After spending nearly twenty years testing the limits of human endurance in the most inhospitable environments on the planet, Kevin Vallely inspires audiences with his core belief that it doesn’t take a hidden talent or a gift to achieve big goals, it’s something we’re all capable of doing.
As a keynote speaker, award-winning architect and internationally recognized adventurer, Kevin offers a unique perspective that no matter what the goal, the fundamentals to achieving success as a trusted leader is to walk the talk, create purposeful collaboration, and build psychological trust. Kevin has learned that these fundamentals allow any team to operate at their peak performance regardless of where they operate.
Kevin has proven that he can thrive in the most adverse conditions imaginable. He has overcome insurmountable setbacks by seeing them as opportunities for creative thinking and innovation rather than as impediments to success. Through his experiences he has garnered a powerful understanding of leadership, resilience and perspective in unpredictable and fast-changing environments and has translated this knowledge into a business acumen that activates and amplifies leadership instincts.
Connecting to WHY he does what he does – the purpose behind his goals – is key to what drives Kevin’s actions and the legacy he hopes to create.
Named one of Canada’ leading adventurers by the Globe and Mail, Kevin is a member of the esteemed Explorer’s Club and was an Explorer’s Club Flag recipient when attempting his first human-powered traverse of the Northwest Passage in 2013.
He has skied the length of Alaska’s 1180-mile Iditarod Trail in the dead of winter, has retraced the infamous Sandakan Death March through the jungles of Borneo for the first time since WWII and in 2009 broke the World Record for the fastest unsupported trek from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the Geographic South Pole.
A lead facilitator and expedition manager for the leadership development company The AIP Group (Adventures Inspiring Performance), Kevin uses exciting immersive learning adventure simulations with the latest in neuroscience and performance research to optimize leadership learning.
In February 2020 Kevin released his new book Wild Success : 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders can Learn from Extreme Adventurers.
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- Well Being, Happiness and Success
Discover how to nurture wellbeing through the eyes of an individual who understands that you need to be mentally and emotionally at your peak to perform at your best.
Kevin Vallely is a world-record breaking explorer who understands that a leader must exhibit robust personal wellbeing before they can credibly foster it in others. Maintaining both mental and emotional well-being is essential for leaders with a clear view to the future. Wellbeing drives happiness, fulfilment, and long-term success but wanes in times of uncertainty and stress.
Kevin shares his three simple techniques of identifying and shifting mindset, changing language, and recognizing progress to keep personal wellbeing, and the wellbeing of your teams, robust and continually in check.
Kevin will take your audience on his expedition to the Northwest Passage to share how essential mental and emotional wellbeing is for leading teams through any adversity or change.
- Purpose Driven Leadership and Teams
How do you unlock purpose for your teams?
It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves but one that couldn’t be more important in the pursuit of excellence as individuals, teams, and organizations.
Purpose should be at the foundation of all critical decision making. As a leader, unlocking purpose for yourself and your teams will not only boost personal happiness and wellbeing, but it will ensure better strategic direction for your team and overall success for the organization.
Learn the strategies world-record breaking explorer Kevin Vallely has used to unlock purpose and discover that extrinsic incentives like money and status pale in comparison to the intrinsic impulses driven by personal motivation. Discover what really motivates us to do what we do. Let’s go on an exciting journey and unlock our purpose together.
- Resilient Motivation
On January 7th, 2009, Kevin and two teammates skied into the South Pole faster than anyone in history, breaking the world record by over 5 days. This interactive keynote on the 3 Key Elements of Resilience speaks to passion and perseverance and one’s capacity to move forward regardless of setback. The keynote builds around a question Kevin was asked by a young offender while skiing to the South Pole in 2009. “How do I keep going? Why don’t I quit?”