Debra Searle

Solo Atlantic Rower | TEDx Speaker

Who am I

After her 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.

Debra 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.

Quick Information

Travels From

United Kingdom