders to help them solve their biggest challenges including exponential growth, creating a culture of sustainable intensity and rethinking how organisations function in an uncertainty environment. His consultancy, Outside, works to be a driving force of human evolution. He is co-host of the podcast, The Evolving Leader which explores progressive ideas on the future of leadership.

Jean lectures at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, INSEAD’s LEAP leadership programme and The Henley Business School.

His clients have included: Google, BBVA, Nike, Coca-Cola, Condé Nast, eBay, GE, Microsoft, IMI, Halma, Sky, Pfizer, Sony, Schneider Electric, The Bank of England, Standard Life Investments, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, BMW, Warner Music, TikTok and Toyota.

With over 30 years’ experience, Jean has coached over 60 CEOs and senior leaders. He has worked extensively in elite sport including being a performance coach to the board of the Women’s Tennis Association, helping to create a new leadership strategy for the British Olympic community over the past two Olympic cycles and coaches the leadership of the Lawn Tennis Association. In 2020, he worked with leadership of the Wimbledon Championships to develop their future strategy.

Jean Gomes co-authored the New York Times bestseller, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, with Tony Schwartz. He is currently writing a new book on the science of building mindsets.

In 1997, Jean co-founded the think tank, HumanITy, a UK charity that advises governments and NGOs on issues of social exclusion and technology.

In 2011 he attended the 2041 Inspire Antarctic Expedition ‘Leadership on the Edge’, where he spent a month in the Antarctic alongside corporate leaders, educators, students and entrepreneurs from around the world, as part of an ecological research and lobbying programme. Jean studied neurochemistry, before moving into performance science and management consultancy.

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