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Errol Lawson

Behind the grin is a compelling story of misspent youth when Errol’s life was ruled by gangs, crime and drugs. Not only did he claw his way back to the right side, Errol has gone on to become a successful entrepreneur, author, ordained minister and sought-after motivational speaker.

Errol is a case study in personal responsibility. He weaves the ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ messages into his own story with the aim of inspiring young people, leaders and business owners to be courageous, aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on their community.

It might be too bold of us to proclaim Errol as the ‘best motivational speaker for teenagers in the UK’, but to mash-up a Brian Clough quote, we reckon he’s in a small group of one.

But that’s not all! Errol is also a best-selling author. He has delivered his ‘5 core leadership abilities’ workshop to rave reviews in business and education. Always entertaining and 100% authentic, Errol’s versatility means he can deliver anything from a 40 minute keynote through to a full day workshop.

Outside of work Errol is the doting dad of two little girls with his superpowers bolstered by making the Birmingham Post’s ‘Power 250’ list as “One of the most powerful and influential people in the Midlands”.

Nice words about Errol

“When Errol delivered his “Art of Brilliance” training the feedback from staff was that it was the best use of CPD time for a long while. At a time of changes to exam systems, increase in workload and other pressures, the training today helped us all to reconnect with our love of teaching. Errol has a way of inspiring and motivating even the most sceptical among us. Staff left the room feeling positive and in control, and the buzz around school has been noticeable. By planning our way around the obstacles that prevent us achieving our goals and recognising the key aspects to feeling in control of our working life, Errol has encouraged us to work in our top2%! I would highly recommend this training if you want to help develop a team ethos amongst staff, or a session to rejuvenate staff during a long term. An invaluable use of our CDP time”
Jill Sweeney, Headteacher, Aston Manor Academy, February ‘18

“Your session was both informative but more importantly, inspiring. It set a great tone to the event where we wanted students to feel motivated, inspired and engaged to take next steps with their careers”.
Susan Taylor, Careers Guidance and Employability Manager, Loughborough University, May ‘17

“Errol’s talk at Broadway Academy was amazing this morning. He is a total inspiration! I have heard many members of staff comment on how positive and fantastic he is. Keep up the happy work”.
 November ‘16