Act decisively and be courageous

"Courage is the first of human value"

Aristotle

Speaking

Conrad Humphreys, Triple round the world yachtsman and motivational speaker

Conrad is an exceptionally talented motivational speaker and storyteller who uses the richness of his experiences to captivate his audience. He helps organisations get the best from their people by creating the right culture and has developed a leadership tool-kit for aspiring leaders to support their personal development.

Conrad takes a lot of pride in his delivery and works with every client to tailor his speech. He is also very happy to spend time with his audiences responding to questions and sharing his tactics. His presentations are brought to life with fantastic imagery and include the following key themes.

“As a business leader it is rare to hear about an experience which offers not only a wealth of learning and insight but manages to reach each listener in a uniquely personal way. Conrad Humphreys is a joy and inspiration to listen to. It was a privilege to hear him speak.”

Hanif Lalani Chief Executive BT Northern Ireland

Creating a culture for success

Leadership lessons from winning the world’s toughest yacht race

Do you need to know how to gain commitment and cultivate a winning mindset in your team? How do you inspire confidence and energise your team in turbulent times? Conrad led the winning team in the BT Global Challenge and shares the lessons he learnt as the skipper of Team LG which was also the subject of the renowned business publication “Inspiring Leadership, Staying afloat in turbulent times”.

 

Develop yourself: Are you equipped to lead?

Personal development stories from the Vendée Globe

Conrad’s remarkable story of the Vendée Globe is one of courage, determination and triumph that will enthral and inspire all who hear it. Discover how he built trust in his remote team to be able to manage risk and develop the resilience and resourcefulness to deal with a number of potential race ending challenges. “Are you equipped to lead” is a popular keynote focusing on the personal attributes that business leaders need to become and stay successful.

 

 

The Art of Followship – How to be a great No. 2

Leadership can be a lonely place, particularly during tough times.

Trust must be earned everyday so that when it’s needed, your actions count. Good leaders need great followers. People that can have influence without authority. This was one of the key factors during LG’s winning campaign of the BT Global Challenge and we saw this in the England team during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Conrad argues that instilling a culture of followship in your organisation is critical to success.

 

  • “Conrad was inspirational… his messages were clearly articulated. The challenges he has faced on the oceans provided a great metaphor for our business conditions”

     
    LEK Consulting
  • “Conrad provided the Pfizer team with an inspirational presentation which had the whole audience on the edge of their chairs. An incredible achievement delivered in a moving and emotional way.”

     
    Pfizer
  • ‘Our senior team remained attentive, competitive, energised and above all took some profound learning back to Motorola. You made a real difference!’

    Steve Mostyn, Office of LeadershipMotorola
  • “Your speech was very inspiring and received excellent feedback from all our guests"

    Oracle
  • “Your excellent presentation at our conference has proved to be one of the most memorable events of that day. I have no hesitation in recommending yourself in connection with similar events to other organisations.”

    Chris Buxton, CEOPPMA
  • “Conrad gave a very effective, thought provoking presentation on the challenges faced by his team and the leadership style necessary to achieve results and bring the crew through their adventure to ultimately win the world's toughest yacht race. Highly recommended.”

    BT

Upcoming Speaking Events

20th January 2017: Airbus Leadership University, Blagnac, Toulouse, France

29th March 2017: Plymouth University, Sherwell Building, Plymouth

03rd April 2017: Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London

17th May 2017: Clothworkers Hall, City of London