GSF Presidents’ Breakfast

GSF Presidents' Breakfast

I am honoured to have been elected to the position of President of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) recently. The Past Presidents of the GSF come together to hold (now a virtual) breakfast to show support and offer insights to the incoming President. The GSF is a worldwide body to which our various local and […]

GSA 2023 – The Future is Africa

Thank you for joining me on this exploration about our narratives about Africa, and ultimately about any unfamiliar part of our world. I would love to hear from you if you find more examples or insights. When we are prepared to challenge our narratives we can bring more value to our audiences. Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted […]

The Doomsday Clock gets closer to midnight

Doomsday Clock set at 90 seconds to

There is nothing like the title of ‘Doomsday Clock’ to make people pay a little more attention. And when it moves closer to a metaphorical apocalyptic disaster, we should consider how our human actions are destroying our future. Part of this post has been prepared by Open.AI

Reinvention – a story

Reinvention story Futurist Charlotte Kemp

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to sometimes hear a truly great speaker with a fantastic message. You might know the kind – its when the message and the experience stay with you months after others are forgotten. It is what I aspire to be. But the speaker I have in mind is […]

A Pre-meditation of Evils

Premeditatio malorum

Premeditatio malorum, a premeditation of evils, is the Stoic exercise of imagining what can go wrong. Think of it as the opposite of ‘positive thinking’ – the practice of negative thinking that allows us to imagine the worst, get all the emotion out of they way, and then begin preparations to either avoid or ameliorate […]

From History to the Future

History to future futures thinking Charlotte Kemp

History at school I was talking to a History teacher recently at a regular parent / teacher meeting. At some point I rather gushed that History was my favourite subject in school which prompted the teacher to ask me what I do now for a living. I answered, that I am a futurist.She didn’t think […]