I have helped hundreds of organisations and thousands of leaders, and I know how hard it can be to consistently balance success growth at work, and happiness in life.

I also know from personal experience how tough it can be to ask for help, and to invest in ourselves or our teams especially when finances are tight. That said, a long term investment over cost mindset is proven to breed the best outcomes.

I have an undeniable passion for making a difference to others, sharing my years of extensive research, business experience and personal story of rising from the ashes of burnout to show others what great life-work success looks like, why they should want it, and how to get it.

My Life-Work Effect©

What could you and your audience achieve if you all:

  • worked 25% fewer hours whilst working 25% smarter?

  • invested 75% of your L&D budget in your top 25% current and rising stars?

  • identified the 25% of your work which creates the best performance impact and outsource/delegate the rest?

  • equipped the top 25% of your talent to train and mentor the next 25%?

The LWE© is my highly recommended methodology which combines lessons from my 19-years career experience through my unique mobile App coaching tool, and expertise in leadership, strategy, productivity, life-work balance, burnout, and performance improvement.

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Virtual & Onstage Keynote Speaker

As a highly rated motivational speaker for large-scale conferences, business expos and in-house events, my personal experience, deep expertise and unique tools on Life-Work Success and a range of associated subjects consistently achieve fantastic reviews and testimonials. 

My most popular ‘must have’ keynote ‘8 ways to boost workplace productivity & wellbeing’ has helped thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs to work less, achieve more and avoid burnout.

I have appeared at 200+ stages, workshops and conferences live and virtually across 60+ countries, but I want more…

…my mission is to positively help and influence 10M+ leaders and entrepreneurs by 2030.

Brands I have helped include: O2 Telefonica, Rolls-Royce, RBS Group, Barclays plc, Korn Ferry, Department of Business Innovation & Skills (Uk Government), Buzzacott LLP, Bizspace plc, Tech UK.

“I was fortunate to listen to keynote speaker, Daryl Woodhouse, at the Forbes Global Health Summit… It was empowering to discuss mental health awareness; his mental fitness tools for corporate and personal wellness are genuine. Thanks Daryl.” Dawn Feintuch, Project Manager

“Daryl is an incredible mentor, business advisor and keynote speaker. His back story, commercial achievements and awards naturally speak for themselves, but it’s his ability to truly inspire people to be better and do better on their own terms that really sets him apart. 

I couldn’t recommend him highly enough to anyone looking for an exceptional growth coach, wellbeing expert or an engaging virtual event guest!” Jon Foyne, Company Director

My most popular keynotes

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Work Smarter to Live Happier and Achieve More: Even the best need a helping hand

As an expert in helping leaders, entrepreneurs, and their teams, I inspire through sharing my heartfelt story of a very unexpected burnout, and what I did to achieve a happier life, 4 day working week, with increased career and business success.

In this virtual session or onstage keynote with live Q&A, discover what Life-Work Success looks like, and how to get it with practical actions on smart strategy, workplace productivity mastery, wellbeing, and life-work balance.

Learn the latest insights on why most businesses fail, and gain 7 practical actions to beat the odds of failure by growing through challenging times.

By leveraging my award-winning experiences of restructuring, improving, and scaling businesses in the UK and abroad, attendees will gain practical knowledge and actionable advice to facilitate improved strategic thinking, decision making and commercial doing.

Learn how a simple, lean approach to business and work will achieve your greatest results. Future proof your career and business by better leveraging your time and talent with my highly rated ‘bullet proof’ action mapping process.

People are our greatest asset. Learn how a collaborative, partnership and win:win approach can propel you to success in achieving greater business success and life happiness through my highly rated ‘Unity Matrix’ tool.

Learn why a quality, ‘less is more’ approach to sales, business development and customer strategy is guaranteed to generate better performance results than ‘quantity over quality’, and how to make it happen.

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What people say…

“Daryl and I have known each other for years, and over that time he’s become a world-leading authority on mental fitness and workplace productivity. Those two concepts are more linked than most leaders give them credit for (too often ‘mental health’ just gets pushed to HR).

Daryl has a range of practical and accessible tools that help people achieve better balance in their work lives, add more value for their companies, and be happier and healthier as a result. Mental health is going to be a major issue in the coming years – and it’s wise to have this man on your radar. He’s a proactive, empathic and intelligent partner for organisations of all types.”

Phil Lewis, Challenging teams of people to bring the best out of each other, and achieve more than they ever imagined.

“Daryl is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is professional, responsive and goes out of his way to provide an excellent service.

Daryl has spoken at a number of our conferences and his contribution is always outstanding and receives brilliant feedback from attendees across the board. His inspirational and honest talks are a real highlight and I couldn’t recommend him enough.”

Emily Darling, Deputy Head of Events at Forum Business Media Ltd

“Daryl came and delivered a fantastic keynote at our Mental Health in the Workplace Conference on ‘Tackling Work Related Stress’.

Our audience was captivated with the balance between Daryl’s personal anecdotes and useful and practical guidance. Appreciate the authenticity and realness of his talks. Looking forward to working with you in the future!”

Hayley Nicholson, Webinar and E-Learning Manager | Bringing Brilliant Speakers Online

“Daryl speaks with passion and from personal experience of the importance of good mental health. He is knowledgeable and has a tool kit of useful strategies which individuals and organisations can use to develop mental fitness.”

Andrew Blench, School Business Consultant & Coach

Great presentation yesterday as part of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals business conference. Daryl shared his very personal experiences of mental stress and the importance of personal mental well-being and the well-being of your team.

The topic could not have been more relevant in these strange business times. Thank you Daryl – I think your presentation will be resonating with all who attended – both in the room and virtually and we will all benefit from this reflection.”

Kate Collet-Fenson, Director at Aston Hearing Services Limited and part of the Business Development Team of Cracking Nuts

“Daryl’s style is fun and engaging. He has a genuine desire to help his clients and to build strong working relationships. I would liken him to a fitness trainer for your business – you know how to go to the gym but you are much more effective with a trainer!”

“Finding balance between long term pro-activity to maximise performance and progression against the rush of day to day life and business responsibilities – Daryl has really helped me improve!”

“Daryl was invaluable in structuring our programme for founders. As well as being one of the best reviewed coaches, he also bought a wealth of knowledge and expertise. On top of that he’s a lovely guy to work with

“We sought out Daryl to grow the business in the most efficient and controlled manner possible. In 18 months , revenue has grown by 165%

Simon Kallu, Grow Factor

“Agile, proactive, and has developed a great strategy for working with scale

Event Build-Up & Planning

Make your audience experience a huge triumph with a customised Keynote or interactive online session.

During event build-up:

  1. Join me for a virtual meeting to create your best event yet
  2. Receive a personalised promotional video for your event to build the excitement
  3. Receive a tailored written article for your newsletter and online content.

Event Follow Up

  1. Join me on for a follow-up meeting to implement the new knowledge into your business immediately,
  2. Review what worked and what can be better next time,
  3. Receive a custom ‘key takeaway and implementation guide’ video for the attendees and non-attendees to keep them motivated, progressing forward, and engaged,
  4. Receive a tailored article for your newsletter and online content.

Wow your audience with an inspiring, action-packed experience

I have helped hundreds of organisations and thousands of leaders, and I know how hard it can be to consistently balance success growth at work, and happiness in life.

I also know from personal experience how tough it can be to ask for help, and to invest in ourselves or our teams especially when finances are tight. That said, a long term investment over cost mindset is proven to breed the best outcomes.

Everyone needs help to fulfil their potential: even the very best! Much like your favourite sports athletes who have a team of experts to train and mentor them through continual improvement to higher heights and super stardom.

Whether you are local to me in the UK, or global, I would love to hear from you.

We’ll talk with no pressure and in confidence, to discover how we can collaborate to achieve more life-work success together.

Let’s explore how we can create an amazing event together