speaker Ben Hunt-Davis

Ben Hunt-Davis


Motivational; Leadership; Inspirational;

Job Title

Co-Founder, Author, Speaker


Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Ltd


London, United Kingdom




Ben Hunt-Davis is an engaging and inspiring speaker, who encourages his audience to embrace a new perspective, focus on what is important and work better as part of a team. “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?” helps businesses define their own gold-medal, develop their leaders and provide teams with the tools they need to improve their performance and achieve results.

Speaking Topics

– Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

– What is your business equivalent?

– What are your critical variables?  

– How to ensure your team operates at the highest level

– How to help teams deal with change more efficiently

– Continuous improvement 

– Taking responsibility 

– Team work 

– Learning from one’s mistakes 

– Goal setting 

– Self-belief and motivation 

– The need to take action

Expert Profile

Ben rowed for Great Britain for almost a decade, competing at six World Championships and three Olympic Games. The highlight of his sporting career came at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 when he was a member of the Men’s Eight that won the Gold Medal, becoming the first British winners of the event since 1912. Following success in Sydney, he received an MBE  that year in the New Years Honours list. Although he no longer competes he is still actively involved in the sports world. He was an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games and is involved in the management and administration of rowing as a member of The Amateur Rowing Association Council.

Since then Ben has specialised in leadership and team development, running a successful coaching business whose clients have included many FTSE 100 companies. He has delivered many keynote speeches and designed and implemented many development programmes.

Ben Hunt-Davis’s story is of how a diverse group of individuals, who as international athletes were incredibly average, came together to form a team. A team that could learn from setbacks and failures, become process driven whilst being innovative and use a common goal to drive them forward in the same direction enabling them to achieve their dream.