‘Sometimes teams need to pause and refresh their creative process. I’ve known Richard and been an admirer of his work for many years. He’s one of the most popular speakers on the PromaxBDA global conference circuit and people come from all over the world to be inspired by him.’

LESTER MORDUE, Director Europe Conference, PromaxBDA

I speak regularly in the UK and further afield on the art and science of creative thinking. Among my recent sessions are Change The Way You Think Forever; How To Have A Great Idea When You’ve Got No Time At All; Lunatics, Criminals, Junkies & Amateurs and, most recently, How to Stay Creative in a Fearful World

You can watch some of these below.

If you’d like to give your team an inspirational boost and encourage them to see the world differently then drop me a line.


When we think like everyone else, we create like everyone else. In Change The Way You Think Forever I take the audience on an extraordinary journey via potato chips, microwave ovens, Boris Becker's tongue, hard drugs and the Bible, as I set out to discover the secrets of original thinking.


Coming up with a great idea is hard. Coming up with a great idea in next to no time doubly so. In How To Have a Great Idea When You've Got No Time At All, using insights gleaned from artists, musicians, film makers and others, I explore simple steps you can take to hunt down a great idea once the clock is against you.


In Lunatics, Junkies, Criminals & Amateurs I take the audience inside the world of outsiders to discover the lessons in creativity we can learn from those who society would shun.

‘Very engaging and inspiring, with some great models for thinking about creativity. I have three pages of notes!’

SOPHIE SMITH, Production Coordinator, How Now Creative
‘I really liked him, a unique public speaker’

‘One of the best presentations I’ve ever seen! Really engaging, interesting, and inspiring.’

‘I loved him. He made the last hour fly-by which is saying something considering (in his words) he was the barrier between us and alcohol.’

‘I could listen to him talk for hours! Exactly what’s needed when you’re feeling a little worn out, especially in creative roles.’

Audience feedback from a speech given at TURNER BROADCASTING
‘David Lynch said that ideas are like fish. If you want to catch the big fish, you have to go deeper and book a session with Richard Holman.’

JULIE FAUCHER, Fisherwoman & Creative Director