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Neal Petersen

Adventurer, Author, World- Class Motivational Speaker

 Neal Petersen Biography

Neal Petersen is an inspirational business speaker who shares his extraordinary life experiences. He delivers a powerful and timely message of adaptability and perseverance, drawing on how he overcame the formidable barriers of a childhood physical disability, poverty, and the humiliation of Apartheid in South Africa to compete in one of the most dangerous of all sports: solo yacht racing around the globe - 27,000 miles, nine months at sea - in a yacht he designed and built himself.

Petersen turned barriers into solutions by never giving up. An award-winning author and the subject of a PBS documentary, Neal Petersen is a born storyteller - riveting, engaging, and captivating. He challenges audiences to find their treasures and use their experiences to navigate these difficult times to their advantage. Audience members are guaranteed to stay on the edge of their seats as he empowers them to excel in life, just as he has.

Topics
  • No Barriers - Only Solutions

    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. Halfway through the presentation Neal shows actual footage of rounding Cape Horn
    • solo. A very powerful video showing Neal living his life long dream
    • his “Mt Everest”.. Now what’s next? How do you go forward once you have achieved your “Mt Everest”. Our goal is to be a part of your conference to assist meeting planners in generating maximum results for their audience. At no additional fee
    • Neal is willing to do in-house welcome videos, book-signings, lunches, receptions, awards, media appearances, executive breakfasts and any special requests you may have to maximize audience impact – just ask! Neal was rated the best speaker ever at IBM’s Global STGU Conference. After Neal’s opening keynote to 8,000 attendees, Neal sold and personalized over 1,000 copies of his award winning autobiography, Journey of a Hope Merchant, with a solid line out the door for six hours! Unscheduled, but willing, Neal was asked to be on a plane three days later to open the sister conference in Europe to another 5,000 attendees. It was history at IBM. 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!”

  • The Power of Positive Attitude & How It Affects Performance

    Neal has always defined himself by what he can imagine – rather than how others would define him and how he sustained his dream in the face of numerous barriers is compelling.

  • The Importance of Realizing Goals: Perseverance & Determination

    Overcoming fear and facing danger and the unknown has been central to how Neal approaches his goals and his life.

  • Choose Wisely: With Choice There Is Consequence

    Neal’s impact transcends age, gender, and race to promote the creation of leaders, life-long learners, and individuals who are mindful of the consequences their choices will have on personal, familial, community, and generational levels.  His keynote provides validity for direct correlations between perseverance, determination, motivation, and dedication to achieve any goal.

  • Change Is Constant: It’s How You Play the Cards

    Audiences will understand that you have to address the possibility of failure if one wants to achieve great things. His message will connect with audience members’ experience facing challenges – sales quotas for instance – that may seem formidable at first – until imagination, innovation and passion are applied.

Review
  • Neal Petersen delivered one of the most inspirational talks I ever heard at a corporate event. He had the whole audience enthralled as he talked about his life and how he set himself what seemed to be an impossible challenge. Impossible that is, unless like Neal, you believe there are “No Barriers".
    Qlik 2015
  • I have been very fortunate to work with Neal Petersen - we brought him in to speak to 3 of our top producer meetings. He is a great speaker and he has found ways to help financial advisors take Neal's experiences and to apply it to their practices in such a way to grow their businesses through the tough times and enjoy the good times.
    Larry Roth - CEO | AIG Advisors Group
Books

Journey of a Hope Merchant: From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing

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Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Neal Petersen or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

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 Neal Petersen Biography

Neal Petersen is an inspirational business speaker who shares his extraordinary life experiences. He delivers a powerful and timely message of adaptability and perseverance, drawing on how he overcame the formidable barriers of a childhood physical disability, poverty, and the humiliation of Apartheid in South Africa to compete in one of the most dangerous of all sports: solo yacht racing around the globe - 27,000 miles, nine months at sea - in a yacht he designed and built himself.

Petersen turned barriers into solutions by never giving up. An award-winning author and the subject of a PBS documentary, Neal Petersen is a born storyteller - riveting, engaging, and captivating. He challenges audiences to find their treasures and use their experiences to navigate these difficult times to their advantage. Audience members are guaranteed to stay on the edge of their seats as he empowers them to excel in life, just as he has.

  • No Barriers - Only Solutions

    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. Halfway through the presentation Neal shows actual footage of rounding Cape Horn
    • solo. A very powerful video showing Neal living his life long dream
    • his “Mt Everest”.. Now what’s next? How do you go forward once you have achieved your “Mt Everest”. Our goal is to be a part of your conference to assist meeting planners in generating maximum results for their audience. At no additional fee
    • Neal is willing to do in-house welcome videos, book-signings, lunches, receptions, awards, media appearances, executive breakfasts and any special requests you may have to maximize audience impact – just ask! Neal was rated the best speaker ever at IBM’s Global STGU Conference. After Neal’s opening keynote to 8,000 attendees, Neal sold and personalized over 1,000 copies of his award winning autobiography, Journey of a Hope Merchant, with a solid line out the door for six hours! Unscheduled, but willing, Neal was asked to be on a plane three days later to open the sister conference in Europe to another 5,000 attendees. It was history at IBM. 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!”

  • The Power of Positive Attitude & How It Affects Performance

    Neal has always defined himself by what he can imagine – rather than how others would define him and how he sustained his dream in the face of numerous barriers is compelling.

  • The Importance of Realizing Goals: Perseverance & Determination

    Overcoming fear and facing danger and the unknown has been central to how Neal approaches his goals and his life.

  • Choose Wisely: With Choice There Is Consequence

    Neal’s impact transcends age, gender, and race to promote the creation of leaders, life-long learners, and individuals who are mindful of the consequences their choices will have on personal, familial, community, and generational levels.  His keynote provides validity for direct correlations between perseverance, determination, motivation, and dedication to achieve any goal.

  • Change Is Constant: It’s How You Play the Cards

    Audiences will understand that you have to address the possibility of failure if one wants to achieve great things. His message will connect with audience members’ experience facing challenges – sales quotas for instance – that may seem formidable at first – until imagination, innovation and passion are applied.

  • Neal Petersen delivered one of the most inspirational talks I ever heard at a corporate event. He had the whole audience enthralled as he talked about his life and how he set himself what seemed to be an impossible challenge. Impossible that is, unless like Neal, you believe there are “No Barriers".
    Qlik 2015
  • I have been very fortunate to work with Neal Petersen - we brought him in to speak to 3 of our top producer meetings. He is a great speaker and he has found ways to help financial advisors take Neal's experiences and to apply it to their practices in such a way to grow their businesses through the tough times and enjoy the good times.
    Larry Roth - CEO | AIG Advisors Group

Journey of a Hope Merchant: From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing

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What people are saying about us

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Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Neal Petersen or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Neal Petersen. Find information on booking Neal Petersen for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Neal Petersen, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Neal Petersen.

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