Diversity is more than a tick box...

I am a leadership diversity consultant who helps organisations develop inclusive and entrepreneurial leadership teams. I also help my clients to learn how to use diversity as an innovative tool for growth and scale.


I have over 15 years of experience in advising and developing individuals within leadership teams, inside high growth companies, professional services firms, the higher education sectors and sport sectors.

Examples include executive coaching a CEO of a football club, advising on digital transformation programmes and provide insight into global business strategies.


I speak regularly through keynote talks, panelist and visiting lecturing, often requested for my expertise on business growth, diversity and leadership.

I have delivered TEDx talks, shared the same stage as ex-President Bill Clinton and spoke for RBS, HSE Recruitment, ILM among many others, as well as judging a number of national business programmes.


For the past 20 years, I have been a strategy management consultant, specialising in Diversity and Entrepreneurship.

Having worked with a wide range of brands including the BBC, Essentra PLC and HSBC, I have helped to develop diverse workforces, new business model ideas and entrepreneurial growth initiatives.

I enjoy turning complexity into simple, practical solutions that you can implement, now.

I am a multi-award-winning businessman, TEDx and professional speaker and innovation consultant, specialising in Diversity and Entrepreneurship.

My corporate consultancy Cultiv8 Solutions  is here to help global companies like you integrate the next generation of innovative thinking and diverse action into your business, today.  My love for technology also led me to create FeeLYX,  an early stage FinTech dedicated to helping small businesses grow faster using financial data, differently.

I enjoy giving back as the Non-Executive Director of two companies and chair a regional Diversity In Tech group. I also advise both regional and national business bodies on how to improve business support for ambitious SMEs.

I’m a face to face kind of guy, so why don’t we meet for a coffee and chat? Feel free to scroll down to the bottom of this page, fill in the form and I’ll be in touch!

Speak soon, Joel.  


Gianluca Lauri

BDL, DowJones

"Joel is a respected leader and professional. He has been involved in coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and supporting corporate firms for a long-standing period and his proven track record proves that."

Nigel Boatswain

Director, Apple Europe (Beats by Dre)

"Joel is a dedicated professional who has the needs of those whom he represents close to his heart. He can be relied upon to liaise between diverse communities and business, in an effective, passionate and responsible manner."

Gabrielle Moanen

Director. Oxford Mentors

Joel is approachable and is able to effortlessly inspire by simply being present and sharing a few words. One of a few in the UK that are effective to such degree, and I wholeheartedly recommend Joel as an inspirational speaker.

Thought Leadership Blog

My thoughts on Leadership, Diversity and other random musings


EMAIL ME direct at: joelblake@cultiv8solutions.com
Our Office Address:

Cultiv8 Solutions, Avebury House, 55 Newhall Street, Colmore Business District, Birmingham B3 3RB

"I have known Joel for a while and he has fast become a genuine and trusted friend. He has endless energy and enthusiasm, always has time to listen and often has good advice or a contact to help."

Jamie Davies

Assistant VP, JP Morgan

I look forward to speaking with you!