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Trust Expert, Lecturer: Oxford University & Author: ‘Who Can You Trust?'

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Trust enables us to navigate uncertainty, place our faith in people, and take leaps into the unknown.

Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author and lecturer at Oxford University. She is passionate about teaching people how to think differently and challenge ideas around trust, humility and integrity.

She has been recognized as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Current Work:

Rachel is the author of two critically acclaimed books that have been translated into 14 languages. Her first book, What’s Mine is Yours, predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, and was hailed by TIME magazine as one of the “10 Ideas that Will Change the World.” Her second book, Who Can You Trust?, explores the profound ways trust is shifting in the world; it was praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle, and was named one of the best books of the year by Wired.

She is a world-renowned speaker for her clear insights and warm storytelling. Past clients have included Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, the World Business Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, Adobe, and Snapchat. Rachel is often voted the audience’s favourite speaker at events and her TED talks have been viewed more than five million times. She is also the host of the podcast series Trust Issues.

Rachel is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Wired.
Through her popular newsletter, Rethink, Rachel warmly engages with a community of over 35,000 subscribers every fortnight.

Rachel has lived and worked on four different continents, giving her a global perspective on the important issues of our times. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children.

Talking Points

Rethink: Earning Trust

How can you unlock the power of trust?
Key Themes:
- Capability
- Character
- Transparency

Rethink: Trusting Cultures

What are the core ingredients of a trusting culture?
Key Themes:
- Diversity
- Integrity
- Humility

Rethink: Trust & Innovation

How can trust enable us to create something new or different?
Key Themes:
- Risk
- Growth
- Change

Rachel Botsman is a leading global Speaker. Rachel Botsman is a popular Keynote and Conference Speaker and is available to speak at conferences, events, webinars and virtual presentations.

Rachel Botsman is also available for Q&A or In Conversation events and as a panellist. Rachel Botsman and is a popular Speaker and global thought leader on trust, the sharing economy, leadership and brand trust.

Enquire online to engage Rachel Botsman for your next event.

Rachel Botsman was a brilliant speaker at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. She captured imaginations when speaking about how collaborative technologies are reshaping our relationships and reinventing the world around us in life-changing ways. Rachel is on the vanguard of an extraordinary movement and is sweeping us up with her as she creates new paths into the future. Clinton Global Initiative

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Rachel, on behalf of the Better Boards team, for presenting at the 2014 Australasian Better Boards Conference. Her time, effort and input into the conference assisted in making the weekend a highly successful and informative event. We had approximately 400 people attend the conference over the three days and everyone we spoke to said they had taken away an abundance of ideas which they were excited to implement into their respective organisations. Very inspirational and thought-provoking presentation.

Australasian Better Boards Conference

Rachel was a fantastic addition to our annual APAC G-Force Conference. She brought our audience a fresh, new and provocative perspective on the sharing economy - with timely updates on how this was shaping global macro economic trends and consumer behaviour. Our delegates were a buzz after her presentation, and we couldn't stock enough of her books to give away as a gift to key customers. Without hesitation we would welcome Rachel back to G-Force!


Rachel is a genuine world class speaker who knows how to stir thinking and encourage an audience to open their minds. Months on, I am still receiving emails about her talk. Her polished but warm style coupled with her relevant and clever stories leave an audience with a genuine sense of wonder and awe but most importantly it leaves them curious and hungry for more! I would not hesitate in booking Rachel for any event that calls for a world class thought leader - especially if you are after someone to disrupt and stir thinking.

Creative Director, Commonwealth Bank

From the moment we spoke about what I was trying to achieve with the conference to the feedback received it was evident that Rachel is a genuine world class speaker who knows how to stir thinking and encourage an audience to open their minds. Her polished but warm style coupled with her relevant and clever stories leave an audience with a genuine sense of wonder and awe but most importantly it leaves them curious and hungry for more!

Commonwealth Bank

Rachel’s talk both provoked and inspired, setting off an active conversation that continues to this day and worldwide within the company.


What a session! We got some really positive feedback about the content but also about the virtual rapport that you managed to create.


Rachel’s insightful session was engaging and authentic. She really made a personalized connection. The informal, open-ended format and seamless online experience allowed our audience to ask questions and engage in a lively conversation with her.


Not one single day has gone by since the event without external & internal commendations on her engagement with our audience. Her message really connected and impacted the entire audience.


She kept our 2000 delegates on the edge of their seats for over an hour, not only with the quality of her content but also with her humour and engaging style.

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