Mac Macartney

Our founder, Mac Macartney, is an international speaker, writer and change-maker. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying contemporary leaders.

Mac is an outstanding speaker, unusual in his capacity to address diverse groups with equal impact and resonance. He intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come.

Mac speaks at major international conferences across the corporate, public and third sectors. Core topics include:

  • Inspired, values-led leadership
  • People, planet, profit & purpose
  • Seven generations sustainability
  • Responsibility, hope, resilience & courage
  • Dreaming the world of our longing
  • Indigenous Britain: rediscovering our indigene
  • Small steps to a big future

Past talks include:

Unilever, Harvard Business School Club of New York, The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Barclays Bank, HR Vision, Glastonbury Festival, the British Council, the NHS and WWF amongst others.

Mac has delivered four compelling TEDx talks and publishes his own podcast Shed Head.

Whilst Mac speaks for free at countless grassroots and charity events, he does require professional speaker fees for his professional keynotes.

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Mac Macartney

Public Talks

If you would like to see Mac speak, he will also be talking at several public events in 2018 including:

For more information on Mac’s speaking or to invite him to your event or organisation, please visit Mac’s website.

Mac at Embercombe


Mac has remarkable skills… one of the greatest investments you can make.
Mark DrewellChief Executive of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

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