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Rob Lilwall’s “Cultivate Resilience” Executive Masterclass is a chance to go deeper on the key topic of resilience.

The masterclass can work very well in several contexts:

  • as a follow up or extension of his keynote speech
  • as a deep-impact session in Leadership & Development or training programme for key talents
  • as an unforgettable breakout session at a conference.

Rob’s Masterclass is typically 2-3 hours in length, and allows time for more audience participation, individual reflection, and personal application. Clients often prefer to run this in smaller groups of 20-40 to allow more discussion and engagement.

Key aspects of resilience considered include:

  • Pre-traumatic Growth (how do we prepare ourselves, so that when inevitable setbacks come, we are ready to thrive in spite of them)
  • Improving Self-Care/Wellness (good self-care habits build our resilience)
  • Increasing Focus (if our focus is scattered, our resilience will be weakened)
  • Understanding our Purpose (Purpose is a foundation for resilience which lasts through tough times, monotonous times, uncertain times)
  • Nurturing a Growth Mindset (a Growth Mindset enables us to embrace and enjoy challenge, make great progress in our careers, and develop a deep resilience)
  • Overcoming Setback (through realising setback is rarely personal, permanent or pervasive)

Rob’s masterclasses are tailored to a client’s needs, and are the perfect way to add depth and impact to a Learning & Development or training programme, or conference programme.



"Rob’s story is inspiring, his style engaging and his sharing applicable and practical. It was a real pleasure to have Rob as our motivational speaker at our recent company conference. His spirit of adventure permeates both in personal and business contexts. I highly recommend Rob’s story of provocation to all who’s game for mindset and cultural change."

"Rob's session was the best way to start the second day of the conference, he managed to motivate and connect with the audience. Rob, wasn't just a great speaker, he was a real gentleman to deal with offstage as well. I truly look forward to other opportunities to work with him again."

"His ability to intertwine themes that are so important to thrive in the corporate world be they a growth mindset, perseverance, focus, partnership, or balanced risk were very resonant. I would highly recommend Rob and would hope that we are able to work with him again in the future."


"We have had many conferences, and many after-dinner speakers, and without doubt Rob Lilwall was one of the very best. His journey is fascinating and his talk and style highly engaging, filled with humour, and makes good use of video and pictures. It works very well in the corporate environment with great messages about overcoming challenges and being resourceful."





The world of adventure is full of uncertainty, pressure and opportunity: un-bridged rivers, extreme weather, unknown people. In the business world the challenges look different: evolving technology, disruptive competition, a changing workforce. In both, however, it is our mindset that makes the difference between failure and success. In his highly entertaining and interactive speeches, Rob reflects on the mindsets that help us deal with change, challenge and setback. 


He tailors his messages to the client's specific context and desired outcomes.

The four key mindsets that Rob addresses are:



Business leaders and psychologists alike are hailing the concept of a growth mindset – the belief that through intentional effort, deliberate practice and gritty persistence we can improve our abilities and skills. A Growth Mindset has also been at the heart of Rob’s adventures, for he has learnt first-hand the power of embracing challenge, trying his best, and growing much in the process. In his speeches, he brings the concept to life, challenging the limiting beliefs of the audience so that they come to believe in their ability to grow, especially when times are tough.


Fear is a powerful emotion that can be useful for keeping us safe. But it can also be unhelpful, as it generates a fight, flight or freeze instinct which can hijack our thinking. Rob reflects on his own battle with fear and his efforts to learn courage. He illustrates how through understanding our fears we can learn to harness them to energise rather than hinder us. Rob also considers the topic of risk-taking, and how in a world of rapid change, taking no risks is not an option. He reflects on how to assess risks and how to find the courage to take them.


Resilience is the ability to endure through and bounce back from a tough experience, instead of burning out or giving up. Resilience is not fixed, but rather can be cultivated and enhanced through ongoing development and the intentional use of specific tools. Using personal and vulnerable stories Rob unpacks the importance of self-care, self-efficacy, focus, meaningful goals,  and realistic optimism. And in fact, by practicing resilience in tough times, we open ourselves up to tremendous growth.


Although Rob has often been alone on his expeditions, he could never have made it on his own. He has had to seek boats across seas, guides through jungles, and places to stay on remote mountain passes. Rob explains powerful applications of a collaborative mindset for the corporate world, whether it be in networking for sales, working as a team to achieve a great goal, or seeking good advice from coaches and mentors who will help us make good business decisions and become more effective.





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