Richard Mullender, a former hostage negotiation expert, is one of the leading keynote speakers and corporate training facilitators. He provides training and advice on persuasion and elite-level listening skills, equipping his audiences with what it takes to persuade similar to real hostage negotiators. Richard's unique experiences include a military career, training to become a hostage negotiator, leading training at the National Hostage & Crisis Unit at Scotland Yard, becoming a serious crimes detective, and working for the Metropolitan Police. He now offers speech services to those who want to benefit from his skills and experiences.
Why you should book Richard Mullender for your next event
- By sharing his elite-level listening skills through his talks, Richard has proved to be instrumental to a wide range of audiences, especially those looking to sharpen their persuasion and negotiation skills, as well as their listening abilities.
- His profile speaks for itself. Richard has worked with high-profile organizations, including the BBC, FBI, and many more. The experience he has garnered while working for these entities enables him to provide unique insights with the potential to influence the outcomes.
- He is an astute speaker with excellent communication. He combines passion and eloquence to inspire his audiences.
Boasting a wealth of experience in hostage negotiation and speaking, Richard Mullender had rare opportunities to work with some of the world’s biggest organizations. For instance, he has worked with Hilton Worldwide, the BBC, John Lewis, NSPCC, Sky, and the Bank of England. Moreover, Richard has worked as an advisor to the likes of The Indian Services, the UN, the FBI, The World Food Programme, and The Scorpions in South Africa.
Although some of Richard’s activities have been concealed, he is known to have been involved in several high-profile negotiations, including the release of three members of the UN staff who had been held hostage in Afghanistan in 2004. In 2006, his listening skills had an immense contribution to the intelligence that informed Norman Kember’s rescue in 2006.
Having earned a huge reputation courtesy of his activities, Richard turned to keynote speaking, an area where his star shines even brighter. He has since become a popular choice for corporate and business events. Looking to teach, entertain, and challenge his audience with new things, Richard is a brilliant addition to any corporate event; his engaging presentations are second to none.
As a keynote speaker, Richard Mullender has been covered on many media platforms, including BBC Radio 4, Radio 5, Times Radio, and the Sunday Times. He is also the author of ”Communication Secrets of a Hostage Negotiator.”
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