Motivate Your Team
Steve is highly motivated to succeed in a variety of endeavours, and has studied and tested how to turn this motivation into winning reality, giving him the knowledge to be a natural motivational speaker.
Combine this background with his eagerness to share his knowledge and his true-to-life honesty, mixed with loads of integrity, and you get a highly enthusiastic, entertaining, and motivational speaker.
- Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
"Steve was inspirational, a real catalyst for positive change throughout our team. We look forward to him coming back next year."
The primary aim of Steve Gurney's adventures is the fun and excitement of pushing boundaries. They also have a second benefit: they create incredible stories to share!
A Few Popular Adventures
Crossing the Sahara - Mad Way South
World Records: 1st team to cross the Sahara Desert by wind power alone + Longest Kite Buggy Journey (2100 km)
A Most Ambitious Journey - Harper Pass
The original Coast to Coast & other historical vs modern gear re-enactments of kiwi journeys.
Malaysia & The Bat out of Hell
How Steve fought his way back to health, after nearly dieing in Malaysia, so successfully he won seven Coast to Coast races in a row afterwards!
"Steve was a hilarious speaker, would be great to hear him again!"
Resilience & Change
Life is full of obstacles & opportunities.
The important thing is to appreciate that the obstacles themselves are commonly opportunities when viewed from a positive angle.
During the Raid Guloises Adventure Race in Borneo, Steve was infected with Leptosporosis by bat dung as his team raced through the Mulu caves.
Steve suffered circulatory collapse and pulmonary oedema followed by renal failure while being dragged through intensive care wards in Malaysia and Singapore. He came very close to death.
It is Steve's fight back to winning form (winning 7 Coast to Coast races in a row afterwards) in just 2 years, in the face of medical professionals' skepticism and doubt that spawned many requests for speaking engagements.
Learn how he turned this, and many other of his life's large obstacles into a winning opportunity.
Favourite obstacle / opportunity topics:
Getting out of the comfort zone, and into the growth zone by embracing risk & failure as part of the adventure
Hey! I'm not dead yet!
How to stage a come-back.
Turning stumbling blocks
into stepping stones
"The voice of considerable experience and knowledge, delivered with inspiration. Brilliant & invaluable!!"
- Roger Twiname
Senior Structural Engineer & Director
Depression & Anxiety
Even top athletes fall victim to poor mental health...
Steve has had many close calls with death, but none closer than his Leptospirosis infection from bats in the Mulu Caves.
Following this lepto episode Steve had two years of suicidal depression, (and this tendency is still ongoing btw).
He candidly and constructively shares his research, philosophy and strategies for cultivating healthy mental states of mind and habits.
"Steve was fantastic – a very engaging and enthusiastic speaker, and person in general."
Are you working on a documentary, have an upcoming grand adventure, organising a TV show, planning an event or anything else that could use some Gurney input?
Give me a call, or send me an email and we can talk through your ideas and work towards making your dream a reality.
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