Erica Farmer

Erica Farmer

Erica Farmer has over 20 years experience in learning and development, apprenticeships and digital training, having worked for big brands such as LV, British Gas and Virgin.  

Her area of specialism is the future of work and skills, and digital learning.  

Erica is passionate about providing opportunities in business, specifically driving innovation and thought leadership. 

In 2021 Erica co-founded Quantum Rise Talent Group, a leader in Learning and Development, and she is currently the Business Director.

She collaborates with clients to increase their impact and results in the virtual, remote, and hybrid learning, coaching, and engagement arenas. Clients include Costa Coffee, McDonalds, National Grid, Fujitsu, the NHS and many apprenticeship training providers.

Erica Farmer co-hosts the AI for the Average Joe podcast, which explores the world of generative artificial intelligence and is designed to make the complex world of AI accessible to everyone.

With her expertise on learning development, AI and digital education, Erica is now a popular speaker who is both engaging and passionate. She is often invited to give keynote speeches and learning conferences and leadership events.

Recently she delivered a TEDx talkReforming Education through the Digital First Mindset’.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book learning, development and digital training specialist Erica Farmer for your next event.

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Like most businesses, we are at the start of our Journey with AI and are keen to develop our understanding of the potential impact and opportunities AI presents to L & OD across all areas of our day-to-day roles.   

Erica Farmer delivered a keynote speech in the morning and a hands-on interactive session in the afternoon playing with ChatGPT and she went down a storm with the team. Thoroughly recommend this session to any organisation at the start of their AI journey.

Paul Holland, Head of Learning, Biffa

Quantum Rise has led the way in engagement in generative artificial intelligence and future skills for some time now and excels at bringing excitement and inspiration to this area, particularly through the lens of hearts and minds.

Erica brings this to life and is a very easy-listening professional speaker, with an added fizz of energy and enthusiasm for creative disruption.

Dr Mandy Crawford-Lee, Chief Exec, University Vocational Awards Council

I met Erica at a LinkedIn event and knew I had to book her for my organisation. I was impressed by her warmth and down to earth approach.

I booked her for a keynote speech and workshop on AI as part of an emerging leadership programme. The content was practical and engaging, her style upbeat and amusing.

I would highly recommend Erica if you’re looking to engage staff in AI and other related skills in your organisation.

Alexandra Lloyd, Global Head of Learning and Development, Ion Group

Erica has spoken a few times at The Apprenticeships England Conferences. Erica is Informative, thought provoking and her ability to engage with the audience is second to none. 

Erica’s presentations captures the audience attention from the go. I would recommend Erica for any speaking opportunities that might arise. 

Lindsay McCurdy, Chief Exec, The Apprenticeship Group and Conference 

Refreshing talks the talk and walks the walk, inspirational, has high impact and best session of the week are all phrases used to describe the speaking event delivered by Erica to our organisation. 

The content and delivery style were very well received. Erica’s presenting techniques are already being adopted as we move forward in developing our material and increasing engagement with our audiences.

Emma Mitchell, Development Manager, League Football Education England

Erica presented on remote working and online engagement to myself and a number of colleagues.

We were all blown away by how captivating it was, and it really opened our minds up to so many techniques that have significantly improved the quality of our own delivery. 

It has been an absolute game-changer for us. You’ve not experienced the impact and opportunity of digital learning until you attend one of her talks.

Lesley Rimmington, Quality Director, Realise Employment and Training

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