Ian Hawkins is an entrepreneur, author and business journalist whose work has appeared on CBS, Reuters and BBC World.
A Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Professional Member of the Public Speaking Association, Ian has hosted and spoken at events in Europe, the USA and Australia, and coached Olympians, cabinet ministers, entertainers and CEOs.
Born with a debilitating heart condition, Ian spent much of his childhood in hospital, with books and the radio to keep him company.
Ian has written for BBC comedy shows, honed his presentation skills as a stand-up comedian in the UK
and NYC and co-authored an acclaimed book on
A pivot into business journalism saw Ian making films for CBS, Reuters and BBC World. Tackling industries from pharma to utilities, he dodged muggers in Panama City and filmed from a helicopter over an active volcano.
Hospitalised early in the Covid pandemic, Ian started a business from his bed at a time he was unsure he would ever be able to leave it. The result is CVTV, which helps people take the next step in their career. It’s kept him busy through convalescence and beyond.
Whether delivering a speech or moderating at an event, Ian embodies the three golden principles of professional speakers: have Authority, be Authentic and put the Audience first.
Expect insight, inspiration and interaction - wrapped up in Ian's trademark humour.