The Mission Performance Team

Vicky Ellis


Vicky Ellis delivers leadership talks, training and coaching for clients across the globe.  She often uses her experiences and stories from her time as a successful skipper on the Clipper Round the World yacht race to illustrate leadership in challenging conditions and high-performance team building.

In 2013/14 Vicky skippered the yacht “Switzerland” in the Clipper race, leading an international team of 63 amateur sailors.  Battling fierce storms and disasters she developed and coached her crew, rising from the bottom to the top of the fleet over the 11-month challenge of a lifetime.  Vicky Ellis is one of only a handful of women in history to have skippered a team in such an epic race.  She made the record books when she became the 1st female skipper to lead her team to victory on a leg of the race.

As a trainer and coach, Vicky relishes having an impact on each and every individual she works with, helping them to unlock potential and achieve.  Her inclusivity and natural curiosity enable her to strive towards developing her clients beyond their expectations.

On the speaking stage, her fascinating stories, lessons and footage of leadership in the toughest of conditions have inspired businesses worldwide. Vicky’s unique and tailored talks are the highlight of professional gatherings, networking events and conferences. She can inspire, enthral and challenge thinking; taking a memorable look at leadership, motivating others and yourself for success.

Vicky pays great attention to each client’s needs and is a brilliant choice for clients looking to engage and create impact with both their established and future leaders. A natural coach and a confident presenter, you will find her intelligent, professional and a pleasure to work with.

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