Few people understand what leadership is until they undergo the baptism of fire in real leadership situations, especially when it’s unexpected, with no exit and little backup.

Forget Business School ideas. The reality is that under duress the human mind contracts to survive, and fashionable theories are forgotten. This is why climate crisis will challenge old ideas of leadership and new practical thinking is vital.

Earle offers you and your organisation lessons from real and often complex leadership situations encountered by him and other explorers in dangerous places far from civilisation and with no possibility of rescue. He adds to this with real world insights drawn from his executive leadership coaching.

Selected front-line leadership highlights:

  • Leader: First Australian Arctic expedition, East Greenland
  • Leader: First British-Australian exploration cruise, Arctic
  • Leader: First northerly sea kayak crossing, Bass Strait
  • Leader: First Australian Expedition, West Greenland
  • Chief Leader: ANZSES Expedition, Granite Mountain
  • Co-leader: First exploration, Quail Creek, Kimberley
  • Director: Australian Bicentenary Tall Ships spectacular

Topics tailored to your needs:

Earle is an experienced keynote and plenary speaker who wows audiences. He is also a lively, intelligent panellist with exceptional knowledge across a range of fields. He prepares thoroughly by researching his clients' industry sectors and operational environments to ensure his presentation meets their needs, plans and level of engagement. 

Contact Earle by email to discuss your plans: earle (at)

Selected client reviews: 

“Held the audience in the palm of his hand. Very relevant for businesses encountering challenges in uncertain times. Amazing insights, inspirational.” - Switzer Group

“His amazing story of entrepreneurship and survival provided an inspirational link to the tenacity and perseverance required to be successful in business today." - Entrepreneurs Organisation

“Brought many of the key leadership conference themes to life. Engaging and memorable.” - National Australia Bank

"Changed my ideas of leadership. Took us to a totally different space. Challenges established models of leadership. A different way of thinking about leadership. Absolutely outstanding." - Clubs Australia

"Loved his views. Hugely admirable. Compelling. Inspirational. Empowering. Brilliant. Fascinating. Excellent." - Brighton Business Group