Polly LaBarre keynote speaker
Polly LaBarre keynote speaker

Polly LaBarre

Expert on leading organisational change

Speaker Themes

  • Leading organisational change
  • Culture
  • Innovation
  • Talent retention/attraction
  • The people-centred organisation
  • New architectures for collaboration
  • New ways to develop talent
  • Building a better workplace
  • Creating nimble organisations


Polly LaBarre is an authority on leading organisational change. She is a Co-founder of Management Lab; member of the founding team, Fast Company; and Co-author, Mavericks at Work: why the most original minds in business win.

In a world awash in profound change and at a time when everything is on the table, Polly LaBarre helps leaders make sense of and creatively respond to the forces buffeting their organisations.

A bestselling author, speaker, and thinker who’s advised top global organisations, Polly’s mission for the past 20 years has been to make every kind of organisation fundamentally more resilient, innovative and inspiring. Her insights embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact.

Polly is an inspiring and provocative voice on the big ideas and important questions that will shape the future of organisations, work, and collective progress.

Polly’s work is driven by three core questions: 1) How do we support human flourishing? 2) How do we cultivate the audacity of imagination required to tackle our most intractable problems? And 3), how do organisations and individuals change how they change to become endlessly resilient?

For more information on Polly LaBarre’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Managing change in an unpredictable world is one of the chief challenges confronting business leaders globally. Polly LaBarre expertly helps organisations navigate this challenging context.

Here speech themes include, but are not limited to:

Leading In The New Work Order
Polly takes leaders on a journey across this new landscape—inspiring them with fresh thinking on the work of leadership and equipping them with powerful new approaches for this new work order.

Roll With Change: Recipes For Re-invention & Resilience
Drawing on her research and work inside some of the world’s most innovative and progressive organisations, Polly LaBarre lays out actionable strategies for building a perpetual innovation engine.

The Human Edge: Designing Work To Create A Cultural Advantage
In this talk, Polly unpacks design rules for unleashing your organisation’s full human and creative capacity and lays out a path for humanising work.

Designed To Flourish: Develop People, Defeat Disruption

Polly takes the audience on a quick tour of the organisations and leaders investing in human flourishing in powerful new ways—and offers up a short course in “adult development.”

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