Stafford businesswoman named ‘Virtual Speaker of the Year’ in national awards

Grace Marshall, at the Speaker Awards holding her certificate and award

Staffordshire-based speaker Grace Marshall has been named Virtual Speaker of the Year at the 2023 Speaker Awards in London.

Grace, 43, from Stafford, was recognised at the international Speaker Awards ceremony, held at London’s Hilton Docklands hotel.  The awards honour speakers from all corners of the globe who inspire, motivate and ignite change through the power of their words.

Since 2012 Grace has delivered over 750 virtual workshops and keynote speeches for an extensive global client list, including Sage, 3M, Pearson and BT.  Up to 2019 she had delivered 32 virtual sessions, however recent demand for her virtual talks has grown by over 840% to almost 300 virtual speaker engagements.

Grace won the Virtual Speaker category based on her inspiring video talks for Member Masterclass, a series of exclusive content created by Sage, the leader in accounting, finance, HR, and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses.  Grace’s videos were commissioned by Sage for its audience of small business owners, accountants, HR and finance professionals.  They are live in five countries (UK, Ireland, US, Canada and South Africa) and are soon to be rolled out in France, Germany and Spain.

Grace partners with event companies, marketing agencies, HR and internal communications departments to deliver popular talks on emotional resilience, productivity and work life wellbeing, based on her third book.

The book has been described as honest, uplifting and ‘the antidote to fake positivity’.

Grace explains: “My talks are designed to help people face adversity, navigate uncertainty and overcome overwhelm with more resilience and compassion, as well as to help companies look after their staff through difficult times.

“I address the question; ‘What do you do when things go wrong?’ and encourage us all to look at struggle in a different way – because out of struggle comes innovation, growth and strength.”

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