Al Sylvester

RAF Mountain Rescue Service Leader & Adventurer

How to hire Al Sylvester

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Al Sylvester for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Al's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Extreme environments
  • Management of people
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Maximising success
  • Perseverance and determination
  • Search and rescue

"Al Sylvester kindly gave a presentation at our annual HSE Conference, the theme of which was Leadership. His dynamic and captivating presentation left the audience engaged, motivated and inspired to apply his leadership qualities to their own working ethos. Quite simply, I cannot recommend Al Sylvester enough." - Simon, Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

"I worked extensively with Al when I was appointed Director of the RAF Junior Officers' Development Programme. When working in day-to-day Academy business, Al was the consummate professional. However, it was in his role of supporting our leadership programme where he also excelled. As part of the leadership programme the Students would prepare a series of debates, one of them discussing the relative strengths and weaknesses of Captain Scott. Al, as a man who has tackled the Antarctic himself, would play a significant part in the discussions, as he could not only bring to bear the reality of operating in such an unforgiving environment, but also his extensive experiences in the Armed Forces and particularly in the crucial RAF Mountain Rescue Service. As such, this charismatic man, a true leader and adept manager, with countless examples of real-time, hard-earned and always relevant experiences. A truly inspirational man." - Stuart, Independent Training Consultant

"Al has visited 2210 Cowley Squadron and also 1861 Wantage Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets at my request when as Officer Commanding both units. Al is simply an inspiring role model for the cadets and staff alike. He is a former Royal Air Force Warrant Officer who demonstrates the highest standards of bearing, respect, integrity, service, excellence and leadership and he is in particular an inspiring speaker. He has inspired cadets and volunteer staff to never let anyone get in the way of their dreams. A number of cadets have taken to heart Al's advice and passion and have gone onto university and professional careers. If nothing less the cadet following a session with Al seem to walk a little bit taller and are certainly fired up to take on the world and its challenges. I commend Al Sylvester to you." - Nigel, Leader in Infrastructure Resilience & Security

"In my role of Fundraiser for 1st Faringdon Scouts, we had the great pleasure of asking Al Sylvester to deliver a fundraising talk about his expedition to Antarctica. Without doubt it was the best talk I have heard. It was clear, concise, motivational, emotional, amusing, shocking and inspirational. Al speaks very well and delivers his talks with the passion he also puts into his life. We still speak of it and of the fact that we all came away affected in some way by his words. I can't recommend Al enough (and each time I feel a little chilly I think of what he's been through which is a great motivator to carry on!)." - Faith, Freelance Museum & Heritage Consultant