News and Events

October 2021

From Survive to Thrive

"Very proud to see this super advertorial for our close colleague Manley Hopkinson and his Compassionate Leadership Academy in today's Saturday pages of The Daily Telegraph.  Never a more important...

July 2020

New Normal

There is a great deal of discourse on how moving forward we need to be more compassionate and lead with empathy. Since the publication of my book in 2014 I...

June 2020

STORIES – ACTION – PROOF

We have refreshed our Manley Talks Inspiration website to include more information on, the consultancy services that we offer and the hugely inspirational Compassionate Leadership Academy. We still firmly...

May 2020

March 2020

April 2019

Three Gates

I see so much hurt in the world by ill spoken words, be they by politicians, sports people, journalists or by us all through unsocial social media.  “Sticks and stones...

March 2019

October 2018

How Was Your Coffee?

There is so much in the media about the perilous state of our planet. Big floods in India, fires raging in Australia and Greece, hurricanes and typhoons destroying houses and flooding...

September 2018

May 2018

Time for Change

The time is definitely right for change.  Why do I believe the time is right? It’s what I see and hear. The millennial generation for sure look at the more senior generations running our...

April 2018

The Long Haul

As I struggled in the record breaking heat over the last 3 miles of this years London Marathon, I smiled inwardly, with only a determined tight lip and a furrowed...

February 2018

Woman Power

As I look at the culture that we have created in our corporate world, I am minded of the Suffragette movement that campaigned relentlessly to enable women to engage as...

January 2018

From Tragedy to Hope

There are many twists and turns on life’s journey, very few of which are in our control.  What we must never forget, though, is that we can always be in control...

October 2017

The Power of GET

There is so much stuff that we’ve “got” to do (big sigh)! “I have to take my son back to school“ “I’ve got to go to work” “I need to take the car...

April 2017

Plan – what plan?

Our news media is crammed with chattering about Brexit, Scottish Independence and other potential referendums or elections. There is so much advice freely given, demands expressed with outrage, clarion calls...

November 2016

Keep Calm and Move On

Let Obama be an example to us!! Not in every way, but in the way that, despite the depth of the rhetoric in the election, Obama is soothing the open...

September 2016

The Global Wine Challenge

We are delighted to announce this spectacular event to be held at the prestigious Chewton Glen Hotel, New Forest, on Friday 18th November 2016. Further details and booking can be obtained...

But there is no certainty…….

BREXIT, Trump, ISIS, Global Warming … There is so much uncertainty in the world. Uncertainty is taking over. The newspapers are full of it.  The television, radio and internet all bombard us...

August 2016

Better? Or were we just younger?

I am fortunate enough to be engaged in some great work with the Isle of Man Government and Police; to create a “Compassionate Constabulary and Civil Service” - what an...

July 2016

Collective Brilliance in Action

As the UK Labour Party rips itself to pieces and as the Conservative Party, through great statesmanship, pull back from the brink and start to take on its heady responsibility...