After Dinner, Motivational and Adventure Talks

After Dinner Talks

Leven Brown is an amusing and accomplished after dinner speaker and the accounts of his adventures of Ocean Rowing are an unusual but interesting way to entertain your guests.  Amongst the hardship of rowing shifts of two hours on and two hours off there are some lighter moments as well.  Leven recounts many tales of the ‘Trade Winds’ & ‘North Atlantic’ ocean rows.  Seven Ocean Rowing World Records' awards have been achieved by Leven and his team members on these expeditions and at the end of the talk he will invite your guests to ask the questions which makes for a successful culmination of an after dinner talk.

Motivational Talks

Leven gained his first Guinness World Record for being the first solo and unsupported oarsman to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean from Cadiz, mainland Spain to Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, that row was called ‘The Columbus Run’.  During the row he conquered the notorious Gulf of Cadiz with the contra currents and quirky winds which swirl around the Gulf.  You can only imagine what this was like but the experience has stood Leven in great stead to pass his knowledge of the necessity of self-motivation which was required in the many moments of extreme danger; dare we say it TERROR!  More record breaking rows followed, the ‘Trade Winds’ (Gran Canaria to Barbados) in 2007/08 with a team of fourteen men and in 2010 the ‘North Atlantic Challenge’ (New York to Isles of Scilly) saw Ocean Row Events four man crew smash the coveted record by 11 days which had been held for 114 years by the heroic Norwegian team of Harbo and Samelsen.  How do you motivate yourself and others  - Leven will give you his views and experiences on this.

Adventure Talks

Leven has delivered many talks on ‘Adventure.  The discovery of what can be achieved is exciting and without adventure there would be no discovery.  As a boy of 15, Leven went to the ‘John Ridgway School of Adventure’.  None of his family realised that that week  was the start of the determination to do something a bit different with his life, not only that but also to encourage other people to discover themselves and take on challenges to change their approach to life & work and to be confident in whatever they chose to do.  The huge waves and strong winds encountered on the ocean, the amazing wild life, sharks, whales &  flying fish and huge starlit skies at night.  The awesome sight of the largest ocean liner in the world approaching... Leven can tell you all about it.

To arrange a talk of your choice, contact us at You can also phone Leven on 01835 870 895 or 07503 073922.

Ocean Rowing boat 'Avalon' was built by ROSSITER's in Christchurch, Dorset, UK.


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