An engaging, genuine, accomplished and, at times, surprising and challenging 'under-30' public speaker for business and non-profits.
Excellent, professional delivery ad lib, without recourse to printed text...Knowledgeable, direct and approachable style...still talked about as “the high point of our away day”...naturally and humbly spoke about epic achievements...feedback was so positive that it has extended to other parts of the business globally (in the UK and the US) - Rolls-Royce Deutschland
'Captivating. Alex's keynote address at our RBC Dexia Trek for Hope Gala was a highlight of the evening. He provided a funny, witty and engaging account of his experiences as a polar expedition leader, which both amazed and enthralled the room. His photos and his videos of his expeditions are impressive and stirring. He is personable, inspirational and motivational.' - Anthony Johnson, Global Head of Sales & Relationship Management, Royal Bank of Canada
'I found Alex to be a brilliant motivational speaker, would highly recommend. He was able to fit our brief perfectly. Great to work with.' - Sophie Whitelock, Grant Thornton UK LLP
'To describe Alex's public speaking as motivational would be an under-statement. His telling of his story is awe inspiring and is done in matter-of-fact, understated manner - he manages to make the subject accessible and personal while, at the same time, leaving the listener in no doubt of the scale of endeavour required.' - Gary Marshall, Head of Americas, Aberdeen Asset Management
'Alex spoke to a packed theatre [and comments included]: mesmerising, astonishing, amazing feat of endurance, loved the dogs, a talk quite different from any other, makes you question what is achievable, puts our mundane concerns into perspective, the best talk I have ever been to. Over 40 signed copies of Alex's books were snapped up at the end.' - UK Client from November 2015
'Your talk was gripping!' - Cee Weston-Baker, Pan Macmillan Publishing
'Your workshop was the highest scoring of the event.' 'Very interesting and entertaining indeed.' - Feedback from the PIMS International
'Alex was a delight and he filled the conference room for his presentation.' - Athena
Topics for presentations are entirely bespoke but can include:
• Reclaiming reality in an environment stagnated by motivational cliche
• Dealing with risk and change in fast-moving situations
• Real-world motivation and perseverance in all environments
• Team selection and making relationships work under stressful conditions
• Returning to the raw basics and intelligently building foundations
• Developing professional credibility as a young leader
• Coping psychologically with endurance situations
Alex presents in English.
Venues wishing to use their own hardware should support Powerpoint (at least v.2010 for Windows and v.2011 for Mac) and support HD 720p video (.mov with H.264 compression. The free K-Lite codec pack is recommended)
Venues wishing Alex to supply his slideshow on a tablet should provide a VGA cable from their projector to a location near where the speaker is positioned.
No slideshow sound is required. For large venues, a roaming lapel microphone will be required.
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'I think that the rapt attention with which our members and their guests followed your magnificent account of The Long Haul with was testimony to our appreciation of your exploit.' - Howard Bateman, President of the Royal Naval Club
'Alex not only gave an inspirational talk, he is also evidence that the spirit of genuine polar exploration is alive and well. His willingness to share his experience and advice for young enthusiasts was especially gracious.' - Dr Ed Russell, Eton College
'Alex is a captivating and compelling speaker, rarely have we had an audience as engrossed as when Alex told of his expedition. The tale of his daring, record setting, and endurance is one not to be missed.' - Ginny Howells, President of OUEC
Now reaching significant audiences through speaking on both sides of the Atlantic, Alex's presentations have achieved outstanding reviews, many commenting on his authenticity, honesty and ability to balance drama and serious topics with light-heartedness.
Clients have included:
Jigzaw Live Events, Fresenius Medical Care, PIMS International (Interlaken), Royal Bank of Canada - Dexia Investment Services, Aberdeen Asset Management, Athena Project Services, ISA, Informa, WSM Communications, Knowledge Network (Barcelona), Ideal World Direct, Oxford University, London Outdoors Show, Bottomline Technologies, Sports Business Network.