Conrad Humphreys, award winning triple round the world yachtsman and speaker
Conrad Humphreys is an award-winning, triple round-the-world yachtsman and the founder of Sport Environment, a sports marketing consultancy that specialises in sailing and outdoor sports.
Conrad is celebrated for his ability to understand complex business challenges and tailor his presentations to meet every client’s needs. Drawing on his personal experiences for resonance, he leaves audiences with a simple “tool kit” and a strong sense of belief to go forward and win in difficult circumstances. His keynote topics include:
- Leading in Disruptive Environments
- Embracing Tech and Culture Change
- Building Organisational and Personal Resilience
- Winning Business: balancing risk vs reward
- Authentic Leadership and 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 content drawn from over 25 years of leading teams in a number of high profile adventures.
“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
Inspiring Leadership: Staying Afloat in Turbulent Times is a ground-breaking book based upon the invaluable leadership lessons Conrad learned from being the youngest skipper in history to win the World’s Toughest Yacht Race.
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 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.”
“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.”
- Lord Digby JonesHouse of Lords
Inspirational, challenging, professional - Conrad asks questions of us all and takes those less fortunate to better places whilst engaging with those who are fortunate enough to help
- Chris Buxton, CEOPPMA
“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.”
- Dr. Zoe BondDepartment of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs
"We’ve received excellent feedback from our attendees relating to Conrad’s presentation – they were left feeling motivated and all were captivated for the entire talk. We didn’t allow long enough in the agenda for questions – as there were many questions following the talk – maybe something Conrad highlights to future clients to ensure they allow sufficient time following his talk for attendees to ask questions! We were very satisfied with Conrad’s input to the event and will definitely consider Conrad for future events – many thanks!”
- Paul Sewell, Managing DirectorSewell Group
“Conrad was truly inspiring and left each and every participant mesmerised, both through his stories and style. We would recommend him for any motivational event.”
Mutiny Lecture Series - An Audacious Voyage
27th March 2017: University of Exeter, Exeter SOLD OUT
29th March 2017: Plymouth University, Sherwell Building, Plymouth SOLD OUT
03rd April 2017: Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London, FRGS MEMBERS ONLY
26th April 2017: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth SOLD OUT
17th May 2017: Clothworkers Hall, City of London, FRGS MEMBERS ONLY
19th September 2017: Patron Capital, City of London,
28th Sept 2017: Mount Kelly, Tavistock, Devon, Tickets Available
19th October 2017: Royal Geographical Society, Belfast, Northern Ireland