- Sales Skills and Motivation
- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
- Peak Performance
- Change Management
Audience & Industry
- Sales Professionals
The admired skills of the world’s most successful motorsports teams—speed, agility and flawless execution—mirror the skills necessary for the successful organizations of the future. A successful entrepreneur, media personality and professional auto racer, Derek Daly helps teams reach their full potential.
Born and raised by a working class family in Dublin, Ireland, Derek Daly went from being a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia to a 17 year career as a professional race car driver at the highest levels. He was almost killed in 1984 when he survived the hardest crash impact a race driver had ever survived. After 14 surgeries and three years in therapy he returned to racing to win the biggest international races of his career. His years competing in the Indianapolis 500 led him to conduct original research with some of the world greatest names in the sport of auto racing to determine why some teams become Complete Champions and others fail. No sport in the world has such innovative techniques and effective processes that allows select teams of people to celebrate on the Victory Podium. Complete Champion teams have unique and deliberate speed culture components, matched to inspired individuals. They live on the stretched outer edge of what might be possible. Because this research parallels business and life so closely, Derek uses his findings as the basis of his presentations. After racing in Formula One and at the Indy 500, he then moved to a twenty-year television broadcasting career with ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports—USA Today called him the “best new face on sports television.” In 2008, MBI Publishing released Derek’s first book, Race to Win, How to become a Complete Champion.
Derek Daly's Speech Topics
The Speed of Wow: How Fast Can You Get Fast?
High Speed Sales Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team
Culture of Extraordinary: How to shift from Good2Great2Extraordinary
What Other Organizations Say About Derek Daly
We chose Derek Daly for our event based on the relevance of his racing experience, and the passion he conveys when speaking on leadership and what it takes to become a championship team. From the first time we spoke, I was completely convinced that Derek was the right choice. He was engaged, enthusiastic, completely on point and well prepared. He interpreted well where we are at our company and how to convey the message of leveraging speed to your advantage in today’s business environment. Derek over-delivered on every possible point. He was exceptionally well prepared, passionate, succinct, illustrative and entertaining and the team was riveted. I have worked with many professional keynote speakers in my years of leading national sales meetings and have rarely come across someone as exceptional as Derek. I would highly recommend him to other organizations looking to take their business to the next level and create a winning culture.Luxottica
Works by Derek Daly
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