Oli France – Keynote Speaker

Expedition leader, adventurer who guides teams through the world’s wildest places

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Specialist Subjects

  • Finding Light In The Darkest Places
  • The Confidence Within
  • Leadership On The Edge


  • English


Oli France has shared his story across the UK and Europe at corporate and charity events, schools and award ceremonies.

Whether speaking to small teams, groups of 500 people, or virtually, to remote audiences, Oli’s mission is quite simple: To guide the audience on a journey, bringing empowering new perspectives on resilience, self-confidence, leadership and how we can fulfil our boldest life goals.

For over a decade, Oli’s adventures have taken him through deserts, jungles, mountains, and war-torn regions. He has faced spies, interrogators, minefields and arrest, along with avalanches, earthquakes, meningitis and severe dehydration, all while attempting to complete challenging journeys in remote corners of the world, alone or while leading a team.

What Oli has learned, however, is that in some of the darkest places and the bleakest situations, we can encounter untold beauty and unshakable strength, if we allow ourselves to find it. Oli illuminates how we can unlock true self-confidence, develop our resilience, and shift our perspectives on what we think is possible.

Oli France has guided teams through countless high-risk situations across the globe, from the highest mountain in Iraq, to the militia-filled jungles of the Congo, to the backstreets of Aleppo, Syria. The pressures and perils of expedition life mean that quickly developing high-functioning teams is vital.

Oli shares his leadership lessons from these demanding environments, where calm decision-making, intensive planning, open communication and understanding the human factor within our teams is critical.

Popular Talks by Oli France

Finding Light In The Darkest Places

Oli has faced countless bleak situations while operating in high-risk environments across the globe. He has learned though that we each hold the power to uncover the light in even the darkest places. Oli’s message is that everything is a matter of perspective, and we can learn to control it. Audiences will feel empowered to not only cope with difficult situations, but to see them as an opportunity to thrive and grow.

The Confidence Within

So often we look at those who are successful as ‘Happy, Confident People.’ It’s true that our self-confidence can sometimes be the limiting factor in achieving our goals. Having guided people from all walks of life on intrepid journeys across the globe, Oli knows that we all possess a deep-rooted confidence, even if we feel unsure where to find it. Oli shares what we can do to unlock our confidence, leaving the audience filled with a newfound sense of positivity and self-belief with which to approach our boldest ambitions.

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