Talks and Events

I give adventure talks encouraging people to go beyond perceived limits and an executive workshop, "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?" I've given workshops to over 1,000 CEOs in the U.S. and Canada. Click here to read an Entrepreneur Magazine article about one of the talks.

I also give presentations to parent groups about raising resilient children and have spoken to thousands of students ranging from Kindergarten through graduate school, encouraging them to cultivate an adventurous mindset.

To book a speaking engagement, send an e-mail to adventurespeaker[at]gmail.com.


Upcoming Talks and Events:

October 13: Alliance Safety Council company presentation, Baton Rouge, LA

October 18: Startup Week, Chattanooga, TN

October 20: CEO workshop, Los Angeles, CA

October 21: CEO workshop, Ottawa, Canada

October 23 - 25: Keynote at Family Travel Association Annual Summit, Royal Caribbean cruise ship

October 27: Alpha Lambda Delta Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ

November 14: CEO workshop, Stanhope, NJ

November 16: CEO workshop, Washington, VA

December 6: CEO workshop, Milwaukee, WI

December 7: CEO workshop, Rochester, NY

December 12: CEO workshop, Fairfield, CT

December 14: CEO workshop, Washington, VA

December 21: Launch Tennessee workshop, Nashville, TN


2018

January 9: CEO workshop, Drexel Hill, PA

January 11: CEO workshops, Stanhope, NJ

January 16: CEO workshop, Rockville, MD

February 7 - 8: CEO workshops, Basking Ridge, NJ

February 13 - 14: CEO workshops, Rochester, NY

March 8: CEO workshop, New Jersey

June 7: CEO workshop, Philadelphia, PA

June 8: CEO workshop, British Columbia

June 11: CEO workshop, Long Island, NY

June 14 - 25: Race Across America (I will guide the blind endurance athlete Dan Berlin in a 3,000-mile bike race across the U.S. as part of a team of 4)

July 10 - 12: CEO workshops, Orlando, FL

August 9 - 10: CEO workshops, Traverse City, MI

September 11 - 12: CEO workshops, NYC

September 13: CEO workshop, Mohonk Mountain House, NY

September 19: CEO workshop, Philadelphia, PA

October 5: CEO workshop, Lake Geneva, WI

October 11: CEO workshop, New London, CT

October 16 - 18: CEO workshops, Dallas, TX

October 20: CEO workshop, Edmonton, Canada

November 6 - 8: CEO workshops, San Antonio, TX

November 13 - 14: CEO workshops, Louisville, KY

December 18 - 20: CEO workshops, Toronto, Canada



Past Talks and Events:

2017

October 12: CEO workshop, Tempe, AZ

October 11: CEO workshop, Boston, MA

October 6: CEO workshop, Park City, UT

September 28: CEO workshop, Columbus, OH

September 22: CEO workshop, Whistler, Canada

September 21: CEO workshop, Ottawa, Canada

September 19: CEO workshop, Blue Mountains, Canada

September 11: CEO workshop, Toronto, Canada

August 31: CEO workshop, Farmingville, NY

August 23: CEO workshop, Milwaukee, WI

August 21: Executive talk at Applyists, Nashville, TN

August 17: ApostleTech company presentation, Phoenix, AZ

July 1 - Aug 15: Blocked for adventures! Daddy-Daughter 2-week horseback riding extravaganza; "Mountain Man" in Manila, Philippines; family trip to Japan, etc. I added in two talks:

     - August 2: "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?" speech, Hong Kong

     - July 18: CEO workshop, Baltimore, MD

June 20: Executive Retreat, Whistler, Canada


June 15: CEO workshop, Drexel, PA

June 13: Lunch 'n Learn, COATUE Management, NYC

June 10: CEO workshop, Mt. Tremblant, Canada

June 7: CEO workshop, Ottawa, Canada

June 6: CEO workshop, Phoenix, AZ

June 2: Quadvest company presentation, Houston, TX

June 1: CEO workshop, Phoenix, AZ

May 27: CEO workshop, Mt. Tremblant, Canada

May 25: Quality Belt Maintenance company talk, Niagara Falls

May 19: Keynote at Leadership Music annual event, Nashville, TN

May 18: Jackson National company lunch 'n learn, Franklin, TN

May 17: CEO workshop, Phoenix, AZ

May 5: MASS Communications Board meeting keynote, NYC

April 24: Keynote to Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators, Pittsburgh, PA

April 23: We Don't Even Know celebrity celebration, NYC

April 20: CEO workshop, St. Catharines, Canada

April 13: CEO workshop, Philadelphia, PA

April 4 - 6: CEO workshop, Buffalo, NY

March 22: CEO workshop, Ottawa, Canada

March 20 - 21: Company keynote, Pandell Software, Calgary, Canada

March 15 - 16: CEO workshops, New Orleans

March 3: Keynote, Intrepid Travel Company Day, Melbourne, Australia

February 27: Webinar for Petra Coach

February 27: "Kili in the Dark" presentation, United Nations Int'l School, NYC

February 14 - 16: CEO workshops, Houston, TX

January 25: Entrepreneur Workshop and Executive Board presentation at Launch Tennessee, Nashville, TN

January 24: Keynote, Office of the Mayor, Nashville, TN

January 17 - 19: CEO workshops, Lancaster, PA

January 11: "Kili in the Dark" presentation, United Nations International School

January 6: Executive workshop, Murray Resources, Houston, TX


2016

December 14: CEO workshop, Tampa, FL

December 9 - 10: CEO workshops, San Diego, CA

December 8: CEO workshop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 22: CEO workshop, Edmonton, Canada

November 18: CEO workshop, Winnipeg, Canada

November 10, 11, 14: Speeches at Team See Possibilities charity events in Kenya and Tanzania

November 2 - 14: Team See Possibilities Mt. Kilimanjaro challenge (www.teamseepossibilities.com)

November 1: Keynote at William Blair investment bank, Chicago 

October 28: CEO workshop, Sedona, AZ

October 27: CEO workshop, Montreal, Canada

October 23 - 25: "Raising Resilient Kids," Family Travel Association Summit, Tucson, AZ

October 21: CEO workshop, Kelowna, Canada

October 18 - 20: CEO workshops, Tucson, AZ

October 14: CEO workshop, Richmond, VA

October 14: Speech to students at Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA

October 11: CEO workshop, Mobile, AL

October 6: CEO workshop, San Diego, CA

October 4: Startup Week, Chattanooga, TN

September 29-30: Adventure Travel Film Festival, Boulder, CO

September 28: CEO workshop, Boston, MA

September 23: CEO workshop, Montreal, Canada

September 16: CEO workshop, Calgary, Canada

September 13 - 14: CEO workshops, Winnipeg, Canada

July 25: Intel Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

July 2 - 21: Cycled 1,000 miles with my 9-year-old daughter from Tokyo to Kyoto and back

June 14 - 15: CEO workshops, Houston, TX

June 9: CEO workshop, Vernon, Canada

June 8: Executive workshop for entrepeneurs, Nashville

June 6: Speech at 36/86 entrepreneur conference, Nashville, TN

June 1: Speech after debut of my video "Perceived Limits" at Ciclismo Classico Film Festival in Boston. The video won the festival's Grand Jury Award.

May 31: Keynote for Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto

May 26: Executive workshop to Uber, Boston

May 26: CEO workshop, Boston

May 17: CEO workshop, Toronto, Canada

May 13: CEO workshop, Vancouver Island, Canada

May 12: CEO workshop, Chicago, IL

April 28: CEO workshop, Toronto, Canada

April 27: CEO workshop, Edmonton, Canada

April 22: CEO workshop, Penticton, Canada

April 21: CEO workshop, Calgary, Canada

April 9: CEO workshop, Bermuda

April 8: Keynote at StanPac annual conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 7: CEO workshop, Boston

March 10: CEO workshop, Chicago, IL

March 9: CEO workshop, Charlotte, NC

March 7: Adventure talk to high school students, United Nations International School, NYC

February 16: CEO workshop, Seattle, WA

February 11: Adventure talk to elementary school students (K - 4th grade), United Nations International School, NYC


February 9 - 11: CEO workshops, NYC

January 27: CEO workshop, Tallahassee, FL

January 22: Adventure talk to middle school (5th - 8th grade) students at the United Nations International School, NYC

January 15: Company workshop to Imagination Plus and directworx, Toronto, Canada

January 7: "The Power of Bicycle Travel" at The Adventure Cycling Association's 40th anniversary event, NYC

January 5: CEO workshop, NYC


2015

December 17: CEO workshop, Albany, NY

December 15: U.S. Pharmacopeia keynote and management workshop, Rockville, MD


December 9: Launch Tennessee entrepreneurs workshop, Nashville, TN

December 8: Daunted Courage book reading at Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

December 3: CEO workshop, Montreal, Canada

November 24: CEO workshop, Toronto, Canada

November 20: CEO workshop, Chicago, IL


November 17: Intel Corporation corporate workshop, Phoenix, AZ


November 14: Executive workshop, Banff, Canada


November 12: CEO workshop, Calgary, Canada


November 2: CEO workshop, San Diego, CA


October 17: Harvard Business School Alumni Group, Lima, Peru


October 3: Daunted Courage book reading, New York City


October 2: CEO workshop for Vistage International, Brainerd, MA


September 18: Entrepreneur's Organization Regional Meeting, Nashville, TN


August 12: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Baltimore, MD


July 14: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, New York City

May 27: Address to graduating class at the United Nations Int'l School, New York City

May 21: Grand Canyon adventure presentation to middle school students at United Nations Int'l School, New York City


May 21: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Connecticut

May 20: Always On conference keynote, Providence, RI

May 19: Daiichi Sankyo corporate keynote, New Jersey

May 16: (in Japanese) Cycling the length of Japan to students at Lyceum Kennedy (NYC)


May 14: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, New Jersey


April 28: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Sioux Falls, SD


April 13: AT&T The Wireless Experience executive workshop, Atlantic City, NJ


March 31: The American School in Japan, Tokyo, Japan


March 28: Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan


March 26: Tokyo Business Group, Tokyo, Japan


March 19: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Clifton, NJ


March 17: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Brooklyn, NY


February 24: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Providence, RI


February 17: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Washington, DC


February 10: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Providence, RI


January 20 - 21: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Boston, MA


January 14 -15: Pleasantville School District, Pleasantville, NY


January 13: Vistage Executive Group, Rochester, NY


January 12: Vistage Executive Group, Dallas, TX


January 9: The Fletcher Club of Tokyo, Japan



January 8: (in Japanese) "Rising Son" Japanese edition book signing, Kinokuniya Main Store, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

January 6: (in Japanese) Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan


2014

December 16: "Being Adventurous" to students at Washington International School in Washington, D.C.

December 10: Corporate Keynote, PANalytical, Marlborough, MA

December 2: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Providence, RI

November 18: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Worcester, MA

October 21-22: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Boston, MA

September 23: CEO Workshop for Vistage International, Wellesley, MA

September 18: Keynote address at The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

July 14: Keynote at 10th Annual PR and Communications Summit, hosted at Bayer Headquarters



May 28: Bike Travel Film Festival, Q&A + book signing for screening of my film "Cycling Iceland with Kids"


May 27: Address to graduating seniors at the United Nations International School, "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" 

May 21: Workshop on career transitions for Olympic and professional athletes
May 17: "From Fletcher to Family Adventure Guy" at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University



April 29 - May 12: Beyond the Podium speaker on Celebrity Cruises transatlantic cruise


April 27: New York Travel Fest, "Having It All: Balancing Traveling with Kids, Careers and Stability"

March 18: CEO Workshop for Vistage International


February 20: Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN


Jan 31: TEDnite Talk at Dad 2.0 Summit, New Orleans, LA



2013


October 30: Casio G-Shock Store, 454 West Broadway (SoHo)
I shared thoughts on raising resilient children and profiled several disabled athletes creating lives full of adventure. 

October 13: Rising Son book signing and talk about our family adventures at Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

September 16: Keynote address at The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

June 3: "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?"
Address to the graduating class at the United Nations International School, NYC

April 21: Rising Son book signing at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 16: "Why Haven't We Figured This Out Already?  Seeking Work-Life Balance"

Presented to the Women's Professional Organization

April 11 - 12: "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" Workshop to Vistage International CEO group


March 21: "Tales from a Family Adventurer"

Presentation at Oxford Writing Festival, Miami University 

March 13: "Adventures in a Second Act Career"

International Executive Resources Group webinar

February 27 - March 1: "Tales from a Family Adventurer"

Presentations in Nashville, TN to Overton High School, Nashville Reading Group, The Academy at Old Cockrill, Johnson Alternative School, JT Moore Junior High School, and Hillsboro High School

February 26: Rising Son book signing at Parnassus Bookstore, Nashville, TN


February 5: "Racing an Ironman Blind"

Presentation with 69-year-old blind triathlete Charlie Plaskon to students at Siwanoy School in Pelham, NY

February 1: "Racing an Ironman Blind"

Presentation with 69-year-old blind triathlete Charlie Plaskon to students at the United Nations International School, NYC

January 23: Rising Son book signing at Kinokuniya Bookstore, NYC


2012


December 18: "Being Adventurous"
Presentation to 2nd graders at the United Nations International School


December 5: Rising Son book signing at Bicycle World, Mt. Kisco, NY


Earlier presentations include: Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Amazon Web Services Conference, the United Nations, and the Going Green East Environmental Investing Conference.