Why Choose Kevin as your next keynote speaker?
Because you can be confident that I will deliver a presentation or workshop that will enthral and inform your audience and leave a lasting impact on your organisation.
The secret sauce is my adventures – I won the trans-Atlantic rowing race and trekked unsupported to the South Pole. Most recently I've been the co-host of TVNZ's 'First Crossings', and then 'Intrepid NZ' – tv shows about re-creating some of the epic adventures of trail-blazing pioneers in New Zealand.
The ups and downs of preparation, the thrills and spills of the execution, the setbacks and the successes of these adventures provide plenty of gripping drama, and edge of the seat excitement. This creates a powerful learning environment and lots of fantastic 'hooks' to hang messages on. It doesn't matter if the audience are CEOs, sales people or students; they will spend their time leaning forward and taking notes or leaning back and laughing.
But I would say that wouldn't I? The real proof of the pudding is what my clients say.
What my clients say
More than 80 Testimonials below!
If Google had 10 stars - I would give them to Kevin - He speaks from the heart having achieved some amazing feats of human endurance. He presents fantastic goal setting techniques that are tailored to the audience making him the best motivational speaker I have ever heard.
Keith Robieson, General Manager, Storage Box
Thank you for taking the time to present at Rotomould 2017 Melbourne. The positive feedback has been overwhelming and that is in part thanks to you, for taking the time and bringing your knowledge and presenting it to the international industry.
Michelle Lorenzo, Deputy Executive Officer, ARMA
You are never quite sure what you are going to get when you book a celebrity speaker and Kevin did not disappoint. I’m really pleased we chose Kevin and highly recommend him!
Graham Moor, CEO, Roofing Association of NZ
Kevin’s session with our sales team was the highlight of our annual sales conference. He captivated the audience with his stories of challenge, and adventure while simultaneously delivering practical applications of lessons learnt in the pursuit of audacious goals.
Mark Banbrook, Bauer Media
In a warehouse almost as cold as the Antarctic (almost but not quite!), Kevin energised and engaged our team of over 300, inspiring us with his story of adventure, misadventure and pizza. Hearing Kevin speak is ideal for anyone who needs motivation, or change of direction, and his amusing tales provided insight which could be applied to many everyday situations in our personal and work lives. Kevin led us on a thought provoking journey which will continue to resonate amongst the team for months to come. Thanks for being a part of our 2017 Staff Day!
Kerri Alexander, Fonterra
Kevin was a guest speaker at a recent business event we held. His focus for our event was around change and resilience. The hour Kevin spoke to us was high energy, funny, inspiring and really relevant to all of us. Through story telling he shared techniques and strategies to face our challenges and succeed - just as relevant to an extreme adventure as they are in facing our everyday challenges and dreams. He shared how a regular person like any of us can achieve amazing things - truly inspirational and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Kevin - we were all left feeling energised and he had a great way of connecting with us, a very genuine and inspiring person.
San Holt, Carolyn Power, IRD.
Kevin really knows how to captivate an audience! He has a real natural gift of being able to tell his story & relate to his audience. A true showman that manages to hook the audience with his high energy. Throughout his whole presentation you feel like you are immersed in the epic journeys with him.
From the minute we decided to book Kevin he was brilliant to deal with. Kevin took the time to understand the audience he would be engaging with. Came up with his ideas on how best he could help us achieve our goals. He makes his content & key messages relatable to his audience at all times. My favourite being “Stow the sea anchor”.
I strongly recommend Kevin to work with you, you will not be disappointed!!
Ian Holland, Regional Manager, ASB Bank
Kevin’s presentation couldn’t have been better for us! Some of our people were aware of Kevin and his reputation so we engaged him to speak at our staff conference. We had high expectations that were quickly exceeded by Kevin’s story-telling, humour and powerful insights that very closely attuned to our conference theme of ‘working together for success’.
Keith Manch, Chief Executive, Maritime NZ
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See Kevin in Action
If you've watched 'First Crossings' or 'Intrepid NZ' then you've seen me presenting. But here's a clip of me presenting when I'm not wearing old clothes. I'm talking about how to deal with the ‘dip’ in motivation that you typically experience when in the middle of big challenges.
Here's a brief introduction about my latest workshop.
Here I am presenting to secondary school student leaders for Inspire NZ in July 2014. I only had 25 minutes so I'm speaking a lot faster than normal!
Like to see more? Here I am talking to a conference.