Behaviourist, broadcaster, award-winning author, beekeeper – tea drinker.
Jez Rose has spent his life learning about – and fascinated by – human behaviour. He is passionate about how small changes to the way we think can produce extraordinary results; inspired by the impact nature has on our health, wellbeing and behaviour.
A childhood in the English countryside; a Grandmother with a passion for unconventional gardening methods and a background in healthcare each made an impression on Jez that fuelled his desire to explore how human behaviour and wellbeing benefit from a greater connection with the natural world. Some of his fondest early memories are gardening with his Grandmother, being rewarded with bread and honey.
Jez's reputation is built on his ability to explore complicated topics in an accessible way with tremendous honesty, clarity, warmth and humour. For over a decade he has been invited to speak at conferences and events in more than 14 countries; his uniquely entertaining, inspiring and informative style making him a firm favourite for organisations requiring a keynote speaker with lasting impact.
Clare Coates, Top Banana
Jez creates energy and engagement wherever he goes. His infectious enthusiasm, talent and humour make him a pleasure to work with. He has a real passion for delivery and it makes for a presentation that is off the scale and nothing like you have ever experienced before.
In 2016, after more than a decade as a behaviour insight advisor and speaker in the corporate sector, Jez moved from his suburban 3-bed semi to a dilapidated 1850's farmhouse with agricultural land to test his theories on the cognitive and emotional impact of nature on human psychology.
Going one step further, he launched a research project (www.TheGoodLifeProject.info) with support from project ambassadors, the Soil Association and broadcaster, Kate Humble and Gardener's World's Adam Frost. The Good Life Project conducts evidence-based research in real-world environments to determine the most cost-effective and efficacious health, wellbeing and behavioural benefits of nature to organisations.
Matthew, Service Development Manager, Volkswagen UK
The feedback was sensational. His forward thinking enthusiastic approach really made our audience sit up and listen.
The farm renovation – affectionately referred to as "Money Pit Farm" by Jez and his wife when they realised the extent of TLC the farm buildings and land needed – is ongoing and includes a purpose-built barn as a training and research centre. The farm is home to chickens, Jez's two Labradors Zeus and Marley and half a million honeybees as part of Bees for Business, Jez's natural and innovative solution to corporate social responsibility, providing honeybee hives for adoption.
An award-winning author, he is a recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award and his articles and features have appeared in titles as diverse as The Daily Telegraph, CNN, Liz Earle Wellbeing and BBC Countryfile magazines. His latest book, Flip The Switch: achieve extraordinary results with simple changes to how you think is published by Capstone.
He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been invited to speak at the world-renowned TEDx conferences in both the UK and USA, which can be watched online here.