Neal Petersen takes you on a personal journey and shows you by example: There are No Barriers – Only Solutions!

Award-winning author and extreme adventurer, Neal Petersen, completed two amazing journeys in his life: a single-handed yacht race around the world—27,000 miles, nine months at sea, alone, in a small yacht he designed and built himself—and an even more arduous challenge—overcoming racial prejudice during the Apartheid era in South Africa. Neal battled a childhood physical disability and poverty, just to make it to the starting line!

Navigate forward. Manage wind shifts and sudden storms. Conquer fear and isolation while dealing with a changing world. 

Neal’s captivating life story addresses the creation of winning strategies, the importance of innovation while embracing diversity, and conquering fear and isolation to achieve the impossible.  

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A thought-provoking, well informed business speaker and master storyteller, Neal  inspires leadership growth and long-term vision while teaching your audience to navigate toward success and significance!

His powerful messages, the subject of a PBS documentary, inspire hope and determination, break down barriers, and confront adversity head-on.

 

Take your audience on an inspiring journey around the world!

Great speakers deliver ROI. Neal Petersen works with your planners to create a unique customized program, which includes many value-added incentives. He facilitates stimulating leadership programs, break-out sessions, and book-signings. Neal Petersen engages audience members in conversations before and after his programs to provide an extraordinary, connected experience.

 

 
… our highest ratings ever for a keynote speaker, and this covers hundreds of events over more than a decade!

Jack Mortimer, Government Technology

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T07:54:56-04:00

Jack Mortimer, Government Technology

… our highest ratings ever for a keynote speaker, and this covers hundreds of events over more than a decade!
Neal Petersen is a great speaker who helps financial advisers grow their businesses through tough times.

Larry Roth, CEO – Advisers Group, AIG

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T07:57:01-04:00

Larry Roth, CEO – Advisers Group, AIG

Neal Petersen is a great speaker who helps financial advisers grow their businesses through tough times.
…a wonderful story with a great message

Don Lowe, CEO – Sir Speedy

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T07:57:51-04:00

Don Lowe, CEO – Sir Speedy

…a wonderful story with a great message
Neal’s patience and understanding went far beyond the call of any speaker we’ve ever hired.

Lee Ann Ohanesian 

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T07:59:06-04:00

Lee Ann Ohanesian 

Neal’s patience and understanding went far beyond the call of any speaker we’ve ever hired.
Phenomenal! Neal always ends up with a standing ovation.

Eric Hadley, Sr. Vice President—Premier Senior Living

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T08:00:41-04:00

Eric Hadley, Sr. Vice President—Premier Senior Living

Phenomenal! Neal always ends up with a standing ovation.
I was in awe of the spirit Neal drove into the audience and how he made his own journey so relevant to everyone. He was nothing short of a genius!

Leslie Benway – IBM

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T08:02:28-04:00

Leslie Benway – IBM

I was in awe of the spirit Neal drove into the audience and how he made his own journey so relevant to everyone. He was nothing short of a genius!
“Neal knew his audience cold. His story was riveting. His delivery was first-rate. Everyone was glued to their seats, and then 750 members rose up and gave him the rousing ovation he deserved. Neal was a huge hit!”

Geoff Beckwith, Executive Director—Massachusetts Municipal Association

Neal Petersen
2019-08-21T08:04:28-04:00

Geoff Beckwith, Executive Director—Massachusetts Municipal Association

“Neal knew his audience cold. His story was riveting. His delivery was first-rate. Everyone was glued to their seats, and then 750 members rose up and gave him the rousing ovation he deserved. Neal was a huge hit!”