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Speaking Business podcast

Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

Jun 8, 2021

Our guest this week is an internationally renowned Symphony and Opera Conductor.

He has held posts as Principal Conductor of the BBC Welsh National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Royal Ballet Covent Garden in the UK. 

He has also held Music Director positions developing no less than seven orchestras in his...


Jun 1, 2021

My guest this week works as an adviser to senior leadership teams on strategy, risk and performance.  As a former Red Arrows pilot, management consultant and senior manager in a global corporate, he is not a speaker who pontificates from the side lines, but has spent significant time on the pitch, in some of the most...


May 25, 2021

My guest is a former England international rugby player, who has played at the highest level and against elite players such as Jonah Lomu, (and survived!). He won 11 trophies whilst playing with the English and European Champions, Leicester Tigers. Since retiring from playing the sport, he has gained a first-class...


May 18, 2021

My guest this week is a world-leading expert on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He teaches at New York University, where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program, as well as at the London School of Economics.  Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation and Co-Creation Lab.

He is...


May 11, 2021

My guest this week is a business Psychologist and Humourologist who packs a punchline.

In the world of elite speakers, how many people have a background as a performer, comedian, TV psychologist, pop star and business guru? Not many!

Having had considerable success in all those areas, my guest is now the host of the...