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Peter van Kets
Peter van Kets
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
East London South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Adventurer,Endurance athlete,Inspiration,motivation,Personal story,Professional Speaker
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Peter van Kets is one of South Africa’s top adventurers and international keynote/inspirational speakers and a passionate conservationist,.
He completed an unsupported race across Antarctica to the South Pole to commemorate Scott and Amundsens race 100 years ago. His story is one of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win.
 
In 2008 Peter made his name known in the world of extreme adventure by winning the unsupported Woodvale Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race together with friend Bill Godfrey. With this he was awarded the South African Premiers Award and the Eastern Cape Sports Star of the year (2008) Award. In 2010 Peter spent 76 days alone in a 7 meter rowing boat crossing the Atlantic. His epic 5438 Km unsupported row across the Atlantic was a first for any African. With this he was awarded the S.A. Out There Adventurer of the Year 2011.
Peter writes an inspirational column for the Leadership Magazines – Leadership in Sport. He also writes an inspirational column for the business magazine “Blue Chip”.
 
Peter has a great affinity with the planets oceans and seas having spent most of his life either in, on or near the sea. His two rows across the Atlantic and the experiences he has had have made him passionate about the conservation of our oceans. His motto is DOT. Do-one-thing! He understands that on his own he can have little impact on the total conservation of our seas, but collectively , if we could each just do-one-thing we could have a dramatic effect and save our oceans.
 
Peter is a very popular guest speaker both on the South African and international speaking circuit. His presentations are powerful and inspiring receiving rave reviews everywhere. In his latest talk, Peter relates his lessons learned / critical success factors to the business world by using real/true life examples of achieving success. He is a passionate speaker and is totally devoted to inspiring people and changing their lives. He addresses the issues of (to name but a few) great vision, planning, team work, strategy, conflict management, working in a dynamic environment, self-discipline and perseverance.

He is married to Kim (also an extreme endurance athlete) and they have a daughter Hannah.
Peter van Kets is one of South Africa’s top adventurers and international keynote/inspirational speakers and a passionate conservationist,.
He completed an unsupported race across Antarctica to the South Pole to commemorate Scott and Amundsens race 100 years ago. His story is one of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win.
 
In 2008 Peter made his name known in the world of extr
Synopsis:
PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS for Peter van Kets

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

CONNECTING THE DOTS
We conduct our personal and business ventures i
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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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