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Neal Petersen

Neal Petersen

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Entrepreneur and Yachtsman

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Keynote speaker Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and an international professional speaker. whose keynote presentations are unique and like no other. Neal lives his life by the same wonderful spirit and principles he demonstrates in his extraordinary life story of attitude, perseverance, determination, planning, preparation and never giving up – always finding a solution.

Award Winning Author, World-Class Solo Racing Yachtsman’s and Global Investor.   

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 a yacht he designed and built himself. 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 – and philosophy, Neal’s personal messages and unique delivery will open the mind, with new hope and a determination to break down the barriers, real or perceived, that now exist and to take adversity head on and demonstrate that with determination and hard work you can achieve your goals.

Neal understands the value of how to interact within different cultures, is well traveled, and has lived in many parts of the world and has homes in the USA, Dominican Republic and South Africa. Mr. Petersen is a frequent guest lecturer at the College of Charleston’s International School of Business and Economics management and leadership classes and Micro-Finance Club.

An award winning author, world-class racing yachtsman and global investor, Neal Petersen shares real life examples of how he overcame insurmountable barriers by always turning “perceived” disadvantages into advantages—then into opportunities. In his captivating and empowering “No Barriers – Only Solutions” keynote, Neal demonstrates how success is realized—through innovation, balancing risk against return and being flexible enough to adapt to constant shifting winds. Neal has “wowed” international audiences with his life story and how he relates and connects it to their challenges, which usually ends with rave reviews and standing ovations.

In these challenging times of uncertainly, fear and insecurity rise, many feel like solo sailors, adrift, grasping for survival. Neal lays out the importance below of a clearly communicated vision and direction, followed by detailed planning, preparation, passion and execution using his personal story to show audiences how to achieve their goals.

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    Speaker Neal Petersen Keynote Topics

    • Neal carries a treasure chest on stage to empower others to turn your baggage into treasures.
    • Innovate — how to capitalize on ever changing winds storms.
    • Change – adapt to wind shifts and stormy seas by knowing when to alter course.
    • Leverage economic challenges to your advantage—keep pumping, choose a winning course and navigate to your advantage.
    • Attitude adjustment – refresh your vision – There are No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!
    •  Elements of success include determination, perseverance and hard work.
    •  With hope and planning, a dream can become a reality – anything is possible.
    •  Life is about choice, with choice are consequences ~ chose your course wisely.
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