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Association Management Service- VdW&Co
What a fascinating speakers, without a doubt the best I have ever seen!!!!! I am so looking forward to booking him for my other clients! The audience really loved him!
Deputy Chief Executive and Financial Director- Adcock Ingram
Peter is a giant among men, and moreover so humble in the manner in which he describes overcoming the most brutal physical and mental struggles. As a leadership team, despite experiencing tough times, we left buoyed by the fact that we too have the ability to push through to our vision.
GM Agriculture (Technical Services)- Illovo Sugar Limited
Peter van Kets’ mindset and achievement as an extreme sportsman and adventurer is exemplary for motivation of business and personal endeavours beyond the norm. Very fitting for inaugurating our Cane Centre of Excellence.Thanks to Peter for a job well done.
Professor Andy Andrews
Head of Academics (Business School) – MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Peter’s talk was definitely one of the very best I have heard – and I have heard many! His description of the expeditions he has undertaken are a fantastic example of the vision, planning, courage and discipline required to succeed in any venture. The talk is filled with insights of leadership, teamwork, focus and the ability to endure almost unbelievable stress and hardship. He is an outstanding example of a truly authentic and humble hero.
Head of Hertz PR
Peter addressed our sales group last night and shared his extraordinary personal and emotional journey with us. It was incredible inspiration to review what is important to us as individuals and how to achieve those goals we thought were mere dreams. Thank you for fitting us in your busy schedule, much appreciated! You are touching many people with your magical stories.
Marketing Manager MEA – NetApp
Thank you so much for your presentation, I don’t know why you don’t make them all 3 hours as your talk was riveting, it didn’t feel long at all, on the contrary we would gladly have listened for longer J. We ALL found your talk incredibly inspiring.
Natanya Van Niekerk
This is just a short note to say thank you for your real yet profound presentation about the centenary race to the South Pole. We’ve received only positive feedback from our clients and stakeholders – they all think you are stark raving mad, but air it with awe. Thank you again for capturing our South African Heritage in the silver coins struck at the South Pole as a world first – truly, you made us proud.
Mardia van der Waldt
MD T-Systems South Africa
What a truly remarkable and inspirational person Peter is, we thoroughly enjoyed his presentation – Our leadership really enjoyed his enthusiastic, thought-provoking discussion… More importantly, however, is the fact that everyone was still talking about his courage and tenacity the following day… we’ve had many guest speakers in the past, but the group agreed he is one of the very best!
National Marketing Manager – Afrimat Limited
To be able to share Peter’s experiences was truly inspirational, edge of your seat, stuff. The time flew past and I was genuinely disappointed when Peter had to end his talk. It was the perfect start to our conference and set the tone for the rest of the weekend. I will definitely be spreading the word.
The Organiser & Co
“Thank you so much for an enlightening, motivational and entertaining presentation at the Clay Brick Association conference.
Your talk is truly an indication that almost anything is possible if you have the passion to do it”
Bytes Technology Group
“Peter’s presentation was hugely inspiring; he was easily able to adapt his presentation to be in line with our go to market message on the fly. The feedback we received from our clients who attended the breakfast was exceptional, we will defiantly use peter again for future events. Good luck Peter with Capri X.”
Group Strategist, African Bank Investments Ltd
“Peter’s presentation to our “Leaders for Tomorrow” talent pool had a huge impact – it was motivational, inspiring and uplifting. His humility and down-to-earth nature, in spite of his world-class achievements, left a lasting impression on us. Peter is an accomplished speaker who kept his audience captivated and asking for more. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.”
MD – LAUNCHIT
“Peter is now on the top of my contact list for motivational speakers. His talk left everyone in the room enthusiastic and riveted. He had an immediate grasp and understanding of company strategy from my brief and managed to intertwine the conference theme with his expedition experiences. I was blown away. A big thank you Pete, it was a great pleasure to work with you. You were phenomenal!”
CEO – SAFRIPOL (PTY) LTD
“Peter van Kets is not only a magnificent athlete and champion; he is fun to listen to and to chat to; he is motivating and when hearing the ease with which he takes decisions in extreme conditions, it makes our personal challenges look much smaller. His speech is well prepared and complete and well documented. I am sure we will have him again at one of our functions. Until then, we wish him well in his preparation and adventure to the South Pole. Most of all, we wish him health and love and happiness with his family and friends.”
CEO - CVLC Communication
“Thank you once again Peter. People were still raving about your presentation as they left on Sunday. Your presentation was really a huge highlight of this year’s Congress.”
Mardia van der Walt Korsten
Managing Director – T-Systems South Africa (Pty)Ltd
“What a truly remarkable and inspirational person Peter is, we thoroughly enjoyed his presentation – Our leadership really enjoyed his enthusiastic, thought-provoking discussion… More importantly, however, is the fact that everyone was still talking about his courage and tenacity the following day… we’ve had many guest speakers in the past, but the group agreed he is one of the very best!”
Pete’s presentation of his life experiences is inspiring, moving and extremely motivational. His ability to link his secret of success and apply it to the business world and your own life is realistic and apt. One realizes that no matter what, the mind is not only exceptional but in most cases an untapped resource with unlimited potential. You just need to realize this!”
There is something so good about Peter van Kets and his presentation…so very good for the inside of his audience. You’re left with an elation and celebration bubbling up from deep down inside of you.
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SPIRITS - EAST LONDON - DISTELL LTD.
Inspirational, humbling and motivating. This real life experience and achievement impacted more than just generic motivational words!
HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS - JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your amazing story with our group yesterday. Your presentation was very well received and was referred to by many during the course of the evening (and will, I am sure, provide food for thought for many days and weeks to come!).
Thanks again and keep well!
CEO - GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
I have used Pete extensively in strategic facilitation as the opening presentation to events. His presentation and his story of overcoming the most incredible adversity fits perfectly into any break away, conference or strategic facilitation. If you haven’t used Peter yet, you’re missing out. Please feel free to contact me for any further information on this amazing presenter!
WYLDE & RUNCHMAN ATTORNEYS
He is an amazing and gifted speaker – he had my absolute attention for the full presentation. Not once during his entire presentation did I think of anything else.
TIMOTHY D. NOAKES
PROFESSOR OF EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE - SPORTS SCIENCE INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Peter van Kets is special and so is his presentation. It reveals the unimaginable extent of the emotional and physical demands that some exceptional humans are prepared to endure in pursuit of a goal they consider sufficiently important. He shows that his success is based on his belief that he would win, expressed even before he began; his understanding that the mind is the barrier that must be overcome since it quits long before the body reaches its limits.
His lecture uses a modern adventure of epic proportion to teach human and business lessons that are timeless.
ARNO VAN DER MERWE
PRODUCTION MANAGER ASSEMBLY - MERCEDES BENZ SOUTH AFRICA
Mastery of self is an essential pre-requisite to leading others. The story of Pete’s journey provides amazing insights into this skill. It is a powerful catalyst for personal and team reflection – totally inspirational.
MANAGING DIRECTOR - REAL PEOPLE (PTY) LTD
Truly inspiring. Besides a powerful and professional presentation, Pete can talk from a position of having done the extraordinary. Highly recommended.
GROUP RISK MANAGER - LIFE GROUP
Thanks for coming up and sharing your experiences and words of wisdom with us. The talk was very well received and appreciated by all. Certainly the best ever speaker we have had.
EXECUTIVE MANAGER - OPTIMAL ENERGY
Peter van Kets epic solo row across the Atlantic is currently the appropriate example to inspire all South Africans to face our challenges – and succeed. His amazing story epitomises South African tenacity – and the will to win…..It is extraordinarily inspirational!
DIRECTOR - SMITH TABATA BUCHANAN BOYES
I highly rate Peter as a public speaker. He comes across very well- most sincerely and with tons of passion and charisma. His story is an epic one and he holds the audience in the palm of his hand. The audience leave feeling very motivated and with an amazing story to reflect on. He is both humorous and humble in the telling of his tale.
MANAGER BUSINESS BANKING - NEDBANK
We had the very fortunate opportunity to have Peter share with us and our clients his experiences and valuable life lessons he gained in his recent solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. It was a truly powerful and inspiring presentation that sparked a flood of positive feedback from our clients who received a tremendous amount of value from the talk, taking lessons and principles back with them that can be applied in both their personal lives and business environment. We will certainly be challenged in future client appreciation events to have our clients as captivated as they were at this event.