We all have our personal inspiration that makes us get up in the morning and feel good to be alive. My daughter, Kezia, my son, Aleck, and my grandson, Finlay, are who make me feel so good.
Some look at things that are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not? George Bernard Shaw : 1856-1950
My Mum and Dad, Hazel & Eric Turney, were a huge source of inspiration – wonderful people whom I was privileged to have as parents. They are no longer here but they left a legacy of love & laughter, morals & manners and an appreciation of looking to the future, without forgetting or learning from the past.
Life is divided into three terms, that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future. William Wordsworth : 1770-1850
And when it comes to people who inspire you in your work, personal development and friendship, then people with intelligence, integrity, innovation and bucket loads of information are way up there!
People like this are very special, in fact, they are quite rare. They are on the outside of ‘the old boys and old girls networks’ and definitely outside ‘the establishment’. They are people you can build a wonderfully reciprocal relationship with, based completely on trust and respect.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch : 46-120
They INSPIRE because their INFORMATION and INTELLIGENCE is all their own work, because their INNOVATION is way out in front of all the others and, the most important factor of all, because their INTEGRITY is unassailable.
And let’s not forget INTUITION ~ they have oodles of that too!
Anna Pollock has nearly 40 years experience working in all aspects of the tourism sector as a researcher, marketer, educator, strategist, visionary, change agent and popular speaker. Despite this variety, one consistent theme runs through her work – understanding, interpreting and communicating the change forces underpinning the surface trends, events and seeming crises that rock human society.
Anna has earned an international reputation and appeal as speaker/educator, known for her ability to inspire, inform and entertain. Anna’s integrity is a wonderful example to all in our industry.
Léon Benjamin practises, and is passionate about, dialogue marketing – the art of communicating with stakeholders using social software and online communities. He’s a Programme Manager with a 20 year track record of complex multi-project delivery, the management of change and formulation of technology strategy, in financial services, telecommunications, travel and retail. Passionate about value driven performance cultures, leadership, the power of community and the culturally sensitive treatment of people.
Léon is known for his speaking expertise and has worked all around this wonderful world of ours.
Should you wish to discuss how Anna or Léon would be able to inspire your conference and/or company, then please call +44 (0) 7968 292494.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking