Debra Searle

Founder of MIX Diversity Developers LTD, Inspirational Explorer who Led an All-Female Traverse of Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle & Youngest-Ever Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • Conquered the Atlantic Ocean Solo in 111 Days
  • Founder of 5 Businesses
  • Named the Third-Best Motivational Speaker in the World by Global Gurus
  • Secured a Gold Medal at the European Dragon Boat Championships for Great Britain

When Debra Searle is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Choose Your Attitude!
Strategies For Not Just Copying but Excelling During Periods of Change
Personal Motivation and Productivity
Teamwork and Positive Relationships
Achieving Seemingly Impossible Goals
Personal Performance When Under Pressure

An inspiring adventurer and successful entrepreneur, Debra Searle is admired for the impressive she has developed over recent years. From overcoming a difficult childhood to sailing across the Atlantic, Debra understands all there is to know about peak performance and resilience. Having been officially named the third-best motivational speaker in the world, she has become a highly sought-after speaker to discuss how she has turned the lessons she has learnt whilst at sea into a driven mindset within the corporate industry as an entrepreneur.

Recognised for her debut venture which took place in 2002, Debra rowed 3,300 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Tenerife to Barbados. A true representation of high performance, she has battled adverse weather conditions, and isolation to complete remarkable expeditions solo. Since gaining a passion for adventure, Debra has led an all-female traverse of Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle, completed the L’Etape du Tour bike race, and secured a gold medal at the European Dragon Boat Championships for Great Britain. An inspiration to many, Debra utilises her successful career to empower women to achieve their goals.

Having documented her travels across the Atlantic Ocean, Debra’s camcorder footage was selected by the BBC to be featured on prime-time news. Determined to share her peak-performance knowledge and experience with a wide audience, she has been the leading figure of 42 television programmes and has also published four beloved books. In recognition of her admirable achievements, Debra has been honoured with an MBE and an MVO from HRH The Queen for her services to the Royal Family, and later became the youngest ever Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

A remarkable individual, Debra Searle is now highly sought-after to share her knowledge on how to reach peak performance in all aspects of life. Equally gifted as an entrepreneur, Debra now stands as the proud Founder of 5 companies, including. MIX Diversity Developers LTD, an award-winning consultancy company. Named the third-best motivational speaker in the world by Global Gurus, she has previously spoken for high-profile clients such as Google, Microsoft, and JPMorgan. When looking to hire an experienced high performance speaker, look no further than Debra.

Official Testimonials

Debra Searle is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“What an outstanding job! The feedback on your session has been incredible. I think the note sent to me by our Global Head of Customer Success sums it up best… She is amazing and this is so the most unbelievably timely presentation ever!”

Seth, Global Head of Sales Enablement, Data & Analytics, London Stock Exchange Group

“Debra’s speech went down tremendously well thank you, the feedback was awesome. What a truly astounding story she has to tell. Her experiences were very relevant to many of the emotions we all share amongst the team at the moment too and she offered the tangible examples of how to deal with these, as we were hoping.”

Kate, Microsoft

“I thought she was fantastic and brought in some really useful tools to use when choosing your mindset and facing challenges. She has such an inspiring story, great to hear all the details first hand. We’ve been getting great feedback all day, she was very well received.”

Yee, Deloitte

To enquire about Debra Searle for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 319.