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Steven D’Souza

International Executive Educator, Coach & Advisor
Country: UK

Keynote speaker Steven D’Souza is an international educator in HR, leadership and talent management and has delivered talks and presentations to global brands and organizations like Eurostar, Facebook and BNP Paribas. His work has been featured in national and international media, and he was ranked as one of the Top 30 Influential Thinkers in HR globally by HR Magazine.

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Steven D’Souza holds a BA (Hons) in Theology, Philosophy, Religious Studies with History and an MSc in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge Business School. His resume is long and impressive and before turning 30, he held a position as a Vice President in an investment bank. He has experience in many different industries and has worked in the fields of HR, Leadership, Diversity, Organizational Development, Recruitment and Internal Communications. This gives him the opportunity to really understand what organizations are going through and thereby give his absolute best advice to the situation.

He brought his corporate experience into education and became an Executive Fellow for IE Business School i Madrid in 2008. Here he helped them on the design, content and experience of their international customised programmes. The business school was ranked as the #1 Business School in Europe by Financial Times in 2013. He is also an educator for Duke Corporate Education which has been ranked #1 by the Financial Times for Custom Executive Education for the last 11 years.

Steven D’Souza was also ranked as a 2016 Radar Thinker by Thinkers50. The ranking shows which world class management thinkers are most likely to change the future of business and management practice.

Besides his work as an international speaker and coach, he is a best-selling author and his book, co-authored Diana Renner, “Not Knowing” won the 2014 Chartered Management Institute’s Management and Leadership Book of the Year. The book argues that by not knowing we discover and explore new ways of dealing with business and management issues and difficulties. He is also the author of “Made in Britain” (with Patrick Clarke) and “Brilliant Networking” and a fourth book is on its way.

Steven D’Souza receives outstanding feedback for his keynotes which cover a wide range of topics. He is able to customize topics for your specific audience, organization and situation, but below are some examples of popular talks.

    Keynote by Speaker Steven D’Souza

    Diversity and Inclusion

    • How we can learn from diverse role models
    • Overcoming unconscious bias
    • Managing diverse global teams


    Keynote by Speaker Steven D’Souza

    Social Capital and Networking

    • How to be an effective networker
    • Making the most from your network
    • How to achieve success through networking and social capital


    Keynote by Speaker Steven D’Souza

    Not Knowing

    • How to manage yourself in uncertainty
    • Leading your team through uncertainty and change
    • Building resilience
    • Innovation and creativity – finding the opportunity in ambiguity
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