Alan Chambers Keynote Speaker

  • Polar adventurer to over 70 countries
  • Former Royal Marine Commando of 17 years
  • Author of best-selling leadership books, 'Keep Walking' & 'Lead Yourself To Success'

Alan Chambers's Biography

Alan Chambers is a polar adventurer who has embarked on multiple expeditions between 1995 and today.

Alan joined the Royal Marine Commandos at the age of 16 and spent the next 16 years as a Royal Marine Commando. He trained as a Parachutist, Diver and Paramedic and operated in Jungle, Desert Arctic and Urban environments.

Since then Alan has travelled the world over 70 countries. Notable achievements include his cycle across Europe for charity; his role within a 4 man team who became the first and only team in the world to traverse Iceland in the winter 850km with Princess Diana as their Patron; 5 years training and living with the Inuit Eskimos in the North West Territories of Canada and becoming the first Marine to visit the grave of the Marine who died on the 1845 Franklin Expedition who are buried on Beechy Island.

In 2000, Alan led the first British Team unsupported to the Geographical North Pole from Canada over 1000km in 70 days. Prince Phillip was their patron. The documentary was shown on Discovery channel over 20 times and generated over 20 million pounds of publicity for their sponsor Diageo Johnny Walker for whom he became a global brand ambassador and board member of the JW Fund.

In 2010, Alan conceptualised and launched Extreme classrooms – changing children with complex needs’ lives through adventure with business and sporting mentors to guide them by building resilience and confidence. Several documentaries then followed with the Coldest Classroom on Earth at 78 degrees North in 2011, a BBC documentary which was made and shown to over 97 million and the Hottest Classroom on Earth through Africa’s Rift Valley in 2012 and a BBC documentary which was shown 6 times to over 100 million viewers. Through Polar expeditions, Alan has raised £5 million for charities. In 2018 he launched the Wettest Classroom On Earth sailing 100 children with complex needs around the UK over 2 months.

Alan is a highly sought-after and motivational speaker to all major sectors in across finance, medicine, sport and mainstream commerce.

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Alan Chambers's Speaking Topics

  • • Leading at the Edge

  • • Maintaining Team High Performance

  • • Delivering the Impossible

  • • Managing Adversity and Setbacks

  • • Doing More with Less

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Videos of Alan Chambers

Alan Chambers MBE - Creating Winning Mindsets
Alan Chambers MBE - Creating Winning Mindsets
Alan Chambers MBE - Former Royal Marine Commando and Polar Explorer
Alan Chambers MBE - Former Royal Marine Commando and Polar Explorer

Books by Alan Chambers

Keep Walking
Alan Chambers book
Lead Yourself To Success

Comments & Testimonials

Alan's amazing story highlighting the remarkable focus & leadership he had around the North Pole trip truly inspired the team in their preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2003.
Martin Johnson Former England captain
Alan Chambers gave us an hours presentation on how he got through an unsupported walk to the North Pole — an amazing journey of endurance, skill & strength. There were parallels to be shared and he told us there would be blips and setbacks along our route. After the first test I remembered what he had said.
Michael Vaughan England Wining Ashes Captain 2005
Inspirational – he’s a genuine hero.
Charles Dunstone Founder Chairman, Carphone Warhouse
Alan’s leadership skills borne out through his determination mixed with his consideration of the needs of others gave us all much to think about. His effort in achieving a task that many people could not even begin to consider is truly inspiring.
Martin Hegarty Training Manager, British Petroleum (BP)

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