As a highly experienced keynote speaker and presenter Manley is not limited to his signature themes. Drawing upon his adventures and corporate experience he can work with you to deliver a personalised presentation, cementing your core values or event message, motivating your team and celebrating your organisation. He invests the time to get to know you and your team, creating memorable events with actionable outcomes. Add a facilitated workshop to further embed your message or strategy.

The Take-Away

You have some specific leadership challenges that you want to embrace and resolve. It might be to improve collaboration, communication, decision making, influence or a myriad of other critical skills and attitudes. Share your needs with Manley and he will expertly craft his stories to emphasise your precise need. Let the power of the story and metaphor be the anchor for the learning for you and your team to create the breakthrough and transformation you need.

It is always inspirational to hear how leadership is applied and tested in such extreme conditions and think about how they translate to the corporate world.

Todd Corder, GE Gas Power

His engaging approach to storytelling kept our audience captivated who learnt all about this experience of leading a team while taking part in the toughest yacht race on earth.

Gill Shaw, BSS

As a public speaker you have such a very fine delivery style, a very good balance of wit and guidance, I can see how you must inspire people to follow you, even into the eye of the storm with confidence.

John G Heath RAF VR(T), Squadron Leader

in my 19 years as a police officer, that was the best presentation I have ever experienced. I came away feeling inspired and motivated. I could have listened to him for hours!

Detective Constable Donna Murdoch , City Police

We only occasionally treat ourselves to a guest speaker and you really made the day for us.

Martin Trott , Executive Officer to the Serjeant at Arms - House of Commons

Manley had me hanging on his every word. His passion is infectious

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Watch him and you know what leadership looks like. Listen to him and you learn what it entails.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Wow, what a brilliant way to end our amazing company away day.

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The guest speaker was superb, get him back! Thanks very much for making such a great impact on our audience!

Andrea Davis, Internal Communications Manager - Xerox Europe and UK

I thought your presentation was great with some really powerful messages.

Lynn Nicholson, Barclays Bank

Informative, fun and engaging.

Edward Murray , CEO - Omni Group

I thought Manley’s exposé was very powerful, a rare combination of wit and real depth.


Thank you for an outstanding, inspiring, and thought provoking presentation

James O’Donnell , Citi

My main take away was the value of understanding individuals motivation better. To have that insight around what makes a person tick, really places managers in a powerful position to get the best out of their team.

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This talk will stay with me for a long time.

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He is so generous with his level of energy, passion and sharing of his knowledge and enthusiasm –  it’s so infectious!

(Shirley) Delegate , Pathway to Purpose – South Africa