John Loughton

Founder and CEO



@JohnLoughton is a social entrepreneur, youth campaigner, activist and leadership coach on a mission to make every young person unlock their inner confidence. John ran his first campaign aged 11 despite facing a challenging childhood. He has went on to speak to over one million people, toured across 45 countries and helped raise over £4million for good causes. He is CEO of global leadership company Dare2Lead, which has trained over over 30,000 people. He is also Founder of Scran Academy, a catering social enterprise changing the lives of disadvantaged young people.

In 2007 John was elected Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament and has frequently represented Scotland and the UK on the international stage, including Commonwealth, UN, G8 and EU Summits. John was named Outstanding Youth of the World 2013 in Rio de Janiero Brazil, joining an elite including John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley. He has worked with world leaders including The Queen, UN Secretary General, Nobel Peace Prize winners and various international Heads of State. On a lighter note, in 2007 he rose in prominence after winning the TV show Celebrity Big Brother Hijack.

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