Kevin Vallely was named one of Canada’s leading adventurers by the Globe and Mail.
As a world-class explorer, a successful architect and a happily-married father of two, Kevin Vallely embodies a clear balance in life.
Kevin has organized and lead extreme expeditions around the world and has garnered a powerful understanding of leadership, resilience and perspective in unpredictable and fast-changing environments. He has translated this knowledge into a business acumen that activates and amplifies leadership instincts.
Kevin is a member of the esteemed Explorer’s Club and was an Explorer’s Club Flag recipient when attempting his first human-powered traverse of the Northwest Passage in 2013. He has skied the length of Alaska’s 1180 mile Iditarod Trail in the dead of winter, has retraced the infamous Sandakan Death March through the jungles of Borneo for the first time since WWII and in 2009 broke the world record for the fastest unsupported trek from the edge of the Antarctic to the Geographic South Pole.
After spending nearly twenty years testing the limits of human endurance in the most inhospitable environments on the planet, Kevin has developed a sixth sense, a ‘wild wisdom’, that allows him to succeed at everything he does. “There’s nothing special about me,” he says steadfastly when asked, “I don’t have some hidden talent or gift, I just know how to get things done.” He inspires audiences with his core belief that all of us are capable of achieving big goals.
Kevin’s unique background as an explorer and business professional allows him to engage the hearts and minds of any team, inspiring and motivating them to realize their full potential. He understands the critical importance of leadership, collaboration and how psychological trust is fundamental in order for a team to operate at their peak performance in the harshest environments of the planet as well as in the workplace. Kevin has proven why he thrives in adverse conditions and he has recognized that setbacks are simply opportunities for creative thinking and innovation. As an explorer, business professional and a father Kevin has evolved from being personally driven by goals to fully understanding and appreciating why he does what he does, why the purpose that drives his actions is key and drives the legacy he hopes to create.
Kevin is a lead facilitator and expedition manager for The AIP Group.
The AIP Group is founded on the concept of Adventures Inspiring Performance and uses exciting adventure simulations, world-class facilitators, and the latest in productivity and neuroscience research to create leadership experiences that inspire performance.
In February 2020 he is releasing his new book Wild Success : 7 Lessons Leaders can Learn from Adventurers.
His clients among others include Hewlett Packard, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Team and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officers Leadership conference.
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