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KEYNOTE 2024

“2023 was a tough year for most and without doubt this year is going to up the ante considerably. South Africans are facing their own unique set of challenges (from many sides) particularly from a socio-economic and political perspective.

More than ever our world is evolving at an exponential rate. The business landscape, traditional leadership models and our approaches to life may no longer be sufficient to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead…

“Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to co-operate with it, adapt to it and learn how to benefit from it. It is an opportunity for growth.”

I had the privilege of speaking to the leadership and staff of Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency today. The idea was to introduce the “Nyamezela Mindset” as a new way of thinking. To inspire a culture that creates resilience in its DNA.
Ayanda Gqoboka has just taken the helm as CEO and we wish him all the best!”

I spoke at a leadership conference on 16 July for the amazing research and development team of Mercedes Benz at Deidesheim in Germany. Adapting to change and thriving in a dynamic and stressful environment was a key topic of the conference and one that I have written about in my new book ‘Grin and Bear It’.

ADAPTING TO CHANGE AND THRIVING IN A DYNAMIC AND STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT

KEYNOTE & MOTIVATIONAL TALKS

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THE EXPLORER MINDSET

2023 was a tough year for most and without doubt this year is going to up the ante considerably. South Africans are facing their own unique set of challenges…

RESOLVE

This presentation takes a fresh look at how to foster passion, harness that passion to create discipline, and eventually construct a process to drive the passion…

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

To truly understand “impossible”, we need to take on the things we previously considered impossible. On that journey, we will be faced with times when disaster seems imminent…

VIRTUAL MOTIVATION

The planet has been in a tempest for a while. The way we live and operate is unsustainable; the economic inequality is indefensible; the way we travel, eat and deal with waste…

GRIT

There can be no doubt that we conduct our personal and business ventures in a dynamic, turbulent world. Given the ever-changing circumstances, how do we adapt and thrive?…

THE LEADING EDGE

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.

LEAVING A LEGACY

This talk focuses on the 5 438km unsupported pairs Atlantic Rowing Race of 2007/2008, and is aimed at the leaders of tomorrow.

Client Testimonials

Phenomenally inspirational!

Rarely does one meet such an engaging and compelling individual. Pete has a connection with his audience that is phenomenally inspirational.

Totally inspirational!

Peter van Kets was the highlight of our conference. Totally inspirational!

He simply hit the spot!

In 17 years of listening to motivational speakers at eTravel, he was undoubtably the best! He simply hit the spot!

Most authentic and fascinating speaker!

Peter is one of the most authentic and fascinating speakers we have ever worked with. He is a real master of motivation.

Presentation was exceptional!!

Peter’s presentation was exceptional. Our team enjoyed every second of it! The messaging was a brilliant fit for what we wanted our team to take away. A perfect way to start 2021!

I'll take you out of your comfort zone to the highest, driest, windiest, coldest, most beautiful and most rugged places on the planet!

EXPEDITIONS

Peter Van Kets Expeditions

MY BOOKS

Embark on extraordinary journeys through “GRIN& BEARIT!” and “THE EIGHTH SUMMIT.” From overcoming peril to unlocking inner strength, these captivating narratives inspire resilience and drive, guiding readers to conquer challenges and embrace personal triumphs.

Books Available @ R250 – Postage is R100 (POSTNET/PEP) – South Africa only

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ABOUT PETER VAN KETS

PETER VAN KETS – is a South African professional endurance adventurer, speaker and bestselling author. As an inspirational speaker he shares the hard lessons he’s learnt during his expeditions through a series of powerful keynotes as well as team and leadership interventions. These are all immersive, emotive and compelling presentations backed up with gripping visuals.

He has spoken at over 1000 conferences globally and has worked with leadership teams of organisations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, China and the USA.

Peter has authored two best-selling books. The first in 2014, “The Eighth Summit”. The core theme of which is ‘mind-over-matter’ and what we can do to overcome seemingly impossible challenges.

The second book, ”Grin & Bear It”, was published in August 2022. The core themes of this book are the building blocks and key foundations of passion, endurance and resilience, the most significant predictors in a persons or organisations ability to achieve and sustain success. This could also be an excellent ‘add-on’ for any conference.
Peters presentations/keynotes are always personally tailored to his clients needs. A few of the popular and most successful titles include, “Impossible is Nothing”, “Leaving a Legacy” and “Grin & Bear It – Adapt and Thrive 2023”.

These are some of his inspirational topics: passion, endurance, resilience, enthusiasm, humour, strategy, practice, curiosity, the capacity to suffer, courage, embracing change, being a +1, +1 teams, small steps, avoiding pig headedness, routines, vulnerability, hope, trust, helping others succeed and a sense of purpose.

Adventure Accomplishments
As one of the world’s top endurance adventurers, amongst many others, he has rowed 5500km across the Atlantic twice and trekked 900km unsupported to the South Pole.
Has taken part in an epic dog sled expedition at the North Pole and has joined forces with photographer, Jacques Marais to complete 5 Beyond Expeditions focussing on southern and central Africa.