Speaking | Xquadrant

Speaking

Richard speaks regularly to executive teams and groups of leaders, and keynotes at both corporate events and public conferences.  

Audiences love what Richard has to say...

"Richard delivered simply the best presentation of the day"

ALEX D. | DIRECTOR

"Really well structured with very practical examples"

MARTIN D. | COUNTRY MANAGER

"Very insightful - on both a personal and team level"

IAN G. | DIVISIONAL HEAD

"Clear and structured, Richard brings an openness and honesty which really engaged me and helped me to apply the key messages"

TOBIAS N. | COO

"Very thought-provoking, memorable and engaging"

JAMES A. | CTO

"I love Richard's ability to find the right angle of attack to spark self-reflection on my role as manager. He made me sit up and take action!"

BERNARD L. | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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Featured Keynotes

Interactive - engaging - 'ahas' that create lasting change

Secrets of the World's Best Leaders

How elite teams deliver 10X the results whilst everybody else muddles along

  • The specific missing elements that are draining the commitment, cohesion & performance from your teams
  • The 4 simple ingredients that world-class leaders use to create extraordinary performance - and how you can replicate this quickly and easily in your team
  • Why team-building and change-management initiatives consistently FAIL… and the simple 3-step process our clients use to consistently create permanent culture change within their organisation
  • How to dramatically increase the productivity of your team within 6 weeks, even if no-one has any time
  • AND how to do all of this without exploiting, dominating or manipulating your team, but actually releasing them into their fullest potential!

Next-Level You

The new keys to greater influence and impact in the Digital Age

  • The 5 seismic shifts that have quietly transformed how leaders create results in the digital age
  • The hidden tendencies that are undermining your influence without you knowing, and what you can do about it in the next 24 hours
  • The four keys to increasing your true impact with your colleagues, customers, team or family ... and how to build these reliably into your life and work
  • The simple way to engage the people you lead and finally release their best work
  • AND how to do this when you’re totally overwhelmed and your peers are permanently distracted by their devices!

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Richard's Speaker Bio

Richard Medcalf
Founder

Richard Medcalf describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender".

Richard is an executive coach & leadership consultant to exceptional founders and senior leaders in the tech/digital sector (and their leadership teams).

His clients are elite performers who've already achieved incredible things, and still have the ambition to 10x their impact and influence and achieve something that seems impossible right now. That can involve 1:1 coaching, taking the leadership team to its next level, or scaling high-performance culture throughout the business.

After a Masters Degree at Oxford University, where he came top in his year, Richard started his career in a premier strategy consultancy where he rose to become the youngest-ever Partner. He then spent 11 years at tech giant Cisco, firstly elevating Cisco’s relevance in the C-suite of its Fortune 100 customers before being selected for an elite team set up by Cisco’s President and CEO, John Chambers and Chuck Robbins, to catalyse strategic partnerships & new business models.

Richard has advised Founders and C-level execs for 20 years,  from Fortune 100 companies (Comcast, Mastercard, Sanofi, Sky, Orange, Bosch…) to high-growth tech firms (in AI, networking, robotics, fintech, …). He has overseen >$2B of deals.

Keen to marry the disciplines of strategy and leadership in service of his clients, he qualified as a senior leadership consultant and executive coach with GiANT Worldwide before founding Xquadrant in 2017.

Richard is bi-national English/French, lives near Paris, and is happily married and the proud father of two. He's also a licensed lay minister in the Anglican Church, and has an insatiable love for spicy food and the electric guitar.

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