Hayley Barnard OBE

Expert on unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion, and inclusive leadership

Hayley Barnard OBE | NMP Live
About

Hayley Barnard helps organisations become more innovative and profitable by developing a more diverse workforce and diverse customer base.

Her clients include BAE Systems, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Diageo and the Care Quality Commission to name a few and was delighted to have been nominated by one of her clients and then shortlisted for the HR Supplier of the Year Award from Personnel Today.

When Hayley was in her 20s she was in a rush... after quickly rising to become General Manager of Sir Chay Blyth’s ‘Challenge Business’ at 23, she went on to secure her first board level post by 26. She studied marketing at postgraduate level and later founded her own communications and sponsorship business alongside her sister, motivational speaker Debra Searle MVO, MBE of which she is still a board director today.

Now, Hayley’s mission is to ensure that her time and effort is spent in effecting positive change for her clients. Her vision is that, by empowering business people, we can foster a culture of inclusivity both inside and outside the workplace.

Hayley Barnard has a very personal interest in Diversity and Inclusion as many of the ‘protected characteristics’ have impacted on her life in some way. Having always been fascinated by religions and the impact they have on people’s behaviour, she chose to study Religious Studies for her first degree, specialising in Islam.

Hayley has a number of close family members who are gay and also has two children who have a disability. Needless to say, as a woman she holds more than a passing interest in gender balance and her early senior posts in her 20s left her questioning how those of differing generations can work more affectively.

Hayley Barnard is committed to seeing all achieve their potential regardless of their gender, sexuality, age, religion, race, sexuality or personality type.

Speech Topics

Hayley Barnard is a prolific keynote speaker providing entertaining and inspirational speeches for company conferences, annual meetings, associations and corporate events.

From trekking across the Arctic, to training to swim the English Channel and running three companies alongside a family, Hayley knows a thing or two about maintaining motivation.

She shows delegates practical strategies to help them realise their goals and believe in their own potential. Most importantly, Hayley equips delegates with the tools not only to achieve, but also to foster a work/life balance which makes for healthy and resilient workforces and individuals.

Hayley’s recent keynote presentations include:
• Moving from Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership
• Diversity Dividend: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion
• Developing a Gender Balanced Business
• Why can’t you be more like me? An introduction to Unconscious Bias
• If you don’t ask, you don’t get: ambition & business critical assignments
• Inclusion and Innovation

Hayley Barnard is the perfect speaker when you want to...
• Shift your team’s focus from Diversity and Inclusion being a ‘nice to have’ to being a ‘business imperative’.
• Expand your team’s understanding of how Unconscious Bias is affecting their leadership.
• Have your leaders use their intelligence to amplify the capabilities and intelligence of those around them.
• Cultivate a passion for inclusion that will shift your company’s culture.
• Give your teams practical tools to tap the potential of ALL employees.
• Have a great time learning profitable, business-building skills with lots of laughs.

Testimonials

Hayley presented at our Senior Management Conference on Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership. We have had fantastic feedback in terms of the great content which was delivered in both an engaging and authentic style. For example, ‘This was fascinating, brilliantly presented and directly applicable in the workplace.’

Dan Forbes-Pepitone - Talent & Capability Director - Skanska

Hayley was great at using stories to illustrate the subject and made it accessible for the audience, most of whom had no knowledge of Unconscious Bias before the session. She spoke with humility about her own biases and was able to help others start to see theirs without being accusatory. Her style is very conversational and relaxed.

Jacqueline Page - HR Business Partner, Diageo

Hayley recently presented at our EuroCACS conference for our Connecting Women Leaders in Technology programme. Her approach was energising, informative and presented with style and humour. The audience left with practical advice on how to improve gender balance in our workplaces and great feedback!

Maureen Gibbons - Director of Engagement Programmes - ISACA

Hayley was absolutely brilliant. She really captured the audience. I felt she was true. Very authentic, very inspiring!

Claire Reynolds - Head of Business Sales, Vodafone

She held the audience in the palm of her hands. She was extremely engaging. Very relevant and completely tailored to the audience.

Joanne Hession - Founder, The Entrepreneur's Academy

How to book Hayley Barnard OBE for your event

To book Hayley Barnard OBE, please submit an online enquiry, email bookings@nmp.co.uk or speak with one of our booking agents on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

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