Rory is a truly inspirational speaker. His humility combined with passion and easy humour makes a huge impact. He has spoken to the Diageo Board and at various international events and wherever he speaks he makes a huge impact. I strongly recommend Rory.
- Global Category Director, Whiskies | DIAGEO |
Rory spoke to our team of 8 reps and it's no overstatement that he brought some of the group to tears such was the emotion engendered in his talk. Without exaggerating or playing to the crowd he laid out his story in bare, simple truths that had far more effect than any hyperbole could muster. Members of our team described it as the best talk from an author they had heard.
- Director, Vision Sports Publishing
I listened to Rory give a talk to the Diageo board where I am a Non- Executive member. He is an inspiring speaker and I found his talk so interesting I am keen to book him for other events.
Lord Mervyn Davies
- Non-executive Chairman, NoteMachine Group Holdings Limited
- Vice Chairman and Partner, Corsair Capital llc
- Non-executive Director, Diageo plc
- Non-executive Chairman, PineBridge Investments Limited
A lot of people would have been very nervous, but Rory took the moment in his stride. He showed control and composure in delivering a powerful and moving welcome speech. Not easy to do live in front of 80,000 people in a stadium and over 7 million television viewers. My hat goes off to you Rory, you're a great guy and a pleasure to work with.
- Artistic Director of the Paralympic Closing Ceremony
Rory was inspirational and motivational yet humble in how he tells his story. He builds up his story slowly and ability to inject humour into his story draws in the audience. His messages are subtle but inspiring and his willingness to field questions without limits ensures the audience are comfortable to explore the depths of what is a genuinely a remarkable story. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rory to speak at future events.
- Director of Global Planning, Group Tax | DIAGEO |
I have seen Rory present on two occasions and both times, in very different settings, he was inspirational, engaging and entirely unforgettable. I know that he had a similar impact across the whole audience which was made up of people from multiple different countries.
- Category Director Apac Whisky & Reserve | DIAGEO |
I have listened to Rory on several occasions and each time he has held the audience in awe of his life experiences. His ability to tell his story in an enthralling and entertaining way is inspirational to all who listen – mix in some humour and humility and I can say without question Rory is one of the best speakers I have ever heard.
- Technical Director, Europe | DIAGEO |
Rory presents an inspiring story of ultimate teamwork in the face of adversity which had the entire audience in a sustained standing ovation. Rory is very likeable and entertaining, which makes his story even more compelling. The presentation translates well for businesses with a refreshing new message of strength through comradery.
Ignite Annual Sales Kick Off, Concur Technologies
- Lisa Hutt, VP EMEA Marketing
Rory is a man with an incredibly powerful story that will change the way you look at yourself, your business and your life. His sense of optimism and perspective is truly humbling. His lesson is simple, we can all challenge ourselves to do great things, whether wounded or not. His Atlantic Rowing efforts prove that these are not idle words. I recommend Rory to not only as a inspiring and charismatic speaker but simply as a great bloke.
"Thank you for your wonderful session. Our client was delighted with how your session went and what positive feedback they have had about you. The delegates really enjoyed talking to you and finding out more about your life and the amazing challenges you have faced throughout. I will certainly be recommending you to other clients and I very much look forward to working with you again."
Quantum Communications Ltd - April 2014