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Gold Medal Olympian, Four-time World Champion, Entrepreneur & High Performance Expert

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 Adam Kreek Biography

Adam Kreek is a four-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, and High-Performance Expert.

Kreek is one of North America’s top Executive Business Coaches, who specializes in leadership development and strategic planning. He has degrees and certifications from Stanford University, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Queens Smith School of Business. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria and teaches strategies and skills of self-leadership, leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars.

Kreek has coached, trained and taught hundreds of thousands of people, including teams at Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, YPO, EO, TEDx, and most importantly, Adam walks the talk. As an Entrepreneur, Kreek runs two small corporations – KreekSpeak Business Solutions and Ergo Eco Solutions, a low carbon initiative that connects small businesses with small governments. Long-term clients include leadership teams from the Aerospace, Finance, Public Service, Nutrition and Clean Energy Sectors.

Kreek is a husband, father of three, and an active volunteer in his community and nationally through his work past and present with various health, youth empowerment and human rights not-for-profit organizations.

A two-time Olympian, Kreek holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. In 2013, he made the first ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, "Capsized."

Kreek’s new book, "The Responsibility Ethic," teaches us the how of self-leadership, driving personal and professional results in individuals and organizations.

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  • The Responsibility Ethic

    As a society, we’ve been oversold the quick fixes. Be the boss now. Lose weight in one week. Get rich tomorrow. We want to believe there’s a secret cheat code, a hack, or a hidden short-cut. When the quick and easy routes fail, we often blame others: it’s the CEO’s fault, our partner’s fault, the client’s fault, the sales team’s fault, the operation team’s fault or even our parent’s fault. The list goes on. In his engaging, thought-provoking and behaviour changing keynote, Adam shares his principle of The Responsibility Ethic, and teaches the practice of Self-Leadership. That is, we each can achieve any desired outcome (personal, professional and team) when we recognize our role in the current state of affairs. We must align our vision, plan and behaviour with our goals. This keynote challenges and heals those who have been told to follow their dreams…but not given the fine print: will require hard work and consistent action. Attendees are challenged to find the courage to tell themselves the truth, point the finger inward, and hold personal accountability for their vision, values, goals and actions. Dreams transform into results with vision, planning and action. We alone create our direction and circumstance through our daily focus, choices and actions.

  • The Power of Values

    What are values? What makes the practice of values identification so powerful? Can values create the foundation of an engaged workforce – and team culture that eats strategy for breakfast? How is the alignment of values and action essential to individual and organizational success? We operate in an increasingly competitive, globally diverse economy. When our organization’s values are unclear and unlived, performance and productivity are sacrificed. It takes more than a fear of being fired or financial incentives to motivate employees. Without common, identified and actively embraced values, an organization will struggle to thrive. In his interactive keynote, Adam brings the power of values to life, evoking professional passion and more fulfilling success. Adam teaches audiences to unearth their personal and professional values, and how to align them directly with action to be more engaged, productive, focused and ultimately effective.

  • Teamwork and Leadership in Times of Change

    An incredible power is released when we work effectively together. When teams function optimally, they can be excellent tools to ensure resiliency, manage risk, and maximize achievement in times of change. When the whirlwind takes over, busyness gains priority and stress levels run high. In a fast-paced environment, we often let communication and team dynamics suffer, and the costs are significant. Strong team culture is essential to sustain success. How can we foster authentic and lasting team culture? Reunite your team under a higher goal. Embolden the professionals on your teams to lead from within. Adam combines inspiring stories with an interactive presentation to share the concept of Shared Leadership with teams across sectors. It’s time to hit the refresh button. Empower your team to navigate current and future uncertainty with confidence. Participants will gain my best practices for managing change, and the tools that are necessary for consistent self-improvement.

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Success

    At the Beijing Olympic Games, my team’s goal was to gain one inch over our competition with every stroke. We won Olympic Gold by just over one second—or 220 inches. That’s one inch for every stroke. The inches add up. The same is true in business, entrepreneurship, career and life: quick fixes do not drive excellence. Too often, we race for quick fix solutions, clinging to claims of easy success: “If only we could fail faster, schedule smarter or work harder”. We maintain unsuccessful strategies at all costs to evade slowing down, re-strategizing and regaining our focus. The truth is, it takes focus and consistency to establish effective habits. We achieve peak performance when we prioritize the inches: powerful habits, strategies and tools that drive results. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. It’s time to take time. Step back and implement the inches that will create and sustain peak performance.

  • Gold Medal Safety: Courage, Communication & Stress Response

    12 years, 2 million practice strokes, 7,200 practices sessions, 13,000 hours on the water. Olympic training statistics are remarkable. I know. I lived it. However, when discussing Olympic results, one measure of success and failure is often overlooked: How many workers died in preventable safety incidents to create a successful Olympic experience? For me, it was 24. Ten workers died preparing the Beijing Olympic facilities where I competed and won in 2008. Fourteen workers died to produce the Athens Olympics where I competed just four years earlier. These workplace fatality numbers break my heart, and many more life-changing injuries hide behind each fatality number. But there is hope. The London Olympics pursued safety with an overt Olympic mindset and delivered the best safety performance on record for a summer games. Not one worker died due to workplace neglect. Now, that’s an Olympic record to strive for!

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Adam Kreek?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adam Kreek for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adam Kreek for your next private or corporate function.
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Adam Kreek

Gold Medal Olympian, Four-time World Champion, Entrepreneur & High Performance Expert

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Adam Kreek Biography

Adam Kreek is a four-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, and High-Performance Expert.

Kreek is one of North America’s top Executive Business Coaches, who specializes in leadership development and strategic planning. He has degrees and certifications from Stanford University, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Queens Smith School of Business. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria and teaches strategies and skills of self-leadership, leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars.

Kreek has coached, trained and taught hundreds of thousands of people, including teams at Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, YPO, EO, TEDx, and most importantly, Adam walks the talk. As an Entrepreneur, Kreek runs two small corporations – KreekSpeak Business Solutions and Ergo Eco Solutions, a low carbon initiative that connects small businesses with small governments. Long-term clients include leadership teams from the Aerospace, Finance, Public Service, Nutrition and Clean Energy Sectors.

Kreek is a husband, father of three, and an active volunteer in his community and nationally through his work past and present with various health, youth empowerment and human rights not-for-profit organizations.

A two-time Olympian, Kreek holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. In 2013, he made the first ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, "Capsized."

Kreek’s new book, "The Responsibility Ethic," teaches us the how of self-leadership, driving personal and professional results in individuals and organizations.

Adam Kreek Videos

  • Adam Kreek - High Performance Strategies For Professionals
    Adam Kreek is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. He teaches strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and...
  • I Seek Failure: Adam Kreek at TEDxVictoria 2013
    An Olympic gold medalist and explorer, Adam spends his spare time doing things like rowing to the Bermuda Triangle from West Africa across the open...
  • Adam Kreek's New Whitehall Boat Dolly
    Adam Kreek tests out a Whitehall boat dolly attached to the back of his bike.

Speaker Lists Featuring Adam Kreek

Adam Kreek Speaking Topics

  • The Responsibility Ethic

    As a society, we’ve been oversold the quick fixes. Be the boss now. Lose weight in one week. Get rich tomorrow. We want to believe there’s a secret cheat code, a hack, or a hidden short-cut. When the quick and easy routes fail, we often blame others: it’s the CEO’s fault, our partner’s fault, the client’s fault, the sales team’s fault, the operation team’s fault or even our parent’s fault. The list goes on. In his engaging, thought-provoking and behaviour changing keynote, Adam shares his principle of The Responsibility Ethic, and teaches the practice of Self-Leadership. That is, we each can achieve any desired outcome (personal, professional and team) when we recognize our role in the current state of affairs. We must align our vision, plan and behaviour with our goals. This keynote challenges and heals those who have been told to follow their dreams…but not given the fine print: will require hard work and consistent action. Attendees are challenged to find the courage to tell themselves the truth, point the finger inward, and hold personal accountability for their vision, values, goals and actions. Dreams transform into results with vision, planning and action. We alone create our direction and circumstance through our daily focus, choices and actions.

  • The Power of Values

    What are values? What makes the practice of values identification so powerful? Can values create the foundation of an engaged workforce – and team culture that eats strategy for breakfast? How is the alignment of values and action essential to individual and organizational success? We operate in an increasingly competitive, globally diverse economy. When our organization’s values are unclear and unlived, performance and productivity are sacrificed. It takes more than a fear of being fired or financial incentives to motivate employees. Without common, identified and actively embraced values, an organization will struggle to thrive. In his interactive keynote, Adam brings the power of values to life, evoking professional passion and more fulfilling success. Adam teaches audiences to unearth their personal and professional values, and how to align them directly with action to be more engaged, productive, focused and ultimately effective.

  • Teamwork and Leadership in Times of Change

    An incredible power is released when we work effectively together. When teams function optimally, they can be excellent tools to ensure resiliency, manage risk, and maximize achievement in times of change. When the whirlwind takes over, busyness gains priority and stress levels run high. In a fast-paced environment, we often let communication and team dynamics suffer, and the costs are significant. Strong team culture is essential to sustain success. How can we foster authentic and lasting team culture? Reunite your team under a higher goal. Embolden the professionals on your teams to lead from within. Adam combines inspiring stories with an interactive presentation to share the concept of Shared Leadership with teams across sectors. It’s time to hit the refresh button. Empower your team to navigate current and future uncertainty with confidence. Participants will gain my best practices for managing change, and the tools that are necessary for consistent self-improvement.

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Success

    At the Beijing Olympic Games, my team’s goal was to gain one inch over our competition with every stroke. We won Olympic Gold by just over one second—or 220 inches. That’s one inch for every stroke. The inches add up. The same is true in business, entrepreneurship, career and life: quick fixes do not drive excellence. Too often, we race for quick fix solutions, clinging to claims of easy success: “If only we could fail faster, schedule smarter or work harder”. We maintain unsuccessful strategies at all costs to evade slowing down, re-strategizing and regaining our focus. The truth is, it takes focus and consistency to establish effective habits. We achieve peak performance when we prioritize the inches: powerful habits, strategies and tools that drive results. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. It’s time to take time. Step back and implement the inches that will create and sustain peak performance.

  • Gold Medal Safety: Courage, Communication & Stress Response

    12 years, 2 million practice strokes, 7,200 practices sessions, 13,000 hours on the water. Olympic training statistics are remarkable. I know. I lived it. However, when discussing Olympic results, one measure of success and failure is often overlooked: How many workers died in preventable safety incidents to create a successful Olympic experience? For me, it was 24. Ten workers died preparing the Beijing Olympic facilities where I competed and won in 2008. Fourteen workers died to produce the Athens Olympics where I competed just four years earlier. These workplace fatality numbers break my heart, and many more life-changing injuries hide behind each fatality number. But there is hope. The London Olympics pursued safety with an overt Olympic mindset and delivered the best safety performance on record for a summer games. Not one worker died due to workplace neglect. Now, that’s an Olympic record to strive for!

FAQs on booking Adam Kreek

  • How to book Adam Kreek?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Adam Kreek for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Adam Kreek, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Adam Kreek or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Adam Kreek?

    Booking fees for Adam Kreek, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Adam Kreek, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Adam Kreek?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adam Kreek for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adam Kreek for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Adam Kreek or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Adam Kreek or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Adam Kreek is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Adam Kreek for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Adam Kreek generally travels from VictoriaCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Afterburner, Vince Poscente, Pat Croce, Robert Ballard and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Adam Kreek for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Adam Kreek Speaker Videos

  • Adam Kreek - High Performance Strategies For Professionals
    Adam Kreek is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. He teaches strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams and...
    I Seek Failure: Adam Kreek at TEDxVictoria 2013
    An Olympic gold medalist and explorer, Adam spends his spare time doing things like rowing to the Bermuda Triangle from West Africa across the open ocean. When Adam's vessel capsized within a few...
  • Adam Kreek's New Whitehall Boat Dolly
    Adam Kreek tests out a Whitehall boat dolly attached to the back of his bike.

Adam Kreek Speaking Topics

  • The Responsibility Ethic

    As a society, we’ve been oversold the quick fixes. Be the boss now. Lose weight in one week. Get rich tomorrow. We want to believe there’s a secret cheat code, a hack, or a hidden short-cut. When the quick and easy routes fail, we often blame others: it’s the CEO’s fault, our partner’s fault, the client’s fault, the sales team’s fault, the operation team’s fault or even our parent’s fault. The list goes on. In his engaging, thought-provoking and behaviour changing keynote, Adam shares his principle of The Responsibility Ethic, and teaches the practice of Self-Leadership. That is, we each can achieve any desired outcome (personal, professional and team) when we recognize our role in the current state of affairs. We must align our vision, plan and behaviour with our goals. This keynote challenges and heals those who have been told to follow their dreams…but not given the fine print: will require hard work and consistent action. Attendees are challenged to find the courage to tell themselves the truth, point the finger inward, and hold personal accountability for their vision, values, goals and actions. Dreams transform into results with vision, planning and action. We alone create our direction and circumstance through our daily focus, choices and actions.

  • The Power of Values

    What are values? What makes the practice of values identification so powerful? Can values create the foundation of an engaged workforce – and team culture that eats strategy for breakfast? How is the alignment of values and action essential to individual and organizational success? We operate in an increasingly competitive, globally diverse economy. When our organization’s values are unclear and unlived, performance and productivity are sacrificed. It takes more than a fear of being fired or financial incentives to motivate employees. Without common, identified and actively embraced values, an organization will struggle to thrive. In his interactive keynote, Adam brings the power of values to life, evoking professional passion and more fulfilling success. Adam teaches audiences to unearth their personal and professional values, and how to align them directly with action to be more engaged, productive, focused and ultimately effective.

  • Teamwork and Leadership in Times of Change

    An incredible power is released when we work effectively together. When teams function optimally, they can be excellent tools to ensure resiliency, manage risk, and maximize achievement in times of change. When the whirlwind takes over, busyness gains priority and stress levels run high. In a fast-paced environment, we often let communication and team dynamics suffer, and the costs are significant. Strong team culture is essential to sustain success. How can we foster authentic and lasting team culture? Reunite your team under a higher goal. Embolden the professionals on your teams to lead from within. Adam combines inspiring stories with an interactive presentation to share the concept of Shared Leadership with teams across sectors. It’s time to hit the refresh button. Empower your team to navigate current and future uncertainty with confidence. Participants will gain my best practices for managing change, and the tools that are necessary for consistent self-improvement.

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Success

    At the Beijing Olympic Games, my team’s goal was to gain one inch over our competition with every stroke. We won Olympic Gold by just over one second—or 220 inches. That’s one inch for every stroke. The inches add up. The same is true in business, entrepreneurship, career and life: quick fixes do not drive excellence. Too often, we race for quick fix solutions, clinging to claims of easy success: “If only we could fail faster, schedule smarter or work harder”. We maintain unsuccessful strategies at all costs to evade slowing down, re-strategizing and regaining our focus. The truth is, it takes focus and consistency to establish effective habits. We achieve peak performance when we prioritize the inches: powerful habits, strategies and tools that drive results. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. It’s time to take time. Step back and implement the inches that will create and sustain peak performance.

  • Gold Medal Safety: Courage, Communication & Stress Response

    12 years, 2 million practice strokes, 7,200 practices sessions, 13,000 hours on the water. Olympic training statistics are remarkable. I know. I lived it. However, when discussing Olympic results, one measure of success and failure is often overlooked: How many workers died in preventable safety incidents to create a successful Olympic experience? For me, it was 24. Ten workers died preparing the Beijing Olympic facilities where I competed and won in 2008. Fourteen workers died to produce the Athens Olympics where I competed just four years earlier. These workplace fatality numbers break my heart, and many more life-changing injuries hide behind each fatality number. But there is hope. The London Olympics pursued safety with an overt Olympic mindset and delivered the best safety performance on record for a summer games. Not one worker died due to workplace neglect. Now, that’s an Olympic record to strive for!

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