Adrian Hayes - CMAHK

Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking polar explorer & adventurer, keynote speaker, business coach, author and campaigner.

An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former Airbus Middle East Sales Director, British Army Gurkha Officer and Special Forces soldier, he has achieved more major adventure goals the past ten years than almost anyone in the world – Everest, K2, the North Pole, South Pole, the length of Greenland by kite-ski, the Arabian Desert by camel, two Guinness world records, two documentaries and one book.

One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background, Adrian is an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team and executive coach, delivering speeches, seminars and programs worldwide.

A passionate lifetime follower of international affairs and an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability, he is also a member of several organisations and charities, speaking, writing and campaigning on a number of contemporary world issues. As a former qualified Paramedic and Nepalese speaker, he is also involved in an ongoing project providing medical assistance in the remote areas of Nepal.

Adrian has featured in two television documentaries: the 2011 National Geographic Channel ‘Greenland Quest’ and the 2013 Discovery Channel ‘Footsteps of Thesiger’. His first book ‘Footsteps of Thesiger’ was published in 2013. His second book ‘K2 – The Tragedy and the Triumph’ will be published in June 2017.

Adrian Hayes’ speeches, seminars and programs include the following:


Adrian delivers a full assortment of keynote, motivational, leadership or sustainability speeches every month in different continents, from after dinner speeches to company off-sites or conference keynotes and ranging from 15 to 90 minutes. Utilising a unique ‘toolkit’ of stories, experiences, anecdotes, lessons, models and concepts, he aims to deliver powerful, inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining speeches tailored entirely according to client objectives and desired outcomes.

Team Coaching

Adrian delivers change inducing, deep learning and gimmick free team development programs to boards of directors, senior management teams, business, sports and nonprofit teams worldwide, that are designed with one overriding objective – ‘teams exist to achieve results’. His programs have been developed from years of study of personal and team coaching, relationship systems work and conflict resolution techniques – together with his unique experience of putting these tools into practise in the expedition, corporate, sporting and military worlds

Leadership Development

Adrian’s empowering and practical leadership development programs are similarly tailored in accordance with organizational needs and to a wide range of client bases. He brings in whatever items from his ‘toolkit’ of studies, examples, exercises, models, concepts, tools and techniques that may be required to develop that person’s or group’s leadership qualities, practices and needs.

Executive Coaching

Adrian designs and delivers personal coaching programs for executives, sportspeople and other individuals based upon their requirements and, where applicable, the individual’s organization’s objectives. His coaching style is direct, leadership driven and mentoring influenced and his passion for empowering that client to be the best he or she can possibly be remains fundamental to his work.

Adventurer/Business Coach/Author