Neil Laughton is a successful business entrepreneur, multiple Guinness World Record breaking adventurer and a former Royal Marine Commando, helicopter pilot and Special Forces Officer.
During a varied business career he founded company’s in property development, construction, commercial interiors and office furniture, which were bought by a FTSE 100 in 2011. Since then Neil has focused on helping business leaders become more inspirational and their teams to deliver exceptional performance. He is the CEO of Laughton & Co Ltd, Director of Floating Developments Ltd, Founder of the Penny Farthing Club and Vice-President of the charity Scientific Exploration Society.
Neil has a passion for travel, sport and adventure. He has organised and led more than 50 expeditions on 7 continents – by land, sea and air. He summited Mt Everest with Bear Grylls, circumnavigated the UK & Ireland on a jet ski and he piloted the world’s first road legal flying car on a 10,000 km journey from London to Timbuktu and across the Sahara Desert.
Business leaders today are grappling with an ever-changing commercial landscape, never ending financial pressures and often employee engagement challenges. What is needed are inspirational leaders at many levels in the organisation and to deliver exceptional team performance if a company is to survive and thrive.
Neil has been a leadership and team development consultant for 10 years and a company director for 27. His business, military and expedition leadership experiences enable him to help people develop a more entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset, adopt good leadership and team-working principles and build a culture of trust and respect. It’s a concept he calls ‘Team Leadership’.
Neil has been delivering keynote speeches, workshops and experiential programmes internationally since 1996, to organisations including American Express, B&Q, BP, British Airways, Coca Cola, Network Rail, NHS, TEDx and Virgin Atlantic. Whether to a small group of business leaders in a Boardroom or an auditorium of thousands, Neil tailors every speaking engagement to fit the client’s brief so he’s a safe pair of hands for any meeting professional or event organiser.
Neil’s new book ‘Adventureholic – Extraordinary journeys on seven continents by land, sea and air’ will be published on 12th October 2023.
An example of good leadership and teamwork during an audacious journey in a Flying Car. Theories that help develop inspirational leaders and teams to deliver exceptional performance
Featuring a story of disaster & triumph on Mt Everest
Including a Special Forces mission planning failure & recovery operation
Describing a dramatic life or death rescue in the Bering Sea
Regaling an extreme golf challenge that required blue sky thinking
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“What really impressed us (and our members) was Neil’s ability to completely tailor the presentation to our event. It was the polar opposite of an off the shelf presentation. Utterly professional, perfect delivery and 10/10 feedback from guests.”
Ryan Heal, MD, Best of British Events Ltd
“Fantastic! What a great talk. It kept me up thinking, mind whirring and the feedback has been sensational.”
Damian Stork, MD, The Buzz Recruitment Company
“Everyone really enjoyed hearing about your work as an expedition leader and mentor to under privileged youngsters which has inspired us all to do more to help others less fortunate than ourselves.”
John Askew, Senior Partner, SJP
“Neil brings something that’s truly fresh and innovative”
“Highly motivational, entertaining and inspirational”
“Invaluable lessons learnt”
“Full on, insightful and first class”
Cable & Wireless
“Utterly professional, perfect delivery and 10/10 feedback from guests”
Ryan Heal, MD, Best of British Events Ltd
“Neil Laughton - The most interesting man in the world”
Tom Young, Audience Member on Atlas Cruise Ship
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, Explorer
“Neil Laughton is genuinely inspirational”
Anup Pankhania, CEO, Jaspar Group of Companies
“A wonderful reminder to say “yes” a little more often in life”
Sir Richard Branson, Entrepreneur
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