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Inspirational talks

For inspirational talks that motivate and empower, book one of our speakers for your conference, workshop or off-site. Choose from Polar Explorer and Adventurer Paula Reid, World Record sailor Alex Alley, or let us find a suitable speaker for you.

Our speakers cleverly weave their adventure experience into working reality. Specialising in leadership and understanding teamwork, strategy, performance and how organisations tick. Their most often received feedback is how well they relate their personal experiences to the world of work.

Paula, an adventurer and Adventure Psychologist, has consulted with corporates for over 15 years and was a shareholder with ‘Involve’ an employee engagement company for eight. She has also been a Chair with the Academy for Chief Executives and Vistage CEO groups. 

Alex has led teams in some of the toughest environments on the planet, in life-endangering conditions, and kept them motivated during critical medical evacuations. He also has the drive and determination to bring back World Records and keep going against the odds.​

Be inspired by these key talks

There are four key talks that can be adapted to your requirements:

Adventure Psychology
Gritty and constructive strategies for dealing with uncertainty and challenge.

Ski Full Distance to the South Pole / Sail Solo non-stop Around the World
Pure Inspiration, Personal Resilience, Achieving Goals, Coping with Fears.

Sailing Round-The-World – Boat to Boardroom
Classic Teamwork, Leadership, Performance, Motivation.

Live Life to the Full
How to make the most of the gift of life and live positively with no regrets. 

"Paula is great! She's interesting, full of humor yet serious and knows how to connect & relate her personal story to business insights. Everyone was fascinated by her and told us it was both inspiring & interesting. So… I have only warm recommendation for her."

VP Marketing, Tiny Love

"(Alex’s) presentation style is impressive, a mix of adventure stories, hardship, success, setback and the one overriding message that you should never, ever, give up.  Alex was an inspiration to our team, and whatever challenges we face there was motivation and techniques to help succeed for all of us."

John Mobly, Managing Director, Newnet plc

"On behalf of everybody, I want to sincerely thank you for coming to speak to us. We really appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We were deeply moved by your stories of courage and going for it in life. You have left a mark on us all and it will be with us for a long time to come. Thank you very much for just being yourself." 

Hidayah Kadri, Nigerian Muslim Sisterhood

"Alex was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker, bringing to life the trials and tribulations of the Global Challenge. His talk was very interesting with some great stories and anecdotes. Moreover, he made it relevant to our business need with the theme of "challenge" cleverly interwoven into his talk.  The group found him very motivational and took away some useful learnings."

Commercial Analytics Team, GSK