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Dr Ed Coats is a highly regarded speaker in both the private and public sector. Ed has an ability to humorously relay his own incredible achievements to inspire and entertain his audiences.  He combines his vast experience working in healthcare with numerous other adventurous projects to motivate teams and leaders throughout business.

As a specialist doctor working primarily in obstetrics and acute care Ed is focused on clinical improvement and optimising outcomes through the very best practice. He regularly speaks on patient safety and providing quality care across all sectors of healthcare and to audiences of medical professionals across the UK and Europe.

Doctor Coats career has included expedition and adventure. Exchanging scrubs for sallopettes he has skiied to both the poles and led teams through harsh conditions often under intense pressure. Ed humorously recounts these stories to business audiences and with clarity outlines the valuable lessons learned that apply in business and life.

Sample Topics:

  • Performance under pressure
  • Embrace the challenge
  • Teamwork at the extremes
  • Great stories, Great Lessons, Great Healthcare
  • Optimising Performance

Check out recent feedback from clients below

Enquire about booking Ed as your speaker


Andrews Property Management


HFMA branches

Absolutely amazing, great theme of teamwork, great presentation and really engaging!

EtonBridge Partners

BAYER Awards Dinner

Ministry of Defence Medical Services

CISI Annual Conference

Warrington & Halton NHS Trust

CHKS Top Hospitals Awards Dinner


Lloyds Banking Group

NW Finance Directors Annual Meeting

Just Eat


“Ed was very entertaining and heartfelt”

PwC Graduate Day

Purple Surgical

Bristol NHS CCG


Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce


Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

Jaguar Land Rover Leadership Programme

Future Publishing

CIGNA Healthcare

Crisis Prevention Institute

Albumedix Team Day

Those of us lucky enough to attend were inspired and uplifted by the words and pictures you shared

Rosehill School Speech Day

Sainsburys Annual Conference

JEEP 75th Anniversary

NHS Grampian Quality & Patient Safety Conference

Ed was a compelling speaker and his presentation was coherent, interesting and everyone should have been able to relate something of his experiences to their role and function

Macmillan Cancer Support

HSBC Elevator Pitch

Topdeck Travel

Cheap Flights

He was super professional and hit exactly the right tone


“Ed was so impactful but with such humbleness, earthiness and humour. Ed also proved that we can all be ordinary but still do something extraordinary”

Royal Air Force

GW Pharmaceuticals

Beckton Dickinson

Safe Computing

NHS Leadership Academy

“I feel inspired and motivated”


The team were enthralled and I have had nothing but positive feedback.

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

‘A truly outstanding account of an amazing achievement’

SC Johnson

The audience found him entertaining, charming and extremely engaging.

Echelon Counsultancy

Ed was perfect for the event and we are delighted.

South West Leadership Academy

“Fantastic delivery, appropriate to the workplace, delivered with real meaning, honesty and pictorially which suits my learning style perfectly.”

Astellas Pharma

“I have worked with many professional speakers and I have to say that Dr Ed Coats is one of the best.”

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

Somerset Council

Senior Councillors and Directors were impressed with his ability to engage with the audience and to relate his experiences with those of his audience

“Ed was very gracious during the whole evening. I just wish we could have Ed for a longer presentation on leadership”

Johnson & Johnson


BMI Healthcare

“Enraptured! He came, he entertained, he conquered.”


“Ed made his extraordinary story relevant to our business context”

RCM Annual Conference




“Your presentation was one of the best I’ve ever seen”


BP Shipping

BMJ groups

“the best warm up to an away day he has ever seen at the BMJ”

NHS Trusts

The feedback to date has been fantastic. He was inspirational, interesting and really related to the audience.


“Interesting, informative but most of all inspiring. The room was buzzing at the end of his talk”

Carter Jonas

“I would highly recommend Ed to anyone looking for a motivational speaker”

Ralph Lauren

Ed has great ability as a highly professional, motivating and engaging public speaker