Debra Searle MVO, MBE

Adventurer, Author, Entrepreneur & TV Presenter

Debra Searle has become a diversity ambassador promoting gender equality through innovative corporate programmes. Debra has worked with companies such as Tesco, HSBC and eBay on developing female talent and seeking to stem the leaky pipeline of women to senior posts.

"Britain's sporting heroine" - The Times

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  • How to Achieve Even the Most Seemingly Impossible Goal
  • Teamwork and Motivation
  • Dealing with the Pressure of Leadership
  • Working Effectively Outside your Comfort Zone
  • Choose your Attitude
  • Gender Balance
  • Host and Facilitator


She presents in English.

How she presents

Debra is a fantastic storyteller, sharing amusing tales and anecdotes and speaking from the heart about her personal journey of discovery and the strategies she used to keep going and now uses in her business life.


  • The Journey
  • Rowing it Alone

In Detail

Debra Searle has achieved more by her mid 30's than most people would dream of achieving in a lifetime: she has been awarded a first class honours degree, launched two companies, won 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. In 2002 HM The Queen awarded Debra an MBE for her achievements, and in 2014 she was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her work with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.


Debra shares her highs and lows, personal battles and victories, to help illustrate in a very human way what we are all capable of. She gives her audiences practical strategies and techniques that they can apply to their own challenging situations and leaves them in no doubt of their own ability to achieve the extraordinary.


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Financial Kick Off Event

Debra Searle’s story is incredible. She offers much to think about and inspiration to step out of your comfort zone. She has a great style of story-telling and is very engaging.

Experience Management Solutions Corp.

Company Conference

Debra Searle is great – she is intelligent, lucid and delivered a good mix of serious and fun. She has a very personal style and really hit the spot with the audience.

Online Research Company

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