The Thought Leadership
Accelerator 2025

Helping leaders create a visionary TED-style talks to deliver at companies and conferences around the world.

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Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

From Founder to Thought Leader...

I went into this intending to just 'get better' at public speaking, but I've come out with far more than that; not least, the headline spot at TEDxCamden.

I can honestly say that it's been one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences I've had professionally by a considerable distance.

Dan Murray-Serter, Founder of Heights and Secret Leaders

Create the talk that will
accelerate your personal brand.

There comes a point in your career where you realise that your voice has the power to create change.

You might be an entrepreneur using public speaking to build your personal or business brand. Perhaps you're a leader within a business with an important message to share or maybe you've recently changed careers and want to share some thought leadership around a different subject matter.

That's where the Thought Leadership Accelerator comes in.

It's a 12-week coaching programme that brings together a small group of leaders from around the world and pushes them to
think and communicate BIG.

The goal?

To create a
15-minute TED-style talk that you can use to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industy.

We'll even help with landing the talk too...

Programme alumni have gone on to deliver their talks at

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

3 months later, you now you have:


1.
Clarity on your message.

2. A 15-minute signature talk that will wow audiences.

3. A 'curator-vetted' speaker application - ready to help you land high-profile speaking engagements like TEDx talks.

4. A professionally filmed video and photos of you speaking on the Talks Of Our Time stage.

5. An amplification strategy so that you can maximise the impact of your speaking engagements online. Talks created on this programme have been seen over 15 million times!

"My TEDx talk went viral"

This programme has given me the all-important confidence I was lacking to put my head above the parapet on a subject matter I feel strongly about.


Not only that, my TEDx talk ended up going viral... 1.2 million views and counting!

Jess Butcher MBE, Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, CMO Sweatcoin

How does the programme work?

Weekly Workshops

121 Coaching

Group Accountability

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech, meeting

Join Alex each week for a live coaching workshop that will be based around the modules mentioned below.

These workshops are highly interactive and will often involve a challenge to put your newfound skills to the test live on the call.

Every week you will have the opportunity to get on a 15 minute sprint coaching call with Alex. These 121 calls can be used to:

- Get feedback on your talk
- Receive personalised coaching from Alex
- Build and refine content for future use

The TLA WhatsApp community is a place for the cohort to connect in between calls and for important announcements.

How does the programme work?

Weekly Workshops

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech, meeting

Join Alex each week for a live coaching workshop that will be based around the modules mentioned above.

These workshops are highly interactive and will often involve a challenge to put your newfound skills to the test live on the call.

121 Coaching

Every week you will have the opportunity to get on a 15 minute sprint coaching call with Alex. These 121 calls can be used to:

- Get feedback on your talk
- Receive personalised coaching from Alex
- Build and refine content for future use

Group Accountability

The TLA WhatsApp community is a place for the cohort to connect in between calls and for important announcements.

The Programme Pathway:

From nailing your idea to speaking success

  • Uncover an idea that can inspire change
  • Communicate with clarity
  • Give your talk a greater purpose
  • Apply to life-changing conferences
  • Generate exciting business opportunities
  • Learn how to generate speaking fees
  • Open with impact
  • Create an unforgettable, timeless talk
  • Close with power
  • Story-tell with purpose
  • Construct persuasive arguments
  • Master the power of words 
  • Conquer pre-speech nerves
  • Radiate confidence on stage
  • Deliver with conviction 
  • Take your message global
  • Get press coverage for your cause
  • Generate lucrative business opportunities

The Programme Pathway

  • Uncover an idea that can inspire change
  • Communicate with clarity
  • Give your talk a greater purpose
  • Apply to life-changing conferences
  • Generate exciting business opportunities
  • Learn how to generate speaking fees
  • Open with impact
  • Create an unforgettable, timeless talk
  • Close with power
  • Story-tell with purpose
  • Construct persuasive arguments
  • Master the power of words 
  • Conquer pre-speech nerves
  • Radiate confidence on stage
  • Deliver with conviction 
  • Take your message global
  • Get press coverage for your cause
  • Generate lucrative business opportunities

Follow in the footsteps of...

Mark Leruste

CEO of Storycast and Keynote Speaker

Dana Denis-Smith

CEO, Obelisk Support 

Michael Geer

Co-Founder Humanity

Daisy York

Nutritionist

Nic Brisbourne

Managing Partner, Forward Partners

Sally Henderson

Leadership Mentor

Ruth Farenga

Founder, Conscious Leaders

Jessica Lorimer

B2B Sales Coach

If you're ready, let's do this!

🎤 The Coaching Package

  • Enrolment in the Thought Leadership Accelerator
  • 12 weeks of group and sprint (15-min) coaching calls with Alex
  • Access to live speaking opportunities
  • Keep all the course content for future use
  • Earlybird Bonus: A 60-minute 121 coaching session with Alex (worth £750)
  • Speaking slot at the Talks of our Time filming day
  • Receive a showreel quality, professionally edited film of your talk
  • Bonus: Professional headshots and photographs of you speaking (worth £450)
  • Total savings: £750

£3,497 + VAT

JOIN THE WAITLIST

🎤 The Coaching + Media Package 🎬

  • Enrolment in the Thought Leadership Accelerator
  • 12 weeks of group and sprint (15-min) coaching calls with Alex
  • Access to live speaking opportunities
  • Keep all the course content for future use
  • Earlybird Bonus: A 60-minute 121 coaching session with Alex (worth £750)
  • Speaking slot at the Talks of our Time filming day
  • Receive a showreel quality, professionally edited film of your talk (worth £1500)
  • Bonus: Professional headshots and photographs of you speaking (worth £450)
  • Total savings: £1200

£4,997 + VAT

*Only 10 spots left*

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

This programme has pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to share part of my journey in the pursuit of helping others.

Jemma C, Chartered MCIPD, HRD, TikTok

FAQS

What are the dates for the programme?
21st January - 11th April 2025.

Why do I need to book a call to join the waitlist?
We're highly selective about who joins the programme so want to make sure it's the right fit.

How much time do you need to commit to get the most out of the programme?
2 hours a week. It's been designed with busy people in mind.

Do you help with landing speaking opportunities?
Yes! For the duration of the programme, we will keep an ear to the ground for thought leadership conferences (like TEDx events) that are actively looking for speakers.

When they are, we will let you know and Alex will coach you through the application process so that you've got the best chance of landing the slot. We've had speakers land keynote slots in the UK, USA and Europe.

When do the live workshops happen?
The workshops are held twice on Tuesdays, at 1 PM and 5 PM London time. Please feel free to attend the session that best fits your schedule – attending both is not required! If you can't make some of the workshops, fear not! They are all recorded so you'll be able to catch up in your own time if need be.

When will the Talks of Our Time filming day be held?
Friday 11th April 2025, in London. If you can't make it, you'll be invited to a future filming day!

Can I put a team of people through a private cohort?
Yes, I run private programmes designed to help leaders become conference speakers. Email me for more info here.