bespoke presentations to a wide range of clients.

Using his experiences from making the transition from high performance sport to pioneering word first expeditions, Richard has delivered bespoke presentations to a wide range of clients.

Whether it’s engaging or motivating staff, working with CSR aims and objectives, developing resilience within the workplace or simply sharing his experiences of performing in extreme environments, Richard’s unique approach and humility is highly respected amongst a number of brands.


Presentation at SGM, internal webinars and interactive Q&A’s, sharing experiences with staff such as resilience and performing in difficult environments.

Richard has really become part of the family at Admiral. He has inspired staff across the organisation, whether speaking to thousands at our annual staff general meeting or to smaller groups as an ambassador for our Ministry of Health initiative. What you see is what you get with Richard, an approachable, passionate and infectiously positive person, and we are lucky to have him associated with Admiral.

Louisa Scadden, Head of Communications, Admiral Group plc.


Internal video to engage staff/partners to go the extra mile.

The challenging goals we have set require continued great leadership, flexibility and an enhanced sense of ownership across the company. We asked Richard to get involved because of the challenging goals he had to overcome to succeed. The video we produced with Richard inspired and engaged our team as the 737 Challenge had many synergies with our own vision and his passion and professionalism meant he worked closely with our team to deliver exactly what we needed.

Andy Street, Managing Director of John Lewis


Presentation to coaches and managers from Regional Academies.

To enable England Rugby to achieve sustainable success we seek to develop ‘self-aware, self-organising, adaptable and responsible decision-makers’. Richard presented to coaches and managers from the Regional Academies, who together are charged with developing the next generation. Drawing on his experience from the 737 Challenge, Richard outlined the ambition, dedication and the determination in the face of adversity that characterises world class athletes. Richard’s achievements are remarkable, his character is a source of inspiration and the story is compelling.

Alun Powell, Head of Regional Academies, Rugby Football Union

Institute of Directors

Speaker at business lunches.

Inspiration, Motivation, Enthusiasm are just three of the words that spring to mind when thinking about Richard Parks. The IoD in north and south Wales had the pleasure of hearing him speak at business lunches attended by leading business figures from across Wales. His good humour and natural warmth in telling us of his incredible feats left our audiences totally mesmerized and utterly enthralled. Richard has a zest for life coupled with a total can-do mind-set and we in business can learn a lot from his sheer dogged determination to succeed often in the face of towering obstacles. He is a class act!

Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director, IoD Wales


Keynote speaker at MDRT UK day.

Richard’s keynote at MDRT UK Day 2015 to approximately 300 financial services professionals, who can be the most discerning of audiences, could not have been more of a success. The story of how he overcame his challenges, whether mental or physical, served to inspire and motivate a captivated crowd. Richard’s account of how he was supported by the team around him and his determination and tenacity to focus on the most minute of details with a view to achieving his goals provided transferable ideas and methods, which could be implemented successfully into any business. What Richard has achieved is astounding, and the relaxed and easy way with which he tells his story belies it’s greatness.

Elaine Milne, UK Committee, Million Dollar Round Table.

Richard has also delivered keynote presentations and talks to:

The Outdoors Show
Bank of America
Airbus UK
Kendall Mountain Film Festival
Seren Group
Sport Wales 


Honorary Lecturer

Richard is proud to be an honorary lecturer at the University of South Wales working within the curriculum in a number of departments to improve the student experience through applied learning.