INSPIRING AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD TO TRY NEW THINGS

HENK VAN DER KLOK | SPEAKER, ADVENTURER, LIFE ENTHUSIAST

I’ve always dreamt of going on long distance, human-powered expeditions, but I never took action. Instead, I played it safe, and I let comfort kill my ambitions. 

I told myself I’m too young. I’m too skinny. I’m too inexperienced. But one day in 2011, I crossed the barrier of fear and reinvented myself as an adventurer.

In the years that followed I cycled from Holland to Istanbul, paddled the entire Mississippi River, spent several months leading pack horses across the Canadian wilderness, and walked across Europe and the Middle-East without any money at all. 

I discovered that trying new things lets us grow in unimaginable ways, and I now travel the world nudging people toward finding out what they’re really capable of.

HENK VAN DER KLOK

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"Henk was our featured speaker at the Against All Odds conference in Cork. His passion and enthusiasm for trying new things made him very popular with our audience. He tell his story with humour, intrigue, and simplicity."
Philip O Byrne
Founder of TELLitTalks
"Henk's light-hearted, fun and informative talks about his unique adventures will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat, eager to hear more."
Daniel Beaumont
Founder of Podstel
"Henk provided a fascinating, thought provoking and very inspiring talk about the benefits of trying something new. The feedback we received was incredible!"
Imelda Westcott Kennedy
Event Planner at Bandon Toastmasters

KEYNOTES

STOP PLAYING SAFE

KEEP MOVING FORWARD

BREAK THE RULES

  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management
  • Leadership
  • Dream Big
  • Innovation

In a competitive, cautious, and fast-paced world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone, and try new things are the ones who reap the biggest rewards. In this keynote, Henk will convince you to say yes more, he explains why trying new things unlocks your true potential, and he shares his strategies for overcoming the fear of the unknown. Join Henk on a round-the- world journey, and watch as he conquers a fear live on stage.

We all know the importance of being resilient. It’s how successful people and companies come back from disappointment and failure more powerful than ever. But how do you cultivate this mental toughness in your own life and business? In this keynote, Henk will share how he survived walking 6000km across Europe and the Middle-East with no money at all. You’ll find out how you can succeed against all odds by focusing on the gifts hidden in your problems because what really matters in life is not what happens to you, but how you react to it.

It often feels like our lives are governed by a set of unwritten rules. We do our jobs, we pay our bills, and we try to not rock the boat. Most of us, wether we want to admit it or not, are rule-followers. In this keynote, Henk will take you with him on his round-the-world adventures, you’ll meet people with lifestyles you never imagined possible, and you will begin to believe that how you live your life and how you lead your business is only limited by your own imagination.

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