My guest this week has been with us before, but I’ve brought him back as at the time of recording this episode, we are going through a lockdown situation. We are trapped at home with our families and our loved ones and this man has experienced this for himself for a long period of time.
He is an entrepreneur and adventurer he believes in challenging conventional thinking on how leaders and teams become truly effective and create extraordinary results.
His toughest challenge by far was building his family team to sail around the world: with his wife and three children aged 9, 7 and 2. Today he is going to share with us what he learned in those 2 years that can help us in our time of lock down.
My guest is Caspar Craven.
From entrepreneur, to corporate team management, to yachtsman, Caspar Craven has over 30 years’ experience in building teams to make things happen. After University, he spent 8 years in the corporate world – first as a Chartered Accountant and then as an Investment Banker at KPMG.
In 2000, Caspar left the corporate world for a brand new team and he signed up for the BT Global Challenge (called the World’s Toughest Yacht Race). He joined “Yacht Quadstone” as the youngest crew member onboard. After winning trophies around the world and building a team as Watch Captain, he returned to KPMG to run a Technology and Telecoms team. In 2001 he returned to entrepreneurial life as an e-commerce entrepreneur.
His toughest team challenge by far was in 2009 when he built his family team to sail around the world: with his wife and three children aged 9, 7 and 2.
Throughout his career as both family man and entrepreneur, he’s built multiple successful businesses from scratch and sold one for a 7 figure sum…whilst sailing the Pacific Ocean.
In his Keynotes and Workshops Caspar takes the audience through the key steps he’s developed to create and build winning, high-performance teams in business, sport and family environments. He weaves in stories from his experiences leading a team on the world’s toughest yacht race, building a successful business, and building teams within global corporates.
Caspar Craven delivers a truly memorable message with energy, with humility and humour so that you come away inspired with fresh ideas and energy to have the biggest impact on those that you work and spend time with. Each session is tailored to meet the exact needs of your organisation.
Recorded on: 21st April 2020
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