Professional Speaker


In the course of a 20 year career, I have spent countless days in front of audiences in various roles.

While speaking, training and MC-ing are all very different functions, I have done them all.

I started my speaking career in financial services where the rapidly growing company re-positioned me to start the training department and deliver content from HR functionality, in-house software skills to financial instruments and products.

I started my own training company some years ago and developed content in both the speaking and training fields, ultimately spending a decade teaching people how to use social media and specialising in LinkedIn.

At that the same time, I invested in a franchise operation that was the subject of a great deal of learning on my part, as well as the book, 'I'm Not Afraid of the F Word', a topic that I have spoken on many occasions.
Feeling that neither my content on social media, nor the story of the F Word was adequately meeting the needs of my audiences, I started exploring a bigger picture and discovered futures thinking. So I turned my attention to futures studies and began the journey you see here.

Over the years I have fulfilled the following roles:

- Speaker - presenting content at conferences and seminars

- Trainer - facilitating workshops and interacting with delegates with specific training goals

- Mastermind leader - coordinating collaborative mastermind sessions where members support each in the learning process

- Radio show host and podcast producer

- MC - facilitating a conference or event as MC or day chair

  • Stephen Wills Speaker UK
    I was a key note speaker at a procurement conference in Cape Town and met the MC, Charlotte Kemp. Charlotte not only worked with me to energise and facilitate proceedings she also warmed the delegates to ensure every one was engaged when I spoke. This made for a very successful presentation and a fantastic conference. Charlotte has the right amount of energy and charisma with genuine charm. It was clear that the audience and speakers appreciated Charlotte's approach and style. I hope to work with Charlotte again in the future.
    Stephen Wills
    Speaker, UK
  • Siphiwe Moyo
    I recently spoke at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa’s national convention. Charlotte was master of ceremonies on that day. I believe that one of the most important tasks of an emcee is to set the speaker up for success. Charlotte does this so effortlessly. She takes time to personalize these intros and she manages to create a golden thread for the whole conference. Absolutely brilliant at what she does.
    Siphiwe Moyo
    Chairman South African Board of People Practioners
  • Hani du Toit
    It was an absolute treat to work alongside Charlotte Kemp in her role as MC of the international annual convention of the Professional Speakers Association Southern Africa.

    Charlotte handled the pre-convention leadership training, as well as the main sessions of the convention, with ease, expertise and utter professionalism.

    She managed the delegate engagement with gifts and awards for participation and punctuality. In addition she handled the tight time-lines expertly, seamlessly moving the large audience through each session.

    Her research and preparation in introducing each of the local and international speakers was evidenced by her familiarity with their topic and their unique journey. Every conference needs the mastery that Charlotte Kemp brings.

    Hani du Toit
    Communication Coaching
  • Aletta Rochat
    I have known Charlotte for a number of years within Toastmasters International, PSASA as well as in a Mastermind Group I am part of.

    Charlotte is a change agent - she is a creator who constantly shares innovations with others for their benefit. Her knowledge of LinkedIn is legendary and she is a superb workshop leader and facilitator. Each time I engage with her, I learn about new technological developments and how they will benefit me.

    I highly recommend Charlotte as a speaker, trainer and futurist. She will be an asset to any company and team.

    As a futurist, Charlotte uses her unique insights to educate and empower others.
    Aletta Rochat
    Speaker, Author, Trainer, Past Toastmasters Division Director
  • Emily Impey Recommends Charlotte Kemp
    Charlotte was chair for day 3 of AfricaCom 20/20, and I couldn't have asked for better. She was excellent at engaging the speakers, involving the audience and had great ability to connect the dots between the varied presentations and topics. Plus she had a great background across the wide range of themes covered related to technology and digital transformation. Even in the face of difficult questions or a sometimes 'quiet' audience, she kept the pace and enthusiasm up. I would highly recommend Charlotte as a moderator/facilitator.
    Emily Impey
    KNect 365, UK
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