Alex Alley | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Alex Alley

British Round the World Yachtsman and World Record sailor, Alex Alley, has spoken all over the world on his racing experiences, from teaching himself to sail to representing and winning for his country by the age of 20.

Leading a team around the world through the freezing expanse of the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn, dealing with serious medical emergencies thousands of miles from help, yet still managing to keep the team motivated and continue to achieve records. He is now aiming to break a Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record. Find out what it takes to stay focused and motivated for 4½ months alone at sea, living on the edge 24 hours a day.

Alex presents his workshop ‘Boat to Boardroom’ with fellow Vistage Speaker Paula Reid, they are also are co-authors of: ‘Boat to Boardroom’ and ‘The 7 Racing Rules’.

Alex joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau from The Academy for Chief Executives in May 2018.

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Boat to Boardroom

At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them to deal with different situations at work, as well as hearing an inspirational and motivating story from two people who went through it first-hand.

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Boat to Boardroom

Overview:

Based on their books ‘Boat to Boardroom’ and ‘The 7 Racing Rules’, the workshop follows the exploits of a team in the Global Challenge Around the World Yacht Race (a race both Paula and Alex were involved in). The workshop includes a powerful analogy of the similarities of running a business and a sailing team – all in the same boat, the need for good leadership, everyone working together, motivation, resilience, crisis management etc. and an introduction to The 7 Racing Rules – 7 top tips on how to win in business and life.

The workshop is hands on with Alex and Paula telling their story and stopping at critical moments in their actual race when it is up to the attendees to discuss what is happening (re the leadership of the team) in that particular circumstance/crisis/situation and how they should react. Each scenario is debriefed, and the learnings taken away from it. The story then continues to the next scenario. A typical session will have 3 scenarios.

Key points:

They cover a whole range of different situations relating to different aspects of business such as:

  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Crisis management
  • Motivation
  • Resilience
  • Silo mentality
  • Dealing with poor performance

Outcomes:

At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them to deal with different situations at work, as well as hearing an inspirational and motivating story from two people who went through it first-hand.

Boat to Boardroom

At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them to deal with different situations at work, as well as hearing an inspirational and motivating story from two people who went through it first-hand.

Read more

Boat to Boardroom

Overview:

Based on their books ‘Boat to Boardroom’ and ‘The 7 Racing Rules’, the workshop follows the exploits of a team in the Global Challenge Around the World Yacht Race (a race both Paula and Alex were involved in). The workshop includes a powerful analogy of the similarities of running a business and a sailing team – all in the same boat, the need for good leadership, everyone working together, motivation, resilience, crisis management etc. and an introduction to The 7 Racing Rules – 7 top tips on how to win in business and life.

The workshop is hands on with Alex and Paula telling their story and stopping at critical moments in their actual race when it is up to the attendees to discuss what is happening (re the leadership of the team) in that particular circumstance/crisis/situation and how they should react. Each scenario is debriefed, and the learnings taken away from it. The story then continues to the next scenario. A typical session will have 3 scenarios.

Key points:

They cover a whole range of different situations relating to different aspects of business such as:

  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Crisis management
  • Motivation
  • Resilience
  • Silo mentality
  • Dealing with poor performance

Outcomes:

At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them to deal with different situations at work, as well as hearing an inspirational and motivating story from two people who went through it first-hand.

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