EMBRACE CHALLENGE

Make your event count with a refreshingly different speaker.

Make your event count with a refreshingly different speaker.

EMBRACE CHALLENGE

Grow resilience.

Achieve great goals.

Thrive amid change.

Looking for an impactful keynote speaker?
A motivational shot in the arm for your team?
Practical takeaways to enhance personal effectiveness?

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

grow resilience.
achieve great goals.
thrive amid change.

Whether you’re looking for an impactful keynote, a motivational shot in the arm for your team, or practical takeaways to enhance personal effectiveness, 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.

Watch Rob in Action

Watch Rob in Action

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 is based in Asia, living 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 around the world.

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 is based in Asia, living 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 around the world.

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

  • Thrive Amid Change

    Life on an expedition is full of change and uncertainty: un-bridged rivers, broken equipment, blocked roads. In business, the uncertainty and changes are different, but the mindset needed is the same.

  • Cultivate Resilience

    Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a tough experience, instead of burning out or giving up. Rob explains the importance of grit, good self-care, clear goals, and developing a growth mindset.

  • Turst & Collaborate

    Although Rob has often been alone on his expeditions, he could never have made it on his own. Rob illustrates the importance of networking, working together, and seeking good advice.

  • Achieve Great Goals

    Whether it’s completing a challenging expedition or finishing a tough work project, having the right goal-setting strategy greatly increases our chances of success.

  • Take Good Risks

    Taking the right risks is essential for progress - in the office, and in the wild lands. Rob reflects on both how to help ourselves to take calculated risks, as well as why it is worthwhile to do so.

  • Grow Self-Discipline

    Successful people make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people make a habit of not doing. A key aspect of expeditions is forming great habits in both the small and the big.

  • Be More Positive

    All situations are open to interpretation, and we can choose what we focus on – the positive or the negative. When we focus on the positive, we perform better.

  • Face False Fears

    Fear can paralyse us or cause us to make bad decisions. Rob encourages us to ask “what’s the worst that can happen”, illustrates how many fears are false, and explains how we can learn to face them.

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 honest reflections, practical research-based activities and fun audience participation, Rob shares lessons from the road which are easily applicable to increasing personal effectiveness in 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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