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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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Keynote speaker Adrian Hayes is a true adventurer with several World Records to prove it. He is also a former British Army Gurkha officer with a corporate background. Adrian combines practical experiences and factual knowledge to create motivational keynotes and lectures on sustainablility. He is a professional business, leadership and team coach and an enviromentalist by heart. 

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  • 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, author, keynote speaker, leadership and team consultant & coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has conquered Everest, K2, the North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel amidst a lifetime of adventure, setting two Guinness World Records, 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 an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and professional leadership and team consultant & coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is also an Advisory Board member for the European Mars One project. In his campaign work Adrian is an ambassador for economic, social & environmental sustainability, and a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities. As a former qualified Paramedic, he is additionally involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment and health & hygiene education in the remote areas of the Himalayas.

Speaker Adrian Hayes 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, an account of his 44- day journey across the Arabian Desert, was published in 2013. His second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, was published in 2019.

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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
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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
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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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Everest, K2 and the World’s 8000 metre mountains.

My ‘mountaineering’ presentation which focuses on the immense challenges, risks and rewards in attempting to summit Mt Everest. K2 and the other 8000m mountains of the world.

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One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2.

The title of his new book, Adrian Hayes delivers a visually stunning presentation on his two attempts on the world’s notorious second highest mountain – as much as a lesson in human development, real teamwork, society and our lives in the word below as it is the story of climbing K2.

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