EMBRACE CHALLENGE

With the Attitudes of Adventure. Make your event count with a refreshingly different speaker.

Make your event count with a refreshingly different speaker.

EMBRACE CHALLENGE

growing resilience.

achieving great goals.

thriving amid change.

Looking for an impactful keynote speaker?

A motivational shot in the arm for your team?

Practical takeaways to enhance work performance?

Global Keynote Speaker and Nat Geo Adventurer Rob Lilwall might just be your answer.

growing resilience. achieving great goals. thriving amid change.

Whether you’re looking for an impactful keynote, a motivational shot in the arm for your team, or practical takeaways to enhance work performance, Global Conference Speaker and Nat Geo Adventurer Rob Lilwall might just be your answer.

Rob’S Clients

From local businesses to multinational corporations,
Rob has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world.

Rob’S Clients

From local businesses to multinational corporations, Rob has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world.

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About Rob Lilwall

If one could choose a middle name for Rob, it would likely be “Daring”. Or “Resilient”. Some may prefer “Crazy”.

How else would you describe a former geography teacher who has walked across the Gobi in winter, braved the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and cycled across Afghanistan? Or an “ordinary guy” who struggled with fear and shyness, but nonetheless set out on journeys of over 80,000km by bicycle and on foot, learning to tackle countless new and unpredictable situations, and to befriend people from dozens of cultures?

For Rob did not want a life defined by what he was afraid of, or the abilities that he lacked. In fact, he has learned through his adventures, that it is his choices, attitudes and habits that matter most; that it is possible to persevere in the face of setback, to overcome obstacles, and to thrive amid change.

When Rob isn’t being chased by bandits, camping at minus 40, or crossing deserts, he lives in Hong Kong with his wife and son. He has presented two National Geographic TV series and is a popular conference speaker, inspiring tens of thousands of people in four continents.

About Rob Lilwall

If one could choose a middle name for Rob, it would likely be “Daring”. Or “Resilient”. Some may prefer “Crazy”.

How else would you describe a former geography teacher who has walked across the Gobi in winter, braved the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and cycled across Afghanistan? Or an “ordinary guy” who struggled with fear and shyness, but nonetheless set out on journeys of over 80,000km by bicycle and on foot, learning to tackle countless new and unpredictable situations, and to befriend people from dozens of cultures?

For Rob did not want a life defined by what he was afraid of, or the abilities that he lacked. In fact, he has learned through his adventures, that it is his choices, attitudes and habits that matter most; that it is possible to persevere in the face of setback, to overcome obstacles, and to thrive amid change.

When Rob isn’t being chased by bandits, camping at minus 40, or crossing deserts, he lives in Hong Kong with his wife and son. He has presented two National Geographic TV series and is a popular conference speaker, inspiring tens of thousands of people in four continents.

See What Rob’s Clients Have Said

See What Rob’s Clients Have Said

rob’s talks

Rob’s stories about taking on epic challenges and overcoming great obstacles both inspire the mind and impact the heart. But what distinguishes Rob’s talks, is the powerful parallels he draws between succeeding on a difficult expedition and thriving in today’s unpredictable business environment.

Through personal reflections, practical research-based activities and fun audience participation, Rob shares lessons from the road which are easily applicable to everyday life, including:

  • Set Clear Goals

    Whether it’s completing a wild expedition or finishing a work assignment, being clear on our long, medium, and short term objectives greatly increases our chances of achieving them.

  • Build Resilience

    Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a tough experience, instead of burning out or giving up. On his expeditions Rob learned that having good self-care and the right attitudes were the key to being resilient.

  • Collaborate

    We all know we should give more, but it is vital also to receive, whether it is through collaborating with colleagues, seeking out good mentors, or asking advice from the boss.

  • Embrace Challenge

    The ability to 'see stress as a challenge, not a threat' is key for success. Rob's expeditions bring this to life, and demonstrate that rapid or unexpected change brings great opportunity.

  • Take Good Risks

    Taking the right risks is essential for progress - in the office, and in the wild. We need to be bold to act. But to know which risks are right, we must first assess the best advice before making a calculated decision.

  • Do the Small Things

    Successful people make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people make a habit of not doing. A key aspect of self-leadership is forming great habits of doing even the small things.

  • Prepare Wisely

    The expedition motto 'Hope for the best, plan for the worst' is helpful in many arenas, from preparing a pitch, to undertaking a new project. A lack of preparation leads to much hassle and wasted time and money.

  • Find a Way

    Sometimes life, like an expedition, feels like a non-stop torrent of problems. But if we give ourselves good thinking time, seek good advice and believe that a solution is waiting to be found, we will find a way.

rob’s talks

Rob’s stories about taking on epic challenges and overcoming great obstacles both inspire the mind and impact the heart. But what distinguishes Rob’s talks, is the powerful parallels he draws between succeeding on a difficult expedition and thriving in today’s unpredictable business environment.

Through personal reflections, practical research-based activities and fun audience participation, Rob shares lessons from the road which are easily applicable to everyday life, including:

Whether it is for a client event, sales conference, senior management meeting, or team building day, Rob adds exceptional value to events. He is committed to understanding each client’s desired outcomes and to honing his messages to create maximum impact. As well as his keynotes, Rob also offers half-day masterclasses.

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