Lia Ditton is a dynamic and engaging speaker who draws on her unique experiences at sea and on dry land to deliver insightful, inspirational and informative talks.

Lia captures the imagination of the audience, retelling pivotal moments in her off-shore and artistic career: participating in some of the world’s toughest ocean races and transforming those experiences into contemporary art installations.

Through her gifted storytelling ability and unique sense of humour, Lia inspires audiences to:

  • Maintain resilience in the face of adversity
  • Find the positive side of the worst situations
  • Push the limits of one’s physical and psychological endurance and
  • Achieve the seemingly “unachievable”


Lia excels in conveying her enthusiasm for life and inspires people to discover their own potential  – Marketing Director Musto Clothing PLC, Simon Payne

Lia’s style is fresh, breezy, entertaining, and informative – Commodore of the New England Multihull Association, Tom Cox

Her adventures and achievements are admirable; her boundless energy and creativity make her unique  – UK Sales Director Adobe Systems Incorporated, Mark Greenaway

Lia Ditton enraptured our discerning guests! – Organizer of the Falmouth 350 Festival & founder/adventurer of the Around The World Foundation, Robin Dunseath

We were so impressed that we asked her to come back a year later! – Founder of the Home House Sailing Society, Alban James 

Inspirational and entertaining! Lia packed the house – Talk organizers RWYC Plymouth, Jean & Marten Holden 

Lia’s rating given by guests onboard is one of the highest we’ve ever had – Celebrity Cruises Enrichment Program Director, Kevin McCormack

I was so impressed with Lia’s messages such that everything is possible and it is mind over physical limitations – PIMCO Managing Director Tokyo office, Akinori Matsui 

It was truly a great pleasure to hear Lia’s perspective on her adventures, but also life more generally, especially in the context of how her attitude and determination allowed her to overcome obstacles most of us would never attempt – PIMCO Executive VP, Sapna Shah 

Lia is an incredible story-teller and her passion is contagious – Managing Director of Innovation, Filene Research Institute, Ryan Foss 

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