Vicky Ellis

Record breaking Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Skipper

Vicky Ellis is an inspiring leader.  As a professional skipper in the 2013/14 Clipper Round the World yacht race, Vicky led a team of 63 amateur sailors in the world’s longest yacht race.  Battling terrifying storms and challenges she developed and coached her international crew, rising from the bottom of the twelve-strong fleet to the top over the 11-month race. 

Vicky is one of only a handful of women in history to have skippered a team in such a race.  She made the record books when she became the first female skipper to lead her team to victory on a leg of the race.  Getting to the top in this sport demands not only great determination and courage but also great vision and leadership.  Vicky truly understands how to get the best out of people and how to build strong and high performing teams, capable of taking on the most remote and wild oceans on this planet.

Vicky is a brilliant choice for clients looking to engage and create impact with both their established and future leaders.  Her work in leadership consultancy keeps her finger on the pulse with emerging leadership trends and women in leadership topics.  

On the speaking stage, her fascinating stories, lessons and footage of leadership in the toughest of conditions have inspired individuals, organisations and businesses worldwide.  Vicky’s unique and tailored talks are the highlight of professional gatherings, networking events and conferences.  She has a fantastic ability to bring lessons to life, inspire and challenge thinking; take a memorable look at leadership whilst providing inspiration to the audience to motivate themselves for success.  

Vicky is a natural leader and confident presenter, she pays great attention to each client’s needs.  You will find her intelligent, professional and a pleasure to work with.


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