Brendan McGurgan is an award-winning global business leader and author on scaling up your business with purpose.
Brendan is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers on scaling. His unique gift to convey vital messages with vigour and passion through more than 20 years’ experience of the challenges, fears and euphoria of scaling SMEs makes his keynote speeches authentic, inspirational and highly sought after.
Awarded the Institute of Directors UK Young Director of the Year and Overall Director of the Year in 2016, he spent 20 years in award-winning scale ups and 12 years as a global business leader, growing the company he led from 15 people to employing almost 700 people across offices in 6 continents with 25X revenue growth. Steering his team successfully through the global financial crisis, he drove them on to become a world leader.
Brendan fully engages, educates and inspires his audience to challenge their current way of thinking and their status quo – stimulating a positive environment for change, reform and new perspectives.
Brendan evangelises about the 10 timeless principles of scaling up a business with purpose, bringing alignment, joy and ease to the quest of any ambitious business leader.
Finding their purpose, clarifying their vision and maintaining ruthless focus are the themes most sought by his clients.
Now a mentor and coach to many CEOs and Executives of SMEs and large companies around the world, Brendan is an active sportsman practising martial arts, competing in triathlons and is training to become a Wim Hof Method Instructor. His talks are well known for their challenge, energy and freshness as he provokes senior teams to be more adventurous with the goals they set for themselves and for their business - aiming high to grow more.
Brendan’s impactful keynote speech is pitched at ambitious business leaders of both the start-up and SME community. He speaks to large audiences plus on-line events.
Brendan is a force of nature, a change agent who has lived his philosophy on successfully scaling businesses. His intellect and authentic approach will inspire audiences. Brendan will exceed your expectations and bring a high impact energy to the room. Brendan is one of our “go to” speakers at the IoD.
Brendan is a charismatic and candid speaker with the ability to deliver engaging content and captivate an audiences full attention. Given his vast career experiences and success, his business authority shines through and he is able to adapt his content and use first hand experiences to provide meaningful takeaways for all. Not only are Brendan’s sessions informative and thought-provoking but his natural storytelling ability coupled with a sense of humour makes them also hugely enjoyable. Brendan is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with and we were not surprised that the feedback to his keynote address at our event (Chartered Accountants Ulster Society Annual Business Lunch) was excellent.
“Brendan McGurgan from Simple Scaling recently spoke at our staff development day. Brendan is a calm and thoughtful speaker, and through his personal and professional stories and experiences he shared the importance of creating a clear purpose and vision for organisations, our teams and for ourselves as individuals. His simple straightforward manner inspired and focused our staff with takeaways we have been using with our teams to achieve our vision of helping children and young people to be the best they can be. We’re looking forward to putting Brendan’s teaching into practice.”
09:00 – 17:00