What makes me so different?

I have lived through six startups over the past 15 years, and have experienced both the great highs and humbling lows of being an entrepreneur. I can help you to develop the mindset and skills needed to succeed.



Entrepreneur Leadership Programme
Diversity Consultancy
Enterprising Teachers Workshops
Start Up Workshops.

Authentic Speaker

Motivational TEDx / Keynote Speaker.

Available for Corporate Events, Staff Development Days, Public Sector Events and Entrepreneur Development sessions focused on inspiration and motivation.

The Intrapreneur

15 years experience across Diversity, CSR and FinTech.

I work with companies helping them to develop intrapreneurs, drive commercial growth and increase social impact.

Joel Blake OBE is a multi-award-winning businessman, keynote speaker and diversity consultant with a specialism in Entrepreneurial Leadership. He is the Founder of corporate entrepreneurship consultancy Cultiv8 Solutions , and the Founding CEO of early stage FinTech firm, FeeLYX.

He has over 15 years’ experience of uniquely combining diversity support with entrepreneurship, to develop intrapreneurial talent, improve inclusion and foster innovation. Clients to date have included HSBC, Essentra PLC, The RBS Group, Aston Business School among others.

He is a TEDx and keynote speaker, Non-Executive Director of two not-for-profit companies, Chair of a regional Diversity In Tech group, and advises regional and national business bodies, on how to improve business support for ambitious SMEs. . Read his personal story here


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.

Check out my latest TEDx talk

Thought Leadership Blog

My thoughts on Leadership, Diversity and other random musings

Can I help?

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

Feel free to get in touch :)