Sanderson Jones

Wellbeing, Workplace Culture & Purposeful Leadership

Speaker and Consultant Sanderson Jones combines expert content, with a performance background, to create uplifting, transformative and emotionally impactful events that have to be experienced to be believed.

Sanderson is the leading expert in the lessons that businesses and organizations can learn from spiritual communities and congregations. In 2013 he founded Sunday Assembly – a worldwide movement of secular congregations – Since then the charity has served over 200 000 participants, with communities across the world.

Working closely with researchers from Oxford and Cambridge University, two peer-reviewed papers have shown that Sanderson’s events improve wellbeing, social connection and energize participants. Today he takes this practice into companies such as Nestle, Selfridges, The Body Shop and Apple.

What makes Sanderson truly unique is his performance background; prior to Sunday Assembly he was a professional standup comedian, with 5 star shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Sydney Opera House.

Now a thought leader, award winning social entrepreneur and founder of a worldwide movement of secular congregations, his expertise is relevant to creativity, the future of work & remote working structures, uncertainty, leadership and wellbeing.

With Sanderson there’s no need to choose between an expert, a motivational speaker, an entertaining facilitator or coach. Your audiences will be singing, learning, moving, and connecting at a profound level.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Keynotes on Creativity, Connection, Culture Change, Remote work.
  • Designing and facilitating bespoke off-sites for remote and hybrid teams.

  • As a comic Sanderson knows how to entertain, quickly connect with an audience and use humour to create strong engagement.
  • The ‘Lifefulness’ practice is at the cutting edge of future of work issues such as wellbeing, purpose and transformational leadership.
  • His experience as an entrepreneur means that he speaks the language of business, and has the stories to match.
  • His work as a community builder means his work is always focused on deepening connections.

Sanderson Jones is one in a million. He has been the MC – and heartbeat – of our annual festival for the last 7 years. His energy and sense of humour are infectious and he has a unique ability to hold the attention of a large crowd, but make it feel intimate. If you get the opportunity to have him host or speak at your event or company, grab it with both hands.

Laurence McCahill, Founder of the Happy Startup School

Sanderson was one of biggest highlights we have had at our events. He had an excellent rapport with the audience and added some well placed wit that immensely livened up the atmosphere with a talk that was not only entertaining but very insightful. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again.

Dmitri Grabov, Hacker News Meet Up

Sanderson was fantastic, extremely professional, polite and friendly; it was a true pleasure to meet/work with him. He was well received by the audience, very funny and anecdotal. He arrived promptly and was well prepared. Sanderson added value to our event. We are looking forward to working with him in the future.


Finding @sandersonjones compering of @InnoTechSummit a nice burst of energy all tech conferences need!

Paul Claranet @heywood_paul – via Twitter Re: Datacentre Solutions Awards

@sandersonjones It’s not easy to be insightful and entertaining at the same time! Thanks for your #HNLondon talk.

Michael Mahemoff @mahemoff – via Twitter

Sanderson was a pleasure to work with and a true professional. In our pre-briefing conversations, he was very easy to work with and quick to understand what we wanted from him as a moderator and from the seminar itself. He was also proactive in contributing ideas too – which we welcomed. He added the humour to the debate we were after but also kept it moving at a good pace and drew out the objectives we wanted.


The night was awesome. It is the second time that Sanderson has hosted the awards and he definitely helped to pull off the ‘Do Different’ theme once again. It felt like a completely new show and as fresh as ever… a great night was had by all.”

The Best Awards, Marketing Agencies Association

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