Riot Police Officer, milkman and salesman were just a few of the entries on Adrian Webster’s CV before he moved into the I.T industry and discovered an ability to motivate and inspire others.
Adrian is now recognised as one of the most entertaining and effective motivational speakers in the UK.
His speciality is delivering key messages and effective take-away tools on behalf of clients in a humorous and completely unique, down to earth style that audiences can easily relate to and remember. He knows how to inspire everyday people to be extraordinary!
His addictive inspirational presentations and workshops help people, at all levels, and from diverse backgrounds, make a very real difference in their workplace.
“The guys are still talking about you… Thought provoking stuff which we were all able to relate too”
Thomson Airways – TUI
International Best-Selling Author:
Drawing on his vast amount of practical experience as a motivator, high performance team builder, leadership, behavioural change and customer service expert, Adrian Webster takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride.
He brings to life a whole new world of fun motivational terminology and characters from his best-selling series of ‘Polar Bear Pirates‘ books that everyone can instantly identify with, take away and put to good use.
A world not a million miles away where TNTs rule, SONAR is the key, Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS reside, Planet Complacency is to be avoided and Sleepwalkers are woken – all of whom you will no doubt instantly recognise!
“Adrian spoke to a mixed audience of languages, roles and seniority. He gave those of us that work at Illumina (what MIT describes) the World’s Smartest Company, something to think about, as well as smile about!”
Adrian Webster – The Background:
The son of a Yorkshire coalminer, Adrian Webster started his career as a Police Officer in St Pauls, Bristol.
He left the Police shortly after the St Paul’s riots to go ‘back to school’ and becoming President of Southampton Students Drama Union.
Fed up with being a poor student, he spent the next four years developing a dairy company, knocking on thousands of doors persuading households and local shops to buy his milk.
To help ‘fund’ his career, Adrian started selling a wide range of products, ranging from frozen food to property. He quickly discovered he could make some real money in sales and began to take selling seriously. This part-time sales side soon took over as his full time career.
In 1987, he moved into I.T. sales and by 1989 he had established himself as one of the most successful sales professionals in the I.T. industry.
After two highly successful years as Corporate Sales Manager of US Robotics, he joined Northamber Plc as Group Sales and Training Manager responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and ‘driving’ 150 staff to achieve phenomenal success on shoestring budgets.
Polar Bear Pirates:
Whilst at Northamber, out of necessity to inspire his people to deliver extraordinary results amidst ferocious competition, the world of ‘Polar Bear Pirates’ was born and Adrian quickly gained a reputation for turning teams of everyday people, with little or no apparent ability, into some of the most productive in the I.T industry.
Fuelled by a desire to try to gain a better understanding of what really makes exceptional people tick he set about researching some of the UK’s most successful people.
These six years of research along with his real-life experiences, raw energy and sense of humour combine to create a thrilling roller coaster style that is completely original, incredibly impactful, hilariously funny and brilliantly effective.
Speaking Topics include:
- Thriving In Tough Times – Delivering Outstanding Results.
- Creating High Performance Environments.
- Everyday People Being Extraordinary – Together Making A Difference.
- Inspirational Leadership – Getting The Very Best Out Of People.
- Exceptional Customer Service – Putting Customers At The Heart Of Everything.
- Team Building – Pulling and Sharing Together as One Big Team.
- Self Motivation and DIY Belief.
- Engaging With and Inspiring People on Tight Budgets.
- Innovative Thinking.
- Challenging the Norm – Doing Things Differently.
- Growing Great People.
- Behavioural Change.
- Embracing/Leading Change.
- Winning The Sales Game.
- Maintaining An Edge Over The Competition.
- Communication – Effective SONAR Communicators.
- Relaxing for Success.
Adrian Webster – The Books:
Polar Bear Pirates and their Quest to Reach Fat City has the appealing appearance and feel of a child’s book, but contained within it is a whole new universe of animated characters and terminology that anyone striving for success in whatever they do will instantly relate to and be able to put to good use.
“A grown up’s book for kids at work” – it introduces audacious characters called Polar Bear Pirates. As believers in life before death, they are battling with the likes of Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS along the road to success. We all have to deal with them ourselves on a daily basis, we just didn’t know what they were called before!
Polar Bear Pirates And Their Quest To Engage The Sleepwalkers
In their latest quest, Polar Bear Pirates come to the aid of the Sleepwalkers, those in the workplace who having fallen into comfy routines have drifted into the orbit of Planet Complacency – the silent assassin of success. Thinking the same way, delivering the same results and shining at just 60 watts, these 100 watt team players are capable of so much more.
The Polar Bear Pirates’ mission is to re-awaken dormant talent, release untapped potential and motivate teams to step together beyond ordinary.
These unique best-selling books are far more than just highly entertaining and engaging light reads; Adrian Webster provides readers with the practical tools and tips to become the success they really want to be. His books are today helping people at all levels and from a vast array of organisations around the world to really make a difference.
In 2014 Adrian Webster collaborated with Neuroscientist and TV Presenter Dr. Jack Lewis to write ‘Sort Your Brain Out‘. A self-help book designed to help readers get more out of their own brain. This book includes advice and tips to help induce innovative creativity, sharpen thinking, manage stress, embrace change, boost performance and achieve more.
Polar Bear Pirate Workshops:
Delivered by Adrian, these three unique workshops will challenge your people to really make a difference. Extremely useful, a lot of fun and individually designed to meet your exact needs.
Everyday People – Together Delivering Extraordinary Results:
Attendees will be given a whole new world of practical Polar Bear Pirate motivational tools that they can take away and apply in their workplace. They will come away not only inspired but pulling together as one big team, re- energised, more productive and ahead of the competition.
SONAR Leaders – Engaging and Inspiring Our People:
For managers who need to lead, engage and inspire their people. This challenging and thought provoking workshop is all about getting the very best out of individuals, bringing them together to work as one high performance team and achieving outstanding results day in, day out.
Putting Customers At The Heart Of Everything We Do:
This practical workshop focuses on simple but highly effective techniques that are guaranteed to help you go way beyond your customer’s expectations – without spending money! Those attending will discover the explosive effects of TNTs (Tiny Noticeable Things), that they will be able to deploy and see instant, tangible results.