Meet The Team

Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson

As a professional Polar Explorer and motivational speaker, I work with groups and individuals to enhance their leadership and confidence qualities. My background in the military and finance has allowed me to work with people at all levels, both within a corporate structures and highly stressful environments. The groups I work with usually have many challenges; however, I help them see their own strengths and show them how it is possible to achieve what seems impossible. 

Example Assignments

Recent assignments have included working with Olympic and Commonwealth athletes on a leadership programme aimed at performance improvement and confidence. The success of this programme has now been rolled out across the country into Schools and Universities in order to enhance the potential for future athletes. 

Teams and Coaching
I am the MD and Head Guide of The Polar Academy, a charity established to address the lack of confidence and aspirations of the ‘invisible children’ with in our education system. Through our philosophy of ‘Inspiration through Exploration’, we identify individuals who would benefit most by being part of this unique programme, put them through an intensive training regime before taking them on a major Arctic expedition. Thereafter, they return to their community fully motivated and a true role model for their peers, inspiring thousands with their journey of determination, perseverance and reward.