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Neal Petersen        

History-Making Extreme Adventurer, Award-Winning Author & Global Investor

Neal Petersen completed two amazing journeys in his life: a single-handed yacht race around the world, 27,000 miles, 9 months at sea, alone, around Cape Horn, and in the smallest, least funded, the boat he designed and built himself. And an even more arduous and eventful trip of overcoming racial prejudice during the harsh Apartheid era in South Africa, poverty, and a childhood physical disability, just to make it to the start line!

Neal inspires organizations to foster innovation, build stronger teams, adapt under pressure, and cultivate a mindset that focuses on solutions! With high energy and a fully engaging presentation style, Peterson's audiences are spellbound from the moment he walks on stage until he departs. Neal lays out the importance of a clearly communicated vision, followed by detailed planning, preparation, passion, and then execution. Neal has challenged global audiences to prevail against their own formidable barriers and setbacks while igniting renewed passion as they navigate forward.

Speech Topics

Change Is Constant: It’s How You Play the Cards

Audiences will understand that you have to address the possibility of failure if one wants to achieve great things. His message will connect with audience members’ experience facing challenges – sales quotas for instance – that may seem formidable at first – until imagination, innovation and passion are applied.

With Choice There Is Consequence

Neal’s impact transcends age, gender, and race to promote the creation of leaders, life-long learners, and individuals who are mindful of the consequences their choices will have on personal, familial, community, and generational levels.

The Importance of Realizing Goals: Perseverance & Determination

Overcoming fear and facing danger and the unknown has been central to how Neal approaches his goals and his life. Audiences will walk away understanding the validity for direct correlations between perseverance, determination, passion and dedication to achieve any goal.

The Power of Positive Attitude & How It Affects Performance

Neal has always defined himself by what he can imagine – rather than how others would define him and how he sustained his dream in the face of numerous barriers is compelling.

No Barriers ~ Only Solutions

Neal carries a treasure chest on-stage and in it examples of how he turned every barrier into opportunities to achieve his dream and empowers others to turn their baggage and set backs into opportunity

  • How Neal used innovation to find solutions is key to success.
  • How to capitalize on ever changing winds storms by being prepared and the importance of finding the right team to help get you there. .
  • how we can all marshal our inner strengths, stretch our capabilities and realize remarkable achievements.
  • Adapt to wind shifts and stormy seas by knowing when to alter course.
  • Leverage the current economic challenges to your advantage
  • Keep pumping, choose a winning course and navigate to your advantage.
  • Refresh your vision and attitude, find your purpose.
  • Elements of success include passion, determination, perseverance and working smart.
  • With a clear vision, focus and planning, a dream can become a reality.

  • Neal's words inspire confidence by making the pathway to success seem like something that every individual can attain.

  • Attendees walk away with passion, a refocus and shift in attitude necessary to achieve their goals and dreams.

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