Speaker Bio

Caspar Craven

Caspar has over 30 years’ experience in building teams to make things happen. Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 14, he has built and led teams in global corporations, start-up businesses, struggling businesses and high growth businesses.

He’s built a team on a trophy-winning yacht racing around the world. His toughest challenge by far was building his family team to sail around the world: with his wife and three children aged 9, 7 and 2.

Along the way he’s built multiple successful businesses from scratch and sold one for a 7 figure sum whilst sailing the Pacific Ocean.

Caspar launched his first business at the age of 14 catching crabs and lobsters and by the age of 16 was exporting 1/2 tonne of crabs a week to Spain. Realising that catching crabs wasn’t going to make an impact on the world, he went to university and for the next 8 years worked in the corporate world – first as a Chartered Accountant and then as an Investment Banker at KPMG.

In 2000 he signed up for the BT Global Challenge (called the Worlds Toughest Yacht Race) and joined Yacht Quadstone as the youngest crew member onboard. After winning trophies around the world and building a team as Watch Captain he returned to KPMG to run a Technology and Telecoms team.

In 2001 he returned to entrepreneurial life as an e-commerce entrepreneur. Over the following 15 years, he raised money for, built, grew and sold businesses primarily in the technology sector. He’s made mistakes. He’s fallen over. He got up again and carried on. He’s had some great successes and some failures.

In 2009, together with his wife, he created a plan to sail around the world with their three young children and spent the next 5 years planning how to make things happen. In 2016, he successfully completed his second circumnavigation, this time with his family having experienced amazing highs and agonising lows thorough this 7-year life changing voyage from idea to completion.

Since returning he continues to build amazing teams having launched multiple new businesses and also planning and undertaking challenging sailing adventures.

My programmes
Filter by:

Charting Success: 8 Steps to Navigating a Winning Team - KEYNOTE

Caspar will deliver ideas told through unforgettable stories that very person can action immediately to thrive both in their business and personal lives.

Read more

Charting Success: 8 Steps to Navigating a Winning Team

Overview:

Caspar takes you on a captivating story to sail around the world with his non-sailing wife and 3 children under the age of 9.

Join the journey starting with the seed of an idea to overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, managing risks, building and selling his core business (from the middle of the Pacific Ocean), and how as a family team they successfully circumnavigated the globe.

Why this is of interest?

Businesses fail because teams and people don't work together effectively to respond to an uncertain and changing world.

Caspar’s experience of building a team with his wife and young children, as well as shaping his businesses to run without him delivers fresh insights and ideas.

Key Points Covered

  • 1 Set a Clear Direction / Engage Your Team
  • 2 Create a Culture of “We, Not Me”
  • 3 Develop a Winning Mindset
  • 4 Follow the 80 / 20 Principle - Focus on Biggest Impact
  • 5 Build People / A Happy Team is a Fast Team
  • 6 Live Your Values / Event + Reaction = Outcome
  • 7 Get Resourceful
  • 8 Celebrate

Objectives

To deliver ideas told through unforgettable stories that every person can action immediately to thrive both in their business and personal lives.

Value and Takeaways

  • Attendees will leave with inspiration and practical ideas to implement immediately that generate impact.
  • Uncover and harness hidden skills in your team and build your teams strengths.
  • How to shape any team to respond positively to adversity and deal with the uncertainty and challenges.

Actions I expect attendees to take in the real world

  • Explore personal purpose and vision in both family and business.
  • Build leaders at all levels around you to enable family and business to thrive.
  • Build habits to build strengths in family and business.

This speaker currently has no programmes. Please check back soon.

Charting Success: 8 Steps to Navigating a Winning Team - KEYNOTE

Caspar will deliver ideas told through unforgettable stories that very person can action immediately to thrive both in their business and personal lives.

Read more

Charting Success: 8 Steps to Navigating a Winning Team

Overview:

Caspar takes you on a captivating story to sail around the world with his non-sailing wife and 3 children under the age of 9.

Join the journey starting with the seed of an idea to overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, managing risks, building and selling his core business (from the middle of the Pacific Ocean), and how as a family team they successfully circumnavigated the globe.

Why this is of interest?

Businesses fail because teams and people don't work together effectively to respond to an uncertain and changing world.

Caspar’s experience of building a team with his wife and young children, as well as shaping his businesses to run without him delivers fresh insights and ideas.

Key Points Covered

  • 1 Set a Clear Direction / Engage Your Team
  • 2 Create a Culture of “We, Not Me”
  • 3 Develop a Winning Mindset
  • 4 Follow the 80 / 20 Principle - Focus on Biggest Impact
  • 5 Build People / A Happy Team is a Fast Team
  • 6 Live Your Values / Event + Reaction = Outcome
  • 7 Get Resourceful
  • 8 Celebrate

Objectives

To deliver ideas told through unforgettable stories that every person can action immediately to thrive both in their business and personal lives.

Value and Takeaways

  • Attendees will leave with inspiration and practical ideas to implement immediately that generate impact.
  • Uncover and harness hidden skills in your team and build your teams strengths.
  • How to shape any team to respond positively to adversity and deal with the uncertainty and challenges.

Actions I expect attendees to take in the real world

  • Explore personal purpose and vision in both family and business.
  • Build leaders at all levels around you to enable family and business to thrive.
  • Build habits to build strengths in family and business.

This speaker currently has no retreats. Please check back soon.