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Peter van Kets
Peter van Kets
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Speaker
Location:
East London South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Adventurer,Endurance athlete,Inspiration,motivation,Personal story,Professional Speaker,Webinars
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Guest Speaker, Peter van Kets is a professional endurance adventurer, keynote inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author

Peter is one of the worlds top professional adventurers who shares the lessons he’s learnt as an international keynote speaker. Globally known as a specialist around our ability to persevere in a turbulent and harsh economy allowing for high performance, growth and achieving targets. Peter has worked with major corporations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, China and the USA. Taking the new lessons learnt from his expeditions, he inspires audiences  to step out of their comfort zones with stories of thinking big,  taking risks, courage, perseverance, passion,  empowering other people to succeed, tenacity, grit, extraordinary teamwork and the will to win. 
 
A passionate conservationist and published author, Peter teaches people to seek out the extraordinary in every venture, which demands clear vision, dynamic strategy, precise planning and preparation, absolute honesty and integrity, uprightness of character and self-discipline. Accustomed to standing ovations after presentations, this humble, engaging, ever-reliable speaker is a favourite on the speaking circuit, both locally and internationally. 
If anyone is equipped to share lessons on what it means to overcome adversity and persevere against the odds, it is Peter. Few people have endured the harsh realities of nature that he has, and triumphed. His inspirational keynotes, supported by thrilling images and videos of his expeditions, present real-life stories of grit and survival - ideal for today’s corporate audiences. 
 
Peter has a way of pushing people out of their comfort zones and demonstrating how vision, passion and self-discipline can drive excellence. One of his core messages is Sir Edmund Hillary’s – it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. In the business world, everyone is immersed in a real-life drama, says Peter – and his aim is to change the way people think about themselves and their circumstances. Calling himself a ‘normal guy’ who happens to do exceptional things, Peter leads employees and teams towards using planning, strategy, conflict management and other skills to get the most out of their lives. 
 
A ‘master of endurance’, Peter always plans to win – and he shows corporates how they can do the same. Having made his name winning the Woodvale Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race together with friend Bill Godfrey, and being the first African to row unsupported across the Atlantic, Peter is a natural leader who drives audiences to be courageous and ambitious in their own lives. Whether addressing CEOs, sales teams or conference delegates, he crafts a message of tenacity and hope that everyone can relate to. Well-known keynotes include ‘Impossible is Nothing’, ‘Leaving a Legacy’, ‘The Power of Team’ and ‘The Success Factor – GRIT!’.
 
Accomplishments
One of the world’s top endurance adventurers and speakers – has rowed across the Atlantic twice, trekked unsupported to the South Pole, dog sledded in the North Pole and taken part in many Beyond Expedtions. 
Beyond the desert Edge
Beyond the Rift Valley
Beyond Aukoerebis
Author of  best seller ‘The Eighth Summit’
Adventurer of the Year 2011
Winner of the South African Premiers Award and Eastern Cape Sports Start of the Year in 2008. 
Writes inspirational columns for a variety of magazines
Writes inspirational columns for business magazines

 
PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM PETER
“I truly believe that if we put the right processes in place in our lives, both personally and professionally, we can absolutely achieve the things we’ve considered impossible before.” 
“A recent Harvard Business School study on success showed that the most significant predictor in a person’s ability to succeed is perseverance. It is the basis of all success. If we want to achieve and sustain true success, and fulfil our purpose, perseverance is a must.”
“Adventurers typically tell hard-core stories about how they nearly died on their expeditions – but this is not relevant to business people, who want more practical examples – for example, how do you cope when caught up in a storm?”
“I’m passionate about changing the way people think about themselves and their professional lives – that’s what I do. I enjoy seeing the difference I make in their lives and businesses.” 
“I find my magic out of my comfort zone and I put a process in place to make sure that I am successful in it – that is the story that I tell. All my experiences are very real, but I relate them to others in a metaphorical way that makes sense to them.”
“Businesses are undergoing dramatic changes – I speak about the dramatic changes I have undergone on my expeditions and show how people can adapt and innovate for success.”
“I connect with audiences on a personal level – it is one of my gifts. I don’t say ‘come and listen to me speak’ – I interact. I am 100% comfortable with what I am saying and known that it will make sense to people and they will be able to use the information.” 
 
He is married to Kim (also an extreme endurance athlete) and they have a daughter Hannah.
Guest Speaker, Peter van Kets is a professional endurance adventurer, keynote inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author

Peter is one of the worlds top professional adventurers who shares the lessons he’s learnt as an international keynote speaker. Globally known as a specialist around our ability to persevere in a turbulent and harsh economy allowing for high performance, growth and achieving targets. Peter has worked with major corporations
Synopsis:
PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS for Peter van Kets

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INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTES - #initforthelongrun
- stay focused 
- stay passionate
- stay inspired
- build resilience

6 x 30 min presentations + 20 - 30 minute Q & A if needed.  
Weekly sessions or at intervals best suited to cleints needs.


PASSION ALWAYS WINS **Latest Presentation**
2020 marks the start of a new decade, a new beginning and it’s going to have its challenges. This could mean great opportunities for your business, but we need to be prepared for these challenges. Our world is developing and changing at an alarming rate. These changes are an inevitable part of life and an important part of a business life. It will take perseverance and grit to be able to adapt and thrive to these changes and it’s passion that inspires both.
'Passion Always Wins' looks at a process we can put in place to allow us to become more focused and passionate about what we do, both personally and professionally.  Peter’s presentation takes phenomenal and inspiring stories from his global expeditions focusing on each part of this process so that in the end we will be able to understand that we have the power to achieve anything we believe we are able to achieve.


HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT IT 
This presentation takes an inspirational look into the processes that will allow us to be resilient, to adapt and thrive, to achieve and sustain success in 2019. It’s a perfect fit for any kick-off, sales or leadership conference. Or just for pure motivation!


CONNECTING THE DOTS
We conduct our personal and business ventures in a turbulent and dynamic world. To achieve and sustain real success, accomplish significant goals and fulfil our purpose we must connect and balance all the important DOTS. This will allow us to operate at maximum personal and professional efficiency. 
 
 
GRIT 
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.
 

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!
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


LEAVING A LEGACY
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


THE POWER OF TEAM
This inspirational presentation focuses on lessons learned from the 5438km unsupported Solo Atlantic Rowing Race.
Target audience: Inspirational – Teams, sales conferences, Leadership programs and more

• Vision
• What is your story
• Powerful individuals
• Dynamic collaboration
• Surrounding yourself with the best possible team
• Vision, passion and principle centered teams
• Setting clear and achievable goals
• Making the move from external discipline to self-discipline.
• The power of positive attitude
• Knowing that with the right resources, there is a solution to every problem!
• Communication
• Being properly prepared
• Execution - Not being paralysed by the fear of failure
• Being decisive
• Innovation - always look for areas to improve upon
• Understand the benefit of helping others succeed
PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS for Peter van Kets

ONLINE/WEBINAR PACKAGES ** LATEST OFFERING**<
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Data projector.
Large screen.
Lapel microphone.
PA system that can play sound from Peters laptop.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Data projector.
Large screen.
Lapel microphone.
PA system that can play sound fr
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