Rob Lilwall is a British adventurer, author and keynote speaker with two National Geographic TV shows, and well known for his adventures by bicycle and on foot across 80,000 km of the world - including through Siberia, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan.
Rob is booked as a keynote speaker around the globe for his proven ability to help leaders and team members think differently about challenge, uncertainty and setback so that they are empowered to thrive in a changing world. In his emotionally powerful speech, Rob shares compelling stories from his extraordinary expeditions, weaving in reflections on how he handled camping at minus forty in Siberia, crossed the vast desert of death in China, or hitch-hiked thousands of kilometres across the sea. He uses these stories to show that the way we think about a challenge will have a big impact on how we handle it.
Do we think of a challenge as something to embrace or something to avoid? Do we believe a challenge is good for us, and that if we approach it with the right attitude it can be a powerful opportunity for personal and professional growth? Do we understand that our attitude towards a challenge has huge implications about whether we will succeed or fail.
As Rob would say, “On an adventure, you know that there is going to be a lot of uncertainty, pressure, setback and opportunity, but you cannot control when, or where, or how these will turn up. But what you can control is your attitude and mindset towards them, and that makes all the difference. It’s the same in the business world – globally, right now there is much uncertainty, pressure, setback and opportunity, and it is vital to control our attitude towards these challenges - so we can persevere through the setbacks and make the most of the opportunities.”
His key speech topics include:
• Thriving Amid Change
• Embracing Challenge
• Nurturing a Growth Mindset
• Cultivating Resilience
• Developing a Collaborative Mindset
• Taking Good Risks
• Improving Self-Care/Wellness Habits
• Being More Positive
• Building Courage and Harness Fear
• Growing Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness
Rob’s speeches are full of humour, vulnerability and audience participation. They work well for internal town halls, off-sites, senior management meetings, regional and global conferences, and also for client events when you are wanting to give clients a thoughtful and memorable experience. Rob is highly flexible and versatile, with his keynote speeches lasting typically between 30-90 minutes, and being suitable for audiences of 20-2000+ people.
Rob Lilwall is a Certified Speaking Professional, accredited by the National Speakers Association (USA). He is the author of two books, Cycling Home From Siberia, and Walking Home From Mongolia – these expeditions are also the subject of his two television series with National Geographic. He has spoken in over 20 countries and over 50 cities around the world and is based in Hong Kong.