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David Hyner

David Hyner

A safe pair of hands for conference keynotes and workshops, raising students and staff attainment, MASSIVE goal setting, raising aspirations, resilience, growth mindset and staff CPD

David is an award winning international motivational speaker, multiple Amazon No1 author, former BBC Radio show host, a record breaking charity fundraiser and researcher having interviewed over 250+ top achievers from all walks of life. He presents to between 10,000 – 50,000 students and staff every year globally and GETS RESULTS!

He is a fellow (FPSA) of the professional speaking association (PSA) and one of only a few speakers on the planet to hold the professional speakers award of excellence (PSAE). in 2017 he was awarded “speaker hall of fame” (one of only 5 in their history) for the Academy of Chief Executives.

He is a fellow (FPSA) of the professional speaking association (PSA) and one of only a few speakers on the planet to hold the professional speakers award of excellence (PSAE). in 2017 he was awarded “speaker hall of fame” (one of only 5 in their history) for the Academy of Chief Executives.

An “average at best” students that became a chef to prove a careers officer wrong….Now an acclaimed international professional speaker, trainer, author, BBC broadcaster, adventurer, husband and father to an autistic son. David helps teachers, and parents, by sharing his insights and advice on how to deal with neurodiversity.

David is a bullish speaker nicknamed 'The Rhino' with a fun, challenging and inter-active style. The learning happens as they laugh. Having co-authored two no1 education Amazon books on classroom management and numerous others, why not allow David to inspire your staff and students.

David’s speaking topics are:

- Motivation, conference and resilience

- Raising aspirations – motivational goal setting

- INSET day sessions (confidence and self-motivation, learning skills for staff & students, MASSIVE goal setting and personal effectiveness, Basic body language and managing difficult people, Wellbeing and stress prevention for education professionals)

- Raising attainment – fun memory and student skills

- Careers – making a great first impression – body language

- Staff CPD

- Conferences

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Testimonials from Teachers

"Amazing guest speaker"

"The talk from David Hyner was very inspiring"

"Bring back David Hyner!"

"Get David again, he made this event"

"David Hyner is the guy, must come again"

– Student Feedback, King Edward's School

"Even our die hard naughties who were sitting at the back in my room have been talking about the impression you made on them!”

– Kepier School

"Inspirational sessions that you led for our year 10 and 11 students yesterday. The students were buzzing with excitement and motivation for their studies and future goals all day yesterday, this morning, and I am sure into the future. So far I have 100% yes from students that we should make arrangements for next year.”

– Nunnery Wood School

"Just wanted to say how fantastic you were at our celebratory conference. You certainly had the audience enjoying every moment and even now our students remember you. We have been doing this for 5 years and never have we had a speaker who made such a great impact ! The feedback from all our guests – our headteacher, business people and students was excellent – you made the day”

– Sandon High School

"Since the development day with our Gifted and Talented group we have seen the number of students achieving 3 A*-As rise from 13% to 21%. I believe that Stretch development played a vital part in helping the students to aim higher."

– Paul Thomas, Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher, High Arcal School

“That was a fantastic today and just what I was hoping for. The students are buzzing about it”

– Churchdown School

“ excellent session with our year 11 students today. All staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed your session - they were really buzzing about it and I know will have taken a lot from it.”

– Phoenix Academy

“Highly inspiring. As you know the students have really engaged with your ideas and philosophy and have clearly been hugely motivated by the experience. The feedback has been uniformly fantastic.”

– Hagley School

"David spoke to Y10, Y11 and Sixth Form and the student feedback was resoundingly positive. He was very engaging and fun, but also delivered a powerful message about working hard and self-belief. We definitely intend to book David again."

– James Rand, White Rose Academy

"A huge thank you for your involvement in yesterdays FOS Conference. You were fantastic! It has been a pleasure working with you. Your presentations were fun, light, entertaining and incredibly thought provoking. There was a real buzz from the 'cows/rhino's' around the room following your presentations. You were also so supportive and incredibly flexible in supporting the day. THANK YOU! "

– Greater Manchester Family of Schools, Liz O'Shaughnessy

"David was absolutely brilliant! He was a perfect fit. The tone was just right: very funny, quite emotional and motivational and exactly right for the feel of the event. He stayed all the way to the end and seemed to really enjoy it and we had lots of great feedback."

– Perry Austin-Clarke, Group Editor Newsquest

"The staff were very positive about the points he made. Some people are still talking about it- which is good!"

– Claire Turnball, Leader of Humanities and MFL, Kelvin Hall School​

"Wow! Just had to say again how much I enjoyed that and how great you are. I could see from my staff’s face that they were inspired and loved it too! Here’s to many happy crashing rhinos!"

– Emma Meadus, Headteacher, Coppice Valley Primary School

"We have really positive feedback about David. The students really enjoyed the session and lots of them have followed up with David since to see if he can help them any further."

– Vicki Hallatt, Deputy Headteacher, The British School in The Netherlands

"David was superb! Had the kids gripped all the way and they were desperate to talk to him at the end. Brilliant!!"

– Jo Chappell, Head of Sixth Form, Hill House School

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