When Helsinn, a global pharmaceutical company, wanted to launch a new drug and were in the midst of facing major changes, they needed a keynote speaker who could weave their messaging of “Making Waves” within a brilliantly told story. That choice was adventurer, author, Neal Petersen. PNC Bank needed their leadership team to navigate a growing future as their organization expanded among banking reform. They turned to Neal’s leadership experiences of using the life and death choices he had to make on the high seas. Financial leaders can use the same principles in their decision making abilities. As tax receipts fell, Municipal and City Governments had to tighten their belts and do more with less and needed a business speaker who could take a long term vision from concept to inception with limited financial means. They turned to Neal Petersen.
Neal Petersen addresses the creation of winning strategies, embracing diversity, conquering fear in order to achieve the impossible, while continuing to raise the bar as he takes the challenges of his clients businesses, combines it with the specific messaging, that creates results and an extraordinary experience. Using a well crafted personal story of over overcoming all odds of prejudice, economic hardship and physical disability to complete the longest and most arduous sporting event, solo racing around our planet, Neal assists clients in moving their workforce and customers forward into positive action.
Working with governments, technology, healthcare, insurance, financial services companies, Neal is the business speaker who will inspire leadership growth, creation of long-term vision, while re-focusing on the ability to keep navigating towards being the industry leader. This is the fuel for change! See quotes below…
“We always like to hear from speakers who have accomplished the unimaginable and Neal certainly fits this description. He delivered his powerful message in a unique and compelling way that captivated our audience. His story of overcoming barriers resonated with our attendees and provided them with the motivation needed to tackle daily obstacles. The research he conducts on the company in advance of the keynote allowed him to connect in an even deeper way. Overall, well worth the investment.” Mark Clemente, PNC Financial Services Group 2014
“For our leadership conference, we brought Neal to our conference to address the topics of rallying around common goals and achieving operational excellence. His presentation was vivid and dynamic and his life story and experiences helped this audience see how we can all marshal our inner strengths, stretch our capabilities and realize remarkable achievements. Neal’s words inspire confidence by making the pathway to success seem like something that every individual can attain. Albert Benchimol, CEO, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited 2013
“Neal 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.” Larry Roth, CEO, AIG