"Peter was amazing at Qualtrics - he brought an awesome energy to the room that got people fired up, dancing and learning at the same time. It was a great experience from start to finish and I can't wait to hear him speak again."
Dr Peter Lovatt is a Psychologist and former professional dancer. He spent over twenty years working in university research labs, where he looked at the relationship between the brain and the body. His extraordinary findings show that when you move you improve. The human brain is specialised for movement, and when you move your body you optimise the brain’s performance.
Peter’s keynotes are about human movement, and the impact movement has on our relationships, our thinking and our emotions.
Peter delivers groovy keynotes which, in the words of Qualtrics CEO, Ryan Smith, bring an awesome energy to the room and get people fired up.
“Yo, good job!”
One of Peter’s favourite keynote sessions was in 2018. He was speaking between Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash-hit musical Hamilton, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary basketball superstar. As he came off stage, to a standing ovation, he was fist-bumped by “Magic” in the wings, who said with a deep and slow voice, “Yo, good job”.
Since then, Peter has shared keynote sessions with the chat-show legend, Oprah Winfrey, the 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama, the founder of the Virgin group, Sir Richard Branson, the Oscar-winning actor, Geena Davis and the co-founder of Apple computers, Steve “the Woz” Wozniak. Peter Lovatt is a world-class speaker.
Peter sometimes includes his own inspirational story in his keynote presentations. He speaks abouthow he overcame a severe reading difficulty as an adult and went on to win a post-doctoral position in the Faculty of English at Cambridge University.
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Keynotes & Workshops
Peter currently delivers four keynotes and three workshops.
The keynotes & workshops can be adapted based on the themes and requirements of individual events.
The Dance Cure Keynote & Workshop
In The Dance Cure Keynote and Workshop Peter explores the relationship between movement, thinking and behaviour. Peter explains, and demonstrates (this is what makes his keynotes so groovy), how movement bonds human societies, how movement can change the way people think and solve problems and how movement can fundamentally change the way people feel.
Peter has delivered variants of The Dance Cure keynote and workshops at leadership events, to large corporate audiences, at tech conferences, with education providers and with health and social care providers.
The nature of The Dance Cure Workshop is such that the delegates receive some learning from Peter, they engage in small group discussions, relating learning to their own profesional or personal experiences, and they dance.
Keynote duration: 20 – 60 minutes
Workshop duration: 1 – 2.5 hours
Movement in Practice Keynote & Workshop
In the Movement in Practice Keynote and Workshop Peter explores the relationship between the mind and the body and he looks at the role of movement in the workplace, in educational settings and in health and social-care settings.
The evidence-base tells us that when we move we improve. The Movement in Practice Keynote and Workshop looks at how we can make improvements in the human experience of people when they are working, when they are learning, and when they ae being cared for.
The Movement in Practice Workshop explores practical solutions to specific setting-appropriate situations.
Keynote duration: 20 – 60 minutes
Workshop duration: 1 – 2.5 hours
Optimum - 7 Steps to Excellence Keynote & Workshop
Peter has been teaching mental skills at the Royal Ballet School for several years. The Royal Ballet School strives for, and demands, excellence. It is unapologetic in its pursuit of perfection.
Excellence depends on a set of mental skills.
In the Optimum – 7 Steps to Excellence Keynote, Peter looks at 7 mental skills that are essential for excellence.
Each mental skill is based on a continuum, practiced at either end of that continuum they can lead to self-sabotage and failure, but practiced at the optimum level they can lay the foundations for success and excellence.
In the Optimum – 7 Steps to Excellence Keynote, Peter describes the 7 mental skills, and shows how people can find their optimum level on each one, creating mental harmony and a path towards excellence.
In the Optimum – 7 Steps to Excellence Workshop Peter looks at 7 mental skills that are essential for excellence. Peter provides learning on each of the 7 mental skills and delegates have the oportunity to think about how these 7 mental skills can be applied to their own professional or personal context and how these skills can be practiced and optimised.
Keynote Duration: 20-60 minutes
Workshop Duration: 1- 2.5 hours
Energizer Session - stand, shake, sync, smile
Sitting for long periods of time at conferences and events can have a terrible effect on the way people think and process information.
If people sit for too long they eventually switch off, and they miss essential information and experiences.
In this Energizer session Peter quickly gets the audience up and moving in just a few minutes. It’s perfect for waking up a room and stimulating people’s thinking, increasing energy levels and engagement.
The Stand Shake Sync & Smile Energiser is a micro-keynote, with both points of learning and moving, lasting between 5-15 minutes. It’s perfect as a mid-morning energizer, at the beginning of the afternoon session or in the middle of the afternoon session, when people might otherwise be falling asleep.
If you want your audience to stay alert for a whole day, Peter can use difference versions of the Stand Shake Sync & Smile Energizer at several points throughout your event.
Energizer Duration: 5-15 minutes
I just saw you at the WEC in Dublin. You were terrific! You had me crying at the beginning ... and laughing at the end ... - just awesome.
Hello Dr. Lovatt, Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I loved your Qualtrics X4 Summit presentation. It was amazing and wonderful! Thank you so very much!
Thank you so much for being part of Talent Summit 2018. You went down a storm with attendees and have been mentioned by many as their highlight of the day.
I saw you speak and dance at Qualtrics in Salt Lake City! You were absolutely fantastic! Loved every minute!
It was a pleasure you to have you as the final keynote speaker at this event and what a finale you gave us! I hope our paths cross again.
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