Ed Gillespie

Ed the Speaker

Ed is a direct, funny and challenging speaker who is raw and unflinchingly honest in his exposition of the omnishambles polycrisis we all face today. He is revelatory in his explanations of how we got into this ‘hot mess’, and draws on his profound understanding of systems change to illuminate possible ways out and through.

Ed doesn’t pull his punches, but uses humour and authenticity to carry an audience’s hearts and minds along with him, leaving them galvanised to get organised and on with the huge and urgent tasks at hand.As a keynote Ed has delivered hundreds of talks all over the world, including four TEDx talks. He has an uncanny knack for ‘saying the unsayable’, articulating what everyone in the room might be feeling, but are often unable to express or vocalise. That’s the magic where real change begins.

Don’t expect to be wrapped up in a fluffy blanket. Ed challenged my thinking on climate change in a way I had never experienced before. It was a turning point in my career.
Captain David Morgan

Director of Flight Operations, Easyjet

Ed’s keynotes are legendary and he is a joy to work with, always bringing his trademark mix of provocation, wisdom and wit to every audience
Adam Grodecki

Founder, The Forward Institute