My talks are designed to be inspiring but put a real focus on helping students find their own motivating factors. In my experience, the biggest difference is made on 'coasting' students who have the ability to succeed but struggle to push themselves.
For 2019 bookings, I have removed all my speaking fees for registered US education providers. I only charge for any incidental expenses meaning that I can provide a dual-session day for a tenth of the cost for commercial organizations (under $500). Extra services such as consulting with the administration may be chargeable.
Telling my story forms a key part of my keynotes but, unlike other speakers, I accept questions throughout. I also adjust the content of my talks on the day, based on what matters to my audience. I treat my performances as large conversations between me and your students.
Elliot Padfield is a 16-year-old entrepreneur and speaker from the United Kingdom. Coming from an average family, he started his first website development business before he turned 13. Today, he owns and operates an international security and intelligence business, a property development agency and a brand new healthcare research company. His life mission, however, is to inspire, teach and mentor other young people to become the entrepreneurs, diplomats, and leaders of tomorrow. He does this by hosting an annual summit in Dubai each year as well as giving talks to leaders and students. He recently parted from his speaking agency in the UK to act independently and is building a speaking career in the US with zero-fee talks in schools.
"During my long career in education, Elliot is the most powerful speaker I have ever encountered. From what I saw today, he is the greatest, most authentic motivator of both students and educators, reminding us all of the power we already have in us to help ourselves and help each other. Elliot is the talk of the school and has shaped the strategy we use to support students.
“After Elliot's talk, our guidance counselor stated ‘Next time you get a speaker who’s that impactful, that inspirational, please let me know and I’ll block out some time to meet with the students."
"I'm so happy to learn from you! Your presentation on self-motivating and a desire for success is exactly what I needed. As an international student, English is not my first language, so sometimes I need more confidence to go out of my comfort zone. Your suggestions were really useful to me and have helped me to go from an average, well-performing student to a better, more adventurous version of myself!"