• John Purkiss.

    Author, Angel Investor & Financial Search Founder

    Meet John Purkiss

    Keynotes, Workshops and Talks

    John studied economics at Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD, where he was awarded the Henry Ford II Prize. He began his career in banking and management consultancy, and has been an advisor to several high-growth companies.

    John was a partner with Heidrick & Struggles and now runs the board practice at Purkiss&Company, recruiting chief executives, finance directors and other board members. John has lived and worked in France, Belgium and the USA. He speaks French, German and Spanish.

    Brand You by John Purkiss

    Turn Your Talents into a Winning Formula

    You already have a brand. As Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, once said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room”. The best way to market yourself is to build your brand.

    This new, extended edition is the definitive guide to personal branding and is packed with new material on social media, charisma and discovering your mission, as well as new exercises and examples. It is supported by valuable extra tools.


    To succeed in today's fast-paced environment, you have to know yourself and be able to communicate your brand to the outside world. This book will show you how. Highly recommended.- Gemma Greaves, Marketing Director, The Marketing Society.


    A must-read for everyone, from trainees to board members.- Sanjay Shah, Chief Financial Officer, The London Clinic.

    The Power of Letting Go by John Purkiss

    Turn Your Talents into a Winning Formula

    Most of us try to get what we want in life by ‘taking control’ and leaping into action. The Power of Letting Go takes the opposite approach, which allows things to happen much more easily.


    Letting go will bring you better health, happier relationships, more creativity and greater prosperity – all without the stress of trying to control everything.


    The Power of Letting Go will help you if you:

    • Work hard but aren’t getting where you want to be
    • Find your old success formula has stopped working
    • Want to develop more intuition, creativity or empathy
    • Want to thrive regardless of changes in technology, the economy or politics
    • Have learned mindfulness/meditation, and want to go further
    • Have learned to meditate without success
    • Would like a lot less stress and a lot more happiness and fulfillment.

    We are part of something infinitely intelligent that we can tune into. All we have to do is let go of the urge to control, and the thoughts and emotions that are holding us back. When we tune in, things happen much more easily. The Power of Letting Go will help you do this consistently, with far better results.


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  • John Purkiss Speaking Clips

    John Purkiss presents on Personal Branding and Effortless Business around the World.

    Speaking at London Business School

    Understand Yourself so you can Market Yourself.

    What if your purpose is the way you serve others?

    Improving Your Business Relationships

    How Letting Go can be the key to Success

    Can you be fully present in stressful situations?

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