René Carayol

René Carayol is one of the world’s leading business gurus specialising in leadership, culture and transformation.

He shows precisely how contemporary leaders can inspire their people through a powerful and authentic emotional connection, to do the things that others said could not be done.
Whilst being a much-acclaimed Visiting Professor at the distinguished Cass Business School in London, and lecturing on their MSc in Management, René is no academic.

As well as one of the world’s leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500’s top CEO’s and their executive teams, René Carayol – Business Leadership has also actually been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses. He speaks with the authority and confidence of the expert practitioner who has seen and experienced it all before.

René specialises in delivering leadership and culture, which show precisely how contemporary leaders can inspire their people through a powerful and authentic emotional connection.

René Carayol

René Carayol draws much from his own unique experiences on the boards of some of the biggest international organisations; from Marks and Spencer and Pepsi, to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
He is the best-selling author of the leadership and culture bible, “Corporate Voodoo”, and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s best leaders, from former US President Bill Clinton to CEOs of blue chip businesses, including Jim Yong Kim at The World Bank, Ralph Hamers at ING Bank, Mario Greco at Generali and Maria Ramos at Barclays Africa. He has interviewed the good and the great including Jack Welch, Allan Leighton, Lou Gerstner, and Sir Richard Branson.


As the business world moves out of a sustained period of austerity, René
specialises in helping many blue chip businesses chart a path for growth and a culture of enterprise.
René tailors each keynote to fit the actual challenges or opportunities faced by his clients – embracing regional differences and cultural nuances learned from his years of experience working across the globe these include:



“René has made a significant and tangible difference to how we build and align our top teams, and pushed us to lead a lot more and manage a little less. In the two years he worked with the President and his direct reports, they have been totally transformed”. Sean McGrath / VP of HR – The World Bank

“A very insightful delivery that is life transforming. You cannot remain the same after being exposed to these concepts René talks about. A true leader himself, René shares time tested values and principles that delivers results. I have been impacted for life!” Bethel Yeboah – Make It Happen, Coca Cola Leadership Meeting

“This was clearly the most enthused and excited I have been after attending a conference, it has made me take a good look at my own behaviours and understand how they affect my team both good and bad. It has given me many of the tools I will need to transform my team and enticed me to make a difference as a leader. Thank you!” Mark Langdon – Travelopia Global Leadership Conference 2019

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