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, a podcast host and the first Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. She is a renowned trust expert, visual thinker and 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; featured in Fast Company’s ‘Top 100 Most Creative People in Business’; named a LinkedIn ‘Top 10 most influential voices’ for two consecutive years; and was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Rachel is the author of two groundbreaking books that have been translated into 14 languages. What’s Mine is Yours (Harper Collins, 2010) predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and was named by TIME as one of the ‘1o Ideas That Will Change the World’. Who Can You Trust? (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) is a highly-acclaimed exploration of how technology is transforming trust. It was shortlisted for the Business Book Awards and received praise from Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle and Don Tapscott.

Rachel is a 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.

Rachel’s 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.

Known for her clear insights and warm storytelling, Rachel has spoken at events for Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Xero, Microsoft, Salesforce, the Drucker Forum, the World of Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have over 5 million views. Monocle has listed her as one of the top 20 speakers to have at your conference.

Rachel is the host of Trust Issues – a podcast that explores trust through the lenses of popular culture, politics, business and psychology. As the go-to voice on trust, Rachel 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.

Speaking Topics

  • The Currency of Trust: Through engaging stories, Rachel explains why trust is fundamental for any organization or relationship to survive and thrive and how we can all cultivate trustworthy cultures. She shares dynamic new insights about trust, to enable her audiences to become better leaders, have more meaningful conversations on trust and develop concrete strategies to earn trust.
  • Who Can You Trust in the Digital Age?: Rachel reveals the new possibilities and challenges created by a revolutionary ‘trust shift.’ She shares her guide to how trust is earnt, managed, lost and repaired in the digital age.
  • The Power of Trusting Cultures: Trust is both the foundation and result of a strong company culture, that provides a sense of belonging and safety. An expert in trustworthy culture, Rachel highlights key leadership styles to earn trust and provides actionable takeaways on how to harness the power of trust, enable confident conversations and how to repair trust issues.
  • How Trust Drives Innovation: “Trust leaps” occur when we take a risk, and are integral to the innovation process. Rachel provides a clear understanding of how trust leaps enable innovation, drive innovative thinking and provides effective approaches to address the trust states of customers and employees.


“Rachel’s talk both provoked and inspired, setting off an active conversation that continues to this day and worldwide within the company.” – Microsoft

“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.” – Adobe

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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
Trust in the Digital Age, Rachel Botsman | WOBI NY 2017
Trust in the Digital Age, Rachel Botsman | WOBI NY 2017
Q&A with Rachel Botsman
Q&A with Rachel Botsman

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