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Former SAS Officer and Leadership expert


Ken Hames is an adventurer and explorer in every sense of the word. Where most of us are destined to follow, Ken, is a born leader.

From his childhood on a farm to a professional career in the army including 16 years in the world famous British Special Forces, SAS, Ken Hames' love for the great outdoors has taken him from jungle to desert.

Current work

His desire to discover what lies beyond the horizon has fuelled his enthusiasm to encourage others less able to be inspired by adventure and exploration.

Ken now passes on his leadership and inspirational experiences by making personal appearances as a motivational and public speaker.

Ken is an expert in developing exciting courses to enable managers and team supervisors to become inspirational leaders through powerful and innovative guidance. Through his military experience and subsequent leadership of challenging expeditions for civilians to the far corners of the globe Ken specifically targets the needs of your staff and organisation to take both forward.

Ken Hames is a specialised team building coach and has worked some of the worlds biggest blue chip companies including Airbus, Lufthansa, Shell, Allianz and Bayer. He brings a unique blend of military experience, expedition experience and business skills to help empower teams to achieve greater productivity.

Ken coaches a number of top executives as individuals and has a proven track record of success. Ken's philosophy is "people not process" and his training focuses on behaviour, values and needs delivering effective, lasting and meaningful learning experiences that stay relevant to you and your staff.

Previous Experience

Military: Ken is one of the very few British officers to have worn the red beret of the Parachute Brigade, the green beret of the Royal Marines and the sand beret of the Special Air Service. His military experience includes nine tours of Northern Ireland, the liberation of Port Stanley in the Falklands War, the first Gulf War and commanding Britain’s anti- terrorist team.

Talking Points


Self Awareness and High Performance

Attitude and Mind-Set



Risk and Contingency Planning

Safety and Situational Awareness

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