Gold Medal Olympic Rower | Journalist, CBC Sports
Adam Kreek is an expert in high performance. An Olympic gold-medal winning rower who was named Athlete Leader of the Year in 2010, Adam seeks to help organizations build stronger teams, create and manage success while overcoming failure, and develop the necessary capacity to effectively deal with change. His warm and energetic presentations combine impactful stories drawn from his 13 years as an elite athlete with opportunities for authentic audience participation. The result is memorable learning and a renewed passion for personal growth and team betterment.
During his 13 year rowing career, Adam won over 60 medals, 27 in international competitions, with 43 of these being gold medal or first place performances. After a disappointing loss at the Athens Olympic Games of 2004, Adam and his team powered their way to a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Following his Olympic career, Adam was elected to the Canadian Olympic Committee to direct sports policy in Canada. He is also a journalist with CBC Sports, writing on topics of health and wellness for peak performance.
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.
An engineer by training, Adam Chairs the Board of Directors of Greasecycle, a Biodiesel start-up company on Vancouver Island. Adam is also a Champion of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, an organization dedicated to bettering health through science-based strategies.
As a corporate trainer, Adam teaches strategies of high performance to clients globally. He offers practical, powerful, and transformative teaching on personal leadership and effective teamwork that results in changed perspectives, behaviours and ultimately, revitalized organizational culture.
Adam holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford University.