Debra Searle

Debra Searle MVO, MBE

Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a professional adventurer, author, BBC presenter, serial entrepreneur and a truly inspirational woman.
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Debra Searle

Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a truly inspirational woman; a professional adventurer, author, BBC presenter and gender equality advocate.

Debra Searle MVO, MBE first hit the headlines when she set out to row across the Atlantic with her husband. Unfortunately he had to be rescued so Debra, a novice rower, continued alone and rowed 3300 miles from Tenerife to Barbados. It should have taken them six weeks but, to achieve her goal, Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone and unsupported, encountering 30′ waves, sharks, and force 8 squalls in her 23 foot plywood boat. Since returning from this adventure, Debra has gone on to undertake solo & team expeditions across the globe.

Yet Debra is more than your usual sports speaker. Debra has founded 5 companies including MIX Diversity Developers, a D&I consultancy and training company. She has presented 40 programmes for the BBC and had 3 books published. Her spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen and she was delighted to be appointed a Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the only female trustee working alongside Prince Philip and Prince Edward. In 2021/22 Debra will be making frequent trips to Hollywood as the movie of her Atlantic row story is in development.

Debra Searle MVO, MBE is also a keynote speaker par excellence who is trusted by the world’s top organisations such as IBM, Unilever, HSBC, UBS, Microsoft, Google and Pfizer.

She has over 13 years’ experience and has addressed more than 800 corporate audiences, so you can be confident that your audience will be in safe hands.

Debra is renowned for her ability to tailor her speeches to clients’ needs. Having been trained by the BBC and spoken across every major industry including banking, consultancy, direct sales, healthcare and retail, she has the expertise to understand the specifics of your industry and to craft her speech accordingly. Debra combines the strategies she has used at sea and in her own businesses with the latest neuroscience and positive psychology research to demonstrate in a highly practical way how to profit from a positive attitude.

 

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Debra powerfully illustrates her mindset and motivational tools with slides and stunning video footage, leaving her audience in no doubt of their own ability to achieve the extraordinary.

Featured Topics Include:

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Choose your attitude – It’s not magic, it’s mindset
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Practical tools to stay motivated and build resilience
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Wellbeing techniques for dealing with ever changing circumstances
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How to keep going when the journey only seems to be getting harder
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Virtual teamwork – Working effectively together, even when miles apart
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Finding a way to thrive and innovate when we are pushed outside of our comfort zones
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How to first lead ourselves so that we can lead others better
1
Choose your attitude – It’s not magic, it’s mindset
2
Practical tools to stay motivated and build resilience
3
Wellbeing techniques for dealing with ever changing circumstances
4
How to keep going when the journey only seems to be getting harder
5
Virtual teamwork – Working effectively together, even when miles apart
6
Finding a way to thrive and innovate when we are pushed outside of our comfort zones
7
How to first lead ourselves so that we can lead others better
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Debra’s presentation was perfectly aligned to our event objectives. Clearly Debra’s achievements are amazing and interesting in themselves.  More importantly, Debra has the ‘human touch’ and connected well with everyone in the audience.  She held the audience from start to finish and balanced humour with more serious messages.   She scored 5 out of 5 from every one of the 170 delegates. This is unheard of!

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The way that Debra translates her experience into actionable day to day practices to change behaviour and get into a positive mindset is very powerful.

Katja, Biogen

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