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 100 Testimonials and counting!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Wow! Wow! Wow! We recently had Kevin as our keynote speaker at our annual awards ceremony and the feedback from our guests about how fantastic Kevin was has been overwhelming. Kevin is a fantastic speaker and made our evening one to be remembered. He was very professional and understood the brief and the audience. I can not speak highly enough of his presentation. Would highly recommend Kevin as a speaker at any event as he truly is inspirational!
Sarah Rundstrom, Property Council of NZ
THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER I HAVE EVER HEARD
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 SUCH AN ENTERTAINING AND HEART WARMING SESSION.
The team at Octa Project Management whose conference you spoke to last week in Hamilton, would like to thank you for such an entertaining and heart-warming session.
It was wonderful to meet you and realise you are actually human, despite those amazing (crazy) feats of courage and endurance!! It was also clear you had researched our company well, and we appreciated that your talk was relevant to our own situations. You made us laugh out loud, and we were also in awe – your enthusiasm is very infectious. All the feedback has been very positive and we agree you were perfect for the occasion.
Lesley Murdoch and the team at Octa Project Management
I COULDN’T RECOMMEND KEVIN HIGHLY ENOUGH
Our team were absolutely rapt with Kevin’s presentation at our corporate team away day recently. I couldn’t recommend Kevin highly enough. He’s grounded, funny, humble and authentic. His presentation had everyone enthralled, and found Kevin hugely personable, easy-going, and an absolute hoot. We all got something out of it that we’ll keep with us for a long time to come.
Gerri Ward, Z Energy
KEVIN WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR ANNUAL SALES CONFERENCE
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
COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED AND INSPIRED OUR NATIONAL SALES TEAM
Kevin you delivered a passionate and highly motivating talk which completely captivated and inspired our national sales team. You spent the time prior to our conference understanding our business, and what challenges we face, and then you related this back to your own story and experience. The final morning of our conference concluded on an absolute high. Thank you for inspiring the Ballance sales team to be the best they can be, and to continue to play to win in market
Campbell Parker, GM Sales, Ballance Agri Nutrients
KEVIN’S PRESENTATION COULDN’T HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR US
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
COMPELLING AND INSPIRATIONAL
Kevin delivered a compelling and inspirational presentation. He had the complete attention of 130 people on Saturday night over a dinner at our annual company conference. Kevin is articulate in his messaging, motivational and entertaining to listen to. We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy Kevin’s extraordinary approach to his life and his stories have no doubt had a positive and motivational impact on the CodeBlue team. We would highly recommend him to any corporate event.
Chris Mackay, CEO
HIGH ENERGY, FUNNY, INSPIRING AND REALLY RELEVANT
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
A PERFECT FIT
Kevin’s presentation was a perfect fit for our organisation. Kevin’s story of the challenges and in particular how he overcame them to achieve his successes, left delegates very inspired. Kevin’s delivery style enables the audience to apply many of the principles to their own personal or business lives. Again, many thanks Kevin!
Phil Tindle, CE, Hire Industry Association of NZ
THE HIGHEST SCORE ON DELEGATES’ EVALUATION FORMS
We asked Kevin to speak at Mercer’s annual client investment forum. It was the first time we used an external speaker in a keynote spot. The brief was to be entertaining and inspirational, as well as provide some key messages.
Kevin nailed it. Don’t tell him this, but he got the highest score on the delegates’ evaluation forms. Our clients thought it was a great presentation and we were delighted.
I’d happily recommend Kevin to anyone else looking for an entertaining and inspirational speaker. In addition to delivering on the day, he was professional to deal with, keen to listen to what we wanted, sought feedback along the way, and worked well with our logistics team.
Russell Garett, Principal, Mercer
A COMPLETE SUCCESS
Kevin’s presentation to our A/NZ Leadership team started at 100kph and took us on a journey of aspiration, planning, resilience and ultimately – victory. An awesome speaker and some very relevant insights for our year ahead as individuals and as a team. A complete success, thanks Kevin!
Mike Smith, CEO, IBM
I WOULD THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND KEVIN
Kevin was a keynote speaker at the annual Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Aspire conference. Kevin’s energy, enthusiasm and exceptional delivery was a fantastic addition to our conference. I would thoroughly recommend Kevin at your conference.
Michelle McCree, Events & Operations Manager, Nelson Chamber of Commerce
KEVIN’S PRESENTATION WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR CONFERENCE
Kevin’s presentation was a highlight of our conference and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the delegates. Kevin’s experiences and challenges in dealing with change, teamwork and inspiring oneself was amazing and he was able to relate those messages in a way that was relevant in our professional and private lives. Kevin delivers his presentation in an enthusiastic way that kept the audience engaged, smiling and laughing. Thank you for helping make our conference a successful one.
Doug Scott, President Central North Island Branch – NZIEH
MOST FAVOURITE SPEAKER EVER
We are so pleased to have had you as a speaker for our event. It was a spectacular success, thanks to you! We have collated the feedback from our symposium and have summed them up below for you.
“Kevin was THE highlight of our team day! He took time to incorporate both the theme of our day and our organisational context into his presentation. Kevin’s presentation was inspiring and empowering both for work and personal life. He was able to combine powerful messages with his entertaining stories to create valuable lessons for the workplace.
Feedback from our people included that Kevin was their most “favourite” speaker ever; he was “fantastic” and “very inspirational!”.