Successfully rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Debra Searle MVO, MBE has the amazing ability to inspire everyone who meets her with her mental strength and determination. A businesswoman, ‘professional adventurer' and gender equality advocate, Debra has launched five companies, won World Championship medals for Great Britain, presented several programmes for the BBC, been awarded a First Class Honours degree, and has had several books published.
Drawing on her own experiences, Debra leaves the audience in no doubt of their own ability to achieve the extraordinary, using her story to powerfully draw out key business and personal lessons. With a movie about her incredible story currently in development in Hollywood, and voted in the top 3 motivational speakers in the world, with only Tony Robbins and Simon Sinek ahead of her, we can’t wait to share her story with you.
It's her firm belief that learning to choose the right attitude can transform both our working and our personal lives.
Debra is dedicated to showing people how to build resilience and leverage their mindset so that they can kick the can’t out of life. As Debra says, it’s not magic, it’s mindset.
Her Majesty The Queen has recognised Debra on two occasions – in 2002 with an MBE and in 2014 with an MVO. She has launched five companies, including MIX Diversity Developers which works with global organisations on their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies. Debra has published three books and has spoken at over 1000 events across 40 countries. The movie of her solo Atlantic row is currently in development in Hollywood.
In 2021 she was ranked No.3 in the World's Top Motivational Speakers with only Simon Sinek and Tony Robbins ahead of her!
Some of our past keynote speakers include:Ade Adepitan, MBE
Simon Reeve, Roger Black MBE, Joe Simpson,
Ben Fogle, Tim Harford and Matthew Syed