Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer

Most of what you’ve been told about leadership is out of date.

That’s according to best-selling author and “business muse”, Blaire Palmer.

She knows what goes on behind the closed doors of the Boardroom. Funny, engaging, provocative and original, Blaire speaks from experience having worked deep inside some of Europe’s most well known companies as coach and confidante to CEOs and their management teams.


The plea she hears again and again from CEOs is “How do we get our people step up and really drive change?” And now she has the answer. As she says “It’s time to bust outdated myths of leadership and completely re-think what it actually takes to lead an organisation today”.

As a BBC Journalist, Blaire was one of the youngest female producers of the BBC’s flagship “Today Programme” and spent a decade breaking stories and shaping the UK news agenda before her fascination with leadership and change led her to train as one of the UK’s first corporate coaches.

More than a decade later she is the author of 3 successful books on leadership and success, in demand as a confidante and coach in some of the most interesting and innovative Boardrooms in the UK, CEO of That People Thing – a consultancy which mobilizes leaders to step up and drive change - and is now sharing her insights with audiences around the world.

Known for combining warmth and charm with a no nonsense, straight talking style, she inspires audiences and leadership teams alike with her fresh ideas. Forget everything you thought leadership was about. Put all the books down! Ignore the wise words your first boss told you a million years ago. The world has changed and none of it matters now.