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

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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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We've been featured on some of the world's top podcasts

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Audiences love what Richard has to say...


Very insightful - on both a personal and team level.


Time well spent

The best hour I've spent this entire year!



Very thought-provoking, memorable and engaging.

James Atack CTO

Fantastic & amazing

Thanks again Richard for this fantastic session which has received amazing feedback.

Dan Wells CEO

Openness and honesty

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


Best presentation

Richard delivered simply the best presentation of the day.


Well structured

Really well structured with very practical examples.



Thanks for the presentation. It was an eye-opener for me. I've identified 3 actions that need my immediate attention.

Timothy Kamombo Finance Director

Spark self-reflection

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!


Helpful & informative

Thanks for a fascinating session that was very helpful and informative.


Really good material

Really good material. You helped me nail down some really practical next steps!


Richard's Bio

Richard Medcalf

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 a leadership consultant and trusted advisor to exceptional CEOs & Founders of complex technology-driven businesses, and to 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 an executive coach with a global leadership brand 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.