Keynotes for Driven Professionals and Organizations
A keynote and conference experience that reconnects your leaders to what matters most
Engaging stories that deliver tools, insights and lasting growth through change
Executive business coach, men’s health champion, capsize survivor and Olympic Gold medalist
ARE YOU READY FOR A RESET?
When you book a High-Performance Reset Keynote, you don’t just get a speech; your attendees receive a transformative experience, a 60-minute investment for long-lasting change. It guides leaders to hit the reset button, igniting a ripple effect of enhanced behaviours that translate into improved outcomes – both for individuals and teams. And its magic isn't confined to a 60-minute time slot. Its true power lies in how it fundamentally shifts behaviours, delivers lasting tools and drives results long after the keynote ends.
What our clients say
THE THREE RESETS
Build up your body, mind & spirit with tools designed for the organizational Olympian.
Elevate Leadership & Teamwork
Grow organizational culture by learning the secrets of working alone, together.
Find stability in flux, and gain tools to thrive through the ebbs and flows of disruption.
A Ridiculously Engaging Presentation
"I had the thrill of listening to Adam's ridiculously engaging presentation where he merged safety, teamwork, sportsmanship, friendship, family, and a plethora of laughs! He kept the room active (literally!) and well engaged. It was a true pleasure to meet a humbled Olympic gold medallist and to hear his message. I hope to cross paths with Adam again!"
– Sr VP, EPCOR Energy
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Beat Burnout with Better Behaviours
THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE RESET: UNLEASH YOUR INNER OLYMPIAN
- Reset your physical, mental and spiritual health
- Research-backed and empirically driven tools
- Personalize your self-care to combat stress
A meticulously designed anecdote to the persistent stress of high-demand environments that addresses burnout and reduced productivity issues. Adam – an Olympic Gold Medalist and seasoned Executive Business Coach – brings unique, battle-tested perspectives on sustaining high performance while maintaining personal well-being.
Drawing on researched-backed personal experience from professional athletics, business, and adventure – the audience gains a dynamic, inspiring, and profoundly transformative keynote tailored for mid-level managers, sales teams, and entrepreneurs. His mission: equip you with the tools to navigate and thrive amidst the pressures of your demanding roles.
Alone and Together – A Golden Paradox of Performance
A RESET FOR LEADERS & TEAMS: A GOLD MEDAL GUIDE TO DELIVERING RESULTS ALONE, TOGETHER
- Uncover elite motivation, the best tools to energize leaders and team dynamics
- Optimize your team dynamics with the right people in the right seats
- Upskill leaders with effective tools for influence, achievement and engagement
In today's competitive business landscape, effective teamwork and leadership are more critical than ever. Leaders must work as a team, yet will often do their most productive work alone. Top leaders know how to work alone, together. Delivered by bestselling business author, executive coach and Olympic Gold Medalist, Adam Kreek, this keynote provides a unique perspective on these essential skills.
Drawing from his experience in elite sports, Adam presents practical strategies and tools to improve team collaboration, enhance leadership, and align goals within organizations. This keynote addresses the everyday challenges of disengagement, ineffective leadership, and misalignment of goals, all of which hamper productivity and growth. Adam’s compelling narrative, enriched with real-life stories and proven strategies, leaves audiences inspired, equipped and ready to transform their teams and organizations.
Navigate Change with a Responsibility Ethic
THE RESILIENCY RESET: NAVIGATING THE UNCHARTED WATERS OF TRANSFORMATION
- Build a map to navigate the peaks and troughs of change
- Create the ability to respond more effectively to change with toughness and resiliency
- Move from drama to individual empowerment in the unpredictable
In an era marked by rapid change, uncertainty, and less personal responsibility, Adam Kreek's keynote provides crucial guidance to navigate uncharted terrain. Drawing on his diverse experiences as an Olympic athlete, seasoned expedition leader and award-winning executive business coach, Kreek offers real-world wisdom to help individuals and organizations become more resilient and adaptive.
Audiences are lifted by a blend of personal stories and practical tools that foster a growth mindset, effectively change management and navigate the ebbs and flows of work and life. This transformational experience empowers participants to embrace change as an opportunity for growth rather than a threat, leading to enhanced performance, well-being, and success.
High performance, stress management, leadership, resilience, and adaptability aren't exclusive to sports. They are universal concepts. As an Olympic Gold Medalist, Adam intimately understands the principles of high performance and shares actionable insights and applicable and adaptable techniques to the corporate world. Additionally, Adam’s an engineer by training. For the past 15 years, he’s run multiple businesses, having coached and trained executive teams globally on the skills and tools of high performance.
What do these keynotes give your people?
PAUSE AND PERSPECTIVE
FROM REACTIVE TO PROACTIVE
THE ULTIMATE RESULT? ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
Why Adam Kreek:
Adam Kreek has been delivering speeches for over 20 years. His remarkable, insightful and heartfelt stories drive home applicable strategies, frameworks and tactics to manage change effectively in ourselves and the teams we lead.
Adam Kreek is one of North America’s top executive business coaches and organizational trainers specializing in employee high performance, leadership development, strategic planning, and values-driven achievement.
Adam has coached, trained and taught hundreds of thousands of people, including teams at Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, YPO, EO, TEDx. Most importantly, Adam walks the talk.
"Success is not measured by the positions we achieve in life, but rather the by the obstacles we overcome and the values we discover in the process of achievement."
Prior to Adam's 14 years as a business consultant and executive coach, Adam was a two-time Olympian, and holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold and multiple hall of fame inductions. In 2013, Adam made the first-ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, Capsized.
Adam’s bestselling book, The Responsibility Ethic, teaches us the how of self-leadership, driving personal and professional results in individuals and organizations.
After hours, you'll find Adam raising three fun-loving, spirited kids with his wife, and adventuring outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
How are you creating a culture of resilient high performance for your people?
What’s different about Adam’s keynote
Free Conference Fitness Program
An optional, 45 minute, all levels welcome, tailored fitness program for all conference attendees
Olympic Gold Medalist
Attendees have the opportunity to hold an Olympic Gold Medal
1 hour zoom follow-up
Optional 1 hour seminar to stimulate and reinforce growth, learning and behaviour change
THE VIDA 3 STEP FRAMEWORK
ViDA teaches a 3 step framework to build hardy leaders and durable managers who have abundant energy to tackle change with resilience and find growth..
Too often, we believe change follows a THINK-ANALYZE-ACT process.Yet, research repetedly shows that positive changes stick when we SEE-FEEL-ACT. We need to see the vision of the future, see that change is possible, and see how it can be done gracefully. Then we need to feel the future. Can we anticipate feeling the pains of progress and the joys of forward motion? Can we anticipate feeling the accomplishment when change brings results?
Empower your people to build their resiliency as they lead, manage and energize change.
What our clients say
Why Work ViDA and Adam Kreek?
Adam’s keynoteshave been described as “Extremely engaging, energetic and interactive”, “genuine” and “the real deal”. As a result, has become a favourite among meeting and event planners, and a trusted partner for speaker bureaus and corporate executives for these reasons:
The ViDA team is available 24/7 to answer your questions, facilitate planning, support logistics and work in collaboration to ensure success at your event.
You work with Kreek and his ViDA team to weave compelling stories from a broad spectrum of experiences ensures that the keynote is relevant and relatable to diverse attendees, irrespective of their backgrounds.
Adam brings grounded energy. He loves to better individuals and organizations, and both his skill and commitment are evident the moment he steps onto the stage.
Conferences get keynotes customized for your audience. He specializes in tailoring his keynotes to the unique needs, challenges and opportunities of each organization. Get ready for an interactive, multi-media live event experience.
Adam is a powerful storyteller, with a remarkable background. He understands that participants need to be emotionally engaged and inspired to commit to meaningful change and take immediate action.
Adam walks the talk and shows up humble, confident and eager to serve. He values leaving a generous impact, inspiring growth and pursuing excellence.
Adam offers a Free Conference Fitness Program to all interested keynote and workshop clients, to engage presentation attendees and promote a wellness culture at the conference.
Adam’s keynote is just the beginning. Adam blogs regularly and is active on social so every audience member can stay connected.
The keynote is actionable. Each presentation Adam delivers is grounded in action that audience members can use immediately.
The most important minute of a meeting is the minute after the meeting ends – when business begins again. Adam helps participants decide, commit and prepare to take action now!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An inspirational keynote that delivers tools is an investment in your people, your culture and your future. It's time to rethink your conference strategy.
The heart of a remarkable conference isn't filled with registration fees or budgetary expenses, it's electrified by the power of a single voice—the keynote speaker. That's right. This one, often underestimated investment can boost your event's ROI by an astounding tenfold!
So, it's not about just filling a spot, it's about catalyzing change—injecting inspiration into attendees, rebooting their enthusiasm, and tapping into the deep reservoir of positive psychology. The right keynote speaker doesn't just talk—they ignite a wildfire of transformation that spreads long after the event. For true success, think less about the cost of hiring an experienced, top-rated speaker and more about the value Adam Kreek will add to your event.
We're in the business sector, not athletics. How relevant is an Olympic Gold Medalist's perspective?
Our group is diverse. Will this program be relevant to everyone?
Growing up as a working-class Canadian and the child of immigrants, Adam's lived experience is much more nuanced and relatable than many may assume at first glance.
We have limited time and resources. Is this the best use of our budget?
Consider the long-term impact. Effective change management, resilience, and work-life balance can significantly enhance productivity, reduce burnout, and improve employee retention. Each of these outcomes translates into financial benefits. If this keynote helps each participant to be just 1% more productive, for a $100,000 earner, that's $1,000 per person per year, or $2,000,000 across all participants. That's eight times ROI on the cost of the salary costs of keynote in the first year alone, and the benefits could well extend over several years.
Furthermore, this isn't about the one hour that Adam Kreek is on stage. The investment incorporates the decades of experience, the wealth of knowledge, the rigorous training, and the unique insights that Adam brings to your organization through this keynote. It's about the transformational experience, the shared wisdom, and the enduring lessons that will resonate with your team long after the session concludes.
Investing in this keynote is not just an expenditure; it's an opportunity to inspire, uplift, and empower your team, leading to enhanced performance, increased job satisfaction, and a more positive and resilient organizational culture. And these outcomes, while not always easy to quantify, can have a profound impact on your organization's success.
We've been through leadership training before. How is this any different? We are a pragmatic, results-oriented group. Is this program practical and actionable?
Alignment is a dynamic process, not a one-time event. This program offers strategies to continually align your team with changing goals and visions, ensuring you remain adaptable and effective in a rapidly evolving business landscape.
This program is all about action – breaking big goals down into actionable steps, fostering effective teamwork, and enhancing leadership skills. It's designed to yield tangible results, not just inspire.
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