Rachel Botsman

Expert on the sharing economy & trust in business

Speaker Themes

  • Trust in business
  • The sharing economy
  • The impact of technology trends on business
  • Consumer engagement
  • Employee engagement
  • Corporate culture
  • Leadership & teamwork

Travels from

Sydney, Australia / Oxford, UK


Rachel Botsman is a leading expert and author on trust in the modern world. By distilling complex ideas into clear and compelling content, she gives us the tools to understand trust – what it means, how it works and why it’s essential for every aspect of our lives. She has been recognised as one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Rachel is the author of two groundbreaking books that have been translated into 12 languages. What’s Mine is Yours (Harper Collins, 2010) predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and was subsequently named by TIME as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World”. Her highly acclaimed work Who Can You Trust? (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) is a profound exploration of how technology is revolutionising human trust. It has been praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle and Don Tapscott and has been shortlisted for the Business Book Awards.

Rachel Botsman is a Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where she designed and teaches new courses on trust and technology. She is also an advisor to boards, senior leaders and governments around the world, helping organisations to build trustworthy cultures.

Rachel Botsman’s work has been widely published in The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Wired and other publications.

For more information on Rachel Botsman’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Rachel Botsman inspires audiences to think differently about trust and humility. She makes an immediate and lasting connection with her audience thanks to her clear insights and warm storytelling.

Rachel has been invited to speak to companies as diverse as Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Dorchester Collection, Microsoft and Salesforce, as well as at conferences such as the Drucker Forum, the World of Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have been viewed more than 4 million times.

As the go-to voice on trust, Rachel has a strong, insightful and engaging media presence across channels, including the BBC, CNN, NPR, and ABC.

Her topics include;

  1. Earning Trust with key themes of capability, character and transparency
  2. Trusting Cultures with key themes of diversity, integrity and humility
  3. Trust & Innovation with key themes of risk, growth and change.


“The feedback from her session on trust has been wonderful! All of our delegates really felt they could take a lot away and actually apply it, which of course is our ultimate goal.” — Xero

“Not one single day has gone by since the event without external & internal commendations on her engagement with our audience. Her message really connected and impacted the entire audience. It was also evident via our social engagement metrics.” — Adobe

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