On the 9th February, Adoreum held its first Adoreum Club Breakfast of 2017 at the idyllic Nordic restaurant Aquavit.
We were very fortunate enough to have Manley Hopkinson as our Adoreum Club guest speaker.
He is a superb inspirational speaker, adventurer, round-the-world yachtsman, author and former Royal Naval Officer.
After Manley’s engage speech with fantastic footage from his trip to the North Pole, the breakfast opened up into an inspiring conversation for all our attendees.
A huge thank you to Aquavit who prepared a delicious spread.
Manley was schooled on leadership through a mix of practical and academic. He twice served as an Of cer in the Royal Navy, re-joining for the rst Gulf War and in between Manley was an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Marine Police. In 2000, he was selected as a skipper in the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race, leading a team of volunteers, including novices, for 9 months in a 32,000 mile journey, the “wrong way”! Manley continued his adventures as part of the 3-man team that won the inaugural race to the Magnetic North Pole. The team faced polar bear attacks, and sub-zero temperatures, learning huge lessons about both surviving and competing in very dif cult circumstances. Their record time of 10 days and 9 hours still stands. Manley subsequently applies his Leadership experience to great effect designing and delivered successful cultural change programs, and sitting on the Board of a number of organisations globally, including the ATLAS Consortium, Hewlett Packard Defence UK and ,currently, Ark Data Centres, delivering true “high performance cultures”. In 2014, Manley published “Compassionate Leadership: How to Create and Maintain Engaged, Committed and High-Performing Teams”. In this highly acclaimed, entertaining and hugely readable book, Manley combines the two worlds of business and adventure to encourage leaders everywhere – at work, at home, in sports and mid-ocean – to take a new approach to creating teams of developed, self-aware and committed individuals.