With a diverse career that has encompassed acting, broadcasting, screen writing, entrepreneurialism and a three year spell as a professional poker player in Las Vegas, Caspar Berry has forged a reputation for being one of the world's most influential keynote and motivational speakers specialising in uncertainty, risk, decision making and change.
Having enjoyed early success in an acting career that included roles in renowned BBC TV dramas and Emmy Award winning films, Caspar went on to study Economics and Anthropology at Cambridge before emerging as a screen writer for Film Four, Miramax and Columbia Tri Star.
Yet it was a compelling decision to swap the allure of Hollywood for the chance to battle with the some of the world's best poker players in the Nevada desert that introduced Caspar to the world of risk and uncertainty; attributes he brought back to the UK when he founded Newcastle-based production company Twenty First Century Media.
After building it into the fastest growing audio visual company in the North East of England, Caspar sold the business to Sir Bob Geldof's AiM-listed multimedia behemoth Ten Alps in 2008. In the process his progressive and intuitive approach to fostering creative corporate cultures, and embracing uncertainty in business, caught the attention of some of the most respected names in business.
Having worked closely with prestigious global corporations such as Nestlé, American Express, Google, Pepsico and IBM, Caspar has delivered over 1000 speeches on risk and transformation and worked with executive leadership teams across almost every sector and industry; combining cutting edge scientific research and real world experience to deliver powerful change programmes.
In today's unforgiving and unrelenting business landscape, the ability to adapt quickly and evolve radically is the new currency for success; promoting agile, forward thinking organisations who embrace failure as necessary learning experiences, take risks as part of their decision making philosophy and value creativity, innovation, communication, leadership and bravery as some of their most important business drivers.
Nothing is guaranteed in business anymore - yet trying to ignore uncertainty can have the most profound of consequences.
Perhaps it's time to face up to the unknown. And embrace it.
Caspar's speeches are on the following themes:
- Risk Taking and Decision Making in Poker, Business and Life
- Lucky in Business, Lucky in Life
- Rational Emotions in Business and Life
- Innovation, Creativity and the Survival of the Fittest
- Decisive Leadership: Courage, Bravery and Perspective
- Embracing Uncertainty: How to Step into the Unknown
- Intuition, Judgement and Expert Expertise
- Motivating, Nudging, Influencing and Persuading
"Brilliant, intelligent messages delivered with passion and knowledge. The best talk from an outside speaker I have ever seen." Marketing and Communication Director, Nestle UK
"Caspar uses his experience to present a unique and captivating presentation/workshop all around learning to fail in order to succeed. I came away feeling energised and entertained. I would recommend this to others because it really gets you to think about your own mind-set in a very different way. Berwin Leighton Paisner