Sally Earnshaw – Keynote Speaker

Chief Oompher, Culture, Change Leadership and Keynote Speaker

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leading Change
  • Bold Leadership
  • Customer-Focused Leadership
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Women in Leadership
  • Be the Best You Can Be
  • High-Performing Mindsets
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Workshop: Strategy into narrative
  • Workshop: Accelerate Change Execution


  • English


Sally Earnshaw, known as the Chief Oompher, is a renowned expert in leadership effectiveness and organisational culture. For over 20 years, she has been helping top teams from globally recognized brands, as well as important but lesser-known companies and rapidly growing small businesses, energize their strategies, cultures, and people to achieve high performance. Sally’s expertise lies in her ability to bring out the best in people and organisations by focusing on clear, practical, and impactful communication and leadership tools that deliver immediate results.

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive economic environment, speed of execution is a must. Sally emphasises that “your strategy is worth nothing if you can’t communicate it.” Effective communication in leadership fosters resilience, boosts productivity, and enhances overall performance. With increasing demands on leaders to navigate complex changes and drive their teams towards success, Sally’s insights on the importance of clarity, how to get everyone aligned and engaged and tools to drive execution have helped hundreds of organisations build a high-performance culture.
Sally’s keynotes are highly interactive and engaging, offering practical tools that can be immediately applied in both professional and personal contexts. Her sessions are known for their real-life examples, humour, and human science hacks. She focuses on delivering the greatest hits of tools, strategies, and approaches that have proven successful over two decades. Unlike many speakers, Sally does not rely on personal triumph stories but instead delivers actionable insights tailored to the needs of her audience.

Sally has worked with a wide array of prestigious ‘giants’ across many sectors, including Retail, Financial Services, Utilities, Hospitality, Telecommunications and Technology. Her ability to navigate complex contexts and personalities has earned her high praise across various industries, from honing her strategic direction messaging and ensuring effective communication to colleagues, to a Director at Amazon highlighting her ability to navigate a complex global strategic facilitation with high-energy, impact and pace.

Sally’s credibility is backed by numerous testimonials from top executives and industry leaders. Her clients consistently praise her for her infectious energy, effective facilitation, and ability to drive transformational change. Notable endorsements highlight her capability to work with both CEO-level executives and frontline teams, her expertise in organizational culture and behaviour, and her knack for delivering substantial returns on investment through activated culture change.

Sally Earnshaw stands out as a keynote speaker who not only inspires but also equips leaders with the tools needed to succeed in today’s dynamic economy. Her extensive experience, engaging speaking style, and proven track record with top-tier companies make her an ideal choice for events focused on leadership and organizational excellence. With Sally, audiences gain actionable insights, increased motivation, and the confidence to drive significant positive changes within their organizations.

Sally is a TEDx speaker, a published author and top tier leadership facilitator and coach.

Popular Talks by Sally Earnshaw

Leading Change

In today’s fast-paced world, the demands on leaders have never been greater. Leading change is a critical skill that, when mastered, can drive remarkable outcomes. Humans are naturally adept at change when they know where to focus their efforts.

This keynote introduces three powerful toolsets that leaders can use to accelerate change execution effectively.

Bold Leadership

Our rapidly evolving world is volatile and uncertain, yet brimming with opportunities. Research shows that the future favours the bold. Bold leadership encompasses bold thinking, bold execution, and bold communication.

This keynote provides tools to enhance boldness across the six dynamics of bold leadership.

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