Adam Kreek Profile
Adam Kreek is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. 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.
Adam holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford University, a coaching certification from UBC Sauder School of business, and Executive Leadership Training from Queens Smith School of Business.
Adam teaches strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams and associations globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars. Long-term clients include leadership teams from the Aerospace, Healthcare, Nutrition and Clean Energy Sectors.
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. His infectious energy, authenticity and breadth of life experience allow him to connect effectively with audiences across sectors. Adam receives rave reviews from event organizers, executives teams and conference attendees at every event he attends.
Most importantly, Adam walks the talk. A two-time Olympian, Adam holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. While at Stanford University, completing his degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology, Adam helped to coach the Stanford Men's Crew from their 17th place ranking to Silver Medalists at the IRA National Championships. 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 freelance columnist who writes on topics of leadership, personal development and health for peak performance. He also 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. He serves on the boards of the BC Biofuels Network and the Island Biodiesel Coop.
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 Champion for the Canadian Mens Health Foundation, where he shares insights to better personal, family and community health, and a Big Brother, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Adam 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 and Clean Air Champions.
Born in London Ontario, Adam now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children.