Neal Petersen
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Neal Petersen
Key Topics:
Risk Taking
Peak Performance
Bio Info:

Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and founder of an investment bank..  Only a few people have realized their dreams, but even fewer have raced solo alone around the world and in a home built boat!  It is an unparalleled adventure, the longest race for any man or woman, 27,000 miles in a boat, 9 months at sea - alone! Neal Petersen is an award-winning author, solo “Around Alone” racing yachtsman, founder of an investment bank and so much more. Few people have realized their dreams, but even fewer have raced solo around the world and in a home built boat! It is an unparalleled adventure, the longest, most extreme race for any man or woman, 27,000 miles in a boat, nine months at sea ~ alone!

Neal has demonstrated what can happen when one truly lives by goals, planning and preparation, believing there are no obstacles so great that they cannot be overcome. In sharing his high-impact extraordinary adventure, Neal delivers a powerful message that, "In life there are no barriers ~ only solutions!"

As a gifted speaker and storyteller, Neal has over fifteen years experience internationally delivering his history-making story to corporations such as IBM, Cisco, Motorola, Oracle, American Express, etc. – all standing ovations. His high energy, inspirational keynotes are based on real life experiences which set him apart from speakers who speak on topics.

Neal is known for his uniqueness, high energy, subtle humor, adaptability and content. He customizes every keynote. Plus, he is extremely easy to work with.

Neal’s messages include:
* The importance of realizing goals; perseverance, determination in reaching them.
* Choosing conquest over adversity.
* Learning to turn perceived disadvantages into advantages.
* The power of positive attitude and how it affects one’s performance.
* With choice there are consequences – choose wisely.
* Change is constant – it’s how you play the cards.

Our goal is to be a part of your conference to assist meeting planners in generating maximum results for their audience. We are willing to do in-house welcome videos, build excitement, media appearances, executive breakfasts and any special requests you may have to maximize audience impact.

Neal was rated the best speaker ever at IBM’s Global STGU Conference. After the opening keynote presentation to 8,000 attendees Neal personalized and sold 1000 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 on a plane three days later to open the sister conference in Europe to another 5000 attendees. It was history making at IBM.

Neal has a wonderful spirit and a genuine talent for storytelling. He is unique in his delivery, carrying a treasure chest on stage – taking his audience on a journey they will long remember. Halfway through the presentation Neal shows actual footage of rounding Cape Horn. They find the key messages are not just a topic – rather a philosophy they can incorporate into their lives as well “In Life There Are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions.”

Neal’s presentations become the talk of every event – the impact and feedback is tremendous.


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Travels From:
South Carolina
In Life There Are No Barriers - Only Solutions
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