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 one of only 10 people in the world to lead the winning team in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – an epic 40,000-mile ocean sailing race around the planet where the strongest teamwork always wins.
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 Hall 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.
Brendan Hall 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.
As well as keynotes and inspiring team talks, Brendan also runs highly interactive masterclasses, in which participants recontextualise the themes from his story into their own organisation, build stronger connections, take concrete steps towards greater ownership and collaborate to deliver excellence in the face of adversity & change.
"Brendan –thank you for the gripping yarn and leadership insights you shared with us on Friday. I have asked around and we all enjoyed you story and gained meaningful insights from it. It’s a book each for my team this Christmas!"
Bernard Dale, Managing Partner, Connection Capital LLP
"Thank you for a great session, Brendan. Slight danger that we'll lose a chunk of the team to the next Clipper. But certainty that we were all inspired to think about how we can better work within our teams and leaders“
Jan Shury, Managing Director at IFF Research
"Thanks Brendan, it was great to have you there today. A true inspiration and just a great genuine guy. I think your story will be ever present in the minds of Team Lookers! #teamspirit"
Duncan McPhee, Chief Operating Officer at Lookers PLC
"Brendan your presentation was inspiring and captivating from start to finish, with so many important messages for our management team. All your messages on leadership, culture, decision making and "our mood is our team's mood" really resonated with the overall theme of the conference. Thanks so much for your contribution today.“
Jeff McCartney, Group Operations Manager at Charles Hurst
"Brendan gave us a gripping story and three key ideas our team still refer back to, six months later."
“His style, approach and engagement had everyone gripped. The feedback has been brilliant.“
“We used Brendan for 12 events this year – each time a great performance with brilliantly applicable message.”
Johnson & Johnson
"Brendan brought an impactful real-world story that wrapped up our conference perfectly."
“The room was spellbound. You could hear a pin drop in the dramatic pauses.”
“Awe inspiring – Brendan turns a personal challenge into valuable collaboration lessons for all.”
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