World Class Yachtsman, Businessman, Author & Speaker on Leadership & Change
Conrad Humphreys, experienced leader with over a decade spent as a professional yachtsman, has a sailing career that includes three round the world races. With a business background as a sports marketing consultant, he has engaged some of the world’s top organisations and businesses, including the likes of Barclays, Ericsson, Gill, GlaxoSmithKline, Henley Management College, IMPACT, Microsoft, LG, LEK, MKM Building Supplies, Motorola, The Sewell Group, UBS, Yell, and a host of others.
Amongst his accomplishments as a professional yachtsman, he counts:
But Conrad Humphreys is not only a yachtsman, he is also a successful businessman, leadership coach, and author. As the founder of Sport Environments, a sports marketing and event management consultancy, he specialises in sailing and outdoor sports. Part of his role includes advising clients on all areas related to sports marketing, including sponsorship and employee engagement. Conrad has an extensive background in the field, and a passion for, creating innovative, integrated campaigns for brands and rights holders.
Conrad is the author of Inspiring Leadership: Staying Afloat in Turbulent Times, a book in which he looks at effective leadership lessons learned from the world’s toughest yacht race.
The imminently successful Conrad Humphreys believes in paying it back. In 2007 he founded the Blue Foundation as a means of supporting charities and support projects for younger people.
“Sport and the Environment in which we play provide perfect metaphors for life. Sport teaches us about the importance of dreams and how we are only limited by our own belief. The environment is our playground and for me, my “raison d’etre” for doing sport. The environment provides the oxygen for life.
“It is for this reason that in 2007, I founded the Blue Project (now Blue Foundation) to support programmes and charities whose raison d’etre (purpose) is to inspire young people to immerse themselves in our Blue environment and learn how to protect and dream about its, and their own future.” – Conrad Humphreys
Because of his understanding of complex business challenges, Conrad Humphreys is able to tailor his presentations according to the client’s needs. Each presentation leaves his audience with a ‘tool kit’ for moving forward and winning in difficult circumstances.
His role as a motivational speaker has seen Conrad work with many of the world’s leading companies and specialises in designing innovative leadership programmes for executive teams.
“Your excellent presentation at our conference has proved to be one of the most memorable events of that day. I have no hesitation in recommending yourself in connection with similar events to other organisations.”
"We’ve received excellent feedback from our attendees relating to Conrad’s presentation – they were left feeling motivated and all were captivated for the entire talk. We didn’t allow long enough in the agenda for questions – as there were many questions following the talk – maybe something Conrad highlights to future clients to ensure they allow sufficient time following his talk for attendees to ask questions! We were very satisfied with Conrad’s input to the event and will definitely consider Conrad for future events – many thanks!”
“Conrad Humphreys delivered a powerful and highly relevant talk on ‘leadership’, to a group of Ericsson's Next Generation Executives. His style is low-key and engaging and his message is well presented and carefully thought through. What gives his presentation the greatest impact is his own credibility. He 'is the message that he puts across' and that immediately clicks with everyone in the group.”