"...we are all 'explorers' of an exciting, but also challenging and often unpredictable world."
BRINGING HOME HIS EXPERIENCE
Benedict Allen has years of experience not just of facing adversity but around the world as a keynote speaker, team builder and motivator. Appearances might range from a light-hearted, after-dinner speech to a day of corporate team building, to a tailor-made workshop for chief executives.
Clients include some of the biggest corporations in the world - Santander, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, De Beers, NatWest, Google - to small Primary Schools. Whether as a rousing keynote speaker at an annual conference, or offering after- dinner entertainment and inspiration for the Special Boat Service, his central message is that the challenges presented by the 'jungle' out there in the Amazon or Borneo aren't so very different from the challenges we all face in our everyday lives back home.
Benedict shares how over thirty years he has achieved his goals by remaining focused and utterly committed to his final objective, while adapting to the ever-changing circumstances - and opportunities - presented along the way. His extraordinary record of success demonstrates the importance of drawing upon the resources within and around us and also the value of teamwork – the Amazon jungle, just like the corporate world, is too big to fight alone.
MOTIVATOR & COACH
How might we find the strength, the sheer belief in ourselves to keep going in difficult times? No one knows more about how coping in adversity than Benedict Allen - someone who's faced the worst conditions imaginable but also is the editor of the Faber Book of Exploration, an anthology of the greatest explorers through the ages. Benedict shares his thoughts candidly - about the nature of loneliness, self-doubt and despair, and about the spark of hope that we all must continue to nurture within us.
ENGAGE, INFORM, ENTERTAIN
Learning to work as member of a teamThe importance of sometimes ‘going it alone’Why we need to take risksAdapting to changing circumstanceLearning from alien culturesResilience - how we might succeed in adversity
"Meaningful and positive, something to take away and think about... excellent: everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and it tied in nicely to the messages that we wanted to get across to our sales team."
CMO, Airwide Solutions
"We were enthralled by Benedict's keynote presentation at our conference... Benedict scored by far the highest marks of all the presenters. He was described as "inspirational," "an excellent spirit lifter," and just "superb".
UK Marketing Manager, Progress Software Ltd, UK summit
"The points you made on teamwork and the "power" of the individual, plus your enthusiasm, gave a perfect motivation and start to our conference."