Debra Searle MVO, MBE is one of the most booked female speakers in the UK. With 18+ years of experience, Debra has addressed 1000 companies worldwide.

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Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a trusted corporate speaker, MC and after dinner speaker who draws on her remarkable achievements as a professional adventurer, serial entrepreneur and board level director to inspire workforces worldwide.  She is renowned for her ability to tailor her speeches to her audiences and for sticking around after she comes off stage to engage with the delegates.

Debra’s most popular keynote is ‘Choose Your Attitude!’, in which she shares the story of her remarkable row across the Atlantic following her former husband’s premature departure from their small wooden boat.  Debra speaks from the heart and with great humour about her personal journey of discovery, sharing practical strategies with real-life applications.

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Debra speaks from the heart and with great humour about her personal journey of discovery and the strategies she used to keep going and now uses in her business life to help illustrate, in a very human way, what we are all capable of. Messages include:

  • Choose Your Attitude!

  • Strategies for not just coping but excelling during periods of change

  • Personal motivation and productivity

  • Teamwork and positive relationships

  • Achieving seemingly impossible goals

  • Personal performance when under pressure

Delegate Gifts to Reinforce Learning

Having spoken at 1,000 corporate conferences Debra knows that delegates often leave on a high and full of good ideas – but then reality hits when everyone returns to the office. The CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE Journal is the perfect gift for delegates as it is a daily journaling practice which helps people to implement Debra’s mindset tools and strategies.

  • Sections include prompts to Choose Your Attitude along with gratitude, goal setting and ‘next step’ planning

  • Detailed explanations of the science behind each journal section, along with free tutorial videos and resources available online

  • Notes pages at the back for delegates to use at your conference.

  • Learn more about The CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE Journal here or contact Laura ( to discuss bulk discounts and other details.


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Seriously Motivational
Seriously Motivational

'I could not have envisioned a more motivational and appropriate speech. Debra has touched the hearts and minds of three hundred and thirty eight people sitting in that auditorium.'


'You were authentic, genuine, real, and approachable. I felt like we were in a conversation vs being presented to. Perhaps the best I have ever experienced in an external speaker.'

Inspires Action
Inspires Action

'Debra spoke to the audience in a way that captivated them, relating her journey to our business. Absolutely everyone was energised and enthusiastic about what they had heard and what this can mean for them.'

Practical Take-Aways
Practical Take-Aways

'People really valued the fact that Debra is able to draw parallels between her adventure experiences and her working/daily life, having run her own companies.'

Top Rated Speaker
Top Rated Speaker

'We provided feedback forms to all participants and asked for a rating between 1 (poor) and 5 (excellent). Debra scored a ‘5’ from every single respondent. This is unheard of!'

Never Heard Better
Never Heard Better

'I have never heard a better speech, anywhere, in any context.'


'Debra clearly had a massive impact as people are still talking about it! ''The best thing about the event? Two words: Debra Searle.'' We’ve never had feedback like it for a speaker!'

Internationaly Appealing
Internationaly Appealing

'I work with a very multi-cultural group (26 nationalities), this story resonates whatever your background. Debra was an inspirational story and a great role model particularly for women in our team.'

Tailored to Our Needs
Tailored to Our Needs

'We loved that Debra tailored her talk to our needs - it felt very seamless and she made it fit perfectly to the theme. This was one of the reasons we chose Debra - she was open to this rather than delivering a set narrative.'

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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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