PSA Speaker Factor Scottish Final – September 2018 - Presenting the Leadership of Change

Professional Speaker Association (PSA) Speaker Factor Scottish Final – 8th September 2018- Edinburgh, UK


I entered the competition to test my Leadership of Change speech on:


Employees Groups involved in Organisational Change - ADVOCATES, OBSERVERS and REBELS


Speech Extract:

"We all know CD (Change Disruption) is the order of the day, whether you are a Corporation or a SME – but what can make us better at change implementation?

I’d like to share MY change management insights and tactics with you all.

I have been involved in Change for over 30 years, both as an internal and external consultant, working for organisations such as Shell and EY.

I have worked in more than 30 countries and it doesn’t matter if I am in America, the Middle East or here in Scotland

I typically encounter three-employee standpoints:

ADVOCATES, OBSERVERS and REBELS"Change leadership requires a different set of skills than leading normal day-to-day operations, this capability must be developed before leading organisational change



"Nothing negatively impacts organisation performance quicker than an employee who resists change and who believes that the way they work today is the way they will work tomorrow”

I was a runner up and it was a great experience many thank to PSA Scotland and especially to Scott Johnston for his great support and coaching.

About Speaker Factor

Speaker Factor is the PSA competition for emerging speakers and is an annual contest for Associate Members, with regional heats taking place across the Summer and semi-finals and finals taking place during the Annual Convention in October. Each region puts forward their heat winner to represent them. Each Regional winner enters the National Semi-Finals at the Convention for a place in the National Finals at the same Convention. There are only five places in the National Finals.

The purposes of Speaker Factor:

  • Discovering, encouraging and nurturing emerging speakers in the PSA and speaker community.

  • Giving newer speakers visibility within the Association – a platform to show other members what they can do.

Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.

Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (May 2020) by Thinkers360.


Business Book Ranking: Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.

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