Oli guides teams through the world’s wildest places.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Oli has led expeditions to some of the most exciting locations across the globe and been to over 70 countries with his solo adventures.
He has shared his story across the UK and Europe at corporate and charity events, schools and award ceremonies.
Whether speaking to small teams, groups of 500 people, or virtually, to remote audiences, Oli’s mission is quite simple: To guide the audience on a journey, bringing empowering new perspectives on resilience, self-confidence, leadership and how we can fulfil our boldest life goals.
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For over a decade, Oli’s adventures have taken him through deserts, jungles, mountains, and war-torn regions. He has faced spies, interrogators, minefields and arrest, along with avalanches, earthquakes, meningitis and severe dehydration, all while attempting to complete challenging journeys in remote corners of the world, alone or while leading a team.
What Oli has learned, however, is that in some of the darkest places and the bleakest situations, we can encounter untold beauty and unshakable strength, if we allow ourselves to find it. Oli illuminates how we can unlock true self-confidence, develop our resilience, and shift our perspectives on what we think is possible.
Oli has guided teams through countless high-risk situations across the globe, from the highest mountain in Iraq, to the militia-filled jungles of the Congo, to the backstreets of Aleppo, Syria. The pressures and perils of expedition life mean that quickly developing high-functioning teams is vital.
Oli shares his leadership lessons from these demanding environments, where calm decision-making, intensive planning, open communication and understanding the human factor within our teams is critical.
See Oli’s TV presenter showreel and discover just some of his amazing adventures:
Oli has faced countless bleak situations while operating in high-risk environments across the globe. He has learned though that we each hold the power to uncover the light in even the darkest places. Oli’s message is that everything is a matter of perspective, and we can learn to control it. Audiences will feel empowered to not only cope with difficult situations, but to see them as an opportunity to thrive and grow.
So often we look at those who are successful as ‘Happy, Confident People.’ It’s true that our self-confidence can sometimes be the limiting factor in achieving our goals. Having guided people from all walks of life on intrepid journeys across the globe, Oli knows that we all possess a deep-rooted confidence, even if we feel unsure where to find it. Oli shares what we can do to unlock our confidence, leaving the audience filled with a newfound sense of positivity and self-belief with which to approach our boldest ambitions.
Oli has guided teams through countless high-risk situations across the globe, from the highest mountain in Iraq, to the militia-filled jungles of the Congo, to the backstreets of Aleppo, Syria. The pressures and perils of expedition life mean that quickly developing high-functioning teams is vital. Oli shares his leadership lessons from these demanding environments, where calm decision-making, intensive planning, open communication and understanding the human factor within our teams is critical. Leaders and teams alike will leave the talk with new methods for building the resilient, caring and high-performing teams needed to achieve success.
‘WOW – Oli was brilliant. He understood his target audience and put in a significant amount of effort to tailor his content accordingly. Inspirational, motivational, uplifting and challenging all in equal measures. Whatever your audience, if your requirements are any of the above, then I am sure he will fulfil the criteria perfectly.’
‘Oli truly is a high performer.’
Jake Humphreys, The High Performance Podcast
‘Inspirational talk this morning by Oli France at Clerkenwell Design Week. Not to be missed!’
John Cave, Executive Director, EH Smith Group
‘Excellent presentation Oli. Inspiring and thought-provoking.’
John Newcomb, CEO, Builders Merchants Federation
‘Check this guy out if you fancy the adventure of a lifetime!’
Gethin Jones, Television Presenter
‘I really appreciate the professionalism that went into Oli’s presentation. He managed to link it perfectly to what we do at Covetrus – very well done!’
Rachael Milligan, HR Director, Covetrus
‘We invited Oli to be our keynote speaker for our Landscape Focus Day. Oli did not disappoint with a really enlightening and inspirational talk which left our team more than motivated to look at the days’ challenges.’
Duncan Barker, Commercial Director, Jewson
‘Oli is the epitome of desire and determination to succeed.’
Mike Hurn, Head of Education, Wigan Athletic F.C.
‘Oli’s adventures are an inspiration to many.’
Shanker Patel, CEO, Lords Builders Merchants
‘Top job Oli. A fantastic and inspirational talk.’
Lee Gillman, Sales Director, Mannok
‘I’m blown away by Oli’s mental capacity to do what he does!’
Affy Matthew, Sales Manager, Hanson
‘A truly inspiring story. Thank you for sharing Oli!’
Kyle Hazeldine, Regional Sales Manager, Midland Lead