Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall

Round The World Yacht Race Winning Skipper and Leadership Expert
Brendan Hall is an inspirational speaker who prides himself on presenting audiences with an incredible story, inspiringly told, and loaded with big impact, business-relevant leadership take aways. Trusted by leading organisations, he is one of the most prolific adventure leadership speakers on the European circuit and has spoken worldwide to hundreds of audiences.


Round the World Yacht Race Winning Skipper

A professional yacht racing skipper, author and leadership expert. In 2009, Brendan skippered a yacht in the ultimate long distance challenge, The Clipper Round the World Yacht race - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts.

Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, he and his team won it in convincing fashion. This achievement was the culmination of years of leadership research, creating a high-performance culture and a leadership style way beyond his 27 years.

His leadership skills were put to the ultimate test - in the middle of a deadly North Pacific winter hurricane, Brendan and his crew were tasked with the rescue of an incapacitated skipper on a competing yacht. Brendan swapped yachts and skippered both vessels 4000 nautical miles, across the worlds most treacherous ocean to safety.

Keynote Speaker

Brendan uses his insights and powerful race narrative to help business leaders build ironclad trust with clients and teams, thrive in uncertainty and develop a growth mindset.


Leadership Author

After completing his life changing challenge, Brendan authored, Team Spirit, a raw, insightful look into the life of a leader pushing himself and his team to perform in extreme conditions. It distils and communicates the core skills and hard-won lessons that made Brendans team winners and has had an outstanding reception from the business world, where leaders and teams face comparable challenges in their own environment.


Testimonials

Brendan delivers an engaging experience that translates directly into meaningful business & team building learnings that will help our team stay ahead of the competition.
-Swarovski

Well delivered, well received. Brendan generated a sense of inspiration and powerful learning for our attendees
-Santander

"Brendan carefully weaved the key themes of our conference agenda into his speech. The way he brings the story to life so you feel it and how he skilfully translates these into practical leadership lessons is inspiring."
-Covea Insurance Group

"Articulate, inspiring, entertaining and full of great practical advice."
-Penguin Random House

"An incredible story-teller. The leadership messages are clear and always consistent. After his presentation, I was overwhelmed by positive feedback."
-Foster + Partners
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Life and Leadership On the World's Most Demanding Yacht Race

Brendan Hall's keynote presentation, 'Life and Leadership on the worlds most demanding yacht race' is a gripping narrative of an ocean yacht race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts. The 2010 winner was led by 28-year-old Brendan, although he was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race. His triumph was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.

Brendan's brutally honest, no-holds-barred presentation is revealing and instructive, with valuable lessons in leadership and management - as well as never giving up.Thrown in quite literally at the deep end, he was pushed to the limit, and learned the leadership and teamwork lessons you can only learn the hard way. Compellingly told by a master speaker, this inspiring story will have your audience on the edge of their seats.

Structured around the most exciting points of the race, each section is a mix of sailing action and rich leadership insight, combined with video footage and images that bring it vividly to life.

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