British multiple World Record Yachtsman and co author of the leadership book Boat to Boardroom, Alex Alley is an expert in Flexible, Resilient Performance as well as being a co-founder of Adventure Psychology. In 2019 he spent 75 days alone at sea aiming to break a solo non-stop around the world sailing record in his 40' race yacht 'Pixel Flyer'. This puts him in a unique position to talk first hand about what it takes to succeed and thrive in very challenging situations.
Leading a team around the world through the freezing expanse of the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn in the Global Challenge - 'The Worlds Toughest Yacht Race', dealing with serious medical emergencies thousands of miles from help, yet still managing to keep the team motivated and continue to achieve records.
Using the unique Adventure Psychology Models, Alex talks candidly about living, and working, with the same team 24/7 for up to 8 weeks at a time through storms and life threatening conditions. How do you motivate a team when they are 1000 miles from civilisation, 3 crew down, one seriously injured, it’s freezing cold outside with huge waves pounding the boat day and night. Still a month from the finish and dry land, 2000 miles behind the rest of the fleet, the team are completely alone, but they don’t give up…
Learn top tips from someone who has really been there – an ordinary man who has achieved, and is still achieving, extraordinary things.
Excellent yet again. This is the second time I have heard Alex speak, and it is still just as impressive and the lessons are still just as powerful. Again the audience has left inspired and fired up.
Financial Director, Scottish Power, Centrica/BG Group
...he made it relevant to our business need with the theme of "challenge" cleverly interwoven into his talk.
Commercial analytics team - GSK
I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking an exceptional person to help develop leadership and motivational skills.
Deputy Director General, National Crime Squad