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Brendan Hall

Brendan skippered a racing yacht in the ultimate long-distance challenge. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – A 40,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical vessels. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, he and his team won it in convincing fashion. They didn’t win because he was the best sailor or strategist, but because he created a resilient, high-ownership culture, with a compelling vision, strong values and a continuous-improvement mindset.

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About Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall is an award-winning speaker, author, coach and consultant who helps create high performance cultures for teams and organisations. Acting as a creative catalyst, he unlocks the latent potential within teams, helping develop resilience, connection, collaboration and better leadership.

Brendan is trusted to deliver inspiration & outcomes by some of the world’s most exceptional organisations – PWC, Toyota, GSK, Nestle, Financial Times, Tesco & Lloyds Banking Group. He is an adjunct lecturer at Ashridge Executive Education and Cranfield Business Schools.

In his speeches, Brendan explores the driving forces behind his team’s extraordinary result, including a focus on embracing change, psychological safety, emotional intelligence, autonomy, trust and creating a culture of full ownership.

A superb presenter and a natural storyteller, Brendan’s sessions are a mixture of psychology, teamwork & leadership practice, wrapped in an engrossing globe-spanning story that keeps his audience on the edge of their seat.

He is the author of Team Spirit: Life & Leadership on The World’s Toughest Yacht Race (Bloomsbury, 2012). Team Spirit has become a valuable resource for business leaders and has been featured in Economia, The Sunday Times and shortlisted for the prestigious Mountbatten Book Award.

To book Keynote Speaker Brendan Hall contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com

Speech Topics

Brendan’s speech topics include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence & Psychological Safety
  • High Performance In Adversity
  • High Performance Under Pressure
Books

Here you can find links to books by Brendan Hall. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

Brendan Hall Team Spirit book cover

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Testimonials

"Awe inspiring – Brendan turns a personal challenge into valuable collaboration lessons for all."

Tesco

"The room was spellbound. You could hear a pin drop in the dramatic pauses."

GlaxoSmithKline

"Brendan brought an impactful real-world story that wrapped up our conference perfectly."

SAP

"We used Brendan for 12 events this year – each time a great performance with brilliantly applicable message."

Johnson & Johnson

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

L'Oreal

"Brendan gave us a gripping story and three key ideas our team still refer back to, six months later."

Toyota

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