Keynote Speaking

TRUSTED.

INSPIRATIONAL.

BUSINESS-RELEVANT.

Brendan Hall is one of the most compelling motivational speakers in the UK.
With 10 years of experience,

he has addressed hundreds of audiences worldwide.

TRUSTED.

INSPIRATIONAL.

BUSINESS-RELEVANT

Brendan Hall is one of the most compelling speakers in the UK.
With 10 years of experience,

he has addressed 100+ audiences worldwide.

Skipper. Leadership Expert. Speaker

Brendan’s keynotes are a mix of sailing action and rich leadership insight, packed with highly applicable, business-relevant lessons in culture building, leadership and empowerment.

Your audience will leave feeling inspired, reflective, and focused on improving the culture within their team, using a number of actionable tools.

Meaningful Business Learning

“Brendan delivers an engaging experience that translates directly into meaningful business & team building learning that will help our team stay ahead of the competition.”

Your Event. Your Aims. Your Messages

Brendan will customise his keynote to your organisation. He will work closely with your event planner to ensure he is fully aligned with aims and messaging of the event.

Each keynote is carefully designed to strike a balance between inspiration and application – Brendan’s first and most important question to you will be “What do you want your audience to Know, Feel and Do after hearing me speak?”

An Inspiring Tailored Message

“Inspiring and thought-provoking insights, delivered with a tailored message that was impactful and translated well for our teams.”

Keynote Topics

Brendan’s keynote is the dramatic story of his team’s Round-the-World Yacht Race victory.

Within that grand narrative, there are the 6 leadership topics Brendan can draw-out and apply to your organisational context. After a detailed pre-event questionnaire and subsequent briefing call, 2-3 are selected to be the focus of his speech.

Autonomy & Empowerment

Autonomy

Key Take Away Messages

1. Leaders need to ‘loosen the control strings’

2. Autonomy and empowerment are what allow leaders to focus on strategy

3. A team should still function at a high level without their leader’s presence

Communication

Communication

Key Take Away Messages

1. The need for great communication to keep the team engaged in times of change

2. The importance of blame-free reviews to ‘learn the hard lessons’

3. Good leadership means being open to, and inviting, developmental
feedback

Leading Through Change

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Key Take Away Messages

1. Change management enables high performance

2. It’s natural for team members to find change uncomfortable, even small changes

3. In times of change, stable and reliable leadership is especially important

Autonomy & Empowerment

Autonomy

Key Take Away Messages

1. Leaders need to ‘loosen the control strings’

2. Autonomy and empowerment are what allow leaders to focus on strategy

3. A team should still function at a high level without their leader’s presence

Communication

Communication

Key Take Away Messages

1. The need for great communication to keep the team engaged in times of change

2. The importance of blame-free reviews to ‘learn the hard lessons’

3. Good leadership means being open to, and inviting, developmental
feedback

Leading Change

change

Key Take Away Messages

1. Change management enables high performance

2. It’s natural for team members to find change uncomfortable, even small changes

3. In times of change, stable and reliable leadership is especially important

Diversity & Inclusion

diversity

Key Take Away Messages

1. Diversity ‘on its own’ is not enough, leaders need to ‘do’ something with it

2. A diversity of experiences and background aids solution-finding

3. A leader’s role is to use the collective intelligence of their team to find the best solution

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence

Key Take Away messages

1. The need for self-awareness in leaders

2. Emotional Intelligence: How “your mood becomes their mood”

3. The need for a culture where team members can challenge leaders

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Bias

Key Take Away Messages

1. Leaders need to be aware of their unconscious biases, particularly
‘confirmation bias’

2. The need for a leader to regularly ‘check-in’ with individual team members

3. The need for leaders to resist making snap judgements of other’s abilities

Diversity & Inclusion

diversity

Key Take Away Messages

1. Diversity ‘on its own’ is not enough, leaders need to ‘do’ something with it

2. A diversity of experiences and background aids solution-finding

3. A leader’s role is to use the collective intelligence of their team to find the best solution

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence

Key Take Away messages

1. The need for self-awareness in leaders

2. Emotional Intelligence: How “your mood becomes their mood”

3. The need for a culture where team members can challenge leaders

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Bias

Key Take Away Messages

1. Leaders need to be aware of their unconscious biases, particularly
‘confirmation bias’

2. The need for a leader to regularly ‘check-in’ with individual team members

3. The need for leaders to resist making snap judgements of other’s abilities

Why leading organisations choose Brendan

A Sense of Inspiration

Well delivered, well received and it generated a sense of inspiration and powerful learning for our attendees

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Our Conference Themes

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.

Overwhelming Feedback

An incredible story-teller. The leadership messages are clear and always consistent. After his presentation, I was overwhelmed by positive feedback.

Fantastic. Excellent.

Brendan’s presentation went down fantastically well and the subsequent feedback has been excellent.

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Changing Mindset

This was an excellent thought provoking presentation on leadership, and provided ideas on addressing challenges that we often face, and how to turn these into opportunities.

Top Class

Articulate, inspiring, entertaining and full of great practical advice.

A Warm Reception

You inspired us all. So many people have been emailing and popping by to say how amazing your keynote was.

A Profound Adventure

Brendan Hall guided us through a profound self-reflection adventure and inspired us with an amazingly impactful leadership story.

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An Outstanding Session

Probably the best we’ve ever had! Brendan’s highly engaging workshop got right to the heart of the leadership challenges we face as an organisation – an absorbing and RELEVANT session for all involved.

Amazing Personal Story

A fantastic inspirational leadership speaker, that has a truly amazing personal story to tell that can be adapted to many tough leadership challenges

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A pleasure to work with

Brendan is extremely professional and his attention to exceeding expectation is unique. Very personable and a pleasure to work with.

Big Takeaway Messages

Brendan expertly weaves together takeaway messages about attitude, ambition and persistence. An ideal speaker for engendering growth mindset, resilience and leadership.

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