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Brendan Hall



Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Winning Skipper

I help corporate organisations create a culture that will weather any storm, embrace change and develop brilliant, resilient people.

To enquire about having me speak at your event, get in touch.

More than 'just' a great story.

I believe that audience members at the 40+ speeches I deliver each year, as well as being excited and engaged by the story, should walk away with specific, concrete ideas they can immediately implement.

My after speech weaves actionable practices into a masterfully told, globe-spanning narrative, leading to improved people management, better cultures and happier teams.

Leading organisations trust me with their audience's valuable time

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Relatable and applicable

Brendan was excellent. He is a great story teller who was also able to share his great leadership experiences. We could easily relate to them and apply them to our roles.

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Meaningful business learning

Brendan delivers an engaging experience that translates directly into meaningful business learning.

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Trusted to deliver

You would never have guessed that it was Brendan’s first time delivering this speech to Continental. He was very accomplished.

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Brilliant feedback

His style, approach and engagement had everyone gripped. The feedback has been brilliant.

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Leadership in a VUCA world

A compelling take on leadership in an VUCA world, told by a consummate story-teller.

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Thought provoking

A professional and thought provoking session that helped us better understand our current organisational challenges.

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An inspiring message

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

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Top class

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


Take-away messages from my speech


Building and maintaining trust is key to successfully navigating change.



We all need to actively invite feedback – saying “my door is always open” is not enough.



Only use blame in the event of gross negligence or malice – everything else is a learning opportunity.


Mature leaders create a culture of ownership and strive to change from a heroic to servant leadership approach


In uncertain times, the sound of success is honest conversation.

What to expect when you work with me


Absolute reliability

I am never late, forget to return a call or miss a deadline.


Trusted to deliver

For an event organiser, hiring an after dinner speaker is a risk. If that speaker bombs in front of the audience, it reflects badly on them and can drastically reduce the value of the whole event. 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 audience, its challenges and what the aims for your event are.

My first question to the key stakeholder is ‘What do you want the audience to know, feel and do differently as a result of my speech?’ and I reverse engineer it with that end in mind.


Inspiration and application

Every  after dinner speech is not just motivational, but also immediately applicable. I believe that action creates change, not inspiration alone.


Value for money

Hiring a keynote 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.

Book me for your next evening event

How we work together

1. Enquiry

Get in touch. I will check my availability and send you a full proposal.

2. Confirmation

Made your decision? I’ll send a digital speaker agreement letter which outlines our mutual commitments.

3. Preparation

We arrange a 90 minute briefing call, typically 2-3 weeks before the event.

4. Tailoring

After our briefing call, I will set about tailoring my presentation so that it’s just right for your audience.

5. AV Setup

A Google Drive link to my PowerPoint presentation is sent to your AV team at least 1 week before the big day.

6. Social Media Buzz

I engage with your audience on social media, using appropriate # and @ tags. A welcome video for your delegates is posted 24 hours before my speech.


7. On The Day

I will arrive as early as possible to get a feel for the event before my speaking slot, striving to connect my content to key messages already delivered on the day.


8. Afterwards

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

All after dinner speeches are followed up with a video – an extra nudge for the audience on how to implement an idea from my speech into their organisational environment. Honest feedback is requested 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. The perfect delegate gift to accompany my  speech.

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