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$10,000 to $15,000
BOOK DEREK DALY
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$10,000 to $15,000
Book Derek Daly
- Motor sports legend on the Formula One and Indianapolis 500 racing circuits.
- Survivor of a near-fatal crash, Daly shares with audiences the tenacity and tactics that helped him return triumphant to the racing circuit three years later.
- With Irish wit and humor, Daly demonstrates how to turn vision into execution.
The sport of motor racing captivates many 12-year-olds, but few young men harbor the sheer force of will to labor in Australian iron ore mines, live in a converted school bus while touring the English race circuit, and ultimately overcome a near-fatal crash to return triumphant in the sport. Derek Daly, one of Formula One racing’s finest, has lived these experiences – and is prepared to regale audiences with Irish wit and humor as he instills lessons of perseverance and overcoming serious obstacles.
From humble origins in Dublin, Ireland, Daly eventually made it big in Formula One, where he took the lead in his very first competitive lap. Stateside, Daly made the first of his six appearances in the iconic Indianapolis 500 in 1983, but he was nearly killed the following year when he hit the Michigan Motor Speedway wall at 212 miles per hour. Fourteen surgeries and three years of therapy later, Daly not only returned to the professional circuit; he regained his place at the pinnacle. Among other laurels, Daly won the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance competition two years in a row.
Daly has seen – and experienced – both tragedy and triumph. His career was spent testing the limits of human and mechanical endurance. Now, he gains professional and personal satisfaction from sharing these experiences with his audiences.
"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 a company and how to convey the message of leveraging speed to your advantage in today′s business environment... He was exceptionally well prepared, passionate, succinct, illustrative and entertaining and the team was riveted. They are still talking about it today, two days later. 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."
Holly Rush, Senior VP Sales, Luxottica USA
"…. a wonderful job …a unique approach to how people look at developing their business….."
–Robert Chambers, Market Coordinator, Accelerent
"...feedback from the sales team has been terrific…."
–Scott Dorsey, CEO Exact Target
"...you were fantastic…. such great feedback…."
–Giinger Kreill, Life Sciences, Deloitte
"…everyone loved him….you have a real winner with him."
–Kevin Hamilton, Vice President, Xerox
"…one of the most motivational speeches I have ever heard..."
–Scott A. Goorland, Director, Florida Power & Light Company
"Your keynote was a topic of conversation for the remainder of the two-day investigation symposium. Your name is already spreading through Abbott Labs."
-Yvonne Burke, Program Manager, Management Controls..Abbott Labs
"…a joy to work with and I would not hesitate to refer or recommend him to any group…"
–Joel Dandria Executive VP, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
"Please accept a specially engraved Rolex GMT Perpetual timepiece as an extra token of appreciation and gratitude..."
–Roland Puton, President & CEO, Rolex Watch USA, INC.
"...a pleasure for me and all of my team having you with us in Argentina…. feedback was VERY positive as evidenced by the standing ovation..."
–Rogerio Vivaldi, Vice President and General Manager, Genzyme
"…a great focal point for our event and he delivered the energetic, on-topic and entertaining message we desired for our audience."
–Brian Mollett, Motorola
"...I’m honoured to have heard you….on the edge of my seat the entire time…"
–Ron King .Mechanical Contractors Assoc of America.
Partial Client List:
US Government Department of Defense
Federal Reserve Bank
Association of Legal Administrators
City of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
Florida Municipal Electric Association
Precision Machined Parts Association (PMPA)
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Dental Labs of America
Sate Farm Insurance
Derek Daly’s sport pushes folks to the boundaries of human possibility. Both business and motor racing professionals might talk about “accelerating the vision,” but Daly has learned that the most important aspect of a vision is that vision’s execution. With trademark Irish wit and humor, Daly encourages his audiences to think about how they might execute their own visions, pushing beyond their boundaries to overcome obstacles and experience success.
Defeats and obstacles can sometimes teach us more than easy triumphs, and Daly’s near-tragic experience on the race track in 1984 leaves him better positioned than most to accurately convey the truth of how hard times can motivate us toward a better future. Daly regales audiences with tales of his time on the circuit, gently prodding us toward consideration of how our own obstacles and setbacks can become fuel for putting our visions into action.
The Culture Gearbox: How to shift from Good to Great to Extraordinary
Remember Good to Great? Today, it has shifted from Great to Extraordinary. Align this platform to the right culture, and you develop something truly unique; a Culture of Extraordinary. You will understand how to think and act differently as you push your people to the edges and boundaries of what might be possible. You will embrace what it means to go beyond your best. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner, that leaves audiences in awe. The US Government has used this topic multiple times.
The Speed of Now: How Fast Can You Get Fast?
If the speed of doing business continues to increase in the next 10 years; ask yourself, How Fast can you get Fast? Derek takes you down the success road to understand the critical difference between going fast and being fast. You will grasp how to remove the Speed Bumps that slow you down. You will learn how to achieve trailblazing performance and why corporations sometimes struggle to emulate these valuable traits. This topic has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.
SAFE Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team
Whether you buy or sell, you need to do it with Speed Agility & Flawless Execution (SAFE). Understand how your team can make critical performance gains by embracing intelligent risks. You will rejoice in the fact that a better You makes a better Us. Your teams will be equipped to celebrate success more often on the Victory Podium. Enter this presentation an individual; leave as a teammate, and AccSELLerate.
Your FutureSCAPE: Driving to the Dream Job Offer
What will your future career landscape look like? What will you need to accomplish to receive that dream job offer? Derek will take you on a captivating tour of what great teams will expect from their most valued employees in the coming decade. You will know the filter that you have to pass through. MBA and engineering students from Michigan to North Carolina have relished this understanding.
Race to Win
In Race to Win, Derek Daly draws upon his experiences as a former F1 driver, broadcast television announcer, and motivational speaker to explain the 7 essential skills of the Complete Champion.
Now in its 2nd Edition, Race to Win has been revised and updated to include examples and insight on current drivers such s Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Race to Win offers valuable analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of racing legends such as Michael Schumacher, Mario Andretti, Ayrton Senna and Jimmie Johnson. Daly also provides a comprehensive understanding of the qualities that separate the best drivers from the rest.
Daly provides a simple formula for success with his Champion’s Pyramid – a seven- component construct which lists and ranks the qualities necessary for the best drivers to win consistently, on any team, with any car, and on any track. Race to Win provides insight that hardcore fans will devour. The book is also a pragmatic guide for up and coming drivers, coaches, and team managers. Beyond that, the knowledge in this book applies to every individual with the desire to develop themselves into a champion, be it in racing, business, or life.