Meet John Cremer


John Cremer public speaker


John Cremer is an award winning professional speaker. There aren’t too many people like him. His methods are playful yet provocative and he is renowned for delivering profound learning with a light, humorous touch. By combining the discipline of Reading People with extensive experience as a performing improviser he shows delegates and organisations new and effective possibilities in communication and innovation.

His easy going, mischievous approach invites you to take yourself less seriously and to embrace novel approaches to personal interactions. His apparent tranquility and calm belies an ability to strike a chord with audiences that is so deep and personal, that it is as if he’s known the whole audience from childhood.

It is this understanding of who you are that he uses in his keynote speaking and group training events to such great effect. John shows you how to use this awareness to your advantage. He invites you to feel secure in who you are and helps you understand much more about your role in life. As a bonus, you gain some of the secrets of how this magic works.


  • It is rare, perhaps unique, for us to give a standing ovation to any speaker. The session you gave us was outstanding, full of fun and laughter, great for bonding, and will bring learning at many levels.

    Brian Chernett, CEO
    The Academy For Chief Executives
  • Our practice event was a great success. John created a safe environment that allowed people to feel comfortable with putting themselves forwards. Delegates were surprised at how funny they could be and the more we got it wrong the funnier it became. Throughout the session we related the skills that were being learnt back to our workplace. Overall this was an extremely successful event.

    James Yearsley, Partner
  • I was amazed at what my people got out of the session. It was great fun, very stimulating and gave people fresh insights into what they were capable of as well as helping to recognize diverse approaches and styles in the group

    David Parry-Jones, General Manager Enterprise Partner Group
  • I have known John Cremer for several years now, and he is one of the most creative and inspiring Academy for Chief Executives speakers that it has been my privilege to work with. His workshop on improvisation is simply awesome, and the learning and opportunity for growth by participating in this session is enormous. This is a man with rare and unusual talent, and any chief executive should engage him as part of their overall management development process

    Joe Adams, Chairman
    Academy for Chief Executives Group 11
  • Absolutely brilliant! The improv comedy show complete with improvised songs that the Maydays did at our annual conference was pure genius – I’m really not sure how they do it, but they certainly do! They had even the grumpiest of our delegates in stitches.

    David Babbs, Head of Capacity Building
    Friends Of The Earth
  • Thanks for your workshop today as part of the National Tourism Management Institute Conference. You fulfilled my objectives of breaking the mould of a normal conference workshop superbly. What you managed to achieve, just in one hour, will continue to affect the participants for a very long time. It is clear from the feedback that the session turned out to be the most stimulating, thought provoking and effective of the whole conference. I very much hope that we have the opportunity work together again in the future

    Martin Peters, Chief Executive
    Leicestershire Promotions Limited
  • John’s team building work through improvisation was very effective in breaking down barriers and allowing the whole team to get to know each far more. John provided us with some interesting challenges and great fun. There was a lot of laughter, which was a good result and seen as a real success across the whole team – although we won’t be tempted to give up our day jobs any time soon!

    Anne Stevens, Vice President Human Resources, Copper and Diamonds and Minerals
    Rio Tinto Plc
  • John’s Improv day was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding days I’ve ever had in a work environment. Whilst it was a few hours of complete fun, the business and personal messages beneath it were very powerful. We all came away with a significant improvement in our instant creativity

    Neale Harrison, Category Group Director
    Reckitt Benckiser
  • Thank you once more for bringing both fun and learning into our recent training programmes with your improvisation work. Everyone loved the improv sessions and the feedback has been great. Your sessions achieved many things, amongst them; creativity, fun, spontaneity, trust and above all a great way to team build! The group experienced each other in new ways they could not imagine possible. They surprised and delighted each other, which was just wonderful. We look forward to inviting you back.

    Connie Phillips, Director of Training and Development
    Weber Shandwick PR
  • As a facilitator, John brings a powerfully positive presence and deep level of facilitation skills. He is extremely enabling and supportive whilst at the same time encouraging people to extend their capacity and take risks in conversation. His ability to get people to sidestep anxiety and just jump into doing things is very impressive indeed; he creates a constructive and playful climate which is very enabling. His last piece of work with us in our strategy days made a significant difference to the working climate of the group and enabled us to have deeper and more productive conversations after his session

    Anne Owen, Director


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As a highly acclaimed speaker, John will tend to get booked up anything from 6 months to two years in advance. If you’re interested in making a worldwide booking for improvisation training or for a revealing Reading People session, then please use the contact page to get in touch. Workshops are adapted to your organisation, your event, your objectives, your people and the mood in the room on the day.




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