Debra Searle MVO MBE

Debra Searle MVO, MBE, is a unique and inspiring individual.  She achieved a first class honours degree, has launched four companies, won Gold 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.  Her Majesty The Queen has recognised Debra on two occasions – in 2002 with an MBE and in 2014 with an MVO.  She has spoken at over 1000 events across 38 countries.


Debra is a trusted corporate speaker, MC and after dinner speaker who draws on her remarkable achievements as a professional adventurer, serial entrepreneur and board level director to inspire workforces worldwide.  She is renowned for her ability to tailor her speeches to her audiences and for 

sticking around after she comes off stage to engage with the delegates.


Debra’s most popular keynote is ‘Choose Your Attitude!’, in which she shares the story of her remarkable row across the Atlantic following her former husband’s premature departure from their small wooden boat.  Debra speaks from the heart and with great humour about her personal journey of discovery, sharing practical strategies with real-life applications.


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