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Adrian Hayes

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Polar explorer and adventurer, business coach, campaigner and author advising companies on leadership and performance

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Speaker Adrian Hayes is an adventurer turned into an exceptional keynote speaker. He is a global expert in team development, communication, goal setting, risk, resilience, and sustainability. He is also a former British Army Gurkha officer with a corporate background.  Using his vast background experiences, Adrian combines hands-on experiences and insightful knowledge to create motivational takeaways and keynotes on sustainability. He is a professional business, leadership, and team coach, environmentalist ready to set organizations forward with compelling discernment for growth.  

Why you should book speaker Adrian Hayes

  • Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking polar explorer & adventurer, keynote speaker, business coach, author, and campaigner.
  • He is one of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background, Adrian is an internationally acclaimed keynote or motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs.

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, documentary presenter, author, keynote speaker, consultant, and campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, his adventuring achievements include trekking to both Poles, summiting Everest and K2, crossing the length of Greenland and the Arabian Desert, setting two Guinness World Records for Polar expeditions, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date. One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background – including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director.

Adrian is now a global keynote speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive consultant & coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is also an Advisory Board member for a Mars mission. In his campaign work, Adrian is an ambassador for economic, social & environmental sustainability, and a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities, amongst other causes. As a former qualified Paramedic and current First Responder, he is additionally involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment in the remote areas of the Himalayas.

Adrian has featured in three documentaries: The Greenland Quest in 2011 for the National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013, and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, was published in 2013, followed by his second, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy, and Triumph on K2, in 2019. His third book, on human development and society, will be published in 2021.

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The Real Art of Teamwork

Adrian Hayes delivers the essential awareness, tools and techniques required to create a high performing team,
with emphasis on managing teams remotely.

Audience takeaways:

  • Typical ‘teambuilding days’ deliver fun only.
  • The positivity and productivity of great teams
  • Transparent, open, and honest communication
  • Team agreements
  • Trust
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

Overcoming Challenges

Adrian Hayes presents the mindset, tools, and techniques required to overcome the numerous challenges individuals, teams, companies and the world faces.

Audience takeaways:

  • The Essential Components of Objective Setting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Change and Managing Change
  • Trade-Offs, Choices, and consequences
  • Authenticity
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

The Three Ice Caps.

Adrian Hayes delivers the stories of his trekking to the North Pole from Canada, the South Pole from the Antarctic coast, and the length of Greenland by kite ski.

Takeaways include:

  • Clear Goals
  • Risk and Rewards
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Real Teamwork
  •  Communication
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

Maximizing Potential, Performance and Results – You, Your Team, Your Company.

Adrian Hayes presents the models, concepts, tools, techniques and lessons designed to empower all attendees to maximize their
potential, performance and results.

Takeaways include:

  •  Values – Personal, Team and Organization
  • The Real Art of Goalsetting
  •  Leveraging Strengths, Managing Weaknesses
  •  Comfort Zones
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

Risk, Resilience and Resourcefulness

Adrian Hayes discusses the essential requirements in managing risk and improving resilience, grit and resourcefulness.

Audience takeaways:

  • How to Live With, and Thrive on, Risk
  • The Traits of Resilience
  • Critical Thinking
  • Comfort Zones
  • Mental Fitness
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

Climate Change versus Sustainability

Adrian Hayes presents the facts, fictions, and unknowns of climate change compared to the universal truths of economic, social, and environmental sustainability, and delivers the ‘real inconvenient truths’ and solutions to resolve the issue.

Audience takeaways:

  • How Sustainability is the most overused yet misunderstood word in the world today
  • Measuring Risks
  • The Dangers of Single Risk Focus and Solution
  • The Inextricable Links of Economy, Society, and Environment
  • The Essential Components of Consumption Growth and Population Growth
Keynote by speaker Adrian Hayes

Everyone can be a Leader.

Adrian delivers a presentation on awareness, tools and techniques on empowering leadership at all levels of an organization.

Takeaways include:

  •  What is Leadership
  •  Types of Leadership
  •  Empowering own Leadership
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