Debra Searle MVO, MBE

Adventurer, Author, Entrepreneur & TV Presenter

Debra Searle is a businesswoman, professional adventurer and motivational speaker who is convinced that learning to choose the right attitude can transform our work lives and our personal lives. She has become a diversity ambassador promoting gender equality through innovative corporate programmes.

"Britain's sporting heroine" - The Times

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  • Choose Your Attitude - It's not Magic, it's Mindset
  • Practical Tools for Building Resilience
  • Mindset Strategies for not just Coping but Excelling during Periods of Change
  • Personal Motivation Ideas for when the Journey only Seems to Be Getting Harder
  • Teamwork - even when Miles apartAchieving Seemingly Impossible Goals
  • How to Guard your Mental and Physical Wellbeing when the Pressure is on


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.

Books & Media

  • The Journey
  • Rowing it Alone

In Detail

Debra has won Gold World Championship medals for Great Britain, 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. She has launched five companies, including MIX Diversity Developers which works with global organisations on their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies. She has been voted World #1 Female Motivational Speaker in the Global Gurus ranking. 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.


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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