Consultant, public speaker, and author Linbert Spencer OBE will be presenting at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Blackburn in January (January 22 until 25, 2023).
Garden center owners, managers, and their teams will hear from Linbert on Monday, January 23, and discover how to leverage diversity to enhance their organization’s corporate culture and business outcomes.
Tammy Woodhouse, GCA Chairman, explains: “Linbert has been helping organizations and individuals to transform themselves for more than 30 years. He specializes in inclusion, leadership, performance management, personal development, and coaching, which will be a perfect fit for our Monday presentations, where speakers are focused on the operational side of our members’ businesses.
“He is also a prolific public speaker, who will really engage with our attendees, and has led workshops globally in more than 20 countries, as well as across the UK. His level of expertise has been passed on through his books, The Diversity Pocket Book, How to Build a Multi-Ethnic Church, and How to Create Inclusive Environments. He has also contributed to a number of other publications.”
A former professional actor, international athlete, and television presenter, he established Linbert Spencer Consultancy in 1990, co-founded The Windsor Fellowship in 1986 and The Centre for Inclusive Leadership in 2017, and has held CEO positions in many other organizations too.
He has also appeared in many documentaries and programs for both television and radio, including two appearances on BBC One’s Question Time.
Linbert is Chairman of All We Can Y Care International – an International NGO and holds various other Trustee positions, including Trustee of the HEART Academies Multi-Academy Trust and of the Harpur Trust, a grant-making Trust with responsibility for four independent schools in Bedford.
Tammy adds: “We are very much looking forward to Linbert taking to the stage and sharing his wealth of knowledge.
“Our industry is very diverse, and it will be fascinating to hear how garden centers and their teams can best support their business strategies and relationships externally, with the wider public, while also gaining confidence internally too.”