Adam is someone who has done it and continues to do it. An Olympic Gold Medalist turned Adventurer, Adam is now a Social Entrepreneur in the trenches. An engineer by training, Adam Chairs the Board of Directors of Greasecycle, a Biodiesel start-up company on Vancouver Island. He also leads Kreek Speak Enterprises Inc., where he and his team communicate strategies of high performance to corporate clients globally.
Adam grew up in an average town, prepared to live an average life. His life changed when a mentor spotted a unique strength and talent. “You are an Olympian, Adam. You just don’t know it, yet.” This observation germinated a memorable and storied athletic career with 60 international medals and multiple hall of fame inductions. Adam then turned his ambitions to adventuring and along with three teammates, orchestrated an unsupported row across the Atlantic Ocean that doubled as a research and education project. 73 days into their epic crossing, his team capsized in the Bermuda Triangle, mere days short of touching land in Miami. Their journey became the subject of an NBC Dateline Documentary and received global media coverage.
Initially, Adam was reluctant to deliver keynote presentations and workshops. Humble and down to earth by nature, Adam recognized that he didn’t fit a stereotype of someone drawn to the spotlight. However, Adam soon realized that authenticity and humility were strengths, both on and off the stage, and would help him reach diverse audiences and deliver exceptional results.
Adam and his team have found their purpose: to offer relevant, powerful, and transformative learning that inspires, educates, and entertains. The method? Communicate key lessons on high performance, framed in compelling narratives and supported by cutting edge research. This formula succeeds in spurring behavior change and bettering organizational culture.