Justin’s talks highlight key lessons that can be learnt from pushing oneself and leading teams in extreme situations.
These have been learnt over a 30 year career including serving as an officer in the British Army with tours including the first Gulf war; to representing Britain at sailing; to leading expeditions all over the world. As the CEO of his own business, Justin is always looking at how these lessons can be made relevant and applied within the commercial space.
Justin empowers people to think big, challenge assumption and create a vision which is greater than the current reality. People come away from his talks thinking differently, inspired to succeed and be adaptive, be progressive and bring out the best in themselves and their teams. Redefining work to make people thrive through empathy and respect.
Justin’s message focuses on the ability to find that something special deep inside when it matters most.
It is not a transient, chest-beating form of motivation that fades when the going gets tough, but the discovery of that core drive, which sustains you through the darkest times; an instinct to achieve; a quiet strength. Leaving people feeling inspired and excited to excel themselves in a variety of areas.
We all have our own ultimate challenge in life.
Justin’s story is really about applying simple qualities that kept him and others alive in extreme situations.
It’s a story about knowing that the harder we try, and the more of our heart we put into things that matter to us most, the luckier we all become.
It is about not being afraid to be close to those around you, and about each of us having the ability to make a positive difference.
What it really means to have your life dependent on your team.
Justin talks about the human bonds that tie people together when the chips are really down.
The ability to work together in extreme situations; a state of the art race boat in the Southern Ocean; operating successfully in hostile jungles for weeks at a time; or the frozen Arctic in temperatures as low as -50 Celsius.
Allowing people to gauge how crucial a role honesty, integrity and trust plays when lives hang in the balance and how this all can relate back to their personal and professional lives.
The qualities needed for effective leadership can be learnt.
That real leaders inspire a feel-good factor around them; you want to be with them regardless.
We all perform better when we are appreciated, encouraged and valued. Leaders inspire those around them to go that little bit further, to perform that little bit better, and feel that little bit stronger.
Justin proves this theory through the numerous expeditions he’s led and shares that the key to successful leadership is all about bringing the best out of people.