Brendan Hall – Keynote Speaker

Winning Skipper of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - An epic 40,000 mile sailing race around the planet where the strongest teamwork always wins

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence & Psychological Safety
  • High performance in adversity
  • High performance under pressure
  • Achieving world-record performance
  • Embracing change & challenge


  • English


Brendan Hall is an award-winning speaker, author, coach and consultant who helps create high performance cultures for teams and organisations. Acting as a creative catalyst, he unlocks the latent potential within teams, helping develop resilience, connection, collaboration and better leadership.
Brendan is one of only 10 people in the world to lead the winning team in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – an epic 40,000-mile ocean sailing race around the planet where the strongest teamwork always wins.

Brendan is trusted to deliver inspiration & outcomes by some of the world’s most exceptional organisations – PWC, Toyota, GSK, Nestle, Financial Times, Tesco & Lloyds Banking Group. He is an adjunct lecturer at Ashridge Executive Education and Cranfield Business Schools.

In his speeches, Brendan Hall explores the driving forces behind his team’s extraordinary result, including a focus on embracing change, psychological safety, emotional intelligence, autonomy, trust and creating a culture of full ownership.

A superb presenter and a natural storyteller, Brendan’s sessions are a mixture of psychology, teamwork & leadership practice, wrapped in an engrossing globe-spanning story that keeps his audience on the edge of their seat.

Brendan Hall is the author of Team Spirit: Life & Leadership On The World’s Toughest Yacht Race (Bloomsbury, 2012). Team Spirit has become a valuable resource for business leaders and has been featured in Economia, The Sunday Times and shortlisted for the prestigious Mountbatten Book Award.

As well as keynotes and inspiring team talks, Brendan also runs highly interactive masterclasses, in which participants recontextualise the themes from his story into their own organisation, build stronger connections, take concrete steps towards greater ownership and collaborate to deliver excellence in the face of adversity & change.

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