Brendan Hall


An inspirational speaker that prides himself on presenting audiences with an incredible story, inspiringly told and loaded with hugely impactful content that also provides business-relevant leadership takeaways, Brendan Hall is one in a million. A motivational speaker that is trusted by a number of leading organisations, Hall is one of the most prolific adventure leadership speakers on the European circuit and has spoken worldwide to hundreds of audiences.

A highly accomplished and esteemed figure that has been a professional yacht racing skipper, author and leadership expert, Brendan Hall’s reputation soared in 2009 when he skippered a yacht in the greatest long-distance challenge, The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts. Despite being the youngest and most inexperienced skipper in the race, Brendan and his team won it in convincing fashion showcasing his prowess and phenomenal attributes as a leader which make him a globally acclaimed speaker.

An achievement that was the culmination of years of leadership research, creating a high-performance culture and a leadership style way beyond his 27 years, Brendan’s leadership skills were put to the ultimate test in the middle of a deadly North Pacific winter hurricane when he and his crew were tasked with the rescue of an incapacitated skipper on a competing yacht. A compelling account that instantly captures the attention of all in attendance, Brendan Hall has a host of entertaining, insightful and informative tales and anecdotes to share with his guests that are certain to equip every attendee to excel in their lives and attain peak performance while maximising success within their individual lives.

Swapping yachts and skippering both vessels 4000 nautical miles, across the world’s most treacherous ocean to safety. Brendan uses his insights and powerful race narrative to help business leaders build ironclad trust with clients and teams, thrive on uncertainty and develop a growth mindset. After completing his life-changing challenge, Brendan authored, Team Spirit, a raw, insightful look into the life of a leader pushing himself and his team to perform in extreme conditions. It distils and communicates the core skills and hard-won lessons that made Brendan’s team winners and has had an outstanding reception from the business world, where leaders and teams face comparable challenges in their own environment.

An exceptional human being that has regularly defied odds and pushed the boundaries of possibility, the immensely impressive and inspirational Brendan Hall has sailed the seas and led from the front allowing him to provide a plethora of knowledge and expertise to guests. From discussing personal experiences to advising and providing guests with leadership tactics that can be implemented in any walk of life, Brendan Hall is an outstanding speaker for any occasion that is available to hire for any engagement through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Brendan Hall 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 he’s at corporate events, Brendan is known to cover the following topics:

  • Creating A Team That Thrives In Uncertainty
  • Building Ironclad Trust As A Leader
  • Developing A Growth Mindset
  • Empowerment, Autonomy & Motivation
  • Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

Take a sneak peak at Brendan’s story, by watching his showreel here:

Take a look at Brendan’s testimonials, below:

“Brendan delivers an engaging experience that translates directly into meaningful business & team building learnings that will help our team stay ahead of the competition.” -Swarovski

“Well delivered, well received. Brendan generated a sense of inspiration and powerful learning for our attendees” -Santander

“Brendan carefully weaved the key themes of our conference agenda into his speech. The way he brings the story to life so you feel it and how he skilfully translates these into practical leadership lessons is inspiring.” -Covea Insurance Group

“Articulate, inspiring, entertaining and full of great practical advice.” -Penguin Random House

“An incredible story-teller. The leadership messages are clear and always consistent. After his presentation, I was overwhelmed by positive feedback.” -Foster + Partners