Geoff Holt Initiatives

Motivational Speaker

Geoff became an inspiration to millions around the world first when he completed his ’Personal Everest’ challenge by sailing 1,445 miles, solo, around Great Britain in a fragile 15-foot dinghy and again in 2009/10 when he captivated audiences around the globe with his arrival in Tortola at the helm of ‘Impossible Dream’ having sailed unassisted across the Atlantic. He has faced and overcome adversity, challenged limits and inspires others to adopt a positive attitude no matter what challenges they face.  With his life experience and commercial background in marketing, Geoff  has proven to be an asset to any event, delivering a thought provoking and extremely moving presentations.

Geoff has spoken to many different audiences in a variety of situations and venues. His natural modest charm and engaging manner coupled to the incredible challenges he has overcome make for compelling listening and a great source of motivation and inspiration.

Here’s what his clients say about him:

‘Geoff Holt is one of the best motivational speakers I have seen.’ Lloyds TSB Plc.

‘The conference went well and was hugely enriched by your presence and wonderful presentation. Throughout my (long!) career, I have run many events and had to evaluate them and their impact. Never before have I recorded a 100% ‘excellent’ for the keynote speaker. ‘The place is buzzing today with people sharing their response/feelings to what you had to say. The words ‘Inspirational’ ‘motivating’ ‘emotional’ have been used over and over in the evaluation forms along with comments as to how staff will now respond to the challenges that they face.’ Shropshire NHS PCT

‘Geoff had the whole audience fully engaged – he was highly professional and motivating and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic speaker.’ J.P. Morgan

‘Exposing our R&D staff to new ideas and challenging accepted thinking is part of our continuing commitment to be innovation leaders. Your insights and personal story were an inspiration to all who attended.’ Syngenta

‘Geoff’s talk was impressive and entertaining. He is truly an inspiration.’ ‘Geoff’s speech was absolutely excellent. It’s not often in life that you get an opportunity to listen to such an inspiring individual.’ Delegates at a Business Networking Event: Chiswick Park

‘Geoff you are amazing what you have achieved with your life. You clearly demonstrated that there really are “no excuses” and that we can achieve so, so much more. Thank you for inspiring our team and making such a powerful finale to the programme – you are a true inspiration!’ Successfactory

‘Excellent. Geoff’s commitment and interest in us and our event helped make it a relaxed, funny and interactive talk. Very down-to-earth, funny, interesting and approachable. Outstanding.’ Mace Ltd

‘Geoff’s story spoke for itself – he has not allowed his personal disability to prevent him from tackling and achieving goals that many able-bodied individuals would think twice about. Geoff’s presentations to both staff and clients at a number of events have been inspirational.’ Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons

‘The feedback has been excellent and the words that come across time and time again are ‘inspirational’ and ‘excellent’. The lecture is designed to get people thinking and to inspire them – you certainly did that!’ The Len Pick Trust

‘As a conference organiser the quality of your guest speaker is paramount. With Geoff, there are no worries – he is professional, totally inspiring and great to work with – thanks!’ Clifford Solutions

‘Thank you. It was great to meet you and hear about your personal everest – truly inspirational.’ Bupa

‘Geoff was excellent with a humble approach. His talk was riveting and extremely thought provoking. The majority of our staff rated it as very good and excellent and said that it was inspirational and motivational.’ Synergy Housing Group

‘I have received the most wonderful feedback for your presentation. I think its true to say you stopped people in their tracks. One of my colleagues said that she was going away to compose a list of all the excuses she makes and thenwork out how to blitz them… I thought that would please you! My most sincere thanks – it made for a session that is all that I dream about – inspiring people and urging and challenging them to move on.’ The Lifeboat College

‘Geoff’s after dinner talk was very entertaining, thought-provoking and from the feedback I had on the evening, very well received.’ Citigroup

‘You will have sensed from the immediate reaction how well your talk was received but from the feedback that I have received I can tell you that many of those that attended rate it as one of the best they have heard. The word inspirational is easily used but in your case, well earned and deserved.’ Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry

‘We were delighted that Geoff was able to give one of our ‘Boating Heroes’ talks at the Collins Steward London Boat Show. From listening to his talk and listening to the comments received afterwards, it is clear to see that Geoff is a truly inspirational character and the story of his life and his adventures had the audience captivated.’ National Boat Shows

‘I just wanted to send you a quick message to say how much we enjoyed hearing you speak. It was truly inspiring to hear about your challenge and we left feeling we had shared in the highs and lows that it had brought you.’ RNLI

‘The best presentation I’ve ever seen in all my life. The best life lesson learnt at this Programme. Congratulations!’ Rotary Annual Conference

Geoff’s speaking engagements and public appearences are represented by Caroline Rose Management, to make an enquiry or to book Geoff click here.

News & press

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Geooff Holt Accredited New Sailing Holidays
06.07.14 Geooff Holt Accredited New Sailing Holidays

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