Dean van Leeuwen: TEDx | Author | Moonshot-Provocateur





In everything Dean does, he believes in challenging people to use the power of business to innovate and do remarkable things. He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it.

So, Dean is on a quest to challenge audiences to unlearn and relearn, mobilising them to forge innovative solutions for the new Age of Discovery. His deeply researched insights, engaging style and powerful combination of storytelling, multimedia and gentle parody, move audiences to look at a disrupted world differently, embrace change, innovate and do mighty things.

Dean is a cancer slayer, TEDx speaker, futurist and moonshot provocateur working with leading businesses such as John Lewis Partnership, GSK, M&S and Deloitte. He is also an associate fellow at the Säid Oxford, Henley Business Schools and the Centre for European Executive Leadership Development at Fontainebleau Paris. He is the author of the book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.

The futurist consultancy TomorrowToday Global which he co-founded explores how the world is changing and how business leaders can innovate and adapt.



“Feedback has been off the chart for your session”  ~ Kate Hogben Director Corporate Communications, Anglo American

“Thank you for a most enriching and wonderful talk”Nicholas Nicoli, TEDx Curator

Dean. You are a legend…Do I need to say anymore? I will. Thank you for an awesome presentation and sense of humour. You really engaged the staff so much so that they are already using your ideas back at work. Thank you Dean for your time, commitment and passion.” ~ Kerry Franklin | Private Secretary to Peter Wilkinson, MD, Passenger Services, Department for Transport

Heard a number of Futurists as Vistage Chair over the years. Dean’s was head and shoulders above and beyond. If you want to understand the future you MUST work with Dean” ~ Chris Hughes; Vistage Chairman


Dean speaks to audiences about:

  • Innovation
  • Global megatrends
  • Leadership during change and future competitive advantage.

Clients who recently worked with Dean:

  • John Lewis, Waitrose, GSK, Superdrug, Unilever, Nestle, Anglo American, Novartis, Richmond Events, Harvard Club of New York.

Business Schools where Dean is regularly invited to talk:

  • Henley Business School,
  • Oxford Säid Business School,
  • Centre for European Leadership Development (CEDEP)

Presentations Dean is best known for:

Achieve Remarkable Things: A strategic leadership and inspirational look at the importance of thinking big and being successful in the New Age of Discovery


Books written by Dean:



“A must-read for everyone. If you have a chance to join his presentation or workshops they are as inspirational as the book.”

HannaS – 5* Amazon Customer Review


Some inspirational videos

Power of Moonshot Thinking According to Elon Musk

The power of moonshot thinking: How Google almost became an online pizza ordering company

Exponential Leaders

TomorrowToday Global