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Rachel Botsman, keynote speaker
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Rachel Botsman

    • Trust Expert
    • Author, “Who Can You Trust?” (Hachette, November 2017)
    • Visiting Lecturer & Researcher, Oxford University
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$50,000 - $100,000

Virtual Fee:

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From

United Kingdom

Rachel Botsman | The Currency of Trust

Rachel Botsman | The Currency of Trust

Rachel Botsman | Rethink | Showreel

Rachel Botsman | Rethink | Showreel

In Technology We Trust?

In Technology We Trust?



Rachel Botsman Speaker Biography

Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author and a lecturer at Oxford University. She is passionate about teaching people how to think differently and challenge ideas around trust, humility and integrity.

She has been recognized as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. 

Rachel is the author of two critically acclaimed books that have been translated into 14 languages. Her first book, “What’s Mine is Yours”, predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, and was hailed by TIME magazine as one of the “10 Ideas that Will Change the World.” Her second book, “Who Can You Trust?”, explores the profound ways trust is shifting in the world; it was praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle, and was named one of the best books of the year by Wired.

She is a world-renowned speaker for her clear insights and warm storytelling. Past clients have included Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, the World Business Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, Adobe, and Snapchat. Rachel is often voted the audience’s favourite speaker at events and her TED talks have been viewed more than five million times. She is also the host of the podcast series Trust Issues.

Rachel is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Wired. Through her popular newsletter, Rethink, Rachel warmly engages with a community of over 35,000 subscribers every fortnight. 

Rachel has lived and worked on four different continents, giving her a global perspective on the important issues of our times. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children.


(Available in the following versions: Fireside Chat, Keynote Presentations, Moderated Panel Discussions, & Leadership Roundtables)

Rachel has condensed years of research, writing, and discovery into virtual event experiences that challenge us to think differently about the forces that shape our organizations and cultures.

Through the lens of Rethink, Rachel invites audiences and participants into her thought process as she unpacks and reframes complex themes into memorable ideas.

What audiences will get from Rachel:

- A warm, informative, and authentic conversation.
- Think: Fresh ways to think about complex themes.
- Talk: A new vernacular to help spark more meaningful conversations.
- Act: Ideas that we can put into practice.

How Trust Drives Innovation
How do you get customers to trust a new product or idea?

A “trust leap” occurs when we take a risk, or do something new or in a fundamentally different way. It is an integral part of the innovation process, from idea to adoption.

But how can we be persuaded over the chasm of fear to take a risk on something new? In this dynamic session, Rachel reveals the fascinating relationship between trust and innovation - giving audiences the courage to take more risks. She also shares practices for building external trust around new products and ideas.

Key takeaways:
Think: A clear understanding of how trust leaps enable innovation.
Talk: Fresh conversations around trust that will help drive innovative thinking.
Act: Effective approaches that will help you address the trust states of your customers and employees.


The Currency of Trust
How much does your organization value trust?

To survive and thrive, companies and society need trust. It is the currency that enables us to navigate uncertainty, make confident choices, take risks, and leap into the unknown.

In this talk, Rachel challenges audiences to rethink their understanding of trust. Many of her observations about how trust really works run counter to the typical business narrative. For example, she punctures the idea that transparency is the key to more trust. In an engaging format, Rachel helps audiences to get a unique perspective on the role trust plays in our lives, and how we become more trustworthy.

Key takeaways:
Think: Dynamic new insights about trust, setting you up to be a better leader, team player, partner, and parent.
Talk: New concepts around trust, enabling you to have more meaningful and honest conversations.
Act: Concrete strategies that will help you earn trust both inside and outside your organization.


The Power Of Trusting Cultures
How trusting is your workplace?

Trust is both the foundation and the result of a strong culture. It isn’t the result of happy hours and foosball tables. A truly trusting and inclusive culture provides people with a sense of belonging and a feeling of safety. It often involves a shift in focus from the capabilities of an organization to its character.

Rachel Botsman has spent the past decade studying the key traits for creating a trustworthy culture, including humility, reliability, vulnerability, and integrity. She also highlights key leadership styles for earning trust, including setting clear expectations and the symbiotic relationship between strength and compassion.

Key takeaways:
Think: A new way to think about how your organization harnesses the power of trust to cultivate a positive, inclusive, and productive culture.
Talk: A new language that will enable confident conversations about trust in the workplace with employees at all levels.
Act: Actionable ideas that will help you repair trust and deal with trust issues in your organization.


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