21 Willison Crescent
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Neil Dorward is a motivational speaker like no other because he speaks on the last taboo subject of death, legacy and funerals. Neil believes that death is the greatest motivational tool that life has to offer us because it helps us focus on our truest passions and what we should be doing with our lives.
CREDIBILITY - Neil is one of the few people in the UK who speaks at funerals almost every day of his life. He has a Ministerial/Pastoral background and 17 years of experience of healing bereaved families. He wrote the first book in the UK on the emerging profession known as Civil Funerals. In May 2011 he was voted by 400 peers within the Professional Speaking Association as the best Regional Speaker in the whole of the United Kindgom.
Neil was the first ever full time Civil Funeral Celebrant in Scotland and was the first person in the UK to gain the Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy with High Distinction.He has just written the first book in the UK on how to speak passionately at a funeral, called, “A Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech”.
He is a full member of the Professional Speaking Association and divides his team between his funeral work, training work and speaking to business and corporate audiences in the UK and abroad. Neil has an MA, a BD and a Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and professional training qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has been a Certified Civil Funeral Celebrant for 6 years and has conducted over 2000 funerals.
LEADERSHIP LEGACY IN BUSINESS - Leadership and management is seen by our example, the quality of our interactions with colleagues, the energy we give or take, the rewards and sanctions we deliver, removing fear and promoting authenticity. Leadership is using our personal power to win the hearts and minds of people to achieve a common purpose, by giving people a clear understanding of what people have to do, why and how it might be done, by generating feelings of excitement, challenge, ownership, commitment and involvement, openness and vulnerability. I am convinced that there is a relationship between leadership and openness, a willingness almost to let people take advantage of you, to let them take your ideas, to share knowledge, to compliment and praise people. As we move up the leadership spectrum, from IQ to EQ to SQ, there is greater risk and vulnerability. In order to understand leadership we have to examine our personal values. And the aim, as you might suspect is to merge your personal values to match the values and mission of the organisation. Its all about how we treat people, talk to them, listen to them, the levels of trust we generate, the example we generate. We can define our leadership legacy as the ability to recognise the interplay between personal aspirations and the achievement of company objectives. What are people saying about us now? Are the people you work with aspiring to be like you? What leadership legacy will you leave behind at 5pm or when you retire from the company? The leadership legacy we leave today is the one we made yesterday and the one people will look up to tomorrow.