Corporate Speaker

An Incredible, Meaningful Speech

Brendan’s keynotes are a mix of intense 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.”

Tailored To Your Audience

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.”

Two Powerful Keynotes for 2018
Addressing Current Organisational Challenges

Building Team Spirit In
Times of Uncertainty

Brendan will share the ‘lightbulb moments’ his team had during their journey into uncertainty on the world’s oceans. The lessons they learned will be seamlessly translated into your organisational context.

Key Take Aways:

  • Successful teams are built on a foundation of ironclad trust
  • A growth mindset is what allows a team to see opportunity in uncertainty and change
  • An empowered team is able to overcome massive adversity

Leading Through Change

Brendan will share his riveting leadership story, weaving in valuable strategies that will help your organisation’s leaders to improve their emotional intelligence, create an empowering culture and effectively lead through change.

Key Take Aways:

  • In times of change, teams need leaders with emotional intelligence. How’s yours?
  • How to communicate a compelling purpose to keep your team aligned
  • How to provide clarity on change strategy, to reduce resistance and defensiveness

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


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.

We Laughed and Wept

“We laughed and wept in equal measure. His ability to tell his true story, cleverly craft the words to reflect the key theme of our event and our values was truly inspiring.”


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.


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


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.

Fantastic. Excellent.

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

“A really great read for anyone interested in team performance at the very highest level, coupled with a fascinating insight into human endeavour in a pressure cooker environment.”

“I was so worried, I was physically sick.
I’ve skippered a lot of boats in heavy weather, but I’d never felt like this before.

The only thought in my mind was that people die in conditions like this.”

30,000 Copies Sold Worldwide & Featured In


Team Spirit: Life and Leadership On One Of The World’s Toughest Yacht Races.

Team Spirit is a gripping account of a 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 – and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest.

The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident – it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.

Published by Bloomsbury in 2012, Team Spirit has become a valuable resource for skippers and business leaders alike and has been featured in Economia, The Sunday Times and numerous yachting publications.

The perfect delegate gift for your next event

Team Spirit is the perfect gift to accompany Brendan’s keynote. All the lessons, themes and take-away messages are expanded in detail, within a thrilling sailing narrative.

Brendan signs and individually dedicates each copy with a personal message, for that extra-special touch. Give the delegates at your next event something really memorable to take home with them.

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