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Peter van Kets

Tagline: Motivational Adventurer

Speaker Highlights

  • Adventurer Extraordinaire: Peter van Kets is a renowned adventurer who has conquered some of the world’s most challenging environments. From traversing the Antarctic to rowing across the Atlantic, his feats of endurance and resilience inspire audiences to push beyond their limits and embrace the spirit of adventure.
  • Record-Breaking Expeditions: With multiple world records to his name, Peter van Kets has proven himself to be a fearless pioneer in the world of exploration. Whether solo or with a team, he has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible, demonstrating the power of determination and perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • Motivational Speaker: As a captivating storyteller and motivational speaker, Peter van Kets shares his incredible experiences and insights with audiences around the globe. His dynamic presentations are filled with humor, humility, and valuable lessons learned from his adventures, leaving a lasting impact on all who hear him speak.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Through his expeditions, Peter van Kets has gained invaluable insights into the importance of leadership and teamwork in achieving success. He emphasizes the power of collaboration, communication, and trust, highlighting the key role that effective leadership plays in navigating challenges and achieving common goals.
  • Resilience and Adaptability: Facing extreme conditions and unpredictable circumstances, Peter van Kets exemplifies the qualities of resilience and adaptability. He teaches audiences how to embrace change, overcome obstacles, and thrive in even the most challenging environments, both in the wilderness and in the business world.

Keynote Topics

HARNESSING THE PASSION FOR SUCCESS

RESOLVE, takes a new look at how to foster passion, then harness that passion to create discipline and to construct a process, which will drive passion and discipline towards significant success.

We conduct both our professional (and personal) lives in a turbulent, dynamic, fiercely competitive and often harsh world. And so, starting a business, meeting an insane sales target, turning a floundering venture around, these are all challenges that are infinitely comparable to trekking to a Pole or rowing an ocean.

The Business world is the new frontier, it is a place of extraordinary adventure, presenting an arena for uniquely challenging expeditions every day. For the past decade of my life I have taken part in and led many expeditions to some of the most remote desolate and beautiful parts of the planet, and the lessons I have learned are astonishingly transferable to the world of business/sales/marketing/finance etc etc.

Vision, passion, grit, calculated risk taking, survival, collaboration, discipline, leadership, precise planning are as important in the boardroom as they are in the wilderness….although of course an error in the boardroom may not result in your death.

Of all of the attributes I have mentioned, resolve/vasbyt/Nyamezela is the one quality most likely to guarantee success. However, resolve isn’t created in a vacuum, it cannot and does not stand alone. It grows out of PASSION.

This presentation, RESOLVE, takes a new look at how to foster passion, then harness that passion to create discipline and to construct a process which will drive passion and discipline towards significant success.

“If one is resolute about the journey ahead and passionate about achieving one’s vision, then with the right processes in place we can achieve that which has been considered to be impossible before.” But it will take RESOLVE!

Every venture you embark on, both in a professional and personal capacity, will demand clear vision, dynamic strategy, precise planning and preparation, absolute honesty, integrity, discipline and fearlessness, but above all it will demand GRIT, perseverance!!

We currently conduct our ventures in a turbulent, dynamic , competitive and often harsh world. So how do we adapt and then thrive in this environment? How do we achieve and sustain true success and fulfill our purpose. My presentation “GRIT” answers these fundamental questions with profound universal principles learned during some of my expeditions.

So if we put the right processes in place and we persevere we will absolutely be able to achieve those things we have considered ‘impossible’ before.

“Every venture in life is going to demand clear vision, dynamic strategy, precise planning and preparation, absolute honesty and integrity, uprightness of character and self discipline, but above all it will take perseverance, nyamazela, GRIT. If we put the right processes in place, we persevere and never give up on our vision, we absolutely will not fail.”

This presentation is pure motivation and focuses on the 888km unsupported Scott-Amundsen Race to the South Pole with a few anecdotes from the rows across the Atlantic.

Target audience: PURE MOTIVATION! Leadership, sales, teams etc

Vision
Having a winning attitude
Collaboration
Surrounding yourself with the best possible team
Identifying partners who share your vision and passion
Knowing that with the right resources, there is a solution to every problem!
Setting clear and achievable goals
Being properly prepared
Execution – Not being paralysed by the fear of failure
Perfect delivery
Having a clear, but flexible strategy
Being decisive
Making the move from external discipline to self-discipline.
Persevering
Innovation – always look for areas to improve upon
Understand the benefit of helping others succeed
Focus on the small things and the big things fall into place

Peter Van Kets and a team of leadership experts explore the lessons from his expeditions, and guide you through applying them to your life and work.

This motivational presentation is geared for the leaders of tomorrow. It focuses on the 5438km unsupported Pairs Atlantic Rowing Race 2007/8.

Target audience: Inspirational – Leadership, sales, awards events, teams etc

Vision
What is your story
The power of positive attitude
Collaboration
Surrounding yourself with the best possible team
Identifying partners who share your vision and passion
Knowing that with the right resources, there is a solution to every problem!
Setting clear and achievable goals
Being properly prepared
Execution – Not being paralysed by the fear of failure
Perfect delivery
Having a clear, but flexible strategy
Being decisive
Making the move from external discipline to self-discipline.
Persevering
Innovation – always look for areas to improve upon
Understand the benefit of helping others succeed
Focus on the small things and the big things fall into place

5/5
(5 reviews)

Travels From:

  • East London

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 35,001 - 50,000

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Peter van Kets is an inspiring adventurer within professional speaking. Hailing from South Africa, he is not only recognized as one of the nation’s foremost adventurers but also as an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and ardent conservationist. With a background steeped in exploration and a passion for environmental stewardship, Peter brings a unique blend of […]

Peter van Kets is an inspiring adventurer within professional speaking. Hailing from South Africa, he is not only recognized as one of the nation’s foremost adventurers but also as an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and ardent conservationist. With a background steeped in exploration and a passion for environmental stewardship, Peter brings a unique blend of adventure, resilience, and purpose to his speaking engagements, captivating audiences worldwide.

Peter van Kets | Adventure Motivation

Background and Expertise:

Peter van Kets is no stranger to pushing the limits of human potential. Having embarked on numerous expeditions across some of the world’s most challenging terrains, from the icy expanses of Antarctica to the unforgiving waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Peter has honed his skills in leadership, perseverance, and adaptability. His experiences as a solo rower, endurance athlete, and polar explorer have equipped him with invaluable insights into overcoming obstacles and thriving in the face of adversity.

Beyond his remarkable feats of endurance, Peter is a passionate advocate for environmental conservation. As a founding member of the DotAfrica Foundation, he works tirelessly to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our planet’s natural resources. Through his expeditions and speaking engagements, Peter seeks to inspire others to take action towards a more sustainable future, emphasizing the interconnectedness of humanity and the environment.

Peter’s expertise in leadership and resilience extends beyond the realm of adventure. With a background in business and entrepreneurship, he understands the intricacies of navigating complex challenges in both corporate and personal contexts. Drawing on lessons learned from his expeditions, Peter offers practical insights into effective leadership, teamwork, and decision-making, empowering audiences to unleash their full potential and achieve extraordinary results.

Event Planners’ Reasons to Book Peter van Kets:

Event planners seeking to engage and inspire their audiences need look no further than Peter van Kets. With his riveting storytelling, profound insights, and infectious enthusiasm, Peter has a proven track record of leaving a lasting impact on audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Whether addressing corporate teams, educational institutions, or community organizations, Peter’s messages resonate deeply, sparking meaningful conversations and driving positive change.

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Conclusion:

In conclusion, Peter van Kets stands as a beacon of inspiration and resilience in the world of professional speaking. Through his extraordinary adventures, unwavering commitment to conservation, and insightful leadership, Peter leaves an indelible mark on all who have the privilege of hearing him speak. As he continues to push the boundaries of human potential and advocate for a more sustainable future, Peter van Kets remains a true force for positive change in the world.

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