Pete Goss MBE is a tremendously successful sailor and adventurer perhaps best known for his heroic sea rescue of a fellow competitor during a round the world race in 1996 and his subsequent best-selling book, Close to the Wind.
A former Royal Marine, Pete currently splits his time between ongoing adventures and conducting inspirational motivational speeches around the world, empowering students and employees to drive themselves forward into whatever career they have chosen and make to most of their abilities.
Known for his dynamic and unique speeches that capture the attention of the room, Pete can talk on a variety of different topics including daring to dream, leadership reflections, mental resilience, the importance of team, planning for success and following your dreams. In order to fully motivate the room, Pete imbues his talks with anecdotes from his life and the lessons that they have provided him along the way.
Pete came to prominence when he abandoned his own attempt to sail solo around the globe when he heard a mayday call during a severe storm in the Southern Ocean. Turning his boat around, Pete sailed into hurricane force winds for two days before discovering fellow sailor Raphael Dinelli. For his actions, Pete received an MBE from The Queen and was made an honorary Legion of Honour by French President Jacques Chirac.
It is not just this remarkable story that Pete can tell; he has also walked to the North Pole, kayaked around Tasmania and taken great pride in recreating the voyage of the smallest migrant vessel ever to make it to Australia by building the wooden lugger Spirit of Mystery, a ship with no modern electrical or navigational systems. Impressively, Pete sailed the ship from Cornwall to Melbourne in 141 days in 2009.
A man with a lifetime of anecdotes that are sure to inspire and amaze, book Pete Goss as a speaker at your event and learn all about his passion for the high seas, exploration and business.
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