Alex Alley

Inspirational Speaker, World Champion Sailor and Author

Alex Alley is a professional round-the-world yachtsman and motivational speaker. Alex is the Co-author of ‘From Boat to Boardroom Alley’, he has consolidated his impressive career as a sportsman with a comprehensive knowledge of teamwork and leadership to develop some of the most engaging and insightful presentations you can get from a Motivational Speaker.

Alex has always been an incredibly competitive individual, starting from a young age, Alex taught himself how to sail in mirror dinghies. Later on in his life he got the taste of what it feels like to be on the open water with the wind propelling the boat to victory, he gained this experience from helping out on other boats in the Yacht racing club. It was very clear that his life was destined to be on the water.

Upon finishing school, Alex was able to progress his education and moved to the prestigious University of Southampton to study Yacht Design. He did this to expand his knowledge of both the craft and to be closer to one of the homes of Yacht racing. During his time at University – he spent as much time as possible on the open water, helping out on other boats to gain more experience.

After all of his hard work and dedication to the sport, Alex was lucky enough to end up on the team chosen to represent England in an International Team Competition based out of Ireland. His life changed when the convoy of three boats, won the competition. During his speeches, you’ll find that there is a very subtle link that he creates to showcase how yachting is almost like business.

A refreshing take on the typical business speaker, Alex can bring metaphors to the table which make his presentations humorous and engaging. With a strong focus on teamwork and dedication, he is fantastic for a variety of events.

Alex has been applauded for his work as a motivational speaker, his innovative content marks him as a truly inspirational business speaker and his success in the world of business motivation speaking has brought him before some of the most prominent senior members and managers of businesses in the UK.

While Alex is a fantastic motivational speaker, he is also a Peak Performance speaker, focusing on pushing yourself to the limit and putting everything on the line, something which is common in the world of boat racing.

To hire world class yachtsman Alex Alley as the motivational speaker for your business or after dinner speaker event contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on +44 1509 85 29 27.

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  • Consultancy
  • Performance Coach
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Business Speaker
  • Peak Performance Expert
  • Change Management

“Alex has the most extraordinary leadership skills. He has an innate way of understanding what is required to motivate the team at any given moment with his unending optimism and energy. Alex has my enormous respect. I have lead teams and facilitated large groups and have never seen it done better.” – Sharon Callaghan, Manager British Airways Executive Club

“(Alex’s) presentation style is impressive, a mix of adventure stories, hardship, success, setback and the one over riding message that you should never, ever, give up. Alex was an inspiration to our team, and whatever challenges we face there was motivation and techniques to help succeed for all of us.” – John Mobly, Managing Director, Newnet plc

“Alex was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker, bringing to life the trials and tribulations of the Global Challenge. His talk was very interesting with some great stories and anecdotes. Moreover, he made it relevant to our business need with the theme of “challenge” cleverly interwoven into his talk. The group found him very motivational and took away some useful learning’s. A terrific speaker who can be highly recommended.” – Commercial Analytics Team, GSK


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