Caspar Craven launched his first business that involved catching crabs and lobsters at the age of 14, and by the age of 16 he was exporting half a ton of crabs a week to Spain. Realising that catching crabs wasn't going to enable him to make the impact he desired, he went to university and for the next eight years, worked in the corporate sector — first as a Chartered Accountant and then as an Investment Banker at KPMG.
In 2000, Caspar signed up for what was called the world's toughest yacht race, the BT Global Challenge, and joined the Yacht Quadstone as the youngest crew member.
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 resumed his working life as an e-commerce entrepreneur and raised money for, built, grew and sold businesses primarily in the technology sector.
In that time, Caspar made mistakes, he fell over and got up again and carried on. He's had some great successes and some great failures. In 2009, he and his wife hatched a plan to sail around the world with their young children and they spent the next 5 years planning how to make things happen.
Eventually, in 2016, they successfully completed their circumnavigation, having had to make heart-wrenching decisions and having experienced amazing highs and agonising lows on a seven yearlong voyage from idea to completion.
Caspar Craven's obsession is around setting, tackling and achieving big bold goals and the high-performance teamwork that underpins this. His goal is to bring the ideas, tools, strategies to teams so that they can set, tackle and achieve their big bold goals.
Caspar Craven now speaks on how to build and lead high-performance teams in times of change. Each talk is uniquely tailored for your audience drawing on 20 principles from his latest book Be more Human - Rethinking the Rules of High Performance Teamwork.
He understands, first hand, the importance of putting people first in order to achieve big bold goals. He understands because he’s made every mistake in the book on the way to achieving a number of big bold goals. He has lived what he talks about.
Audiences leave energised and with powerful takeaways that they can use immediately both at work and home as we adapt to a rapidly changing world.
His experience is from his time as an entrepreneur building and selling businesses, as an executive in large companies and also from having twice sailed around the world. His talks are story led which will take you on a journey where you can turn the impossible into the possible, leaving your team inspired and fired up for the times ahead, ready, willing and able to achieve your big bold goals.