Alex Alley

40' 1 World Championship Winner, 8 x Sailing World Record Holder, Co-Founder of Adventure Psychology & Co-Author of "Boat to Boardroom"

Boat To Boardroom

Boat To Boardroom

Alex Alley received a 4 star rating across 5 events in 2023

Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Executive
"Alex Alley, a world-renowned sailor and author, excels as a motivational speaker. Drawing from his extensive sailing experience and business acumen, Alex's talks are both engaging and insightful. He skillfully translates the skills and resilience from sailing to corporate leadership and performance. His unique approach motivates teams and enhances leadership skills, making him an outstanding choice for any business event."

How to hire Alex Alley

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Alex Alley's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Sailing Solo Non-Stop Round-the-World Record Attempt
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Physical & Mental resilience
  • Crisis Management
  • Performance in Extreme Conditions
  • Going Knowingly into the Unknown

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

“Alex has the most extraordinary leadership skills. He has an innate way of understanding what is required to motivate the team at any given moment with his unending optimism and energy. Alex has my enormous respect. I have lead teams and facilitated large groups and have never seen it done better." - Sharon, British Airways Executive Club

"(Alex’s) presentation style is impressive, a mix of adventure stories, hardship, success, setback and the one over riding message that you should never, ever, give up. Alex was an inspiration to our team, and whatever challenges we face there was motivation and techniques to help succeed for all of us." - John, Newnet plc

"Alex was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker, bringing to life the trials and tribulations of the Global Challenge. His talk was very interesting with some great stories and anecdotes. Moreover, he made it relevant to our business need with the theme of "challenge" cleverly interwoven into his talk. The group found him very motivational and took away some useful learning’s. A terrific speaker who can be highly recommended." - Commercial Analytics Team, GSK

"Excellent yet again. This is the second time I have heard Alex speak, and it is still just as impressive and the lessons are still just as powerful. Again the audience has left inspired and fired up"  - Financial Director, Scottish Power, Centrica/BG Group

“I want to thank you for an excellent contribution to the (Leaders) Forum workshop last week. The amount of questions at the end of your talk and the rest of the evening shows how much you provoked thinking and how enjoyable it was. The workshop was a great success as evidenced by feedback from the CD leaders themselves, both verbal and in the ratings at the end. You contributed significantly to this success & we really appreciate your efforts to make this a success. The feedback from your session was very positive and I think everyone will remember your high sea adventures for a long time (and also apply your principles).”  - Anne, AstraZeneca

“Alex showed a special combination of practical skills, teaching ability and above all calmness under pressure when leading his team through tough conditions. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking an exceptional person to help develop leadership and motivational skills as well of course his undoubted ability in a sailing boat."  - Rob, National Crime Squad

"Probably the most motivated and positive person I have ever met."  - James, Unilever UK Foods

"What an excellent presentation. Alex was confident, interesting and as inspirational as the subject he was presenting. He captured the attention of the audience with his warm personality and held it throughout; a truly motivational speaker"  - Sue, HM Revenue and Customs

  • 2023 - Captain of Alithia, a private sailing yacht
  • 2009 - Ocean Racer & World Record Sailor for PixelBoat
  • 2008 - Co-Author of "Boat to Boardroom"
  • 2006 - Director of Velocity Made Good Ltd
  • 2005 - Trainer for Velocity Made Good Ltd
  • 2004 - Crew of the Global Challenge 2004/5