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Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

Leadership Speaker & Co-Founder of Real World Group
Country: UK

Keynote speaker Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, PhD, MBA, MSC, CPsychol, FBPS, has spent 25+ years in research and consultancy supporting the leadership development of individuals, and increasing leadership capacity in organisations. She is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, Emeritus Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Leeds and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

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Leadership speaker Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe is passionate about the ethical application of ‘inclusive’ leadership at all levels in organisations. She has dedicated a great deal of her research and practice to studying diversity and leadership and is a Patron of Women in Management. Her work to this effect includes serving as Special Advisor on Women in Management to Department of Health’s NHS Executive Women’s Unit in connection with response to Opportunity 2000 initiatives. Furthermore Beverly has made appearances on BBC, including BBC Woman’s Hour – on gender and leadership, as well as the BBC Sunday Programme – on what religions can learn from business.

Highly qualified leadership speaker Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe has a strong academic background; she has obtained a masters degree in the sociology & psychology of education and a PhD in the Microskills of Leadership. Beyond her academic background, Beverly has had a wide range of experiences including as Member of the founding ‘Guru Group’ of the UK Government sponsored MacLeod Review of Employee Engagement, Member of the British Government’s Training Agency Advisory Board on Management Education, Member of the Council for National Academic Awards, Member of the Register with special reference to Women in Management, Advisory Group Member for The King’s Fund Senior Management Development Programme for Ethnic Minority Women in the NHS, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for international journal: Women in Management Review and Abstracts and Member of the Commission for Racial Equality’s Transformation Team.

Beverly has presented keynotes internationally, in countries including Australia, Norway, Canada and Singapore. She has presented for clients such as Pfizer and JP Morgan, across sectors including health, banking and safety. Beverly excels at helping individuals and organisations to become more engaging, innovative, collaborative and effective. Her strong international reputation for her research has made her a widely sought after speaker.


    Speaker Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe Keynote Topics

    • From ‘charismatic’ to ‘engaging’ leadership: a new model and its impact
    • White water rafting – Leadership in the age of distraction
    • Enhancing quality through a collaborative workforce – the role of leadership
    • Cultivating a Culture of Compassion in Healthcare
    • Engaging boards: The relationship between governance & leadership
    • Engaging Boards: Creating cultures of quality, performance, care, and employee wellbeing
    • ‘Women’s leadership Journey: more snakes than ladders?’
    • The impact of gender & ethnicity on career success
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