The question ‘will it make the boat go faster?’ is incredibly powerful. It cuts through confusion, it guides behaviour, it focuses attention. Time and again the crew used the question to move forward
— Ben Hunt-Davis Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?


Clients today tell us that they have never been so busy - but that they are struggling to make progress. We observe several symptoms of this - lack of goal clarity, focus on task rather than outcome and ineffective process and culture.

I feel like I need to focus on multiple challenges - and it’s doing my head in.
— Business Development Manager, Building Products
Information overload and the always connected 24/7 work environment are overwhelming workers, undermining productivity and contributing to low employee engagement.
— concluded Deloitte researchers following Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends 2014 survey.


In the 1990’s, the GB Eight Rowing Team were also struggling, with disappointing results. But at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, they won the gold medal.

How did they do it? At every turn, every training session, every decision they asked themselves one question: “Will it make the boat go faster?” Ben Hunt-Davis was a member of that team, and together with executive coach, Harriet Beveridge, took this question and created Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?.


The Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Program, delivered by Circ Consulting

Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? is an engagement methodology
the program is flexible and the benefits long-lasting

Circ Consulting is the Australian Licensee to deliver the Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? program. We have developed a range of programs to introduce Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? to your business. The programs incorporate a range of learning and group activities including:


Collaborative workshops help clients to crystallise their purpose, to build simple goals and to figure out what they need to do, and stop doing, to achieve their goals.

Weekly Performance Insights emails from Ben Hunt-Davis

Ben’s weekly emails are additional support for continuing to focus on key priorities when faced with the ongoing day-to-day challenges.


Additional learning is gained at a time and place that suits participants through highly focused webinar sessions.

It’s brought a real focus…. I am going to start immediately by reviewing all of our marketing plans and weeding out all of the stuff that we think is unnecessary. If it’s not going to make our boat go faster, then we won’t do it!
— Marketing Director, Pharmaceutical Company

Watch the video Ben Hunt-Davis MBE tells the riveting story of how a team thrown together by chance rather than design lifted their performance from mediocre at best to becoming Olympic Champions. Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?