Acclaimed motivational speaker, explorer and disrupter
Paul is an experienced and highly engaging motivational speaker. He has delivered talks and workshops on subjects including exploration mindset, risk management and disruptive technologies.
His talks have been highly received by corporates, institutions, and thousands of kids around the world.
Adventure | Exploration | Risk Management | Futurist | Innovation | Motivational | Strategy | Technology | Trends
Current speaking and workshop topics:
Pack your bag for a Life of Adventure
Paul shares the key mindset learnt from his expeditions. Attitudes that have helped him grow and succeed in business and adventure. He takes the audience on a journey from the mountains of Africa via the top of the world to the Gobi Desert.
Curiosity, Survival Focus, Crazy Ideas & more
Paul will take you on a journey of a lifetime!
No picnic on Mount Everest
The thrilling story of triumph and tragedy surrounding Paul Niel’s ascent of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Conquering the two peaks, during which he had to spend over 70 hours in the death zone above 8000m, made him only the ninth person to climb the two mountains within 24 hours. His story reflects on the latest developments in adventure sports and alpinism and shows that determination, rational decision-making and teamwork lead to success.
The summit is optional, survival is mandatory
Leadership lessons from two decades of exploration including
- How to bounce back from ultimate defeat
- How to manage uncertainty and life threatening risk
- How to keep a team motivated in challenging times
A journey on resilience, risk management and positive mindset.
Book Paul for your speaking event
“With his positive attitude and excellent presentation skills he really motivated the team to think out of the box. ….The feedback from the team was very positive… I can absolutely recommend Paul!” Qiagen
“The audience was engaged from the beginning and continued his session with a great energy..we would be happy to work again with Paul … ” CPPIB
“Captivating and Innovative…. Full of practical examples and new ideas… a very exponential presentation.” AsianInvestor
“It was very engaging .. as if he is taking the audience on the adventure with him!”Asia Society
“Paul has a wonderful ability to entertain people, whilst engaging them about topics of some complexity.” Royal Geographic Society
From The Blog
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