René Carayol

Global Leadership Speaker Who Was Awarded an MBE for Services to Business

  • Awarded an MBE for Services to Business
  • Former Systems Director at PepsiCo
  • Former Managing Director & Board Director of IPC Media
  • Chief Executive of Inspired Leaders Network
  • Gave a TEDx Talk in 2013 Titled ‘Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Leadership’
  • Former Presenter on ‘Pay Off Your Mortgage in 2 Years’

Discover René Carayol’s biography of published work below.

Spike: What are You Great at?
Spike: What are You Great at?

Award-winning leadership and inclusion coach, René Carayol has spent over three decades in the corporate climate supporting businesses in achieving their goals. Through progressive leadership principles and a focus on inclusivity, René has championed several world-leading brands to future-proofed success. Backed by his own experiences as a CEO and Managing Director, René translates his teachings into an engaging and exciting presentation across a digital format to audiences.

Having spent his career in senior roles for Blue Chip companies, René has experienced first hand the challenges faced by those in leadership. Reflecting on his time at Marks & Spencer, as the Systems Director of PepsiCo and as the Managing Director of IPC Media, René now supports others in similar roles. Through his committed work as a global leadership speaker, René explores how self-improvement leads to business improvement and why all individuals should adopt his leadership techniques.

Recognised also for his television appearances, René is the former presenter of The Man From the Met and Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years, in addition to appearing as an expert on several programmes. Driven by his desire to educate others on how to get more from their personal and professional lives, René has authored three books including Spike – What Are You Great At? a philosophy he discusses as a virtual speaker and is a regular columnist for the likes of The Sunday Telegraph.

Through energised presentations, such as his 2013 TEDx talk René is transforming the future of businesses and their leaders, by encouraging inclusive workplace cultures and individual self-improvement. Currently acting as the Chief Executive of Inspired Leaders Network and as a global speaker, René was awarded an MBE for Outstanding Services to Business and his additional support to leaders like David Cameron. For a high impact virtual speaker with a long-lasting impression, book René for your next event.

Official Testimonials

René Carayol is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“René Carayol really wowed the audience.”


“René is a powerful and compelling speaker.”


“Just wanted to drop some feedback on Rene’s lecture yesterday – for me it was the best one I have been to. What an amazing speaker!”

Ed, BT Sports

“That was such a fantastic talk – one of the best I have ever attended. I can’t wait to continue talking and to be able to do that face to face. You’ve lifted our spirits with an impact that will last way beyond today.”

Poly, WarnerMedia UK & Ireland

“A very insightful delivery that is life transform- ing. You cannot remain the same after being exposed to these concepts that René talks about. A true leader himself, René shares time tested values and principles that delivers results. I have been impacted for life!”

Bethel, Coca-Cola

“A short note to say THANK YOU for a great session this morning. Your passion and energy for the topic really shone through and your authenticity through the story telling really added to the whole experience.”


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