The Official Biography

Motivational Speaker, Professional Adventurer and Founder of 5 Companies

Debra Searle MVO, MBE, is a unique and inspiring individual.  She has launched five companies, won Gold World Championship medals for GB, presented over 40 programmes for the BBC, become the youngest ever trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and successfully rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Her Majesty The Queen has recognised Debra on two occasions – in 2002 with an MBE and in 2014 with an MVO.  Debra has published three books, including The CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE Journal, a daily journaling practice designed for anyone who wants to apply the tools of positive psychology to help them to become happier and achieve their goals. Debra has spoken at over 1000 events across 38 countries. The movie of her solo Atlantic row is currently in development in Hollywood.

Debra’s Version!

Lover of The Great Outdoors,
Mother, Wife & Entrepreneur

Well… that’s the formal description over and done with.  My version is much less superwoman-sounding!  If I had to sum it up I’d say I am an entrepreneur, professional adventurer, wife and mother. I am so thrilled that my job entails meeting people all over the world and getting to play a small part in their journeys through my speeches, books and The CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE Journal.  Much of my identity is wrapped up in the fact that I am one half of identical twins, given up for adoption at birth.  After a poor performance at school I learnt to tap into my potential during the unplanned 3 ½ months I spent alone at sea rowing the Atlantic.  It was potential I had no idea I had.   I love my job(s) and my family.


These images sum up me and my life…


Photo of Debra Searle presenting
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daily journaling practice
Images from Debra Searle's vlog
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Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo. As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.  She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.

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