oarsman husband developed an uncontrollable fear of the ocean, Debra continued
alone and rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. Having battled against 30’
waves and force 8 squalls in a 23 foot plywood boat, Debra describes the
exhilaration of reaching a goal that once seemed unattainable.. She’s also led
a team of ‘ordinary’ businesswomen on an expedition to the Arctic Circle and
leaves audiences with the impression they too can rise to their own challenges.
recounts her story - the highs and lows, challenges and victories - with her
theme of ‘choose your attitude’. She speaks about how, whenever we face the
apparently impossible, it’s how we look at the challenge that matter most.
With genuine modesty, enthusiasm and a contagiously positive attitude Debra
shows how to build confidence by visualising a series of small goals, and how
to draw from reserves of self-belief even in the face of extreme hardship.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.