Adam Kreek (Semblanza)

Adam Kreek is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. He teaches strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams and associations globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars.

Adam has taught hundreds of thousands of people at organizations including Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, TEDx, General Mills and others.  His infectious energy, authenticity and breadth of life experience allow him to connect effectively with audiences across sectors. Adam receives rave reviews from event organizers, executives teams and conference attendees at every event he attends.

Most importantly, Adam walks the talk. A two-time Olympian, Adam holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. While at Stanford University, completing his degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology, Adam helped to coach the Stanford Men’s Crew from their 17th place ranking to Silver Medalists at the IRA National Championships. In 2013, Adam made the first ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, Capsized.

In addition to his training and speaking, Adam is a journalist with CBC Sports, writing on topics of health for peak performance, and also works with various not-for-profit organizations dedicated to bettering community health. Adam chairs the board of Cowichan Energy Alternatives. He is a Champion for the Canadian Mens Health Foundation.  He has also visited hundreds of schools across North America, instilling in the next generation the idea that “the secret to happy living is giving.”

Adam sits on the board of Seattle-based Educational Non-profit OAR Northwest; he is a former Board Member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the BC Biofuels Network, the Island Biodiesel Coop, and Clean Air Champions. Nowadays he lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children.