Adrian Webster

Motivational speaker and best-selling author (Polar Bear Pirates)

Adrian Webster | NMP Live

One of Britain's most in-demand motivational speakers, Adrian Webster tells it like it is, drawing on his own varied experience in corporate life and the public sector.

Warm, witty, engaging and energetic, Adrian inspires individuals, transforms teams and electrifies entire organisations with his simple but highly effective philosophy based on Tiny Noticeable Things (TNTs) and the Shape of Integrity. Plus, he reaches millions more across the world through his bestselling Polar Bear Pirates series of books.

The son of a Yorkshire coal miner, Adrian began his career as a police officer in Bristol. However, unable to contain an entrepreneurial urge and a burning desire to "do something different", he soon found himself setting up a highly innovative dairy business, before successfully diversifying into a wide range of other areas ranging from frozen food to recruitment and property.

Armed with a genuine love and proven talent for selling, Adrian entered the IT industry, where he quickly established himself as one of the UK's top sales professionals. From Corporate Sales Manager of US Robotics, he moved to leading distributor Northamber plc as Group Sales & Training Manager, where he led a team of 150 to phenomenal success, and discovered his ability to inspire others.

Today, Adrian is one of the UK's most sought-after motivational speakers, specialising in delivering inspirational key messages and practical tools in a humorous, down-to-earth style audiences can easily relate to and remember.

Speech Topics

Drawing on knowledge and insights gained through his experience in business and successful speaking career, Adrian’s most popular speech themes include:

• Embracing and Driving Change
• Everyday People Being Extraordinary – Together Making a Difference
• Inspirational Leadership – Engaging with and Getting the Very Best out of People
• Delivering Outstanding Customer Service – Putting Customers at the Heart of
Everything We Do
• Collaborating and Pulling Together as One Big Team
• Taking Ownership for Personal Development – Self Leadership
• Retaining People in Challenging Times
• Creating High Performance Environments
• Innovative Thinking – Doing Things Differently
• Behavioural Change
• Being Effective Communicators
• Maintaining an Edge Over the Competition – Winning the Sales Game


Engaging, thought provoking, energising, incredibly insightful, fun – a true rollercoaster of emotions and so much to take away from it! The team were utterly mesmerised throughout the session, and the feedback has been incredible.

John Lewis

The feedback I have had from those that attended has been extraordinary – in fact the very best we have had, having run a number of similar events over the last 7 years.


Thank you for energising my team the way you did this morning. The mix of serious food for thought and humour made a big impact on all of us. The feedback was very positive indeed. Your speech will be remembered as the highlight of our conference. You can quote me on that...

Jeroen Eijsink - Managing Director - DHL Freight.

Our conference had come at a very difficult time for public sector employees, with an uncertain future and the real threat of big cuts ahead. There was a palpable increase in the energy level as soon as Adrian Webster spoke his first word on stage, and from that point on we were treated to a highly personal and motivating roller-coaster of a speech. Adrian not only inspired our staff, but left us feeling proud to work for the council.

Thanet District Council.

Adrian, I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the fantastic presentation which you gave yesterday. I know that I speak for many who found it truly inspirational. You had us in one minute both wanting to laugh and cry through a subtle mix of very powerful stories and amusing anecdotes. The messages I took from you about having clear boundaries, TNT's and engendering fun at work will make a real difference.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group PLC.

Feedback comments about Adrian's presentation included: “Adrian Webster - phenomenal!”, “Great choice of speakers, he really lifted everyone”, “Absolutely fantastic - How are you going to match it next year?”.

Environment Agency.

Adrian, the guys are still talking about you.. thought provoking stuff which we were all able to relate too. Adrian was a huge success. Without exception all of the managers approached us following his presentation to congratulate us on finding a truly inspirational and very entertaining speaker.

Thomson Airways.

I just wanted to tell you that I've run many of these events in the past,and often after a heavy night and the prospect of a half day and an early finish, delegates are often keen to get away. But yesterday most people were milling about for ages wanting to talk more about the conference and to share ideas on what they were going to motivate staff back in the office. Many thanks for your energy, passion and helping make our event a success.

Royal & Sun Alliance.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Adrian Webster. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

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Motivational speaker and best-selling author (Polar Bear Pirates)

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