keynote speaking from a positive psychology-informed business expert

Dr Aarti Anhal, Founder of before nine, offers keynote speaking and conference presentation services for audiences seeking inspiration with impact.


As a management consultant advising FTSE companies and COO of a successful start-up, Aarti spent 15+ years helping businesses develop organisational resilience capabilities to transform adversity into opportunity. During this time, she spoke extensively on resilience topics including “Adaptive Crisis Leadership” and “Organisational Readiness”.

Yet she found that the people dimension was missing from organisations’ resilience, transformation and performance strategies. So in the summer of 2017, Aarti founded before nine to bridge the needs of individuals and organisations – combining positive psychology and business management with optimal organisational performance.

Aarti and the before nine team are evolving this approach to help organisations emerging from the Covid pandemic to recover, grow and thrive.

Aarti now speaks on a range of topics including “Unlocking our personal resilience”, “Positive leadership for an uncertain future” and “A people-first approach to change and transformation”. She is known for her engaging style in sharing her experience and expertise. She loves to educate, energise and inspire!

Speaking engagements include:

Global Incident Manager Network

Barts NHS Health Trust
Women’s Network support during COVID-19

Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
COVID-19 Support to Business Continuity & Resilience professionals Keynote Speaker at BCI World Conference & Exhibition 2021

Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD)
Internal Health & Wellbeing Week 2019 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Change Management Institute (CMI)
London, Bucks & North-West Chapter events

Cushman & Wakefield
i-Suite Leaders event 2019

Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN)
Keynote Speaker, HEBCoN Annual Conference 2019

Change & Transformation Network 2019

Scottish Power
Business Continuity Awareness Week Conference 2019

Keynote Speaker, Professional Services Staff Annual Conference 2020

Yorkshire Water
Business Continuity Awareness Week Conference 2019

Hays Plc
'Hays Leading Women' event during COVID-19

Newham Learning
Keynote Speaker, Annual Headteacher Conference 2021


If you’d like to talk to Aarti about an upcoming event, just get in touch.