Derek Daly | Professional Keynote Speaker, Television broadcaster & Author

Derek Daly is a World class Formula One and Indy 500 Driver, Master of Fast, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and 25 year network television analyst. The Hall of Fame race car driver uses the teaching power of a unique sports platform in a way seldom seen before. Derek competed against world champions - raced for some of the world’s most successful teams - won all over the world - lived in Monte Carlo - dined with Royalty - and was almost killed three times. His experiences are breathtaking. With his native Irish wit, he presents powerful analogies with straight forward and fascinating details, delivered with the same energy and humor that has made him one of television’s most popular sports commentators and a world class speaker. His powerful keynotes unfold the winning culture of successful teams who understand that critical performance gains occur at the margins and boundaries of people and equipment. The best-selling author also proves that his native Irish roots do in fact produce great communicators. You can’t remain emotionally neutral while absorbing highly entertaining and engaging sports analogies. Derek is a non-industry expert that will have you on the edge of your seat. SPEAKING: These Topics address High Performance Thinkers - High Performance Behavior and Safety • High Performance Thinkers Culture of EXTRAordinary: How to shift from Good2Great2Extraordinary Remember Good to Great back in the 90's? Today, it has shifted from Great to Extraordinary. Align this platform with the right culture, and your team can develop something truly unique; a Culture of Extraordinary. Imagine your team learning how to think and act differently as they push themselves to the edges and boundaries of what might be possible. Your team will embrace what it means to go beyond their best. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner, that leaves audiences in awe. Even the US Government DoD enjoyed this topic. • High Performance Behavior The Speed of Wow: How Fast Can You Get Fast? If the speed of your business continues to increase in the next 10 years, ask yourself; How Fast can you get Fast? Derek takes your team down the success road to understand the critical difference between going fast and being fast. They will grasp how Trust and Preparation become the cornerstones of teams who push against boundaries. They will learn how to achieve trailblazing performance and understand why corporations sometimes struggle to emulate these valuable traits. This topic has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic. • Safety S.A.F.E: The Crucial balance between Safety and Speed Having survived the hardest crash impact a driver had ever survived, Derek shares his near death experience that led to a safety initiative in racing that continues today. Your team will learn how his sport continues to develop the safest high performance equipment and work environments; that has literally saved lives. Understanding this, will empower your front line employees to make quick decisions, with limited information, in compressed time frames. You will understand that Compliance does not replace Responsibility. Learn how your team can make critical performance gains by embracing intelligent risks, as it activates its own S.A.F.E. model (Speed, Agility, Framework, Execution). No one remains emotionally neutral as they grasp his breathtaking global experiences.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 Reviews
Bob Weber, Dir Bus Derv, Smithfield Foods
We couldn’t be more pleased.

Derek uniquely identifies and articulates those key performance elements that separate winners and mid-pack runners. His front-row seat in the highest forms of motorsports around the globe provided Derek with remarkable insights We couldn’t be more pleased, and are equally excited to deploy Derek’s program in our business.

December 2018

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Dr Glenn Omura, MBA Professor, Michigan State University
The feedback was wonderful ...

The feedback was wonderful regarding your presentation. I expect to do this again next Fall and will be back in contact for a repeat performance from you. The fact you were overwhelmed at the end is a testament to your success.

December 2018

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Nathaniel Tjoi, VP, Foresters Financial
A privilege to hear.

It was undoubtedly one of the best presentations this group has had the privilege to hear….

December 2018

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