Max undertakes speaking engagements at conferences, company events, and online events (TV and Zoom). He speaks on topics such as:

  • Mastery
  • Coachng and building a coaching culture
  • Leadership
  • CEO succession
  • Lessons for both leadership and personal inspiration, drawn from adventure and nature.

Some of Max's speeches are illustrated below. In addition, for example, he has also spoken on CNBC, and at a recent top management event (audience of 200) for the Gartner Group.

Rexel plc

Double-act with CEO to promote coaching and mentoring; recorded as input to top management learning program.

[Video available August 2021]

Royal Society of Arts

Keynote lecture at 250th anniversary of RSA - on Personal Mastery, illustrated by the lives of the Old Masters.

GROW model explained

Much-requested exposition of the GROW model at the heart of much coaching.

[Video available August 2021]

American Express

Leadership lessons from Shackleton

Vlerick Business School

Keynote at symposium on Coaching and Building a coaching culture.


Book launches at the Library of Scotland, and Waterstones Piccadilly for "The Call of the Mountains".

Selected talks at schools to inspire kids about nature and landscapes.