Adam Kreek


adam kreek bio pic 2013 resizeAdam Kreek is Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. He teaches
strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate
teams 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, Million Dollar Round Table, YPO,
TEDx, General Mills and hundreds of others.

A two-time Olympian, Adam holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold,
and multiple hall of fame inductions. 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 works with various not-for-profit
organizations dedicated to bettering community health. Adam chairs the board of
Cowichan Energy Alternatives, a low carbon start-up on Vancouver Island that
specializes in biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oils, and community carbon
credits .

Adam is a spokesperson for Whitehall Spirit Rowing Boats and Clubs, and an active
volunteer with Power To Be, bettering the lives of disadvantaged and disabled youth
through cutting-edge outdoor adventure programming. He is a Big Brother, with Big
Brothers and Big Sisters, and has 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.

Adam holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford
University, and lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children.

“You row an ocean by taking one stroke at a time. You build a business by solving one problem at a time.
Make forward progress one inch at a time. Inch by inch. Repeat!” - Adam Kreek