Monty Halls Keynote Speaker
- Broadcaster, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Specialist
- Former Royal Marine Officer
- Marine Biologist
Monty Halls's Biography
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 mishaps 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’.
He and his family took part in two series for Channel 4 ‘My Family and the Galapagos’ in 2018 and 2020. In these programmes, they highlighted the delicate ecologies on these amazing islands and the need to work harder to keep our oceans clean and to promote a more sustainable way to live.
Speaking on topics as diverse as leadership under stress, maintaining the aim in changeable environments, and team cohesion, Monty addressed businesses large and small at seminars, conferences and special occasions.
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.
- Inspirational stories
- Adventures and mishaps 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