About Adam Kreek
Olympic Gold Medalist, Adam Kreek: Social Entrepreneur and Expert in High Performance.
I would love to work with your organization to build stronger teams, create and manage success while overcoming failure, and develop the necessary capacity to deal with change effectively. I offer a warm and energetic presentation environment, where peak emotions like laughter, sorrow and wonderment, combine with impactful stories and authentic audience participation. The result is memorable learning and a renewed passion for personal growth and team betterment.
In my role as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I deliver new and invigorating perspectives on success, achievement, health and fulfillment. The right words, offered in constructive settings, act as powerful catalysts of change.
Please, explore the website my team and I have created. We look forward to working with you!
Olympic Gold Medalist, Adventurer and Social Entrepreneur, Adam Kreek has spent the past decade studying human performance, achievement, and wellbeing. He now shares his expertise and the powerful lessons of high performance sport and entrepreneurship with organizations and communities globally. Adam and his team at Kreek Speak tailor key motivational philosophies to organizational needs in areas of Change Management, Leadership & Teamwork, Sales, and Health & Wellness.
During his 13 year rowing career, Adam won over 60 medals, 27 in international competitions, with 43 of these being gold medal or first place performances. After a disappointing loss at the Athens Olympic Games of 2004, Adam and his team powered their way to a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Following his Olympic career, Adam was named Athlete Leader of the year at the prestigious Canadian Sports Awards and was elected to the Canadian Olympic Committee to direct sports policy in Canada.
Adam is co-owner of Grease Cycle, a Vancouver Island based organization that collects and processes waste vegetable oil, and produces sustainable Biodiesel for local consumption. Always eager to take on new challenges, Adam will row across the Atlantic Ocean in December 2012 to advocate for adventure as a tool for self development, health and wellness, and to enhance our connection with our natural world.
Adam is proud to work with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, serving as a representative of their Sail for Wildlife program and other conservation education initiatives. Adam is a former member of the Canadian Olympic Committee Board of Directors, where he worked in a leadership role to spread the benefits of sport across the broader Canadian society. Adam is a Board Member of Clean Air Champions and speaks to groups across Canada about the benefits of taking care of human and environmental health. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Island Biodiesel Coop, the BC Biofuels Network and OAR Northwest. He is a Big Brother, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a Team Power Smart Leader with BC Hydro and a representative of Act Now BC. Adam is a certified and active Restorative Justice Facilitator and participates regularly in Restorative Justice circles in Victoria, BC. Adam is a spokesperson for The Edge Food Energy, where he promotes the consumption of wholesome nutrition and active living. He is also a spokesperson for Whitehall Spirit rowing boats and clubs.
Adam recently served as Honorary Co-chair of the Elk Lake Boathouse Renewal Project and helped to raise $1.3 million to renovate the community facility that houses Canada’s Olympic Rowing Team. In addition to his work with organizations, Adam has worked with thousands of youth in schools across Canada, instilling within our next generation the idea that the “secret to happy living is giving”.
Adam holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford University. He is a loving husband and proud father who lives in Victoria, BC and Ottawa, ON, Canada.
- Adam reflects on his Expedition’s Capsize from his home; Live with CBC News
- Adam speaks with CBC News about his Expedition’s final day
- The extreme long distance relationship; Adam and his wife speak live with CBC Radio
- Day 57; Live from the Mid Atlantic – Adam speaks with CTV News
- Raw Video Footage – Adam From the Mid Atlantic