Futurist, strategic insights and business success in turbulent times
Dr Graeme Codrington’s background and experience are rich and varied, from articles at KPMG to an IT startup, and from work in the non-profit sector to professional speaking, he has seen many different ways to succeed – and fail – in this changing world. In addition to practical experience, he has spent many hours in research, with five degrees and four best selling books to show for it. He works with a research team and colleagues at TomorrowToday, providing strategic insights for businesses and leaders across multiple sectors and industries all around the world. Graeme is particularly interested in disruptive change and how leaders can confidently guide their organisations into an uncertain future. He speaks in more than 25 countries to over 100 000 people every year.
- The TIDES of Change: five disruptive forces shaping the world right now
- Tomorrow’s Technologies Today: remarkable technologies changing the world in the next five years
- Mind the Gap: understanding and influencing different generations
- Adaptive Leadership: how to be a world class leader in an uncertain world
Graeme assists companies and their leaders understand the forces that are shaping the new world of work and prepare for disruptive change. During the past 15 years of presentations and strategic board advice, he has won numerous awards and been invited back repeatedly by CEOs of the world’s leading companies. The work his team does in research and analysis ensures that content is always up to date and on point. But most importantly, the companies he has worked with over many years have experienced real added value in their leadership, their strategic awareness and their ability to successfully navigate change.
Graeme prefers a conversational style, laced with a gently rebuking humour and liberally sprinkled with multimedia and inspiring stories that make the messages stick. In addition it is very important to him to think beyond the platform, and he works hard with clients to find ways to ensure value is taken back to the office and makes a real impact on business outcomes.
Graeme’s client list includes some of the world’s top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights and help them and their teams gain a clear understanding of how to successfully prepare for the future. Graeme is the co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists. He is also a guest lecturer at five top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has five degrees, including a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), a Masters in Sociology, and other professional degrees in Accounting, Arts and Theology, and Youth Work.
Graeme is the only speaker in the world to have been admitted to two different speakers halls of fame, in both South Africa and the UK (where he was awarded the Professional Speaking Association’s Award of Excellence). He is one of only a handful of professional speakers in the world to have earned the Global Certified Speaking Professional status from the Global Speakers Federation.
He has written five books, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”, published by Penguin. His latest book is “Leading in a Changing World”, published in July 2015. Graeme writes regularly for numerous blogs, magazines and journals, and is regularly called upon for comment by the media around the world.
Graeme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Along with his formal qualifications and research credentials, he has a wide range of business experience. He did Chartered Accountancy articles at KPMG, was involved in an IT startup, worked in the Charity sector, has been a professional musician, a strategy consultant and is now a full-time speaker, facilitator and author.
“Thank you for an outstandingly superb presentation you gave at our Annual Management Conference on Friday. We have been overwhelmed with very positive feedback about the insights that you shared with our managers in such a powerful and brilliantly well-presented way. Thank you for your wisdom and for being a significant contributor to what was a very successful day for us.”
Head of Marketing, Wesbank
“Thank you once again for your new key note performance of “the enemy within” at our Conference. It was sublime and I received only positive feedback from many delegates!!!!”
Marketing Director EMEA, NEC Enterprise Solutions
“Dr Codrington gave a thought provoking, stimulating and amusing session at the annual meeting of BearingPoint Partners, a diverse group of international, senior leaders. The feedback on the session was very strong and the presentation was tailored closely to some of our key themes, particularly innovation and the digital opportunity. Dr Codrington made his analysis of the future of work relevant to our business, fun to explore and just a little bit scary in their scale and potential impact on all businesses and our world.”
HR Director, BearingPoint