Adam Kreek | Additional Presentations
Adam conducts an extensive pre-event interview to ensure that his story speaks authentically to each unique audience as well as fit within the broader context of conferences and events. He works closely with his team to craft an authentic message that reinforces the best organizational goals, interests and cultures

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Keynote Presentations:

Self-Leadership | The Responsibility Ethic 

As a society, we’ve been oversold the quick fixes. Be the boss now. Lose weight in one week. Get rich tomorrow. We want to believe there’s a secret cheat code, a hack, or a hidden short-cut. When the quick and easy routes fail, we often blame others: it’s the CEO’s fault, our partner’s fault, the client’s fault, the sales team’s fault... The list goes on.
In this behavior-changing keynote, Adam shares his principle of The Responsibility Ethic,and teaches the practice of Self-Leadership. That is, we each can achieve any desired outcome (personal, professional and team) when we recognize our role in the current state of affairs. We must align our vision, plan and behaviour with our goals. Many of us have been told to follow our dreams, but not given the fine print: success will require hard work and consistent action. 

Adam challenges attendees to develop personal accountability for their vision, values, goals and actions. The result will be new levels of success through daily focus, choices and actions.

Learning Objectives:
• Skills, tools and strategies for effective self-leadership. 
• Methods to successfully craft, plans and execute for maximum results. 
• Increase control and empowerment, optimize decision-making and reduce stress.

HR | The Power of Values

We operate in an increasingly competitive, globally diverse economy. When our organization’s values are unclear and unlived, performance and productivity are sacrificed. It takes more than a fear of being fired or financial incentives to motivate employees. Without common, identified and actively embraced values, an organization will struggle to succeed.

In his interactive keynote, Adam brings the power of values to life, evoking professional passion and more fulfilling success. Adam teaches audiences how to unearth their values, and act on them to be more engaged, productive, focused and ultimately effective.

Learning Objectives 
• Identify and express your personal and organization’s values effectively.
• Optimize decision making and limit distractions. 
• Create sustainable team engagement and a powerful organizational culture.

Gold Medal Safety: Courage, Communication & Stress Response

12 years, 2 million practice strokes, 7,200 practices sessions, 13,000 hours on the water.  Olympic training statistics are remarkable.  Adam knows.  He’s lived it.  However, when discussing Olympic results, one measure of success and failure is often overlooked:

How many workers died in preventable safety incidents to create a successful Olympic experience?  

For Adam Kreek, it was 24.

Ten workers died preparing the Beijing Olympic facilities where he competed and won in 2008.
Fourteen workers died to produce the Athens Olympics where Adam competed just four years earlier. These workplace fatality numbers break Adam’s heart, and many more life-changing injuries hide behind each fatality number.

But there is hope.  The London Olympics pursued safety with an overt Olympic mindset and delivered the best safety performance on record for a summer games.  Not one worker died due to workplace neglect.  Now, that’s an Olympic record to strive for!

What is Gold Medal Safety?   A Zero-Harm worksite.
Zero-harm can seem as daunting as winning an Olympic Gold Medal, so we need to have the courage to dream this big.  Aim for perfection, accept excellence.  That is how you win the Olympics.  That is how you build a strong safety culture.  That is how you win in a competitive marketplace. The insights, questions and stories shared in Adam’s keynote will help safety leaders and their organizations build and sustain Gold Medal Safety at every level of an organization.

Key Takeaways:
  • Practical and effective communication and conflict resolution models for safe work environments.
  • Successful responses to hazardous stress triggers.
  • To harness courage and speak with authority under pressure.
  • How to take personal responsibility for team safety.

Change Management | Teamwork and Leadership in Times of Change 

An incredible power is released when we work effectively together. When teams function optimally, they can be excellent tools to ensure resiliency, manage risk, and maximize achievement in times of change. When the whirlwind takes over, busyness gains priority and stress levels run high. In a fast-paced environment, we often let communication and team dynamics suffer, and the costs are significant.

Strong team culture is essential to sustain success. How can we foster authentic and lasting team culture? Reunite your team under a higher goal. Embolden the professionals on your teams to lead from within. Adam combines inspiring stories with an interactive presentation to share the concept of Shared Leadership with teams across sectors.