A motivational speech from Graham Webb MBE offers an inspiring and fascinating account of determination and achievement in adversity, which is also covered in his best selling autobiography 'Out Of The Bottle.' A school drop - out at age fifteen, he grew up in London, in government - subsidized housing, and overcame the challenges and embarrassments of congenital spina bifida to eventually forge a name in the world of business.
Graham was the Co Founder of globally distributed, multi million dollar hair care company Graham Webb International. The product company was sold to Wella in 2001, who themselves were purchased by Procter and Gamble in 2003.
Graham always gives a compelling account of his personal and professional struggles and accomplishments that resonates and inspires listeners, and has led to many 'standing ovations' and positive reviews of his speeches around the world.
Benefits of a Motivational Speech from Graham Webb
- Graham's life experiences allow him to speak with deep understanding on important topics ranging from Overcoming adversity to Entrepreneurship and Business, Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Life - Work Balance, Networking skills (Graham is a 'master!')
- Graham's personal business insights translate well to organisations of any size and structure. Graham gives out 'take - home' tips to help others on their journey to happiness and success.
- Graham's speeches are not only filled with emotion and inspiration, but also with humour and enthusiasm, allowing him to connect with a diverse audience.
An instinctive entrepreneur, the teenage Graham ignored sixty-two job application rejections, and went on to build a successful career in the UK; and also in the USA with his business partner Robert Taylor, the man behind the blockbuster successes of Softsoap; and the Obsession and Eternity fragrances.
After rising to become chairman of the Institute of Directors (Kent) in the UK, and serving on several councils of the Confederation of British Industry, where, representing the business community, he met Ministers and Prime Ministers, Graham was asked by patron HRH Prince Andrew, and Lord Kingsdown, to be honorary chairman of the NSPCC Kent 'Full Stop Campaign' (the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and successfully raised around $1 million for anti child abuse programmes and activities during his 24 months as Honorary Chairman.
Graham rose above the medical problems he kept secret, gained confidence, and despite doctors expectations, became a happily married father of four children after marrying his best friend Mandy, his wife of thirty - three years. Graham includes in his talks, how he managed to achieve a healthy life work balance, involving his wife and children in supporting his ambitions.
He has tales of his unpredictable encounters with scores of famous and influential musicians, and also describes how he balanced drumming professionally in rock'n'roll bands with building his own global business from scratch, and in his speeches he gives 'take away' 'tips' and ideas as he shares the key points that he believes led to the success of his happy marriage and his enterprises, and in overcoming his challenges. To his great surprise and delight, following a letter from No 10 Downing St, in November 2004, Graham appeared in HM The Queen's 2005 New Year Honours List. His investiture took place at Buckingham Palace in June 2005 with the citation 'For services to business, and for charity work in Kent.'
His motivational story, using powerpoint slides, is embroidered with entrepreneurial insights, humorous anecdotes and startling coincidences.
For more information, contact:
Graham N. Webb MBE
PO Box 399, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN14 6YZ, England
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