JT/BCS Networking Dinner featuring Alan Chambers MBE, the man who walks the talk!
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 17:30 (GMT)
JT have joined together with the BCS for a social networking evening and to bring you inspiring motivational speaker - Alan Chambers MBE.
Alan is an exciting, engaging speaker and will be talking about his amazing experiences, including leading a team to the North Pole, which highlights his remarkable focus and leadership skills. His talk includes many essential business skills, such as communication, winning beliefs and teamwork. At 32, Alan was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for Determined Leadership in Constant Adversity. To find out more about Alan and his challenges please see below:
Alan Chambers MBE
Alan Chambers served with the Royal Marines in the most extreme climates, from the Arctic to the desert, the jungle and remote mountain ranges. Then, after years of planning, preparation and fundraising, he led the first British team to walk without any support services from Canada to the Geographic North Pole.
The walk on ice lasted a gruelling seventy days. Suffering near starvation and a dwindling fuel supply to cover 500 miles in the worst polar weather recorded in 100 years, they achieved what many said was impossible. It demanded an extraordinary level of commitment, focus and teamwork. Alan was awarded the MBE as a result.
Alan relates his experiences to business audiences with wonderful clarity, outlining how the values which helped them reach the North Pole apply in any competitive environment. He demonstrated this with the England rugby squad before their assault on the 2003 World Cup, and again two years later when he addressed the national cricket team before they went on to win the Ashes.
Alan now takes business leaders on polar expeditions. He believes in leading from behind, watching the team. His mantra revolves around meticulous preparations, taking tough decisions, managing emotions and questioning conventional thinking. Alongside Ed Coats, Alan Chambers is planning to close the chapter on one of the most famous ever endeavours - following in Captain Scott’s footsteps.
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