Bookings can be made by contacting:
Miriam Staley at WeMakeWaves.com
Tel: +44 7771 707951
Roz applies a psychological and neuroscientific approach to mind management, to develop greater resilience in individuals, teams and corporations in times of rapid and often unpredictable change. In challenging circumstances, an understanding of human stress-response mechanisms and how to control them is crucial to smart decision-making, accurate risk assessment and creative problem- solving.
There is no better way to acquire advanced expertise on self-mastery, resilience, and stress management than to be alone on a 23-foot rowboat, thousands of miles from land, at the mercy of winds, waves and currents. Since 2005 Roz has been the world’s foremost female ocean rower, having rowed – solo – across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively 520 days alone at sea. Prior to this radical undertaking, she spent eleven years working as a management consultant, which gave her a relevant and practical understanding of business and commercial organisations which she draws on to make her keynote speeches tailored and applicable.
Roz had to redefine her comfort zone on a daily basis, and reach deep into her inner sources of strength, self-discipline, and commitment to her goal. She discovered the vital importance of keeping a cool head in unpredictable situations, and even when faced with challenges beyond her control, to keep her attention and focus on the one element that it was always possible to control – her psychological response. For the last 24 days of her 103-day Atlantic voyage she had no human contact after her satellite phone failed – the ultimate test of holding it together when the going gets tough.
Roz’s inspiring presentations can help your staff to develop greater self-awareness, improving their ability to keep an even keel while surfing the waves of change. Using her ocean stories to illustrate principles from the worlds of psychology and neuroscience, she will provide tools for staying calm in times of stress, avoiding overwhelm and burnout. She will help teams establish shared values and goals, and a common language that will improve communication while challenging and supporting each other in the pursuit of higher standards. Your company will benefit from greater adaptability to changes both internal and external, with a workforce empowered to make better decisions in support of an aligned purpose and direction.
For more information and full bio, check out the About Roz page.
“Heroic, epic, inspiring, historic.” (Sir Richard Branson)
“A creative way to raise consciousness—what a fantastic adventure!” (Paulo Coelho, bestselling author)
“Roz is both courageous and utterly committed. She combines epic adventures with valuable education, and has inspired countless people to take responsibility for our environment.” (Zac Goldsmith, MP)
“Courage is contagious. Stand close enough to Roz Savage and you just might catch it.” (Damien Rice, musician)
“You were spectacular! I have received so many enthusiastic responses from people in the audience in the days afterwards. They just loved your natural charm, your articulate British sense of humor, and how you actually pulled it off and lived to tell the story! You made them come alive that evening at ExplorOcean. You made a lot of new friends in Newport Beach!” (Tom Pollack, ExplorOcean, California)
“A triumph.” (Judy Longworth of University College, Oxford)
Click below to view the video of Roz onstage at the TED Conference in 2010: