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Pete Goss MBE

Pete Goss is a yachtsman, multiple adventurer, businessman, author and motivational speaker – who relates his experiences of courage and determination to business audiences across the world.

Particularly in today’s challenging business environment, Pete understands the need to deliver real performance; he achieves this through empowering individuals, motivating teams and driving companies forward in the process.

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Pete’s sailing career began in 1978 when at 16 he won his first offshore race. Since then he has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles competing in many classic international events. Pete combines a ferocious will to win, `competitive tenacity’ as fellow yachtsman Chay Blyth describes it – with the mental and physical discipline of a Royal Marine. In 1990 he was appointed training development manager for the British Steel Challenge, responsible for training every single prospective amateur crew volunteer for the 1992/93 race. His training responsibilities continue and he has taught over 150 amateur sailors the skills required to circumnavigate the globe the `wrong way’.

Pete is the bestselling book Close to the Wind. He now splits his time between his ongoing adventures and delivering inspirational and motivational talks to organisations around the world, as well as lecturing at business schools including Oxford University.

Pete is a very effective motivational and after dinner speaker on the subjects of teamwork and leadership.

Pete was fantastic! Audience and Executives could not have asked for more.” Pat Schreiner, Wilson Dow Group

Firstly thanks again for being our guest speakers at the LTSB event. Frankly I can’t sum up just how excellent you were. The feedback has been outstanding. It worked perfectly, was enjoyed by all, was enthralling to listen to and most importantly it seamlessly weaved in all the aspects of team work we wanted to talk through.” Tim Everest, Lloyds TSB

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