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Fiona has spoken to audiences across the globe, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 company leaders and has inspired thousands of people throughout her career.

An influential speaker and powerful motivator, Fiona is in demand for the clarity of her insights and powerful examination of subjects that inspire and challenge.

Fiona honed her public speaking techniques presenting complex ideas and messages challenging audiences. She still relishes irascible encounters, more so when she shares her passion for the subjects which she holds closest to her heart – personal development, business turnaround and improved performance.

Call them inspirational, call them motivational, Fiona’s speeches compel her audiences to see things from a different perspective, challenge them to ask difficult questions of themselves and motivate them to achieve change.

Her natural and unaffected style resonates with listeners, and her messages, of transition and improvement, never fail to win approval from all concerned. 

Fiona is available for keynote and motivational speaking, conference hosting, panel chairing and participation as well as broadcasting as an expert contributor on live TV, Radio and Media.


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Testimonials


Keynote Speaker review:

Gwyn March – CPD Consultant and Honorary Fellow of the IPA (trade body for the advertising industry)

"Fiona was very highly recommended by a major advertising network and now having seen her in action – I can see why!”


Keynote Speaker review:

Rachel Forde, UK CEO of UN.

"Listening to Fiona talk is always an inspiration; I always feel invigorated and I always take something away."






“We booked Fiona to speak at our recent Women’s Leadership Conference which I chaired.  She gave us a really insightful and straightforward glimpse into what it takes to build a successful business as a female entrepreneur.  Fiona is inspiring and accessible, and gave our delegates great tips and tools on how to be a successful leader.  I enjoyed working with her and I recommend her to any conference chair or event organiser looking for a super speaker.”


Professor Abigail Gregory, Associate Dean Internationalisation & Director Athena SWAN, University of Salford






“I host the monthly Manchester Property Group (MPG).  Fiona was a guest speaker at a recent event and she was outstanding and very well received by all.  Fiona is authentic, engaging and able to share real insights into helping leaders achieve great things.  I highly recommend Fiona, book her for your next event.”​


Jason Roper, Host of Manchester Property Group.



Broadcasting and Expert Commentary


Fiona McKay - Radio City Talk 

Fiona speaking on Radio City Talk, about the Gender Pay Gap reporting in the UK and her research for the #FeedbackFirst campaign.


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20 questions for High Flying Woman - Fiona McKay

Fiona answers questions and shares her insights on being a role model and female leader for High Flying Women. 



Audio & Podcasts


Irish Abortion Referendum


Fiona discusses the polarising effect created by the Irish referendum on abortion (currently a criminal offence in Ireland). She notes how this emotive and sometimes acrimonious debate has galvanised both men and women into action and the presenters share with us some compelling stories from the Twitter campaign 'Home to Vote', highlighting a demographic process that incorporates a wide spectrum of issues.  




MI6 Recruitment Appeal to Working Mothers!


Fiona looks at the latest MI6 recruitment campaign launched on C4, which has been designed to appeal to a more diverse range of candidates. Recent reports have highlighted a significant gender and ethnicity imbalance, prompting the agency to look at ways it can redress its stereotypical appeal to James Bond wannabees and fulfil its additional quota of 800 personnel by 2021.


Should the NHS 'mop up' our bad lifestyle choices?


Fiona explores the pressing question of our current NHS and whether it is' fit for purpose'. Should we be taking much greater responsibility for our health and stop relying on the NHS to 'mop up' our bad lifestyle choices and do we need to take a harder line and revolutionise the recruitment practices that currently exist within the NHS by introducing a degree of commercial realism?





Contact us today to engage Fiona to speak or chair your next event by completing the form below, call us on +44 (0)203 813 1749 or email at enquires@fiona-mckay.com

"I booked Fiona to chair our recent Manchester Law Society Leadership in Law Conference, upon a recommendation. Fiona is a strong conference chair, engaging speaker and influencer able to stimulate lively and outcome focused dialogue, debate and discussion. Her insights into commercial & cutting edge leadership in our profession were both powerful and insightful and the feedback from delegates was outstanding. I thoroughly recommend her." 


​Fran Eccles-Bech, Chief Executive of Manchester Law Society

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