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Head Girl, Oxford High School “I wanted to thank you again for coming in last week to talk to the school. Everyone really enjoyed your talk - I have seen several albatross impressions around and I have been approached on many occasions by people asking me to recount how you got expelled from school! Even some year 11 girls have told me that they found you inspiring, which is a very impressive feat! Thank you so much for your time and wisdom.”
CEO
Cazenove Capital Management
“Tracy Edwards gave two outstanding presentations as guest speaker at our two Investment Conferences in Jersey and Guernsey. The audience loved her as she bared her heart in telling the story of her achievements, in fabulous contrast to the dry-ish content of the global macro-economics at the heart of the seminar’s topics. Tracy delivered exactly what she said she would, and a significant portion of the audience have become her fans.”
Head Girl
Notting Hill & Ealing High School
“At the Girls Day Schools Trust Young Leaders Conference we all really enjoyed your speech and found it very motivational. Being an all-girl’s school we have had our fair share of female inspirational speakers, however, we all agreed that we have never felt so empowered as we did after listening to you. We thought you were such an engaging speaker and that your determination to achieve in something you loved was something we could all learn from. To hear a woman who has achieved so much in her career, supported a family and also worked so hard to achieve gender equality can teach us all a life lesson, especially as Maiden has come so far in changing the status of women in yachting and in sports. AS a high profile female figure in sport we believe you provide a unique and interesting perspective on women’s place in sports and in society at large. You make an excellent role model.”
Head of Outdoor Education
Greig City Academy
"Thank you so much for today. Your visit has created such a massive buzz around the school. I am so grateful that you did the maiden project in the first place. The entire Outdoor Education project of mine came from watching the Maiden Voyage at 12 years old and then basically replicating the principles at different stages of our project. In essence, literally thousands of disadvantaged inner city kids have had life changing experiences because of a direct result of your work. I never thought I would actually meet the leader of this project and I am truly amazed by this. Thank you so much again. Our staff and student are so inspired and much more so than I had thought they would be."
Human Resources Director
Whitbread Group
"Tracy’s lively and somewhat irreverent leadership messages were brought alive by references to sailing, she made relevant and pointed comments, also lessons about leadership in practice. Thank you for your outstanding contribution to our HR workshop. The Team found you stimulating, the content fascinating and the messages highly relevant."
Partner
KPMG
"Very focused presentation from a very determined achiever, very vivid, practical demonstration of management in action, a fascinating insight into life as an ocean racer, useful and valued reminder of how to succeed."
Marketing Manager
Lucent Technologies
"With your motivational, passionate and also humoristic speech you have really contributed essentially to our most important event in the region. You really made it an unforgettable “Voyage of Discovery" with Lucent."
Count Durham TEC "They all say how much they enjoyed your speech. Your experience in the around the world race was just what was required and I am sure will inspire those who heard it to raise their aspirations in their own lives."
Proctor and Gamble "She provided just the perfect balance of motivation laced with humour and appropriate contextual examples...she managed to uplift us all!"
Partner
KPMG
"Excellent presentation, professionally presented, Tracy held the audience captivated."
Internal Comms
Virgin One Direct
"Inspirational, Informative, motivational presentation. It was light hearted but really took in the focus of business. Great!"
Director
Convergys
"The sheer enthusiasm and drive to achieve goals inspired the audience. A lot of tired people were suddenly very much awake!"
Virgin Cosmetics Company "Enthusiastic, passionate and energetic. Just right for the audience. Left us feeling inspired to face the challenges ahead and we are in awe of Tracy and her team."
King Hussein I of Jordan
Amman, Jordan, June 1990
"I am proud of her for having fulfilled her dream; for having risen to the challenge by no more than her own will and her unbeatable, infectious and inspiring spirit. I am delighted that Royal Jordanian Airlines was one of the privileged few who sponsored Maiden."
Sir Christopher Benson
Chairman Royal Sun Alliance
"Within a couple of minutes of meeting Tracy and shaking her hand I knew this was a very special person. I knew instinctively that our money had been well spent."
Mike Jones
Head of Corporate Communications
Royal SunAlliance
"Tracy’s dedication, professionalism and will to win, inspired everyone around her. While the records set in our colours and the media coverage generated gave the sponsor real quantifiable value, it was Tracy and her interviews, photo calls and staff presentations which really set the seal on the sponsorship’s success."
Richard Kemp
Company Director KITES
(Kemp International Tailored Event Solutions - Switzerland)
"We contracted Tracy for a motivational / team building talk, based around her experience in the Whitbread Round the World yacht race. We were not disappointed! Tracy brought together elegantly the parallels of a managing & running a successful global consumer company to the key ingredients of choosing the right team with a winning spirit and common desire. Tracy was a great inspiration and help in our pre-conference build up, themed to: "Together to New Heights". An engaging and humorous talk by Tracy captivated our audience during the entire allotted time slot. We can thoroughly recommend Tracy and will be doing so for future events that require an inspirational and charismatic personality - Tracy many thanks and our best wishes to you and your team on your next challenge."
Scottish Widows "We asked Tracy to come along to talk to our management team about her experiences, trial and tribulations she had overcome crossing the oceans of the world. Her insights into successes of teamwork and her examples of how she had to find reserve after reserve of courage and self belief were motivational and inspirational. Many of our team managers were refreshed by the talk. Most of all Tracy’s bubbly personality which exuded enthusiasm and fun, gave us all a new perspective."
Barclays Bank "Great demonstration of good things to come out of tough circumstances showing it’s down to you to lead and you cannot show fear in front of the team. Good feedback from the team leaders."
Head of Development
Thomas Cook Group Ltd
"The feedback from the delegates has been excellent - over 90% rated your presentation as excellent. The skill with which you likened your experiences to our business was excellent and the following comments speak for themselves!" "Fantastic - very motivational, passionate and enthusiastic." "Excellent speaker - excited, motivated, inspired." "Very appropriate and motivating." "What can I say - fantastic! Tracy has really fixed me up to believe that anything is possible with a great team (which we have)."
Nationwide Building Society "Tracy’s presentation was extremely interesting, lively and relevant. Given the time restrictions Tracy was able to cover all aspects of team work, change and leadership in a very funny and rewarding way. Perfect for what we wanted. We would very much like to use Tracy again please."
Human Resources Director
Nottingham Building Society
"Initial feedback has been positively overwhelming: you have left a very strong impression with our management team. My one objective was to find a speaker that our managers would be able to identify links from the individual’s experiences to themselves and their own work situation. You not only achieved but also managed to create a situation where we felt the hour passed all too quickly and we wanted to listen to you for far longer."
The Olive Partnership "On behalf of AT&T I would like to thank you for speaking at their UK Kick Off. So far all the delegates have given you the maximum score of 5!!! Comments range from Inspiring, captivating and entertaining to Go on - Sponsor her!"
Director
Royal Bank of Scotland
"Ten out of ten on every count. Her enthusiasm is quite extraordinary and her articulation of the subject was quite frankly stunning."
Norfolk County Council "Shaping the Future Conference – You gave a wonderful presentation which was funny and entertaining whilst delivering a serious business message, which was perfect for our audience. The feedback has been very positive with many delegates reporting that this was the best event they had attended in years!"