"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."
thrivE amid change & UNCERTAINTY
Life on an expedition is full of change: un-bridged rivers, broken equipment, blocked roads. In business, with evolving technology, workforce and competition, change looks different, but the mindsets needed are the same. By embracing challenge with good mindsets, we can thrive amid change.
Although Rob has often been alone on his expeditions, he could never have made it on his own. Rob explains powerful applications of this for the corporate world, whether it be in networking for sales, working together to achieve a great goal, or seeking good advice from coaches and mentors.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a tough experience, instead of burning out or giving up. There are physical, emotional and mental aspects to developing resilience, and it is vital to address all three. Rob explains the importance of grit, self-care, clear goals, and a growth mindset.
NURTURE A GROWTH MINDSET
Business leaders and psychologists alike are hailing the concept of a Growth Mindset – the belief that through effort, practise and persistence we can improve our abilities. By throwing himself in the deep end and embracing a Growth Mindset, Rob’s story brings to life this cutting-edge idea.
Take Calculated Risks
In our world of rapid change, taking no risks is not an option. Taking the right risks, rather, is essential for progress – in the office, and in the wild lands. Rob reflects on how to assess different risks, how to decide what risks to take, and how to find the courage to take them.
IMPROVE Self Discipline
Successful people make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people make a habit of not doing. One key aspect of expeditions is forming great habits in both the small and the big. We also need to learn to focus on what is most important, to avoid distractions, and to control the controllables.
Almost all situations are open to positive or negative interpretations, whether we are on an expedition in Siberia, or in an office in Hong Kong. However, we can train ourselves to focus more on the positive than the negatives, and in so doing we become more creative, resilient and successful.
Fear is a feeling which tries to keep us safe. It can be helpful, but it can also be unhelpful. It is vital that we first understand our fears and their effect on us, so that we can respond to them in the most helpful way – whether that be heeding their warning, or intentionally pushing through them.
ROB IS BASED IN HONG KONG BUT TRAVELS THE WORLD TO SPEAK