Roz Savage


Rowing is quite possibly one of the most challenging sports on the entire planet, Sir Steve Redgrave once said “shoot me if you see me near a boat again”, so can you imagine rowing across three oceans? By yourself? Roz Savage proved that anything is possible when she became the first woman to row solo, across the three oceans.

A journey that culminated in 3.5 million oar strokes, 11,000 miles, and over a year at sea. Living aboard a 23-foot rowboat, she wrote Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned On The Open Ocean, during her lengthy adventure that few would dare to undertake.

Braving 20-foot waves, capsizing and facing death by dehydration she found peace on her adventure, encountering the many natural beauties the world has to offer. However, it forced her to develop courage, tenacity, perseverance for the fear that she would perish into the ocean.

Roz is by all rights a natural born adventurer, however unlike some of the explorers you can hire for after dinner speeches she started a little later than most. After working as a management consultant for nearly a decade, she decided that it was time to set herself free and compete in several rowing races, becoming the first woman to row solo from California to Hawaii.

To book Roz Savage as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Roz is known to cover the following topics:

  • Peak Performance
  • Drive & Determination
  • Rowing & Adventurer
  • Perseverance & Motivation
  • Lessons From The Open Ocean
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Setting & Achieving Goals

Watch Roz’s TED talk here:

“Heroic Epic inspiring historic.”Sir Richard Branson
“Roz was energetic, passionate, engaging and real. Her connection with both our employees and our clients, and the dialogue it sparked both within the room and beyond was tremendous. Everyone left with a little optimistic spring in their step, inspired to make changes and live their lives a little differently. It was an amazing experience to share her world for that hour.”Jill Ford, Credit Suisse
“Our time together was very special for us. You are a natural presenter and so quick on your feet. You adapt to the audience and your delivery is so natural. You make it appear effortless which is the mark of a true professional. I was taking presentation notes the entire time you were with the WPO chapter.” – Scott Balogh, World Presidents Organisation
“Roz recently spoke to Gannett employees about ways to face stormy seas on the path to transforming our business. Her lessons in grit and perseverance will help anyone navigating today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.” – Maryam Banikarim, Gannett Co., Inc.