Gavin Oattes is an International Keynote Speaker, two time Bestselling author, and the Owner and Managing Director of Tree of Knowledge, one of the UK’s most exciting people development organisations whose vision is to inspire the world. 

His book ‘Shine’ recently turned one, and it is the 12th biggest selling personal development book of the last 12 months in the UK. His upcoming book ‘Zest: How to Squeeze the Max out of Life’ is due for publication at the end of July this year.

In September last year he organised and hosted ‘Fire Up Scotland’, the biggest event of inspiration held in Scotland for over 50 years. Taking place at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, it was free to all of the country’s Secondary Schools and was attended by more than 8,000 pupils. 

He’s also an award winning comedian, the inventor of Study Ninja, a former Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a two time TEDx speaker, and he appeared on BBC’s Dragons Den.

00.00 Trailer

00.12 Introduction

03.10 Gavin’s early life

06.50 Why do adults lose the enthusiasm they had as a child?

10.50 Gavin’s career path

14.30 How has Tree Of Knowledge changed?

17.50 How has Gavin changed?

22.50 Fire Up Scotland and how it came about

39.50 Gavin on his books

48.20 Gavin on his purpose

49.20 Gavin on his legacy

52.20 Where does Gavin see himself in 5/10 years?

54.30 How does Gavin define success?

1.01.10 How does Gavin do to unwind?

1.05.30 Best piece of advice

1.06.40 Speaking to 20 year old self

1.11.30 Changing the world

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