Nigel Risner

Turning limited people limitless and Creating phenomenal communication in the workplace

why book nigel?

  • Nigel draws on real-life examples to guide professionals through adversity and change helping to empower them to play to their strengths and embrace opportunities
  • With a focus on boosting self-esteem, Nigel empowers individuals at all levels to embrace opportunities and navigate challenges effectively
  • Nigel runs webinars and Zoom presentations, including the “Champions” program, helping businesses deal with change, build resilience, and focus on their vision and mission


Nigel Risner draws on real-life examples to guide professionals through adversity and change. He helps to empower them to play to their strengths and embrace opportunities through lively sessions designed to teach clients, at all levels, how to boost self-esteem and make things happen. As a dynamic keynote and motivational speaker, Nigel currently runs webinars and zoom presentations so that people and their organisations can become ‘Champions’ in their own right, a new program he’s developed to help businesses deal with change, feel resilient and hone in on their vision and mission in these uncertain times.
His presentations are bespoke for businesses looking for new information about their everyday situations, interactions, opportunities, problems and challenges. The information he shares is delivered with a lot of snap – so people can grasp it, remember it and use it at once. Nigel teaches strategic techniques, that he helps teams to put into practice on a regular basis, and inspires others to have faith in themselves. He has proven the power of these tenets in his own career: at only 26-years-old, he ran a successful finance company as one of the youngest CEOs in

He was also the former president of the London Chapter of Professional Speakers Association, has been voted Speaker of the year by the Academy of Chief Executives, Vistage and Footdown and is a Companion of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.

His ‘animal theory’, expounded in his book ‘It’s a Zoo Around Here’, is particularly popular: delegates are categorised according to four communication styles—lion, elephant, monkey and dolphin—to demonstrate how teams can benefit from the interplay of its different members.
As a motivational and keynote speaker, Nigel is much in demand in the corporate sector, covering numerous topics including resilience, change, relationships in the workplace and embracing opportunities like working from home and uniting your team remotely. he is also still presenting his key programme on communication in an ever changing world via zoom.






Nigel Risner


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“Nigel is an inspirational speaker and writer… what you need to find out is what he has to offer – then take advantage of it.”

Findlay Caldwell, MD of RAC

“The feedback that I have had has been awesome, your combination of humour passion and energy was an inspiration for the whole team and was the perfect climax to our managers conference.”

Body Shop MD of Retail

“We genuinely felt that your presentation was miles ahead of anything we have seen from other speakers we have used.”

Schering Healthcare

“Your lively and professional style made the event a great success and you are the first speaker we have had to score a perfect ten score from all who have attended.”


“I have never seen a group so moved and motivated to change, you literally blew them away with your style and delivery. Your aim was to make just 1% DIFFERENCE in people’s lives, I think some had a 100% shift!”

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

“Many thanks for you outstanding presentations at the National Sales Awards Conference 2001. Once again delegates scored you 10 out of 10…your contribution was an important factor in the overall success of the conference.”

The National Sales Awards