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Neil Denny - AllLD Learning and Development. Bath, , GB

Neil Denny

Director | AllLD Learning and Development


Get Artisan in all you do. Stop just doing a shift. MAKE the shift instead.





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Neil Denny is an international speaker, author and recovering lawyer.

He is known for his highly engaging keynotes and workshops exploring issues of conflict, communication and how they get in the way of business and personal progress.

In the words of one booker "He was so good we had to turn the lights off to get people to leave!"

His 2009 book, Collaborative Riffs, Creating Meaning Out of Conflict, proved to be his way into the North American market where he now regularly addresses professional conferences and organisational events and retreats.

His latest product, Get Artisan was originally comissioned for the the 4th European Collaborative Conference in June 2012, where it stole the show.

It provided an aspirational language and framework for the whole weekend event and the rallying cry, to Get Artisan in our work has since developed into a motivational tour de force, inspring audiences across the UK,, North America and Europe.

The model encourages professionals to look to the Artisan craftsperson and explore how the Artisan Code of connection, complexity and autonomy can transform their own work and business.

Neil lives in Bath, England with his wife and two young children.

Industry Expertise (6)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Legal Services


Management Consulting

Training and Development

Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (6)

Conflict Communications

Collaboration - Sharing Experiences From His Collaborative Law Career

Neil Looks At Collaboration in the Public and Private Sector. What Will It Take to Get Teams Within an Organisation

To Collaborate? What Skills A


Artisanal Excellence

Education (1)

Bath Spa University: BA (Hons) 2:!, Literature and History 1993

Affiliations (3)

  • DoLectures
  • IACP
  • Professional Speakers Association UK

Sample Talks (2)

Conversational Riffs; Creating Meaning Out Of Conflict Through Dialogue

Conversational Riffs breaks down conflict dialogues into distinct parts, called Riffs. We tend to use only three riffs, namely the attack, defence and counter-attack. We need to broaden our repertoire. This talk suggests we practice better riffs, such as invitation, encouragement, acknowledgement, agreement, agreeing differences and solutions. This talk is a serious look at how we need to take responsibility for how we ourselves contribute to conflict - and how we can influence better conflict outcomes by choosing different responses. It is peppered with humour and "Safe" low level conflicts that delegates can easily relate to in their own lives. For an example see

Get Artisan

Get Artisan™ is a rallying cry to professional service providers to stop simply doing a shift and to make the shift instead and to grow your business. Get Artisan™ is a skills based model for business and personal growth drawing upon the three artisan traits of •Connection •Complexity; and •Autonomy Discover how you and your business can be transformed through a renewing of your approach to the work that matters to you and the clients you serve.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


3000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee