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No Barriers Leadership Program
Based on the polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton, who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic and became a role model for leadership as one who, in extreme circumstances, kept his team together in a survival story described as "incredible”! Neal challenges attendees to ask themselves ~ “Why would someone follow you to the end of the world?”
This stimulating and thought-provoking leadership program can follow Neal Petersen’s “No Barriers ~ Only Solutions” keynote. The allotted time is customized to fit a client’s program, between 1- 3 hours and can be done as a one-two day program as well.
Leadership Program Content
• Today more than ever we are navigating change and we need to be able to adapt. Join together to learn, to share and to better understand how to navigate into the future.
• The goal of the program is to identify what the group or individual is hoping to achieve.
• Development of their vision using Ernest Shackleton as an example of great leadership.
• What are the steps to take in order to get there?
• Discuss uncertainty, how to deal with rapid and ever changing winds, the importance of knowing when to tack, threats to the industry, alternatives to status quo and develop a philosophy that will help in achieving the vision.
• What mechanisms are required today to find solutions to your barriers? What is failure, set-backs and how do you respond to achieve success?
• How better to cope with the rate of rapid change and the anxiety that this brings.
• Retaining the work force, rewarding people, reduction of cost in human capitol.
• What is a sustainable culture for your business’s to thrive?
Leadership and Diversity
Today’s work force is ever changing and a new vision is needed in bringing workers of various backgrounds together for a common cause. But it is not just dealing with a diverse work force, this will demand cultural sensitivity as our world becomes more inter-related.
Leadership and Developing Relationships for Creating a Legacy
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. Neal’s ability to apply his own attitudes, values and experiences to reflect on the values and mission of the guests will make this a powerful and meaningful experience for all.
The Importance of Realizing Goals: Perseverance & Determination - Overcoming fear, isolation and facing danger and the unknown has been central to how Neal approaches his goals and his life. Guests will explore how to balance risk and danger with good judgment; how Neal coped with the unknown when making life-threatening voyages and will empower guests to better tackle their tough challenges ahead.
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. Neal communicates the fundamental processes needed to create the foundation of a vision and provides validity for direct correlations between perseverance, determination, motivation, and dedication to successful outcomes. The choice is up to each one individually.
Change Is Constant: It’s How You Play the Cards – The group will understand that you have to address the possibility of failure if one wants to achieve great things. This may be explored, regarding challenges – sales quotas for instance – that may seem formidable at first – until imagination, innovation and passion are applied.
The Role of Social Responsibility in the Corporate World - Establishing trust and personal responsibility is part of the foundation of leadership and achievement. In addition to Neal’s innovative use of technology and the plain guts and determination that drove his success, discussion about the values and ethics that frame his goals and achievements – and how these values power one’s achievements and ambition will be explore. Neal is an extraordinary thought-leader and global visionary, who empowers others to think globally and generationally with the highest ethics when making decisions –as to how those decisions impact you, your family, your community and ultimately the next generation. A most needed message for today’s future leaders!
Why Book Neal Petersen?
World- class extreme adventurer, award-winning author, motivational business speaker
Neal Petersen has completed two amazing journeys in his life: a single-handed yacht race around the world, 27,000 miles, 9 months at sea, alone, and in the smallest yacht he designed and built himself, becoming the first black man to do so. And an even more arduous and eventful trip of overcoming racial prejudice during the Apartheid era in South Africa, poverty, and a childhood physical disability, just to make it to the start line! While sharing his riveting life story – including early careers as a highly-trained saturation diver, to running the only deep water diamond mining operation off the coast of Africa, Neal’s philosophy, personal messages and unique delivery, opens the mind, with new hope and a determination to break down the barriers, real or perceived, that exist and to take adversity head on and demonstrate that with determination and hard work you can achieve your goals.
There are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!
Neal Petersen carries a treasure chest on stage, and in it examples of how he reached his dream by always turning barriers into opportunities, then into solutions, of knowing how to innovate, balance risk with reward, the need to adapt to constant wind shifts and change and how it relates to success. He empowers and challenges audiences to harness their experiences and treasures in navigating these economic challenging times to their advantage - it's an opportunity to excel by choosing a winning course and to never give up! That is how Neal achieved his dream and empowers others to reach theirs Neal is an extraordinary thought-leader and global visionary, who empowers others to think globally and generationally with the highest ethics when making decisions –as to how those decisions impact you, your family, your community and ultimately the next generation. A most needed message for today’s future leaders!
In these challenging times of uncertainly, fear and insecurity, many feel like solo sailors, adrift, grasping for survival. Neal lays out the importance of a clearly communicated vision, followed by detailed planning, preparation, and then execution. Neal has challenged global audiences to prevail against their own formidable barriers and setbacks while igniting passion and hope as they navigate forward.
Award-winning author of Journey of a Hope Merchant, and subject of a PBS Documentary, 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. He empowers audiences to better navigate forward with perseverance, dedication and passion and an attitude that There are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!
Neal projects some images during his keynote that bring his story to life and 2 videos, a 1 minute intro and a 4 minute powerful video of Neal rounding Cape Horn solo – his dream! He has thunder built-in and fog is an option for large events, a great, fun visual to really bring his story to life. This is a story of hope, resilience, and accomplishment, brilliantly delivered, truly inspiring for any audience, and one that will long be remembered as one of the best.
Clients include: multiple global keynotes for Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AIG - plus Qlik, Kronos, Mass Mutual, Lenovo, HP, AT&T, Cisco, John Hancock, Brandes Investment Partners, MDRT, Prudential Insurance, Prudential Real Estate, Axis Holdings, Guardian Life, Jackson National, LOC, NAIFA, NGA, NASCIO and 100’s of associations and more www.nealpetersen.com.