The Official Biography

Motivational Speaker, Professional Adventurer and Founder of 4 Companies

Debra Searle MVO, MBE, is a unique and inspiring individual.  She achieved a first class honours degree, has launched four companies, won Gold World Championship medals for GB, presented over 40 programmes for the BBC, had two books published, 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.  She has spoken at over 1000 events across 38 countries.

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. 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…


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Images from Debra Searle's vlog
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