Antoinette Dale Henderson is recognised as a global expert and speaker on leadership and gravitas. With over 25 years’ experience in communications, she tailors her knowledge, business acumen and research, ensuring every audience receives a relevant experience that inspires positive change.
In 2015, she launched her first book, Leading with Gravitas, based on three years’ research into the six qualities shared by leaders with this essential business skill. Her keynotes, masterclasses, workshops and programmes combine evidence-based insights and real-life testimonials from leaders who have overcome relatable business challenges to achieve outstanding results in their workplace.
"Antoinette's talk on 'Managing Up & Managing Down' was extremely popular, highly entertaining and packed with useful advice. I would recommend Antoinette as an excellent speaker and would invite her to return to Hearst in a heartbeat."
Marina Gask, Consultant Editor, Hearst UK
As a highly respected and sought-after coach and facilitator, Antoinette approaches every speaking assignment from the bottom up, asking what the organisation wants their people to think and do as a result of her talk and how does the audience want to feel? She then creates engaging, energising and interactive experiences which resonate with the industry’s challenges and inspire long-lasting, measurable change.
Antoinette appeals to emerging and established leaders, managers, high potentials, sales teams, business owners, entrepreneurs and SMEs who are prepared to be challenged and are ready to be inspired. Current topics include:
Booking a talk with Antoinette does not begin or end when she’s on stage.
In preparation, she will profile your organisation – its vision, mission and values – investigate hot topics facing your industry and speak to audience members about issues and opportunities on their mind.
Audiences receive customised handouts full of tips and techniques for success.
Antoinette stays in touch after the talk, offering audiences regular access to the latest insights in leadership, impact and influence.
Antoinette is regularly booked to deliver keynotes, seminars, lectures, engagement sessions, workshops, materclasses and programmes. Speaker packages may include 121 coaching for key audience members, access to the Gravitas Profiling Tool, specialist workshops and masterclasses, supported by on and off-line resources, bespoke to the audience, to sustain the learning.
“We now have a more engaged and aligned team, with leaders who have greater levels of awareness around the part they play in creating an environment for their people to deliver their best. We are already seeing an increase in productivity and client satisfaction as a result” Neil Flash, MD
This was an excellent day and I will remember and reflect on it more than other courses I have been on. It moved me on a number of levels and that has made it a very personal and long lasting experience.” CFO
“A lot of work and preparation went into the session and the results have been fantastic! All the salespeople involved have the confidence to go even further with their careers and have had hugely positive reactions from their colleagues and clients. I’m sure we will continue to see the benefits in due course” Kris Yule, Digital Sales Director
“Antoinette’s talk stimulated an experiential evening which she facilitated with aplomb. It included active, challenging and inclusive discussion. I highly recommend Antoinette as a confident and proficient speaker”
“She’s engaging, she’s enthusiastic, she commands the whole room, I really enjoy her sessions and get a lot out of them” Senior Sales Director, STV
“She has a great demeanour and standing, it’s very obvious that she knows what she’s talking about” Head of Media
“Many have shared stories about leaders and gravitas, but Antoinette goes way beyond that, giving you a simple yet comprehensive and flexible framework to develop your own gravitas and give you greater impact and influence” Dave Clarke, CEO, NRG Business Networks
“Antoinette’s talk was engaging, experiential and thought provoking. It provided an inspirational yet practical approach to her thoroughly researched material” Henrietta Lait, NLP Richmond
“Really engaging session, we’ve already had tonnes of fabulous feedback” Peter Reilly, Commercial Director, STV
“She really builds rapport with her audience which is fantastic” Marketing Executive
“The feedback from the evening was so positive. The content was fantastic and beyond what the audience expected. The interaction and engagement was so refreshing” SVP, banking sector
“Antoinette’s talk on ‘Managing Up & Managing Down’ was extremely popular, highly entertaining and packed with useful advice. I would recommend Antoinette as an excellent speaker and would invite her to return to Hearst in a heartbeat” Marina Gask, Consultant Editor, Hearst UK