The English charity Expert Impact, which in recent years has matched more than 400 social entrepreneurs with mentors, has just launched the world’s first social enterprise speakers agency named Expert Impact Speakers. They aim to capture a piece of the growing market for speakers and has launched the company with a diverse mix of social entrepreneurs, entertainers and thought leaders embracing topics within social and environmental change and impact.
Among the speakers, one can e.g. find:
Chris Moon, who in 1995 blew up parts of his right arm and leg in connection with a landmine explosion. He has since become a well-known lecturer on the topics of change management, motivation, leadership and the concept of limitation and is known for his great charitable work for the benefit of i.a. victims of landmines.
June O’Sullivan, an Irish social entrepreneur and author best known for her work in teaching young children. Since 2004, she has been the director of England’s largest social enterprise childcare organisation London Early Years Foundation.
Mark Andrew Watson is a British comedian and novelist. He has appeared in a number of films and TV series and has also hosted a series of broadcasts on BBC on how to understand life and the world around us.
According to Expert Impact’s CEO Karen Lynch, it is clear that there is a large market for engaging and inspiring speakers. At the same time, when customers are booking speakers at Expert Impact Speakers, they will contribute to creating a positive social and environmental impact. In this way, larger companies will be able to show their employees and stakeholders that they prioritize impact. It is absolutely crucial if companies are to attract the new generations of employees and talents that they can show that they are looking to do more than just make money. Expert Impact also believes that this means that corporates and their employees have a growing interest in hearing how businesses with social and environmental goals work, and Expert Impact Speakers has a wide range of social entrepreneurs among its speakers who can share that knowledge with them.
Expert Impact Speakers offers speakers for all kinds of events, including conferences, awards ceremonies and team building days. At the same time, the company differs from other speakers agencies, by being a social enterprise, and by specializing in speakers who are diverse, ethical and passionate about changing the world for the better. Common to the speakers is also that they want their speakers fee to contribute to a better world.
All profits from Expert Impact Speakers will be used to support leaders of social enterprises and charities through Expert Impact Mentoring. It is a program that, as previously mentioned, matches social entrepreneurs with successful business people, who then act as mentors for the entrepreneurs over a longer period of time.
Expert Impact’s latest impact report showed that for the social entrepreneurs who had been through the mentoring programe, their turnover had increased and jobs were created in the six months after mentoring sessions. 97% of participants said they would recommend the mentoring programe to others.
More about Expert Impact Speakers at: www.expertimpact.com/Speakers
About Expert Impact
Expert Impact was founded as a charity in 2014.
Through Expert Impact Mentoring, entrepreneurs and managers of social enterprises and charities can “borrow” a business expert for free to seek advice on business or organizational challenges. More than 70 business people are part of the mentoring program and more than 400 charitable and social enterprise leaders have participated in the program to date. Social entrepreneurs are matched with experts in relation to the particular business challenge they want help with.
More about Expert Impact at: www.expertimpact.com
This publication has been prepared within SENBS project No. 2020- 1-EE01-KA204-077999. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.