Neal Petersen Biography

Transform your organization by turning set-backs and barriers into opportunities.

How do you navigate forward, deal with constant wind shifts, sudden storms, conquer fear, isolation, while dealing with an ever present changing world? Neal Petersen will take you on a personal journey around the world and show, There are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!

Neal Petersen completed two amazing journeys in his life: a single-handed yacht race around the world, 27,000 miles, 9 months at sea, alone, around Cape Horn, and in the smallest, least funded, boat he designed and built himself. And an even more arduous and eventful trip of overcoming racial prejudice during the harsh Apartheid era in South Africa, poverty, and a childhood physical disability, just to make it to the start line!

Neal inspires organizations to foster innovation, build stronger teams, adapt under pressure, and cultivate a mind-set that focuses on solutions!

With high energy and fully engaging presentation style, Neal audiences are spellbound from the moment he walks onstage, until he departs. He carries a treasure chest on stage and in it examples of how he overcame insurmountable barriers.

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, passion and then execution. Neal has challenged global audiences to prevail against their own formidable barriers and setbacks while igniting renewed passion as they navigate forward.

Neal projects stunning images during his keynote . He has thunder built into his presentation - lightning and fog are easy options for larger productions, dramatically bringing his story to life – great for Vegas.

Faced with huge challenges and rapid changes in today’s world of uncharted waters, it’s easy to get bogged down in the negativity. Having a clear vision helps us to remain positive and to remember what’s really important.

“Neal is so unique, he is so much more than a keynote, he is the ‘best of the best’. Neal not only delivers a unique, captivating and memorable life-story, filled with valuable content, but he masterfully weaves in his audiences challenges and he does it seamlessly because he is PREPARED! He digs deeper and goes out of his way – to gain an in-depth understanding of where they are as a group, where they want to be and what it will take to get them there. Neal is truly a leader and teaches genuine leadership, by example in all aspects of what he represents. He is so much more than just a keynote speaker.” Axis Capital Holding

Sure to give you a standing ovation. “Neal is one of the most inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking speakers you’ll ever witness – he is mesmerizing.”

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Neal Petersen Videos

Neal Petersen keynote demo
Neal Petersen keynote demo
AWC 2012 Conference: Keynote Speaker, Neal Petersen
AWC 2012 Conference: Keynote Speaker, Neal Petersen
Neal Petersen NAHU Standing Ovation Keynote
Neal Petersen NAHU Standing Ovation Keynote

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Neal Petersen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Neal Petersen for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Neal Petersen generally travels from South Carolina, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Neal Petersen for an upcoming event.

Neal Petersen Videos

Neal Petersen keynote demo
Neal Petersen keynote demo
AWC 2012 Conference: Keynote Speaker, Neal Petersen
AWC 2012 Conference: Keynote Speaker, Neal Petersen
Neal Petersen NAHU Standing Ovation Keynote
Neal Petersen NAHU Standing Ovation Keynote
Why you should book Neal Petersen
Why you should book Neal Petersen
No barriers: Neal Petersen at TEDxUniversityofNevada
No barriers: Neal Petersen at TEDxUniversityofNevada

Neal Petersen Reviews

  • Sure to give you a standing ovation. Neal is one of the most inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking speakers you’ll ever witness – he is mesmerizing. It is rare that I am asked by my senior management at IBM to immediately hire a keynote speaker when he is barely off the stage to give another keynote speech the following week - but that is in fact what happened with you Neal. And I want to thank for the extraordinary presentation you gave in San Diego to 8,000, but for the follow up presentation you gave in Barcelona to another 5,000 with virtually no prep time as well. I truly was in awe of the spirit you drove into the audience and how you made your own journey so very relevant to every person in both locations. You were nothing short of a genius! (Regarding book-signing) Our security team advised me that we had to shut it down with well over 200 people still in line after your inventory ran out which I believe was well over a thousand books. That is just a record at our events - even with some famous athletes we have used in the past. You generated some of the highest ratings and most positive feedback I have seen in many years of running WW events in this division.
    IBM - Dec 11 2018

  • I have been very fortunate to work with Neal Petersen - we brought him in to speak to 3 of our top producer meetings. He is a great speaker and he has found ways to help financial advisors take Neal's experiences and to apply it to their practices in such a way to grow their businesses through the tough times and enjoy the good times.
    AIG Advisors Group - Mar 11 2015

  • Neal Petersen delivered one of the most inspirational talks I ever heard at a corporate event. He had the whole audience enthralled as he talked about his life and how he set himself what seemed to be an impossible challenge. Impossible that is, unless like Neal, you believe there are “No Barriers".
    Qlik 2015 - Mar 11 2015

Neal Petersen Speaking Topics

  • Change Is Constant: It’s How You Play the Cards

    Audiences will understand that you have to address the possibility of failure if one wants to achieve great things. His message will connect with audience members’ experience facing challenges – sales quotas for instance – that may seem formidable at first – until imagination, innovation and passion are applied.

  • 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.

  • The Importance of Realizing Goals: Perseverance & Determination

    Overcoming fear and facing danger and the unknown has been central to how Neal approaches his goals and his life. Audiences will walk away understanding the validity for direct correlations between perseverance, determination, passion and dedication to achieve any goal.

  • 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.

  • No Barriers ~ Only Solutions

    Neal carries a treasure chest on-stage and in it examples of how he turned every barrier into opportunities to achieve his dream and empowers others to turn their baggage and set backs into opportunity

    • How Neal used innovation to find solutions is key to success.
    • How to capitalize on ever changing winds storms by being prepared and the importance of finding the right team to help get you there. .
    • how we can all marshal our inner strengths, stretch our capabilities and realize remarkable achievements.
    • Adapt to wind shifts and stormy seas by knowing when to alter course.
    • Leverage the current economic challenges to your advantage
    • Keep pumping, choose a winning course and navigate to your advantage.
    • Refresh your vision and attitude, find your purpose.
    • Elements of success include passion, determination, perseverance and working smart.
    • With a clear vision, focus and planning, a dream can become a reality.

    • Neal's words inspire confidence by making the pathway to success seem like something that every individual can attain.

    • Attendees walk away with passion, a refocus and shift in attitude necessary to achieve their goals and dreams.

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