- Navigating, Charting
- In life there are no barriers ~ only solutions!
Neal Petersen: As a world, we are facing our “Cape Horn”.
More than any other time in history, people must have the attitude to be open to finding the many ways to develop the systems that will bring results.
We need to be focused, have a solid strategy, create a dependable team, respect the competition and get to the finish line in the most efficient method.
This is how one survives a 27,000 mile solo race around the world.
In this inspiring process, there will be headwinds of resistance, stormy seas of change, or just the immense challenges of having daunting objectives on a limited budget.
Neal Petersen’s motivational adventure will have an enormously positive impact on your meetings, as he will provide the necessary inspiration, direction and the vision to navigate these challenging times ahead, not just to survive, but to thrive.
Neal’s keynote has never been more sought after and necessary – he challenges and empowers his audience to think differently, outside the box, with responsibility and with accountability.
How do we navigate through these current uncharted waters?
With choice there are consequences – make your decisions and choose your future wisely.
Neal will relate how he was hit by a Russian freighter in mid-ocean and how this economy is equal to their “Russian Freighter”.
Demonstrating how to turn disadvantages into advantages and move forward to success.
Neal Petersen is an award-winning solo racing yachtsman, businessman, so much more.
Neal overcame insurmountable barriers to achieve his dream of racing solo around the world and in a boat he designed and built. It is an unparalleled adventure, the longest, most extreme race for any man or woman, 27,000 miles in a boat, nine months at sea ~ alone!
Neal has demonstrated what can happen when one truly lives by goals, planning and preparation, believing there are no obstacles so great that they cannot be overcome.
In sharing his high-impact extraordinary adventure of the sea, Neal uses his story to compare to the swirling waters, wind shifts and unsettling weather patterns of today’s challenges.
As a gifted storyteller, Neal has over fifteen years experience internationally delivering history-making experiences to corporations and associations such as IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, HP, American Express, Genetech, 50 state and local Government conferences – clients listed below.
Leadership retreats are bringing Neal in to help and participate in their team building events, and hiring him to work with their customer and staff events.
Clients also tap into his global network of motivated contacts maximizing his inspiration.
Neal is known for his uniqueness, high energy, humor, adaptability and most importantly ~ valuable content.
Neal’s inspirational messages include:
* The importance of realizing goals; perseverance, determination in reaching them.
* The role of social responsibility in corporate America.
Learn to turn perceived disadvantages into advantages:
* The power of positive attitude and how it affects one’s performance.
* With choice there are consequences – choose wisely.
* Change is constant – it’s how you play the cards.
No Barriers ~ Only Solutions Program:
Neal’s keynote is unique in his delivery, carrying a treasure chest on stage – Neal challenges his audience to carry treasures – not baggage.
He takes his audience on a journey filled with content they can use everyday. Inside the chest are things symbolic to Neal’s success in overcoming his insurmountable barriers and challenges the audience to think about their treasure -what they have in experience to aid in planning for a successful future.
Audiences are captivated and can’t wait to see what’s next.
In the presentation Neal shows actual footage of rounding Cape Horn – solo. Very powerful in that is Neal’s life long dream – his “Mt Everest” – as the audience has theirs.
Then what is next?
How do you go forward once you have achieved your “Mt Everest.”
He may have been solo aboard, but Neal created a powerful team to build a successful mission.
Our goal is to be a part of your conference to assist meeting planners in generating maximum results for their audience.
Neal’s keynote becomes the talk of every event. Audiences walk away with a renewed attitude that anything is possible –
“There are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!” is the driving theme.
“Neal you have received our highest ratings ever for a keynote speaker and this covers hundreds of events over more than a decade. Before you, we had never had a single standing ovation, yet I can’t remember a time that you did not get one!
I owe you a great deal of gratitude – you truly provided the inspiration and motivation for this team that I was looking for externally and the success of this presentation has been heard throughout the IBM Corporation. You were nothing short of a genius.
Neal has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, PBS, The Discovery Channel, airs a documentary about his life story and entertainment.
* Million Dollar Round Table –
* Bristol Myers Squibb
* American Express
* IBM – multiple keynotes
* Microsoft – multiple keynotes
* over 50 State and local Gov CIO/IT/Financial Summits –
* World Trade Summit –
* World Critical Care Insurance Conference
* National Governors Conference
* National Institute of Health
* Porto School of Business Management
* JP Morgan Chase
* Brandes Investment Partners – annual worldwide client investment summit
* numerous Insurance, education, financial conferences and many more
Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and an international professional speaker. whose keynote presentations are unique and like no other. Neal lives his life by the same wonderful spirit and principles he demonstrates in his extraordinary life story of attitude, perseverance, determination, planning and preparation, commitment and never giving up – always finding a solution.
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