World Record Yachtsman
British Round the World Yachtsman and co-author of Boat to Boardroom, 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 19. 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.
Whilst still actively sailing, Alex is also a Principle Associate of Adventure Psychology – helping businesses and individuals succeed in challenging and uncertain times. Along with Paula Reid, Alex regularly gives talks, delivers workshops on Adventure Psychology focusing on leadership, resilience and mindset.
Bringing a lifetime of experiences in not only surviving but thriving in conditions most could never imagine, he uses the powerful analogy of yacht racing and other extreme worlds to bring the lessons to life - embedding them deeper and for longer. It’s being able to make the right decisions under extreme pressure that often is the difference between huge success and massive disaster, and Alex brings an unparalleled level of experience, processes and mindsets to make this happen.