Chosen by Leading Organisations
Your leaders are facing more change and uncertainty than ever before
I’m here to help them out
I lead a team to victory in the world’s most demanding ocean sailing event – a 40,000 mile, 10 month yacht race around the planet, called the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
My team didn’t win because I was the best sailor or strategist, but because I created an engaged, change-embracing culture, with a compelling vision, strong values and an resilient mindset.
Applicable to your organisation
In my speech, I share my secrets, equipping your leaders with the same behaviours, strategies and best practices that made my team able to successfully navigate change and cross the finish line in first place.
Calls-to-Action For Your Leaders
Building and maintaining trust is key to successfully navigating change. If a leader has no trust, they have no mandate.
Leaders need to actively invite feedback – saying “my door is always open”, or waiting for an annual 360 is not enough.
Squash Blame Culture
Only use blame in the event of gross negligence or malice – everything else is a learning opportunity.
Mature leaders create a culture of psychological ownership and strive to change from a heroic to servant leadership approach.
Create a Space
When executing change, the sound of success is honest conversation. It’s the leader’s job to create a fear-free space for it to happen.
We used Brendan for 12 events this year – each time a great performance with an applicable message
An inspiring message
Inspiring and thought-provoking insights, delivered with a tailored message that was impactful and translated well for our teams.
A professional and thought provoking session that helped us better understand our current organisational challenges.
A brilliant story about leadership which makes us reflect on our own behaviour.
Articulate, inspiring, entertaining and full of great practical advice.
Easy to work with
Brendan was extremely easy to work with and attentive to the needs of our participants.
Trusted to deliver
His presentation was very accomplished and fit the theme of our event perfectly.
Awe inspiring – Brendan turns a personal challenge into valuable leadership lessons for all.
My largest audience
Teams I've helped through change.
Average speaker rating
What to expect when you work with me
I am never late, forget to return a call or miss a deadline.
Trusted to deliver
For an event organiser, hiring a new speaker is a risk. If that speaker bombs in front of the audience, it reflects badly on them.
I get it.
Through the whole process, my aim is that you feel confident, relaxed and post-event, get positively recognised for your good choice in selecting me. In short- it’s part of my job is to make you look awesome.
Customised for you
During a detailed briefing call, I seek to understand your organisation, its challenges and what your aims for the event are.
My first question is ‘What do you want the audience to know, feel and do differently as a result of my speech?’ I reverse engineer it with that end in mind.
Calls to ACtion
Every talk is not just inspirational, but also immediately applicable. I believe that action creates change, not inspiration alone.
Value for money
Hiring a speaker isn’t cheap and I understand the need for an observable behavioural-RoI. Client feedback, three-months post-event tell me that they see a qualitative RoI in better leadership behaviours and heightened collaboration.
His style, approach and engagement had everyone gripped. The feedback has been brilliant.
Book me for your next event
How we work together
Get in touch. I will check my availability and send you a full proposal.
Made your decision? I’ll raise a digital speaker agreement letter which outlines our mutual commitments.
We arrange a 90 minute briefing call, typically 2-3 weeks before the event.
After our briefing call, I will set about tailoring my presentation so that it’s just right for your event.
5. AV Setup
I will email you or your AV team a Google Drive link containing my PowerPoint presentation at least 1 week before the big day.
6. Social Media Buzz
I engage with your audience on social media, using appropriate # and @ tags. I create a welcome video for your delegates and post it 24 hours before my keynote.
7. On The Day
I will arrive as early as possible to get a feel for the event before my speaking slot. I strive to connect my content to key messages already delivered on the day.
My favourite part of the job is chatting to people and listening to their stories, so I endeavour to stay for as long as possible.
9. Follow-up & Feedback
I follow up my speech with a video – an extra nudge for the audience on how to implement an idea from my keynote into your organisational environment. I also seek honest feedback from all event organisers.
30,000 copies sold worldwide and featured in BBC, Sunday Times, Dialogue, Ecomonia, Reconteur, Yachting World, Business Uncovered.
Shortlisted for the Mountbatten Book Award.