Alison Edgar MBE

The Entrepreneur’s Godmother, culture change, innovation and transforming teams
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Alison Edgar MBE also known as “The Entrepreneur’s Godmother” to a plethora of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Alison Edgar MBE is an expert in improving performance inside organisations. Throughout Alison’s years advising entrepreneurial businesses, she has analysed the important factors that make them successful. Alison takes these lessons and applies them to big companies, enhancing motivation, communication, and agility. She is known both for her practical tools that teams can implement immediately and for the ground-breaking and lasting impact she has on audiences.

Alison was one of the few women to be awarded an MBE on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2020 for her services to entrepreneurship and business. After gaining her knowledge and experience in the corporate arena for over 25 years, Alison has mentored some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, from start-ups to multi-million-pound turnovers.

A dyslexic author of two international best-selling books, Alison has mastered the balance of how to enhance readers’ personal and professional development. Her debut book was not only a WHSmith Top Ten Business Book but named one of the top business books written by a woman in 2019 by The Independent newspaper.

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Alison is a sought-after media contributor, and recently became a boardroom advisor for a new business TV show launching on Amazon Prime UK & US, airing in spring 2023.

Featured Topics Include:

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Intrapreneurship: Adopting an agile approach

At the heart of every successful business owner is passion. Passion for what they do, what they sell, and what they provide. Entrepreneurs maximise every second of every day, ensure no resources are wasted and see change as an opportunity to grow. How can we inspire employees to embrace this way of thinking?

Wouldn’t it be great if every employee had the same passion, ambition, and drive as a business owner? An intrapreneur does.

Intrapreneruship: "The act of behaving like an entrepreneur inside of a larger organisation"

Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs share four fundamental values

  • Innovation
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability to change
  • Resilience

In this interactive and engaging talk, using the 'What would I do if it was my?' concept Alison delves into her years of research surrounding what makes top performers feel like they are running their own business, extracting the critical framework to enable your audience to harness an intrapreneurial mindset which will inspire continuous improvement and adaptability.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You have a team of employees or leaders who would benefit from a boost in morale.
  • You are looking for a way to inspire innovative and outside-of-the-box thinking within your team.
  • You are looking for actionable takeaways that your team can implement straight away to improve work/life balance, well-being, communication, and motivation.

Key takeaways:

  • Why mindsets change over time and how they can maintain an agile approach every day to improve resilience and work/life balance.
  • The four behaviour types to build effective relationships with customers and colleagues will enhance communication and reduce friction.
  • The importance of their role and the impact they have in the broader organisation to boost morale and enhance motivation.
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Smash it! The art of getting what you want

In this interactive and upbeat talk, Alison inspires audiences to take control of their personal and professional goals, encouraging delegates to step out of their comfort zone to enhance wellbeing and motivation whilst building better relationships.

Working towards your goals can often feel overwhelming and like you’re never going to achieve them, so what’s even the point anyway?

The truth is, the reason we feel like that is that when we are setting personal and professional goals, we are missing the fundamental elements to success. Chances are, we haven’t analysed why we want what we want and what percentage of effort and resilience is required to achieve it.

Research shows that a lack of goals inside of an organisation can increase churn, reduce motivation, and ultimately have a significant impact on mental health and well-being in the workplace.

In this interactive and upbeat talk, Alison Edgar MBE inspires audiences to take control of their personal and professional goals, encouraging delegates to step out of their comfort zone to enhance well-being and motivation.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You are looking to enhance team motivation and morale by teaching effective personal and professional goal setting.
  • You are looking for a solution to help your team overcome workplace hurdles and build resilience.
  • Communication and effective collaboration throughout the workforce could be improved.

Key takeaways:

  • How to set effective personal and professional goals and actually achieve them.
  • How self-awareness and influence can build brilliant teams.
  • How the thoughts, feelings and actions of an employee can impact the wider organisation.
3
From castle view to view of the castle: A story of overcoming adversity, hidden disability, and breaking the mould

Follow Alison’s empowering yet relatable story as she breaks free from childhood adversity, poverty, and imposter syndrome to become a twice best-selling author, and one of the few females to be awarded an MBE for her services to entrepreneurship and business.

Follow Alison’s empowering yet relatable story as she breaks free from childhood adversity, poverty, and imposter syndrome to become a twice best-selling author, and one of the few females to be awarded an MBE for her services to entrepreneurship and business.

Leaving the corporate world and starting her own business at age 46, Alison tells the story of the important lessons she has learned throughout her life, showing that it’s never too late to achieve your goals, and no barrier should hold you back from achieving them.

From fighting imposter syndrome to nearly losing her life during childbirth, Alison connects with audience members like no other speaker, empowering delegates to understand that no matter where they came from, anything is possible with the power of resilience.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You are looking for somebody to inspire and motivate your team.
  • You may have heard from Olympians or explorers in the past, but are now looking for somebody whom your audience can directly relate to.
  • Your team may suffer from imposter syndrome or a lack of confidence in achieving their personal and professional goals
  • You want to boost resilience among your team.

Key takeaways:

  • How to overcome imposter syndrome to achieve your goals.
  • Understanding that every day is a school day and how to remain resilient in the face of adversity.
  • How to fight the shackles of negative past experiences to take control and mould your own future.

 

1
Intrapreneurship: Adopting an agile approach

At the heart of every successful business owner is passion. Passion for what they do, what they sell, and what they provide. Entrepreneurs maximise every second of every day, ensure no resources are wasted and see change as an opportunity to grow. How can we inspire employees to embrace this way of thinking?

Wouldn’t it be great if every employee had the same passion, ambition, and drive as a business owner? An intrapreneur does.

Intrapreneruship: "The act of behaving like an entrepreneur inside of a larger organisation"

Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs share four fundamental values

  • Innovation
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability to change
  • Resilience

In this interactive and engaging talk, using the 'What would I do if it was my?' concept Alison delves into her years of research surrounding what makes top performers feel like they are running their own business, extracting the critical framework to enable your audience to harness an intrapreneurial mindset which will inspire continuous improvement and adaptability.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You have a team of employees or leaders who would benefit from a boost in morale.
  • You are looking for a way to inspire innovative and outside-of-the-box thinking within your team.
  • You are looking for actionable takeaways that your team can implement straight away to improve work/life balance, well-being, communication, and motivation.

Key takeaways:

  • Why mindsets change over time and how they can maintain an agile approach every day to improve resilience and work/life balance.
  • The four behaviour types to build effective relationships with customers and colleagues will enhance communication and reduce friction.
  • The importance of their role and the impact they have in the broader organisation to boost morale and enhance motivation.
2
Smash it! The art of getting what you want

In this interactive and upbeat talk, Alison inspires audiences to take control of their personal and professional goals, encouraging delegates to step out of their comfort zone to enhance wellbeing and motivation whilst building better relationships.

Working towards your goals can often feel overwhelming and like you’re never going to achieve them, so what’s even the point anyway?

The truth is, the reason we feel like that is that when we are setting personal and professional goals, we are missing the fundamental elements to success. Chances are, we haven’t analysed why we want what we want and what percentage of effort and resilience is required to achieve it.

Research shows that a lack of goals inside of an organisation can increase churn, reduce motivation, and ultimately have a significant impact on mental health and well-being in the workplace.

In this interactive and upbeat talk, Alison Edgar MBE inspires audiences to take control of their personal and professional goals, encouraging delegates to step out of their comfort zone to enhance well-being and motivation.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You are looking to enhance team motivation and morale by teaching effective personal and professional goal setting.
  • You are looking for a solution to help your team overcome workplace hurdles and build resilience.
  • Communication and effective collaboration throughout the workforce could be improved.

Key takeaways:

  • How to set effective personal and professional goals and actually achieve them.
  • How self-awareness and influence can build brilliant teams.
  • How the thoughts, feelings and actions of an employee can impact the wider organisation.
3
From castle view to view of the castle: A story of overcoming adversity, hidden disability, and breaking the mould

Follow Alison’s empowering yet relatable story as she breaks free from childhood adversity, poverty, and imposter syndrome to become a twice best-selling author, and one of the few females to be awarded an MBE for her services to entrepreneurship and business.

Follow Alison’s empowering yet relatable story as she breaks free from childhood adversity, poverty, and imposter syndrome to become a twice best-selling author, and one of the few females to be awarded an MBE for her services to entrepreneurship and business.

Leaving the corporate world and starting her own business at age 46, Alison tells the story of the important lessons she has learned throughout her life, showing that it’s never too late to achieve your goals, and no barrier should hold you back from achieving them.

From fighting imposter syndrome to nearly losing her life during childbirth, Alison connects with audience members like no other speaker, empowering delegates to understand that no matter where they came from, anything is possible with the power of resilience.

This talk is perfect for you if:

  • You are looking for somebody to inspire and motivate your team.
  • You may have heard from Olympians or explorers in the past, but are now looking for somebody whom your audience can directly relate to.
  • Your team may suffer from imposter syndrome or a lack of confidence in achieving their personal and professional goals
  • You want to boost resilience among your team.

Key takeaways:

  • How to overcome imposter syndrome to achieve your goals.
  • Understanding that every day is a school day and how to remain resilient in the face of adversity.
  • How to fight the shackles of negative past experiences to take control and mould your own future.

 

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Alison talks about her Big Balls and boy does she have them!

We hired Alison for our Keynote slot at our event and would absolutely recommend her. She delivered her presentation with personalised touches and a kick-ass attitude that not only got the attendees in our room buzzing but also inspired the digital attendees.

It was a pleasure to work with Alison and her team.

Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group

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Alison was extremely professional, friendly and engaging- I would highly recommend.

Porsche

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