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Adam Tuffnell


Round the World Yachtsman & Leadership Speaker

Adam Tuffnell motivational speaker on leadership speaker and an experienced world yachtsman who circumnavigated the globe ‘the wrong-way’ against prevailing winds and tides.

Throughout his 20-year sailing career, Adam Tuffnell has sailed in some of the most fierce environments on the planet, ranging from the cold wilderness of the Southern Ocean through to the humidity of the tropics.

He is also one of only 12 skippers selected by Clipper to train amateur round-the-world crews from no experience to ocean readiness. He later became principal of a successful Sailing School.

Adam is a successful personal development coach, motivational speaker and teambuilding leader who has worked extensively for Tall Ships Youth Trust skippering young people from underprivileged backgrounds. He has also delighted to have presented at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and HMS Sultan as part of armed forces officer leadership training course

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.


A leadership speaker, Adam combines his real-life experiences on the oceans with real-life tragedies to immediately immerse delegates into the importance behind successful leadership and teamwork in the workplace. By applying and sharing his four themes of successful teamwork Adam is able to discuss what lessons everyone can learn about team dynamics and how you can avert disasters in your personal and professional lives.

His topics include –

• The power of effective delegation – empower your people.
• Leadership from within and as a team & how to lead under extreme pressure.
• Deciding to succeed – there is no try to succeed – solving problems from within the team environment and effective decision making.