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Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has conquered Everest, K2, the North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel amidst a lifetime of adventure, setting two Guinness World Records, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date. One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background – including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director, and a present advisor to the European Mars One project – Adrian is now an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach & consultant, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. 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 also involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment and health & hygiene education in the remote areas of the Himalayas. Adrian Hayes – Adventure Speaker 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, was published in 2013, and details his 44-day journey across the Arabian Desert. His second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, was launched in the UK in November 2018 and will be published worldwide from March 2019. Aside from the UK and UAE, Adrian Hayes – Adventure Speaker has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Brunei, Oman, France, New Zealand and Norway and has travelled to more than 100 countries in the World. Outside of mountaineering and expeditions, his interests include all sports – particularly rugby union, Ironman triathlon, rock climbing, athletics and cycling; personal development, politics and international affairs, medicine, health and nutrition, astronomy, film and music, and he is still an occasional singer and guitarist in a rock band. <strong>Keynote Talks</strong> Adrian delivers a full assortment of keynotes, motivational, coaching or sustainability speeches every month across the world, ranging from ten minute after dinner speeches to 90 minute conference keynotes. In addition to public events, his audiences comprise of corporations, conferences & exhibitions, government bodies, sports teams, universities, colleges or, time permitting, schools. There is no single ‘play’ button and, with a whole toolkit of stories, experiences, anecdotes, lessons or concepts, he aims to deliver powerful, entertaining and inspiring speeches tailored entirely according to client objectives and desired outcomes. <strong>Team Coaching</strong> Adrian delivers change inducing, deeply learning and gimmick-free team development and consultancy programmes to Boards of Directors, senior management teams, business, sports or non-profit teams worldwide, that are designed with one overriding objective – ‘teams exist to achieve results’. His programmes have been developed from years of study of personal and team coaching, relationship systems work, psychology and conflict resolution techniques – together with his unique experience of putting these tools into practise in the expedition, corporate, sporting and military worlds. <strong>Leadership Development</strong> Adrian’s empowering and practical leadership development & consultancy programmes are similarly tailored in accordance with organizational needs and to a wide range of client bases. He brings in whatever items from his ‘toolkit’ of studies, examples, exercises, models, concepts, tools and techniques that may be required to develop that person’s or group’s leadership qualities, practices and needs. <strong>Master of Ceremonies</strong> Adrian Hayes is an experienced MC and conference facilitator, carrying out engagements and events from small groups to events comprising thousands of delegates.
Adventurer | Strategy Specialist
I cook. I make television. I love the outdoors. I’m earning my green fingers and the open road is where I find my sanity. I was born in Durban, South Africa, grew up in Cape Town and have been burning my fingers on the open fire for longer than I can remember. I started cooking when I was 7 (thanks to my late grandmother, Liz – I still have the crepe pan). I started working in the film industry when I was 14 (thanks to my producer Mom). Spent a number of years (too long) being told what to do on Cape Town filmsets before I decided to back myself and my own ideas. 13 years later I’ve made more than 20 shows that are on air worldwide I’ve published 7 recipe books with Penguin and am working on my next two publications, including Neighbourhood Farm (due for release in October 2020). I’ve won multiple awards for my reality television shows produced with my production company Cooked in Africa Films – including best reality show at the South African Film and Television awards (SAFTA’s) for three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) and think I might just do it again… I’ve hit a stage in my life where I’m trying to reduce my footprint on the planet and do what I can to change how city dwellers live in urban environments. Currently I’m sowing seeds for an NPO I founded called Neighbourhood Farm (if you want to change the world and how we live in Urban Environments – drop me a mail). I’m busy filming a documentary on Leopards in the Cape Fold Mountains (truth is I’ve been filming for two years – and imagine another 2 or so to go as I raise cash to film) and I’m about to start filming a throwback to my early days of cooking called Hooked and Cooked. <strong>TALKS:</strong> I’ve had insight into the entire food production system over the years and have developed two very important talks around our current broken food system and sustainability in urban environments. Let me know if you’d like more detail around THE GREAT FOOD HOODWINK, or CREATING THE WELLBEING ECONOMY. ABOUT ME: I’ve taken a global audience on a ride through Southern Africa in 6 seasons of Cooked. I hosted and created 6 seasons of the award winning reality series – The Ultimate Braai Master. And then there are the other 13 television shows that I creatively directed and produced. I run an NPO called Neighbourhood Farm that is underpinned by a mosaic of urban farms that create employment, provide edible education and provide nutrient dense organic produce to community members in the South Peninsula of Cape Town. I’m a avid home farmer, father to three children, husband to one fine woman, have 3 dogs (one of them a real big softy called Sophie – although she looks like she’ll take your hand off). I love the outdoors, travelling even more, and I’m at my happiest when there is no connectivity… I love doing events where I get to get my hands dirty, mingle with all of you… and sometimes-even cook. If you would like to book me for a talk or an event, or would like me to host you on Neighbourhoood Farm, please contact me. Whether it’s 20 mates, or 60 guests – I’ve hosted and cooked for events for Coca Cola, Standard Bank, Nedbank, OFM, Capital Works private equity group, Liberty and Pick n Pay to name a few.
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