Adam Tuffnell

Adam Tuffnell

Adam Tuffnell is a round-the-world yachtsman who has circumnavigated the globe 'the wrong-way' against prevailing winds and tides.¨ ¨Few people will face as many life threatening disasters in their lifetime. Fewer still have the expertise to use those experiences to understand how their leadership contributed to survival.

As a professional yachtsman with a background in psychology, Adam delivers just this. ¨His four tenets of Teamwork, Leadership, Communication and Fun translate from offshore to office and are designed to be effectively applied to any business situation.

¨Throughout his 20-year sailing career, Adam has sailed in some of the most hostile environments on the planet, ranging from the freezing wilderness of the Southern Ocean through to the debilitating humidity of the tropics.¨ ¨He is one of a select group of sailors who have circumnavigated the world against prevailing winds and currents, facing hurricanes, collisions, flooding and the emergency medical evacuation of a crewmate.

He has also built a successful sailing school and trained future round-the-world racing crews from zero experience to ocean-going readiness.¨ ¨His energy and passion for sailing was formed as a child in small dinghies and 'globalised' through racing the BT Global Challenge, in 2000. As a graduate in Psychology and Philosophy and an accomplished sailor, Adam has unique insight into the practical applications of effective leadership and team development within the challenging environments of open-water and the corporate office.

His presentation 'Leading from Within' gets to grips with how adaptive thinking can be applied in practice in the business and corporate world.



Testimonials

"Adam was extremely insightful into his experiences at sea and utilised this against core competencies for everyday life. His experiences had the whole audience on the edge of their seat with his many stories of his near death experiences and how he managed to get out of them. He demonstrates how important teamwork, fun, leadership and communication are in all circumstances. I would definitely recommend him." BAE - March 2015