Roderic Yapp

Roderic Yapp

Roderic Yapp is an accredited coach and a specialist in developing resilience and leadership skills. He is a former Royal Marines Officer,who led Marines on combat operations including Afghanistan in 2007 and the evacuation of civilians from Libya during the Arab Spring.

Roderic also led the recapture of the 55,000-tonne MV Montecristo from pirate control in 2011, as part of a NATO counter-piracy task force off the Somali coast.

In 2012, Roderic Yapp left the Royal Marines to embark on a new career with the aim of using his experience to develop leaders in the corporate world. He joined the Urenco Group where he was responsible for assessing the level of leadership capability within the organisation and coaching leaders to create high performing teams with a focus on delivery and execution.

Given his background Roderic is well suited to developing people in sectors and situations where leadership failure can pose considerable systemic risk. He also works with clients across the world helping them to establish a more resilient human system as a driver to individual and organisational performance.

Roderic Yapp has delivered a TEDx Talk on Adaptive Leadership Techniques from his experiences on military operations in Afghanistan. He is also a keen writer.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Resilience and Leadership Specialist Roderic Yapp for your next event.

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‘Clear, articulate, and thoughtful. Roderic shared the lessons he learnt duringhis experience in Afghanistan. He was asked to share some insights on navigating through complexity which he did extremely well, we would strongly recommend him to anyone considering an external speaker.’

Partner and Head of Private Equity — THI Investments

‘Roderic has a very interesting background and delivered a brilliant keynote on Adaptive Leadership at our conference in Rome. He took the
time to understand the audience and share practical takeaways that people are still using on a day to day basis within our Organisation. ’

Partner — Three Hills Capital

‘We are lucky to benefit from lots of external speakers at Salesforce. Roderic has been amongst the very best we’ve had. He strikes a good balance of confidence and humility. He captured the attention of the audience quickly and managed to hold it throughout his speech. When people aren’t looking at their phones, you know the speaker is doing a good job!’

Senior VP — Salesforce

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