Adrian Hayes

Record-breaking Adventurer, Business Coach, Keynote Speaker

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer with a background in professional leadership, team building and business coaching.

A former British Army Gurkha Officer, Adrian spent two years in the Special Forces and speaks Arabic and Nepalese. An extraordinary adventurer, he has summitted Everest and K2, and conquered the North and South Poles. He has traversed the length of Greenland by kite-ski and explored the Arabian Desert by camel. In the process, Adrian has achieved two Guinness World Records, written two riveting books, and featuring in three spectacular documentaries.

With all of these experiences behind him it's hardly surprising that Adrian Hayes is a unique keynote speaker who delivers memorable, results-driven presentations. With endless stories to tell, his keynotes, motivational, coaching and sustainability speeches are powerful, entertaining and inspiring. Importantly, they are tailored entirely according to client objectives and desired outcomes.

Adrian is also an exceptional MC and conference facilitator, who carries out engagements and events from small groups to events comprising thousands of delegates.

More about Adrian Hayes:

One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background - including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director - Adrian is an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach & consultant, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is also a present advisor to the European Mars One project.

He is an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability - the ‘triple bottom line' of People, Planet and Profit - and a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities. As a former qualified Paramedic, he is additionally involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment and health & hygiene education in the remote areas of the Himalayas.

Adrian has featured in three documentaries: The Greenland Quest in 2011 for the National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, an account of his 44-day journey across the Arabian Desert, was published in 2013. His second book, One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, detailing his attempts on the world's notorious second-highest mountain, was published in 2019.

Client testimonials

It was truly exceptional, very motivational and gave inspiration to us all.

Air Miles, UAE

Thank you so much for your MC duties last week, you were on top form, set the scene perfectly entertaining and had the audience in your hold throughout.

President ICF, UAE

Adrian makes you realize that changing your life is totally possible – he has made a huge difference to mine.

CEO South Africa

Slogan free and absent of gimmicks, Adrian was brilliant in his approach to empowering leadership skills to my senior management team.

CEO Power Company, UK

It was absolutely fantastic. The team were enthralled and learned much to use. Thank you again for the marvelous seminar.

SVP, International Bank, Singapore

Adrian brings a refreshing down to Earth, engaging and entertaining approach to serious documentary subjects and his connection to the people he interacts with is palpable.

CEO FF Asia, China