Adam conducts an extensive pre-event interview to ensure that his story speaks authentically to each unique audience. He works closely with his team to craft a message that reinforces the best organizational goals, interests and cultures.
Teamwork and Shared Leadership in Times of Change
As an Olympic Gold Medalist on the rowing team, Adam Kreek knows an incredible power is released when we work effectively together. But when the whirlwind takes over, busyness and stress levels run high. In a fast-paced environment, we often let communication and team dynamics suffer, and the costs are significant. Audiences leave knowing how when teams function optimally, it ensures resiliency, manages risk, and maximizes achievement in times of change.
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 address 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 best practices for managing change and the tools that are necessary for consistent self-improvement.
Safety First: Courage, Communication & Stress Response
When disaster strikes, it’s too late to plan. Lives, families and communities are at stake. In the Bermuda Triangle 800 miles from land, Adam was trapped inside a flooding cabin when his ocean-rowboat flipped. Each of his crew took full responsibility for an exceptional safety culture, allowing his crew to survive this ultimate disaster without injury, and in many ways, be better off.
In this presentation, Adam draws upon industry experience, his Olympic career and Ocean expeditions to teach powerful and practical strategies to sustain safety by taking personal responsibility for effective communication and stress management in high-risk work environments. Safety can often take a back seat to deliverables, budgets and tight timelines. Personal and professional stress and exhaustion can blur decision making and behaviour. Managing communication and stress in a Safety Culture allows organizations to have more good catches, fewer near misses and reach the ultimate goal of no-lost-time work incidents. Safety is paramount; every team member needs to arrive home healthy to their family and loved ones. This industry-customized, thought-provoking and behaviour-changing keynote provides audiences with practical communication and conflict resolution models for safe work environments.
Exploring Leadership Psychology & Philosophy Through Storytelling
Adam was thrust into the spotlight after his rowing team won Olympic Gold at the Beijing Olympics, then again when his rowboat capsized in the Bermuda Triangle. The first time he took the stage to share his story, he nearly died of embarrassment and failure. He was a geologist and an engineer, not a storyteller. What then followed were thousands of hours of training, rehearsal and practice in the art and science of storytelling. With time, Adam learned to tell his story in an effective and authentic way and a surprising side effect took place. Adam felt more confident, present and with a sense of purpose. He could influence, lead and persuade more effectively, simply by defining his personal narrative. Adam wants to share this secret with your audience. In this presentation, you will learn to build your story in an authentic way to inspire others and build their confidence. Audiences leave with a storytelling framework that will define their ability to lead.
Why Our Fear of Failure Fails Us: How to Empower Drive, Engagement and Growth
We’ve got the balance wrong. A healthy fear of failure is essential; it reminds us of our accountability. But excessive emphasis on failure can paralyze productivity and stop us from achieving our best work. Risk aversion, inner-resistance, self-sabotage, procrastination, anxiety and perfectionism are all signs that we hold an unhealthy fear of failure. Successful teams and organizations require a healthy relationship with failure. Too much fear – or too little – signals future disaster. Managing your fear of failure effectively allows for individual authenticity and reclaimed confidence. We need both for sustained success and performance. It’s time to re-frame our fear of failure.
Adam also offers up a Free optional Conference Fitness Program with a Keynote or Workshop Booking.
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Workshop | Be an Executive Olympian: High-performance Tools for a Stressed Out and Off-balance Workforce
The best Olympians and the best executives know there is only one thing more important than focused and persistent hard work. What is it? Recovery. The best will recover as hard as they work. The best figure out what works for their body and their physiological conditions. Then they exploit that knowledge. If you can recover quicker and more completely than your competition, you will be happier and get more done.
This workshop will focus on your physical, mental and spiritual states so you can return to work and family with passion, drive and vigor. Take enough time to exercise, sleep, and eat properly, and you will create more time for the things that matter. Adam shares with you his secrets on balance, stress management and self-care.
Attendees can expect to be very active and therefore should show up in comfortable clothing and be ready to move! Adam will run a workout with workshop attendees and/or teach them exercises they can do on the fly. At the end of the workshop, members will leave with a clearer picture of how their physical health affects their effectiveness in the professional world.