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Rachel Botsman Keynote Speaker

  • Leading keynote speaker on Trust in the Modern World
  • Author of two groundbreaking books, What’s Mine is Yours (2010) and Who Can You Trust? (2017)
  • TED speaker with more than 4 million views; Oxford University Trust Fellow

Rachel Botsman's Biography

Rachel Botsman is a keynote speaker who is also an author, podcast host and leading expert on trust in the modern world. She is a dynamic keynote speaker, who aims to challenge the way people think and inspire change.

She was named one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50; one of LinkedIn’s ‘Top 10 most influential voices’; and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Rachel is the author of two critically-acclaimed books that have been translated into 14 languages. What’s Mine is Yours (Harper Collins, 2010) predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and named by TIME as one of the ‘1o Ideas That Will Change the World’. Her book, Who Can You Trust? is a highly-acclaimed exploration of how technology is transforming trust and was shortlisted for the Business Book Awards.

Rachel is the first Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where she designs and teaches courses on trust and technology. She is an advisor to boards, senior leaders and governments around the world, helping organisations to build trustworthy cultures.

Her innovative ideas have been widely published in The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Wired and other publications, and she engages with her 65,000 subscribers via her weekly newsletter, Rethink with Rachel.

Known for her clear insights and warm storytelling. She has spoken for clients including Accenture, Adobe, Snapchat, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Salesforce, Aspen Ideas Festival, the Drucker Forum, the World of Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have over 5 million views and Monocle listed her as one of the top 20 speakers to have at your conference.

Rachel’s podcast, Trust Issues, explores trust through the lenses of popular culture, politics, business and psychology. As the go-to voice on trust, she has an insightful and engaging media presence across channels, including the BBC, CNN, NPR, and ABC.

Rachel has lived and worked on four different continents, giving her a global perspective on the important issues of our times. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children and is passionate about empowering the next generation to make informed decisions about trust in a rapidly changing world.

As a speaker, Rachel is comfortable in several formats, including fireside conversations, keynote presentations, moderated panel discussions and leadership roundtables.

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Rachel Botsman's Speaking Topics

Rethinking Trust At Work

Trust is both the foundation and the result of a strong culture, and it's fundamental to creating a better world of work. Yet, with the dynamics of teams in a state of flux, it has never been more challenging to keep people connected, engaged and aligned with company values - and with each other. In this dynamic keynote, leading expert Rachel Botsman will challenge your assumptions and reframe how trust really works. You'll walk away with clear frameworks and actionable ideas on how to put trust at the heart of your leadership and culture.

Leading With Trust Through Uncertainty

How do we lead with trust amid all this uncertainty and flux? In this keynote, leading expert Rachel Botsman reveals how leaders can develop a 'confident relationship with the unknown': the essence of trust. She explains why we need to rethink our assumptions about what makes a trustworthy leader, including why being comfortable with doubt and humility are critical skills for the 21st century.

Designing and Innovating With Trust

Why do some innovations fail and others succeed? Trust is the key differentiator. You can only get people - employees or customers - to use a new product or service if they're willing to take a 'trust leap' - to take a risk to do something new or different. Based on a decade of research and teaching with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups - Rachel Botsman will map out the principles of how you get teams to design for trust in ways that help new ideas succeed and be trustworthy. She also shares how designers, entrepreneurs and leaders can improve practices to consider the unintended consequences of new technologies.

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Videos of Rachel Botsman

The Currency Of Trust (Rachel Botsman, author 'Who Can You Trust?') | DLD 19
The Currency Of Trust (Rachel Botsman, author 'Who Can You Trust?') | DLD 19
We've Stopped Trusting Intuitions and Started Trusting Strangers | TED | 2016
We've Stopped Trusting Intuitions and Started Trusting Strangers | TED | 2016
D Congress in Gothenburg, 2021
D Congress in Gothenburg, 2021
Interview With Nicolai Tangen - Oslo Business Forum
Interview With Nicolai Tangen - Oslo Business Forum
Adobe Summit Film 2021
Adobe Summit Film 2021

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Rachel Botsman

Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart

Comments & Testimonials

“Rachel’s insightful session was engaging and authentic. She really made a personlised connection. The informal, open-ended format and seamless online experience allowed our audience to ask questions and engage in a lively conversation with her.”
“Rachel is a genuine world class speaker who knows how to stir thinking and encourage an audience to open their minds.”
Commonwealth Bank
"Not one single day has gone by since the event without external & internal commendations on her engagement with our audience. Her message really connected and impacted the entire audience."

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