Mick Dawson

Royal Marines Commando & Guinness World Record Holder For Spending 440 Days At Sea In A Rowing Boat

How to hire Mick Dawson

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Mick Dawson 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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When he's at corporate events, Mick is known to cover the following topics:

  • Fear is a misunderstood friend
  • Teamwork: the foundation of success
  • Leadership, adapt your approach to achieve your goals
  • Don’t dream... plan!
  • Adversity: coping with and overcoming it
  • The wildlife of the North Pacific Ocean
  • Rowing the Atlantic Ocean
  • Capsized and alone in the North Pacific
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 
  • Emerging from the dark ages

See what feedback Mick received, when he appeared at their corporate events:

"Mick has delivered presentations on a variety of NARU courses. Mick is able to tailor the presentations to the delegates needs, bringing his real world experience of decision making during a crisis, in to the world of emergency service learning. His topics focus on decision making, human factors and team work, key elements covered on NARU courses. Mick’s delivery style is pragmatic, informative, engaging and down to earth, he is able to engage audiences at every level, finding common ground between the delegates and his prior experience. Course delegates have provided highly positive feedback regarding the parallels that they can draw from the effective and interesting examples, that Mick brings to life. An excellent and interesting speaker, thoroughly recommended." - David Bull QAM, Head of Education, National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)

"I just wanted to re-iterate the thank you said on Friday for your incredible talk. Members of the audience are still enthusiastically talking about how passionate, inspiring and engaging your presentation was. The message of not shying away from fear and unknowns is certainly something which rang true in the audience - particularly with students, as upcoming preparations for university applications can feel quite chaotic and daunting. I believe a great choice was made in having you be our finale - people left buzzing with excitement and awe. You truly are a fantastic speaker so thank you again for coming all this way - your talk greatly enhanced the event." - Astra Liebowitz: TEDxYouth Event Organiser (High Wycombe Abbey) June 2017.

”I have seen and listened to many keynote speakers during my years in the exhibition business: Mick was absolutely one of the few very best. I wish him the utmost success for his next ventures and hope to see him again soon.” - Bernd Aufderheide President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Mick is an enthralling speaker who combines humour with excitement and delivers his unique story in a way that pulls the audience so far into his adventures that you feel you are actually there! His talks are well presented and use excellent graphics and videos to great effect. The story of Mick’s life in the Royal Marines and subsequently as a World class, record breaking ocean rower is absolutely fascinating and holds the audience spellbound. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mick Dawson as a highly respected and marketable speaker." - John Maclean FRAS   (Royal Astronomical Society).