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Keynote Speaker

Dr Martyn Newman

Emotional Capitalists: The New Innovators

Martyn Newman PhD is a clinical psychologist specialising in Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness.  He is the author of the best selling book Emotional Capitalists and more recently The Mindfulness Book.

Martyn received his PhD from the University of Sydney and holds an MA from GTU at the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Psychology from Monash University, Melbourne, and a Doctor of Psychology from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has held academic posts as Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and the School of Psychology at ACU National. He is also an Instructor in Mindfulness on the MBA program, Sydney University. Martyn’s advice has been sought at the highest levels of leadership worldwide, including Sky, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Mars, Network Rail and Quiksilver, Royal Bank of Scotland and British Airways among many others.

What Martyn Newman will be speaking about

As economies became increasingly information based, Peter Drucker coined the term ‘knowledge worker’ to describe the most valuable workers. And, yet as we move deeper into the 21st Century digital revolution it’s no longer technical skills, nor even knowledge that is emerging as the key to real value creation.

Clinical and Corporate Psychologist Martyn Newman argues that as businesses become increasingly dependent on emotional labour – i.e., roles that involve managing your own or other people’s emotions to be effective – the future belongs to the emotional capitalist exemplified by the ‘relationship worker.’
According to Newman, “Businesses led by individuals with well-developed emotional and social intelligence are the key to creating value and great performance.” Then drawing on his original data from a large number of corporate teams around the globe, Newman reveals the three key social and emotional skills that predict productive and creative output.

Beyond motivation theories, beyond personality variable, beyond IQ and even beyond rewards and recognition, Newman demonstrates a compelling case for a reworking of the fundamentals of what drives innovative culture.

Best-Selling Author

His book Emotional Capitalists is a bestseller, endorsed by some of the most respected business leaders.

University Academic

A prominent, senior Academic in roles at leading universities in both Europe and Australia.


Made a lasting mark as a business thought leader, as co-creator of the Emotional Capital Report (ECR).

Global Consultant

With skills sought out by some of the world’s most respected business from Sky to Mars, RBS and BA.