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Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers at ASRA 2020!

By PoppyHumphrey 19 Feb 2020

This year’s Keynote sessions on Monday and Tuesday will be delivered by the following speakers:


Paul McGee – The SUMO Guy

Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became a Sunday Times best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.

Building on his background in psychology, Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. His approach is considered both inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.

He’s spoken for more than 1,000 organisations in over 40 countries to date, and from Todmorden to Tehran and from Bradford to Brisbane, Paul’s messages have resonated with a global audience.

He has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top management gurus the late Dr Stephen Covey, and his work has been endorsed by the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association Sir Clive Woodward and the broadcaster Chris Evans, who described Paul’s books as “a gift to the world.” His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.



Billy Dixon

Professional Speaker and Image consultant

 Billy Dixon provides a bespoke and confidential service for individuals and teams who want to improve their performance and maximise their potential. Working globally, his clients include heads of state, corporations, national sports teams and members of the public. Several universities are now using his principals on personal projection in their MBA business courses, and he is a regular contributor and advisor on television and radio. 

“I try to bring clarity, to help people see the road ahead with the realization that people and relationships are at the center of everything.”

All of his presentations are forwarded by the title “Stripping it Back”, and Billy will deliver “Stripping it Back” Resilience at this year’s ASRA conference.  This will be a very practical and interactive session that acknowledges the pressures of everyday life and the difficulty of maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing.  It will be delivered in a relaxed fun style and will encourage participants to reflect and build strategies to deal with the stresses of everyday life.



PoppyHumphrey is ASRA Communications & IT Officer. Based at Manchester Student Homes
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