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Alan Chambers

 

Others say

"Impressing experience to the team, kept the audience hypnotised with his adventure!"
Telefonica UK

"Alan was fantastic - he reached our whole audience of enthusiastic risk managers with a real life, heroic account of a high risk expedition. He was a real asset to our conference and I spend the whole day in discussions about his epic trip. A very insprirational speaker, thank you."
Risk Decisions Ltd

"Alan account of the expedition and his leadership insights made us all think very deeply about our roles and what it takes to succeed against the odds. He is human, inspirational and a real coach. Our business will benefit hugely if we apply what we have learnt from him."
CEO, Northern Foods

"Alan presentation was fascinating, you could hear a pin drop in the audience! The feedback we received was that Alan had really touched people and that he had really made them think. Alan is so passionate about his achievements, he really is a memorable speaker. I think it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen and I know from the feedback from the team that they feel the same way."
CEO, Greene King Brewing Company

As a Royal marine, Alan Chambers spent 16 years exploring the world’s most hostile and thrilling environments, including jungles, deserts and frozen tundra. As a keynote speaker he is unparalleled in his skill at relating adventure to business, and his talent for motivating audiences is lauded all over the world.

For 16 years Alan travelled the world as part of his military service and qualified as a diver, parachutist, paramedic and ski survival instructor.

After leading the first successful British unsupported expedition from Canada to the Geographic North Pole, Alan made the record books. More men have walked on the moon than walked to the North Pole unsupported.

"Impressing experience to the team, kept the audience hypnotised with his adventure!"
Telefonica UK

Only with strict planning, resolute determination, and unflinching focus, the ten-week expedition was complete. At the age of 32, Alan was awarded the MBE for Determined Leadership in Constant Adversity.

With a unique ability to use tales of his adventures to inspire, Alan is honest, funny, candid, and humble, and engages audiences in his story at a deep level, with a likeable yet determined style of leadership.

His programme, the Highest Classroom on Earth, was shown on BBC World, and highlighted his survival skills as he battled to teach underprivileged kids in the worst storms in the Everest region at that time of year in over half a century.

For further information or to book Alan Chambers, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

Interview with Alan Chambers

Question:

How did the corporate speaking start?

Answer:

After leading the first unsupported British expedition to the geographic North Pole from Canada and being awarded the MBE by the queen for effective leadership in constant adversity.

Question:

Can you remember your first speaking engagement?

Answer:

American museum of Natural History 1000 CEO’s

Question:

And your last event?

Answer:

Million Dollar round table conference, London

Question:

If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?

Answer:

Create an online conference for the next generation

Question:

Who would you most like to share a platform with?

Answer:

Nelson Mandella

Question:

On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?

Answer:

75 - 95

Question:

Do you use powerpoint?

Answer:

Yes

Question:

Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?

Answer:

Completely

Question:

Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?

Answer:

Yes this helps craft the talk and make it personnel to the client

Question:

What are the most asked for topics?

Answer:

Leadership, leading through adversity, winning mindset, motivation and inspiration, doing more with less.

Question:

Is your speech interactive with audience participation?

Answer:

I always offer a Q&A if time allows

Question:

Your favourite film?

Answer:

The Italian Job

Question:

Favourite book?

Answer:

A Thousand Suns

Question:

What’s your tipple – wine, beer, champagne?

Answer:

Guinness

Question:

Country or townie?

Answer:

Country

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