Conrad's ambition did not stop there. In 2004 he built a campaign with the global communications company Motorola, to compete in the non-stop single-handed round-the-world Vendée Globe yacht race. Many thought his race was over when his yacht's rudder was broken following a collision with a floating object in the water, however Conrad's single-minded determination saw him make his way back up the fleet, finishing 7th after 104 days racing alone at sea, making him only the 5th British sailor in history to complete the legendary race. His story has been described as one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the event.
Leadership Creating a winning team
Teamwork Building and sustaining team cohesiveness
Motivation Maintaining momentum through the doldrums
Self-Belief Winning in turbulent times
On television Conrad had provided commentary for the BBC; live interviews for Sky News; and has appeared on Big Brother's Little Brother as a leadership expert. He features in a number of publications, including Extreme Sail and Champions for Change- Athletes Making a World of Difference. Conrad's enthralling Vendée Globe Solo Round the World race is also documented in the film Against The Odds.
A director of Sport Environment, Conrad's passion for the natural environment has taken him all over the world and in 2007 he founded the Blue® Climate and Oceans Project, a social enterprise which harnesses the popularity of adventure sports to encourage people to actively contribute to the health of our planet.
He is also comfortable and experienced delivering all his topics virtually and as webinars.
If you'd like to watch Conrad’s current keynote on “Dealing with Isolation and leading remotely – insights from triple round the world yachtsman” check it out on our Speaker Taster Sessions page here: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/podcast-post/6
Inspirational team leader and world-class British yachtsman;Conrad has had a lifetime of adventure and achievement. He draws on his experiences to motivate, inspire and instill leadership and self-belief.
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