Many organisations underperform because their people are getting in their own way! This is often exemplified when finger-pointing and making excuses start to become the norm within your teams. Is it time to shift the mindsets of your people, in order to create a culture of resilience, high performance and inclusion within your organisation?
Winston Ben Clements is an in-demand diversity and inclusion consultant specialising in anti-racism, disability awareness and unconscious bias. He is passionate about supporting the world’s leading organisations to deliver cultural change that is truly inclusive.
Winston Ben Clements wants to create a world that is truly inclusive for all in it. His ultimate mission is to inspire 1 billion people to unleash their full potential regardless of circumstance.
Winston Ben Clements was predicated to live a life of isolation and pain. He was born with a condition known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta which stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. He had fractured more than 200 bones by the time has was 12, is just over 3 feet tall and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Despite this, Winston had created a life that knows no excuses and no limits.
Winston’s early years were particularly tough. Not only did he have to deal with the typical challenges that come with school and adolescence, he also struggled with loneliness and frustration that his body couldn’t do what other children could do. This often led him to wonder “what is the point of it all?” Despite this, Winston considers himself to be one of the lucky ones as a significant number of people with OI don’t make it beyond childhood.
After graduating with a degree in Computer Science, Winston Ben Clements spent the best part of a decade working in the technology industry before moving into motivational speaking. He is now a popular, award-winning speaker, whose powerful message continues to inspire audiences worldwide to break through their own self-imposed barriers.
Winston Ben Clements has been invited to deliver two TED talks – ‘The Little Boy With a Big Mission’ in 2018 and ‘Unconscious Bias: Who Are You Excluding’ in 2020 – in the UK and Belgium that have had a massive impact in the online space.
He has partnered with a number of global organisations including Disney, Exasol and the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Some of his popular topics include resilience, overcoming adversity, changing management, wellbeing and creating inclusive cultures.
As part of our ‘Chat with…’ series at Great British Speakers, our director Jane Farnham sat down with Winston Ben Clements to discuss his work, including disability in the workplace, diversity, equality and inclusion across disabilities and race, how to overcome adversity and much more. Watch the full interview HERE.
As an award-winning speaker, Winston Ben Clements inspiring and practical sessions continue to have transformational effects on global audiences. He is enthusiastic about supporting the world’s leading companies to develop the next generation of successful employees. He shares his stories on stage, at private events, at corporate events, conferences and on media platforms around the world.
– Resilience and Change Management: Change is the only constant so you must be resilient or you will fall behind, you must thrive in challenging times using the power of reinvention and the importance of having visible role models.
– Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity for the sake of metrics will not cut it, inclusion and belonging are the way forward, business and ethical cases for embracing diversity in an organisation and creating safe spaces for people to express their uniqueness, creativity and innovation.
– Leadership, Mindset and Motivation: Leadership can be displayed at any level of an organisation and not just at the top of the hierarchy, everyone should take ownership of their performance and results and focus must be shifted from playing it safe to playing to win.
– What is the point of it all: Finding purpose and meaning in your life whether you are an entrepreneur or part of a company.
We have just been overwhelmed with Winston’s personality and his ability to impact any audience that he speaks to! What we love the most is that after hearing Winston speak, people go away and make drastic changes as a result, which is the yard stick that any speaker should be measured against – that ability to bring change and transformation to individuals!
Winston delivered a fantastic TED Talk that has received massive attention on YouTube! His specialist topic ‘resilience’ is a great fit for any corporate team event or occasion.
It was a pleasure having Winston speak to over 500 entrepreneurs at our Breakthrough Success Summit in London. Winston is the epitome of resilience, super engaging and his audience feedback was fantastic!
Winston can inspire your audience to feel more motivated and really believe that they can accomplish all the things that they would like to do in life! He is a great teacher on resilience and has been a huge inspiration to the groups that we have brought him to.
Thank you Winston from all of us – the presentation was everything I hoped for…you are an inspiration; lots for us all to reflect upon.
Winston really makes you think. Why do we accept what we don’t need to accept as our place in life. Why do we blame others when we can accept the situation and take “Extreme Ownership” and work out how to turn the challenges we face to our advantage. Key messages for everyone in life and especially in business conveyed with passion and personality.
Winston is a force of nature. His cheeky personality transcends any other initial impression you may be tempted to form. I have seen him speak a couple of times and have been really impressed by the way he focuses on delivering value to his audience.
He moves around more than you might expect and addresses, quickly, those obvious questions that audiences have when they first meet him.
He’s a delightful character and has strong messages to share regarding how to break free from your limitations, and creating a culture of grit and resilience in organisations.
Every now and then I come across a speaker who really makes me sit up and listen. Winston is one of those rare speakers.
Always smiling and laughing, Winston has a great way of putting his audiences at ease and engaging with them, as he tells his stories. He is incredibly generous, sharing original and inventive advice with his audiences, showing them how to be more resilient and grateful for what they have.
Every time I hear Winston speak I learn something new from him. It is always a pleasure being in the audience when Winston takes to the stage.
It was an absolute pleasure having Winston speak to over 500 entrepreneurs at our BSS event in London. Winston is the epitome of resilience, super engaging and the audience feedback was fantastic!
Thank you Winston for your talk to BNI’s best performing members in Berks and Wilts last night. You are a true speaking professional – you arrived early, left late, delivered great content in a way that kept the audience engaged throughout your talk, with a focus on leaving them with clear takeaways, some great humour and inspiring messages. Thank you.
I have had the honour of seeing Winston speak on a few occasions in recent months and am continually impressed with his authentic and moving message. His story and attitude on life are truly inspirational and this clearly comes through in his well-presented speeches time and again. I would highly recommend Winston for anyone seeking a motivational speaker with a unique and inspiring story and message.