"Funny, snapping, engaging."

- Joe Lipscombe, Director of Content and Storytelling, Ogilvy

"Engages, educates and enthralls."

- Alex Malouf, Past Chair, IABC EMENA

Dawn Metcalfe

People suck. All failure, all problems, all mistakes come from people. But all good comes from people too. I help my clients build a stand up and speak out culture – one where their people can hear and be heard effectively, where they aren’t afraid to speak up and call out bad behaviour. Where they reward the right behaviours. Where change isn’t feared, but encouraged. I show them how to do it in the right, respectful way. I call this a culture of kind candour. And I speak about it around the world.

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What people have to say

Dawn Metcalfe is such a dynamic, engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have her on stage for our PMI MENA Conference in Kuwait and Bahrain. Her keynote presentation “Survival of the fittest: Create a stand up and speak out culture” was rated by 96.3% of the audience as “very good to excellent.” The material resonated with the audience of professionals and practitioners from multinational organizations from Middle East. She has an amazing ability to connect with her audience and gave them immediately useful take-aways. We are most appreciative to have her!

PMI – Dubai Office

  • "I thought the presentation was very engaging and gave a great insight into human behavior in challenging situations. I’m now much more conscious around how to try and communicate effectively."

    Roshun Tulkens

    Group Treasurer, Mantrac Group

  • "I really enjoyed Dawn’s presentation during THN Conference. It’s not easy to catch my attention for long and keep me off my phone, however I listened to Dawn very carefully. The way she presented was very interesting and engaging."

    Tomas Griger

    Managing Director, LASVIT Middle East

  • "Dawn from HardTalk just delivered a sort of conference talk you dream of. Funny, snappy, engaging, and about people and behaviours."

    Joe Lipscombe

    Director of Content and Storytelling, Ogilvy