Testimonials & Clients

Absolutely Wonderful!

“It was absolutely wonderful – he is so engaging and gets right into the crowd and involves them. You didn’t know what he was going to do next – start signing, climb a table, get the entire group up and rowing! He was so kind to stay and speak with guest afterwards and he had a lineup of people that wanted to meet him and talk a little more. We also had people go for a run with him the next morning and everyone really really enjoyed it!”

The way he tied personal values into the Wealth Advisor role was a terrific connection.

Our Leadership team was really impressed!

And if I can add one more thing…

Adam invited the audience into his personal life… the images/video in his presentation really hit home for people!!  Visualizing his dedication & commitment, triumphs & success, his failures and his loving family made it so much more real and relevant.  And the quotes from philosophers and individuals of influence inspired the audience. “

– Event Manager

TD Wealth Management

The Best Presentation I have Seen!

“This was the best presentation of this kind that I have ever seen.  Thank you!”
 
– General Manager

Chicago Blackhawks

By Far the Best

“I have seen dozens of Olympians speak at off-sites in the last 19 years, and Adam was by far the best. He was relevant to our business, and had a fascinating story. He wasn’t spewing business dogma. He spoke to the people in the room, leaving a lasting and positive impact that traveled through our office. I have heard nothing but rave reviews from all our employees.”

– VP Marketing

General Mills

Phenomenal, wonderful, relevant, customized!

“Phenomenal, wonderful, relevant, customized, best I’ve ever hired”
– Event Planner
Pilgrims

Immense Gratitude and Appreciation for your Knock Out Presentation!

“Thank you so so so much Adam, for your incredible presence, your profound experiential wisdom and for your willingness to connect with the chapter and our members at a deeper level.

This truly was one of our most successful events to date. As I had predicted, I already got asked whether you would be interested to speak at our annual conference. So, keep an eye out for something in the upcoming months.

Once again, we only have immense gratitude and appreciation for your knock out presentation!”

– Vice President of Programs and Board of Directors

Project Management Institute, West Coast Chapter

The Perfect Closing Keynote!

“Adam was the perfect closing keynote at our Catapult conference for small business owners. His infectious energy left everyone in the room buzzing, and ready to crank their business to the next level of growth.  Would I recommend Adam? Without hesitation! It was his keynote, four years ago that inspired me to start Cultivate Advisors, a small business consulting company that now has over 40 employees and more than $5 million a year in revenue.”

– CEO

Cultivate Advisors

Exactly What We’d Been Looking For

“We asked Adam to speak to 400 employees which included Managers, Sr Executive, Contract Professionals and others at our annual Health and Safety meetings to reinforce our safety culture and empower our teams with the courage to intervene. 

Adam delivered exactly what we’d been looking for.  His message was practical, strategies shared were hands-on and Adam’s experience in high-risk environments allowed him to connect authentically with our team members.  Adam customized his message to meet the unique Safety needs of our industry and delivered content that will stick with our teams into the future.  His conflict resolution model was especially powerful for me and something I’ll use in both my personal and professional life.  His communication and stress management tools will have a lasting impact on our Safety Culture.


I’ve seen many keynote speakers and Adam is one of the best.  I’d highly recommend Adam’s keynote to any organization that wants to reinforce Safety as a top priority for their teams.”

– Area Manager

BC Hydro

You Were Different!

“When I saw you on the agenda, I was disappointed.  Another old athlete… talking about how good they used to be, and wasting my time.

But you were different!  You shared your story, but made it so applicable to my work and my life. I got real value from your keynote AND your workshop. I’ve already started to apply your change management and stress management techniques. Just ask my colleagues. I was in a real funk yesterday. I will keep using your tools. They are insightful and valuable. Thank you!!”

– Educational Savings Advisor

Knowledge First Financial

I’ve never had another speaker do this so well–you blew me away…

“It was an absolute pleasure having you join us at 55 North and the feedback we’ve received about your contribution to the event has been exceptional.  The way you were able to weave other speaker comments into your presentation, complete with photos and quotes, really brought the audience along on the journey, and provided a great reinforcement of the theme and reason for taking the time to be in the room.  I’ve never had another speaker do this so well–you blew me away with that! ”

– Event Project Manager

Incite Marketing

Congratulations on a Wonderful Presentation that Truly Resonated with our Members!

“Adam, Congratulations on a wonderful presentation that truly resonated with our members!

We greatly appreciated all the hard work and preparation that went into creating your talk, which greatly enhanced our program and added value to our members’ experience in Orlando.

Thank you for your part in making the 2017 MDRT Annual Meeting a smashing success.  Well done!”

– Chief Executive Officer

Million Dollar Round Table

Adam was the highlight of our sales rally!

“Adam was masterful at integrating our core themes from the day into an energized, motivating, involving presentation.  Immediately after Adam’s presentation, hundreds of team members were committed to identifying and taking bold action towards their “gold medal moment”.  Adam was the highlight of our rally!  Thank you!”

– Manager, Marketing & Communications

Bell Media

Thank you for being the perfect “energizer” for our team

“Thank you Adam. You were wonderful! The entire team raved about your keynote. It had all the elements we were looking for – energy, entertainment and the messaging about teamwork, leadership was spot on.  The team loved hearing from you and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. I thank you for being the perfect “energizer” for our team. It was a great start to our conference.”

Jacqueline Smith-Pelly 
Manager, Internal Communications
Direct Energy Services

Adam got a standing O!

“Adam got a standing O. Can’t get any better than that. Great job!!!!!!!!

I can’t tell how many people have praised Adam’s talk today. The feedback has been fantastic!  Thank you, Adam, for delivering above and beyond our expectations.  You nailed it.  So much so that many people have asked me for your PowerPoint deck. 

Thank you so much.”

Char Fortune, MCR
Director – Learning & Professional Development
Avison Young

Adam Tailored his Presentation

Not having seen Adam present I was nervous of what he would deliver. Now having seen his presentation I know to trust the online videos and recommendations. He was outstanding! Adam really captured the audience’s attention – they were riveted for the full hour he spoke. His stories and candid advice where highly appreciated by the 550 UK business people who listened intently. Feedback following the event called out Adam’s presentation as a highlight with many attendees saying it was the best keynote presentation they had heard!

Adam tailored his presentation to our audience and used light hearted humor throughout. Most impressively he asked 550 senior business people to join him in singing the national anthem… and they did it willingly and passionately! Changing gears from business keynotes to hearing stories of team and personal success resonates with successful leaders. Adam’s presentation created a great buzz and following the presentation it enabled attendees to connect and get to know each other better.

Adam was great to work with and we hired him a second time to speak to our Latin American salesforce.  We hope to work again with him in the future.

Simon Gautrey
Business Planning & Operations Director 
Microsoft

Adam was a Huge Success

Adam was a huge success at our event!  His presentation was relevant to our overall conference theme and set the tone for the remainder of the day… I can truly say that he connected with all of our guests and made quite the impression.
Shell Canada Products

Adam was Amazing!

“Adam was amazing! Every student was fully engaged during his entire presentation and he did a great job personalizing his speech to our group.
Every attendee that I have talked to thought his story and experiences were great reflections and very motivational.  It was also a huge plus that he brought his gold medal and passed it around for everybody to view.  I am honoured to have had that experience and to be able to meet him.
Thank you for the recommendation, it was a great evening!”
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Excellent!

“Excellent – thanks for this and thanks again for everything you did for us at the conference. Every person I have spoken to (which is about 70% of the attendees!) have specifically mentioned your presentation when asked which elements they felt were most valuable.”

GE Oil & Gas

Truly a Gold Medal performance!

“Adam’s greatest strength is his authenticity. His enthusiasm is not rehearsed or forced – it is true to his personality and it is impossible not to be affected by his strong presence. Our attendees ranged in age from early 20′s to late 60′s, and they are all “hardened lawyers” – a tough crowd!  Adam connected with each and every one of them, using a combination of humour, humility and inspiration. Weeks after the event, people are still talking about the retreat and Adam’s role in showing us how it takes different players to form an effective team. His message that it is only through failure that we can find ultimate success. That we need to move past our comfort zone, was particularly resonant. In fact, several attendees were so impressed by Adam’s presentation that they prepared a follow up seminar called: “What I learned from Adam” – this is unprecedented, and a tribute to the impact he had upon us, both individually and as an organization.”

“Would we recommend Adam? Without reservation! His story is credible, relatable and his impact is tangible. Truly a Gold Medal performance!”

– Partner, Chair of Retreat Committee 

Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

Keynote Set a Wonderful Tone

“We were very pleased with Adam Kreek’s keynote at FCL’s Path to Performance event for 280 of our management employees. Adam took time, in advance, to get to know our organization, meet our leaders, and build relationships with our employees. He also incorporated our organization and its vision into his presentation. This went a long way to making the presentation unique and personal—we felt as though it was meant for us.

Adam’s message about asking ourselves, “Will it make the boat go faster?” is a concept that really resonated with people and has been repeated by our CEO.   Another concept that people took from Adam’s presentation and have been using is, “we need to focus on the things that we can control and not on the things that we can’t”.

We would recommend Adam Kreek to others because his keynote set a wonderful tone for rolling out our new competency model. Adam inspired our management employees by sharing his own journey on his personal Path to Performance.”

– Vice-President Human Resources

Federated Co-operatives Limited

One of the finest Leaders I know

“One of the finest young men I have met in terms of his athletic ability but more than that, the person is what has impressed me. Adam was the glue that held his team together and was a wonderful inspiration to not only his own team, but the entire Canadian Olympic team.

Adam is one of the finest Leaders I know…If you want to have some love, some laughs, I guarantee you will grow in the company of Adam Kreek. I know I did.”

Ron MacLean,
Hockey Night in Canada

See Ron MacLean’s video testimonial here.

Absolutely brilliant!

“We recently had Adam share a keynote with our company on Mental Toughness, and it was absolutely brilliant!  We needed someone who could deliver energy, a meaningful message and an understanding of our unique business; developing student entrepreneurs.  Adam nailed it on all levels – then went on to surprise us with how well he was able to weave our culture and people into his stories.

Now, the true measure of an inspiring presentation, in my opinion, is when the conversation continues long after the presentation has ended.  This has been the case for our team; in the days following Adam’s presentation we heard many in our group quoting him, and saw plans to infuse Adam’s lessons into the businesses our teams who were returning home to startup.

We are a unique brand, and are often hard to understand – Adam figured us out and left us wanting more.

Working with Adam and his team at KreekSpeak we easy and we would recommend them in a heartbeat.”

– Community Manager

College Pro

Very Well Prepared

“Adam was a success and brought a unique angle to what we were trying to accomplish!  He’s very well prepared, intelligent, and likeable.”
Lexus

Set The Tone For Successful Team Atmosphere

“Dear Adam, I want to thank you again for your great work at HULA CON – you made a big impression on a lot of people and really helped set the tone for a successful team atmosphere.
The postcards and stickers were also a big hit: they were all scooped up. I brought a few home and my teenage daughters were wrangling over them too.
Many thanks again and best wishes!”
BC Construction Association


Clients


  • Corporate

    • Microsoft USA
    • Microsoft Latin America
    • Microsoft UK
    • General Electric
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • GE Global Research
    • Raymond James USA
    • L’Oreal
    • Chicago Blackhawks
    • Lexus
    • Shell UK
    • General Mills
    • Glencore
    • Green Bay Packers
    • UNIGLOBE Travel International
    • Bell Canada
    • Hatch Engineering
    • International SOS
    • TD Wealth Management
    • Bell Media
    • Pilgrims
    • Shell Canada
    • Worley Parsons
    • PCL Construction
    • Panasonic Canada
    • Bayshore Healthcare
    • Royal Bank of Canada
    • Devon Energy
    • Avetta
    • Raymond James Canada
    • Ivanhoe Cambridge
    • Volkswagen Canada
    • Morneau Shepell
    • TimberWest
    • Viterra
    • The Agromart Group
    • Dealertrack Canada
    • MTU Aero Engines
    • Exchange Lab
    • Post Foods Canada Corporation
    • Proline Management Ltd.
    • CDW
    • Tireland
    • Jackson Family Wines
    • Health First Network
    • Vision 2000 Travel Group
    • Make It Safe Conference
    • Canadian Reinsurance Conference
    • TrueBlue
    • ACR ARTEX
    • SAP Canada
    • Federated Insurance
    • Catapult Advisors
    • Concentra Financial
    • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
    • Manulife Financial
    • Mr. Lube
    • College Pro
    • Sobeys
    • HSBC Bank Canada
    • DFH Real Estate
    • Farm Credit Canada
    • Ledcor
    • Aikins Law
    • Bull Housser & Tupper LLP
    • Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team and Organization
    • Planet Clean International
    • Disaster Forum Conferences
    • BC Hydro
    • CGI Group Inc.
    • London Life
    • KNV Chartered Accountants LLP
    • GS1 Canada
    • Suncor
    • K-Line Group
    • Federated Co-operatives Limited
    • PowerStream Inc.
    • Deloitte Canada
    • Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd.
    • EPCOR
    • Jamieson Vitamins
    • Apple Self Storage
  • Professional Associations

    • Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
    • Entrepreneurs Organization – EO
    • Young Presidents Organization – YPO
    • American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council
    • American Dental Association
    • Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Ontario
    • Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee
    • 55 North
    • BICSI
    • American Student Dental Association
    • TEC Canada – Executive Coaching and Peer Mentorship
    • Global Workspace Association
    • Mechanical Contractors Association of BC
    • Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia
    • Society of Local Government Managers Alberta
    • Association of Managers in Canadian College University and Student Centres
    • British Columbia Water and Waste Association
    • Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN)
    • Safety Codes Council of Alberta
    • Credit Union Managers Association (CUMA)
    • Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia
    • Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI)
    • Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)
    • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
    • British Columbia Human Resources Management Association
    • Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres
    • Canadian Alliance for Technology Advancement
    • Association of Administrative and Professional Staff, University of British Columbia
  • Government

    • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior
    • New Brunswick Heart Centre
    • District of West Vancouver
    • American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
    • Service BC
    • UniverCITZy, Government of BC
    • BC Transit
    • Agricultural Service Board
    • Vancouver Island Health Authority
    • Hamilton Health Sciences
    • Government of British Columbia, Canada
    • Leduc County, Alberta
    • BC Assessment
    • Government of Ontario, Canada
    • Government of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
    • Lt. Governor of Alberta, Canada
    • Strathcona County, AB, Canada
    • Vermillion River County, AB, Canada
    • City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
    • City of Regina
    • Greater Sudbury Sports Council
  • Education

    • TEDx
    • McGill University
    • University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
    • Western University
    • Keyano College
    • University of Ottawa
    • College of Applied Biology
    • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
    • University of Waterloo
    • University of Lethbridge
    • Georgian College
    • Assiniboine Community College
    • Ridley College
    • Brentwood College
    • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Royal Military College, Kingston
    • Royal Military College, St. Jean
    • University of Alberta
    • University of Victoria
    • Thames Valley Children’s Hospital
    • Victoria School Board
    • Hundreds of Schools across Canada
  • Not for Profit

    • Canadian Wildlife Federation
    • Coast Capital Savings
    • Island Savings Credit Union
    • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity)
    • Science North & Dynamic Earth Center
    • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    • The David Suzuki Foundation
    • Prince George Canada Games
    • Christian Labour Association of Canada
    • Rotary International
    • Asessippi Parkland Economic Development Corp.
    • Center for Addictions Research of BC
    • The London Rowing Club
    • International Olympic Committee
    • Canadian Olympic Committee
    • 21st Century Learning Leadership Forum
    • Gold Medal Plates Galas