Guest speaker

kevin biggar


Looking for a guest speaker in NZ? Sometimes it’s nice to have someone that your audience might recognise!

I’ve been a guest speaker since 2003 when I won, and broke the world record, for the trans-Atlantic rowing race. I was back in the news again a few years later when I completed the first ever unsupported, unresupplied trek to the South Pole by kiwis.

I’ve co-hosted three series of the TVNZ documentary series ‘First Crossings’ and ‘Intrepid NZ’ – recreating the adventure stories of early NZ pioneers.

I’ve written or co-written three books. The Sunday Star Times Award winning ‘The Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower’ – about the trans-Atlantic rowing race and ‘Escape to the Pole’, about the trek to the South Pole. Also ‘First Crossings’, which describes ten of the best stories from the TV show.

But before all that I was a management consultant. So it’s from my unique background in business consulting and ultra-endurance adventures, that I share powerful, battle-tested tools and techniques that make your team more effective in taking on big challenges, and more resilient when dealing with adversity.

I tell surprising true stories of surviving towering waves, desperate ocean chases and yawning icy abysses that keep your team enthralled, while I coach them to higher levels of performance.

After taking part in one of my keynotes or workshops your team will have the skills and attitude to expand what they are capable of, to take ownership of problems and apply themselves with renewed enthusiasm and persistence.

If you’re after a guest speaker to add some spark to an event, someone who is going to entertain as well as inform then drop me a line using the contact form below.


Click on the shark to download the latest info pack that contains details about all of my presentation topics, background and bio! 


WHY Kevin?

“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. He 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.”

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Southland event speaker Kevin Biggar speaking at a conference

Because he's the highest rated speaker in Australasia

Because he gets attention

Want your audience to be paying attention? Kevin won the trans-Atlantic rowing race and was the first kiwi to trek unsupported to the South Pole. When Kevin presents on mental toughness, facing challenges, energising teams and taking performance to the next level he shares tried and proven real world lessons.

Because he's massively experienced

Want to sleep the night before? No problem. This won’t be Kevin’s first rodeo. He has been delighting and inspiring audiences for more than 15 years. In that time he has spoken to nearly 500 organisations across New Zealand, Australia and the UK. From pip-fruit growers to board directors Kevin has worked with an audience like your team.

Because he makes an impact

Want your team to be acting, talking and thinking more effectively? Kevin’s messages will be resonating around your organisation long after his presentation or workshop. His more than 100 client testimonials reflect the effort that goes into making each presentation and workshop exceptional.

Because your time is precious

On the internet it can be difficult to tell speakers apart. Making the wrong choice could be all the difference between having a conference or event that sparkles or fizzles. You could spend a lot of your precious time looking.

Or you could join companies like Fonterra, ASB, BNZ, MTF, Beca, Air NZ, MacDonalds and Warehouse Stationery and contact Kevin and get this sorted now!


We have been running our winter seminar for over twenty years, and Kevins after dinner presentation was the best yet.

We have had numerous motivational speakers over the years. None have had the resounding impact that Kevin had.


Kevin BiggarDrop me a line using the form below and I’ll explain what I can do for you. I normally get back to you within 10 min.
Or just call me on 027 282 4203.

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