Caspar Berry is an international keynote speaker and trainer who specialises in delivering presentations based on Decision Making and Risk Taking.
Caspar started his career as an actor as the lead in the first two series of Byker Grove on BBC1 alongside Ant and Dec. After two years of acting, he read Economics at Cambridge University where he spent much of his time directing theatre such as the Cambridge Footlights and working with talented performers such as Olivia Colman, David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
After setting his sights on becoming a professional film writer, he had his first screenplay produced by Film Four whilst still in his final year of university. By the time he was 23 he was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star and his future looked pretty certain. Then at 25, Caspar took the decision that would dramatically change his life forever: he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player!
Caspar Berry played poker professionally for most of the next 3 years, during which time he made a good living pitting his wits against the game’s best known players. During this time he learned many of the key messages which he now imparts to businesses today.
Caspar also had the privilege of being one of the two poker advisors on the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
In 2002, Berry returned to the UK and co-founded Twenty First Century Media – building it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England before selling it in 2008 to Bob Geldof’s media giant, Ten Alps.
In 2005, Caspar became a trainer for The Mind Gym where he gained the fundamental skills of delivery and facilitation which laid the foundations for his work as a professional speaker and trainer for business using poker as merely a metaphor for the risks and decisions that we all take every day.
Caspar has since delivered over 1,000 speeches for over 200 great companies around the world such as Google, Visa, KPMG, HSBC and IBM. He has earned a worldwide reputation as a highly professional and impactful speaker who catalyses change in any audience.
Caspar has created a number of different speeches and sessions covering a wide variety of topics each with the intention of educating, engaging, amusing, provoking, challenging, and when appropriate, changing people.
Speaking topics include:
- Risk and Decision Making
- Calculated Risk in order to Achieve Success
- Leadership Uncertainty
Each speech can be delivered as a 30 minute “after dinner”, a 90 minute “keynote” or anything in between. Each speech is perfectly complemented by Caspar’s range of seminars and training sessions for groups who want something more interactive and practical for their offsite or training day.