Extreme adventurer, entrepreneur, and author
Peter van Kets is a very popular guest speaker both on the South African and international speaking circuit. His presentations are powerful, inspiring and receive rave reviews. Peter relates his lessons learned / critical success factors to the business world by using real life examples of achieving success. He is a passionate speaker and is totally devoted to inspiring people and changing their lives.
Peter takes the lessons learned from his expeditions and relates them to the business environment. His expedition stories are of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win.
Impossible is Nothing
- One of the world’s top endurance adventurers and speakers
- Adventurer of the year 2011
- Writes inspirational columns for variety of magazines
By using his Race to the Pole, solo rowing and other expeditions as true life examples of achieving success, Peter 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.
Andy Hall the Deputy Chief Executive and Financial Director of Adcock Ingram says “Peter is a giant among men, and moreover so humble in the manner in which he describes overcoming the most brutal physical and mental struggles. As a leadership team, despite experiencing tough times, we left buoyed by the fact that we too have the ability to push through to our vision. Totally inspirational!”
It was a fantastic talk by Peter and soooo relevant to what we are working towards with our Accelerate transformation programme. Amazing how the sum of the tiniest changes can be the difference between winning and participating. Everyone should experience the 8th Summit!
Peter’s talk was definitely one of the very best I have heard – and I have heard many! His description of the expeditions he has undertaken are a fantastic example of the vision, planning, courage and discipline required to succeed in any venture. The talk is filled with insights of leadership, teamwork, focus and the ability to endure almost unbelievable stress and hardship. He is an outstanding example of a truly authentic and humble hero.
Head of Academics (Business School) – MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Peter van Kets’ mindset and achievement as an extreme sportsman and adventurer is exemplary for motivation of business and personal endeavours beyond the norm. Very fitting for inaugurating our Cane Centre of Excellence. Thanks to Peter for a job well done.
GM Agriculture (Technical Services), Illovo Sugar Limited
The ITC’s absolutely loved your presentation and motivated them big time. Once again you inspired me as was the case at ASATA, you are truly an amazing person.
“Peter absolutely blew us away with how he so professionally related his crazy adventures to everyday business challenges – I received so many emails after his talk from all who attended saying that in 17 years of listening to motivation speakers at eTravel he was undoubtable the best! He simply hit the spot and gave us all drive to continue! And all the best with all your future crazy expeditions! Keep us posted! Thank you Peter!”
Chief Executive Officer, eTravel