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Monty Halls

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Broadcaster, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Specialist

Former Royal Marine Officer

Marine Biologist

“Without doubt, his talk to our conference delegates was one of the most inspirational and entertaining that we’ve had for years. Monty is an outstanding speaker and even audiences who are jaded by conference overload are electrified by his passion and zest for life. He left our delegates buzzing.” – Tropicana Drinks PLC

Monty Halls is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, MC and former Royal Marine. Over the last twenty years, Monty has established a reputation as one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking speakers in the UK. His experiences cover two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on the planet and working with blue chip companies globally.

Monty’s talks are based on his experiences as a Royal Marines Officer, an expedition leader, working with natural history film crews and as a TV presenter and broadcaster. He highlights on the adventures and mis-haps of the individuals and groups he has worked with, allowing pertinent team building and leadership messages to be incorporated into his presentations. 

Monty is a qualified marine biologist, where he achieved a First Class Honours Degree in 1999 from Plymouth University. He funded his degree by running expeditions, the most notable of which was leading a multi-national team to the discovery of a sunken city of the Indian coast in 2002. He also led other extraordinary expeditions and was awarded the Bish Medal for his services to exploration by the Scientific Exploration Society. 

After having formed his own expedition company in 2003 and completing four circumnavigations of the globe over four years, this grabbed the attention of television producers. He was headhunted as a competitor in the flagship Channel 4 show ‘Superhumans’. He won the competition and became best known for his three BBC2 series, ‘Great Escapes’. He also presented the multi-award winning series ‘Great Barrier Reef’. 

Throughout 2019, Monty continued to inspire and entertain audiences all over the world. Speaking on topics as diverse as leadership under stress, maintaining the aim in changeable environments, and team cohesion, he addressed businesses large and small at over forty seminars, conferences and special occasions. His talks cover the full range of events and occasions – from small, intimate dinners and seminars through to international conferences with several thousand delegates. 

Monty is also the author of seven books, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers. He is the ambassador for various conservation groups and was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Plymouth University in 2010.He is in demand nationally and internationally as a speaker and trainer, and runs courses out of his base in Dartmouth, south Devon, and travels to work with various organisations throughout the UK. 


Speaking Topics

  • Inspirational Speaking
  • Adventures and Mis-haps of the individuals and groups Monty has worked with 
  • Pertinent team building 
  • Leadership messages 
  • Humorous and engaging storytelling, thought-provoking skills to help audiences look at themselves and how they operate as individuals, as teams, as leaders or as an organisation




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