Leela Bassi

Speaker, trainer and professional toastmaster

To book Leela Bassi for your event, please call +44 (0) 7749 797341 or enquire online.

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  • Biography

    Leela has worked in multinational organisations such as British Airways, Avery Dennison, Peugeot Citroen and LeasePlan for over 20 years. During this time she has been exposed to many cultures, businesses and experiences bringing her closer to values, beliefs and practices; creating opportunities for growth and development in a more collaborative global community.

    Having experienced bullying and harassment in the workplace and suffered from the impact it had on her personal health and self-confidence, Leela soon realised the importance of helping individuals to take back control of the situation and learn how to “Stand up, Step up & Speak up”.

    Leela has acquired the Distinguished Toastmaster award for Public Speaking (Highest level of educational achievement- only 5% of members in the district have ever achieved this level).

    Originally from India, Leela was adopted and raised in France where she studied Languages and Literature. Now living in the UK, she is married to an Italian and has two trilingual children hence her passion for Cross-Cultural Communication!

    Leela speaks fluent English, French and Italian.

    Key Topics:

    • Dig Deep, dig deeper – A story of Resilience
    • From Discarded to Leader
    • Bullying and Harassment - The untold story
    • Stand up, Step up and Speak up
    • Cross Cultural Communication

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
  • Client Feedback

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    “An incredibly moving keynote speech! Leela was truly inspirational. Every audience she goes on to speak will feel richer and inspired.”

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    “When Leela tells her story, she brings it to life; you’re right there with her and are able to relate to her unique experiences.”

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