Expert Speakers

One of our greatest assets as an organisation is our ‘Thought Leadership’, and its application in the ‘real world’. It is referred to in numerous industry publications, as well as in keynote addresses that Real World Group experts give each year.

Our current CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, and Founding Director, Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe are in particular demand around the world to speak on the subjects of Engaging Leadership, Governance, High Performing Teams, Diversity and Inclusion, and other related subjects.

They have a wealth of experience in leadership, and are well known for their engaging and thought-provoking presentations.

If you would like Juliette or Beverly to add the Real World edge to your event, please contact us.



“Why staff rate female leaders highly but male bosses score them lower than men”

Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe


Prof Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe speaking at Oxford Brookes’ Women & Leadership Conference

Oxford Brookes University

A two day conference entitled Women and Leadership - Closing the Gender Gap discussed strategies to increase the representation of women in senior posts in the UK and abroad.

This video features Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe speaking on gender and leadership problems and possibilities.








BBC Radio 4 Servant Leadership


Today's programme investigates "servant leadership" - a management process with religious roots that has become widespread in the US. Currently Asda is one of the very few UK companies which refers openly to its use of servant leadership principles - but, will other companies soon be following suit?

And in Nice Work's regular review slot Prof Cary Cooper, Sir Gerry Robinson & Prof Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe discuss some of the most widely-read books on the subject of leadership and ask whether our views on what makes for a good boss are changing.



BBC Radio 4 on Sunday


What do people want from a religious leader? How influential are they? Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology and Religion at Lancaster University, and Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe Emeritus Professor of Leadership studies at Leeds University discuss.