Peter van Kets

Tagline: Motivational Adventurer

Talent Highlights

  • Professional Endurance Adventurer: Peter Van Kets is renowned for his daring expeditions, pushing the boundaries of human endurance in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
  • Bestselling Author: With two bestselling books under his belt, including “The Eighth Summit” and “Grin & Bear It,” Peter has captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide with his captivating storytelling and profound insights.
  • Global Speaker: Having spoken at over 1000 conferences across the globe, Peter’s impact knows no bounds, resonating with audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Transformational Keynotes: Peter’s keynotes are not just speeches; they are immersive experiences that challenge, inspire, and empower audiences to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.
  • Expertise in Leadership and Teamwork: Drawing from his own experiences, Peter offers invaluable insights into the principles of resilience, passion, and teamwork, providing practical strategies for personal and professional growth.

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

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  • East London, EC

Fee Range:

  • Fees: On Request

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As an inspirational speaker Peter van Kets shares the hard lessons he’s learnt during his expeditions through a series of powerful keynotes as well as team and leadership interventions.

Peter Van Kets is not your average speaker. With a heart of adventure and a spirit that thrives on pushing the limits, he embodies the essence of resilience, perseverance, and leadership. Hailing from South Africa, Peter has carved his name as a professional endurance adventurer, speaker, and bestselling author. His journey is not just about conquering physical challenges; it’s about embracing the mindset needed to overcome the impossible. Through his powerful keynotes and immersive presentations, Peter shares the profound lessons he’s learned during his expeditions, captivating audiences with gripping visuals and compelling narratives that leave a lasting impact.

Peter van Kets | Motivational Adventurer

Expertise and Background:

Peter Van Kets is more than just a speaker; he’s a beacon of inspiration and a catalyst for change. With over 1000 conferences under his belt, Peter has graced stages globally, captivating audiences with his raw authenticity and unwavering determination. His expertise lies not only in conquering the world’s most treacherous terrains but also in deciphering the complexities of leadership and teamwork. Drawing from his own experiences, Peter delves into the core principles of resilience, passion, and endurance, offering invaluable insights into what it takes to thrive in the face of adversity.

Peter’s journey is punctuated by two bestselling books that serve as testaments to his indomitable spirit. His first book, “The Eighth Summit,” explores the power of mind over matter, urging readers to challenge their limits and embrace the unknown. Meanwhile, “Grin & Bear It,” his latest offering, delves into the building blocks of success, emphasizing the importance of passion and resilience in achieving one’s goals. Through his writing and speaking engagements, Peter ignites a fire within others, empowering them to rise above their circumstances and pursue greatness.

As a speaker, Peter Van Kets is unparalleled in his ability to connect with diverse audiences on a profound level. Whether addressing corporate executives in Europe, Africa, or the USA, his message resonates universally, transcending cultural boundaries and inspiring positive change. His keynotes are not just speeches; they’re transformative experiences that challenge conventional thinking and ignite a sense of purpose within each listener. From leadership interventions to team-building workshops, Peter’s influence extends far beyond the stage, leaving a lasting imprint on organizations and individuals alike.

Why Book Peter Van Kets:

Event planners seeking to create impactful and unforgettable experiences need look no further than Peter Van Kets. With his unparalleled expertise and captivating storytelling, Peter has the power to elevate any event to new heights. His message of resilience, perseverance, and leadership is not just timely but essential in today’s fast-paced world. By booking Peter, event planners can ensure that their audience walks away inspired, empowered, and ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead.

Peter’s unique blend of adventure and wisdom makes him a standout choice for conferences, seminars, and corporate events. His ability to translate his experiences into practical lessons sets him apart from other speakers, offering attendees tangible strategies for personal and professional growth. Whether addressing a small intimate gathering or a large-scale conference, Peter’s authenticity and passion shine through, leaving a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of hearing him speak.

Why Event Planners Should Use WeSpeak Global:

Event planners seeking to streamline their booking process and connect with top-tier speakers need WeSpeak Global. With its extensive network of speakers, including luminaries like Peter Van Kets, WeSpeak Global offers unparalleled access to world-class talent. By partnering with WeSpeak Global, event planners can access a diverse range of speakers tailored to their specific needs and budget, ensuring that every event is a resounding success. With WeSpeak Global, the search for the perfect speaker is over, allowing event planners to focus on what they do best—creating unforgettable experiences for their audience.

Summary and Conclusion:

In summary, Peter Van Kets is more than just a speaker; he’s a force of nature—an adventurer, author, and inspirational figure who embodies the very essence of resilience and leadership. With his powerful keynotes and immersive presentations, Peter has captivated audiences around the world, leaving a lasting impact on all who have had the privilege of hearing him speak. His message of perseverance, passion, and resilience transcends cultural boundaries, inspiring positive change in organizations and individuals alike. For event planners seeking to create transformative experiences, Peter Van Kets is the ultimate choice, ensuring that every event is an unforgettable journey of discovery and growth.

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.

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