Motivational Speaking

Ed Stafford has has given keynote talks in New York, London, Sydney, Istanbul, Barcelona, Geneva and many other cities worldwide. He is fast becoming the inspirational adventure speaker to book. He is honest and real and has a no-nonsense way of imparting the lessons he learned along his mammoth journey.

Corporate talks can include themes such as “humour in the face of adversity”, “determination to achieve targets”, and “riding out tough times”. Ed can skew his talk to be environmental, human, or goals oriented. Despite being very touching in his delivery, with Ed, everything is delivered with a large dollop of self-deprecating humor.

How to book him?
For all speaking engagements and to check availability please contact Caroline on +44 (0)7799 233 046 or email [email protected].

Read the testimonials


Financial Times

“Ed gave a wonderful talk. Having him brought a real sense of occasion – the number of internationally well-known adventurers is very small, the number of those who have achieved a genuine world first is even smaller. Better still, given his pedigree, is that he was so willing to poke fun at himself, making for a session that was full of laughs as well as being impressive and inspiring.”


The Oxford Union

You think you’ve heard all the motivational speeches there are to hear, then someone like Ed proves you wrong. Hearing his tale of determination put any challenging experiences we’d ever had in the workplace into perspective.


Ernst and Young

You could not have hit the mark more completely with what you said. Not only was the content of enormous interest in its own right, but your delivery was extremely moving, and I think touched everybody on a personal level.


Anglian Water

Absorbing, fascinating and thought provoking – absolutely perfect for our audience – Ed crafted his presentation superbly. He is very engaging, amusing and talks about his amazing experiences in such a modest manner. Next time we will make sure we allow more time for him to speak.


Condé Nast Traveller

Ed was fantastic last night – all of The Conde Nast Traveller team and our readers absolutely loved hearing his tales. He was world class and such a lovely man.

Inspirational on levels you just didn’t expect, leaving you with a smile on your face and a renewed sense of ‘Yes I can’.


WPP: World leader in marketing communications

Ed received extraordinary feedback from the attendees – his story was so interesting, and his style/manner of presenting was really genuine and didn’t go over the top. People said he was the perfect end to the two days.

On a personal note – he was just a really lovely guy to spend time with. I think his career will soar. Seriously Caroline, I can’t say enough nice things about him.


Truly inspirational, heartfelt, expertly delivered and closed out our conference on a perfect note.  Customer feedback had a perfect score – you had all 5 out of 5 –  an incredibly high score, and a testament to the power of your story.