Rob Lilwall is an ordinary person who, through taking an adventurous attitude to life, has achieved the extraordinary.
In the last two decades, he has embarked on expeditions by bicycle and on foot, covering over 80,000 km of the world’s land surface. He has walked unsupported across the Gobi Desert in winter; pedalled over the war-torn passes of Afghanistan; and become the first person ever to drag a bicycle across the gruelling Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Through learning from local people in over 50 countries, he has gained a unique perspective into humanity.
National Geographic have made two television series about his exploits and he is the author of two books, Cycling Home From Siberia and Walking Home From Mongolia. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people in four continents. He is ideal for adding “wow”, value and impact to any event. He is based in Hong Kong and available to speak worldwide.
In his speeches, Rob takes the audience along with him on his expeditions – through tundra, jungle, desert and war zone. Within this framework, he draws powerful parallels between the world of adventure and the business world, for both are full of pressure, uncertainty and high stakes. And both require the same attitudes, mindsets and principles to succeed. Incorporating positive psychology research, and with the option of audience breakouts, Rob uses his time on stage to empower and equip delegates, and to shift how they think about challenge.
Lastly, he delivers a session to make your event memorable, and which everyone will go home and tell their families about afterwards.
In addition to his keynote speeches at conferences, Rob is available to run executive masterclass workshops for smaller groups and senior management teams.
Rob Lilwall's journey is amazing. His story is a great way for organizations to deliver
a unique way of thinking, focusing on the growth mindset, the importance of clear
goals, self-focus, reflection, perseverance, connections, risk-taking and problem
Rob is able to translate and relate his experiences into impactful
learning for all.
Rob spoke for 300 audience, with absolutely fascinating impact! He's such a great
speaker, very interactive, humorous, and most of all, inspiring. Rob's talk has nicely
enhanced our new behaviors - Creativity, Confidence, Collaboration. Extremely
impressed and enjoyable session to all of us.
We had the privilege of hearing from Rob at a recent gathering of law firm leaders.
Rob was amazing. His presentation was captivating, funny, motivational and relevant
to our audience. A number of our guests have expressed interest in having Rob
involved with their own events. I highly recommend him.