Vince Poscente


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About Vince Poscente - Olympic Skier and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Vince Poscente, one of the most in-demand speakers today, is an expert on resiliency - the ability to overcome challenges and motivate to bounce back even stronger than ever before. His client list includes top organizations with one thing in common: they understand that success is not just about reaching your goals and getting what you want. There also has to be an intent to handle set-backs and overcome obstacles and end up smarter, stronger and more focused than ever before, Vince knows first-hand the power that attitude, determination and innovation play in your future success -- especially when life doesn’t go as planned.

Vince has two signature keynotes where the first half of his life he went downhill. The second half he goes up. First, Full Speed Ahead reveals the formula for big goals in short order with his story of recreational skier to Olympics in just four short years. Second, Become a Local Hero, outlines the qualities of everyday heroes using the backdrop of ten years of leading Heroes Climb expeditions in the Himalayas. In both cases audiences experience the way to bounce back and find another path. Another solution. Another way to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Vince is a New York Times Best Selling author. Hall of Fame Speaker in the USA and Canada.  Award winning business owner. Expedition leader.

So, what are your teams’ obstacles? The economy?  Competition?  Negative attitudes?  Lower productivity? And the list goes on.

Vince is the #1 go-to guy for taking a team and teaching them how to lead better.  Produce more.  Sell more. And move past the obstacles and into a mental space that creates the kind of success you and your team want and deserve.

This is NOT Vince just telling his story. Because everybody has a story. This is about Vince sharing strategies and solutions that will definitely change how your team handles crisis. Problems.  Competition. And change.   Without understanding resiliency and the absolute importance it plays on everything and everyone - your team will not have the skills they need to overcome the things that will inevitably stand in their way.

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What Vince Poscente Talks About:


This keynote is a powerful experience that uses Vince’s “recreational skier to Olympics in four years story” to deliver edge-of-your-seat inspiration and revenue-boosting tools for accelerated top-line growth.

  1. Clarity of Purpose – Start with the emotional buzz that your product or service delivers.
  2. Commitment is a Process – Leadership for the self is a living example of stepping into uncertainty.
  3. Consistency in a Demanding Environment – Do what the competition is not willing to do.
  4. Confidence is Key – Confident salespeople and leaders outperform competitors.
  5. Control Routines – Optimize outcomes by setting yourself up to win.


This message has practical takeaways and instant motivation for your team to launch into uncertainty. It has been delivered for business audiences across the globe wanting a high-energy, humorous, and inspiring message to break free from the limitations of chaos and ‘stuckness.’ It revolves around the three key elements of:

  • Courage is a function of internal and external alignment. It is triggered by necessity and fueled by “I’ll figure it out when I get there.”
  • Curiosity towards limitless possibilities of what a new reality looks like.
  • Creativity to narrow in on the best options for those involved.
  • Companies have used this keynote to ensure employees feel part of a great industry while dedicated to engaging with superior confidence no matter what headwinds they face.


In the franchise and retail world, a winner’s mindset points to one thing: Do what the competition is not willing to do. How? Here’s how to put your conference takeaways into action:

  • Be ALIGNED with the entire company rather than a “wait and see” approach. You’ve invested in their tools, let’s optimize them.
  • Use AGILITY to be out front of the competition. Let’s have everyone mirror your top performers.
  • Embrace ADAPTABILITY in the age of speed. Let’s thrive in our more, faster, now world.

Vince Poscente uses his background as an Olympian and Expedition Leader in the Himalayas to address a your two top concerns, excellence in a competitive landscape and resilience on the path to new heights. Vince’s fun and energetic style is coupled with insights from his New York Times bestselling books on leadership for the self. For 25 years, Vince has helped franchise and retail leaders, do what the competition is not willing to do.


Vince Poscente specializes in helping health and safety-conscious cultures improve risk performance through neuroscience and entertaining storytelling. His Peak Performance Mindset program is backed by years of leading climbing expeditions in the Himalayas (14 years, zero-incident), as a skier in the Olympics, NY Times bestselling author, and risk-aware partnerships with safety culture leaders around the world.

Conventional health or safety keynotes offer inspiration to approach their jobs differently. A Peak Performance Mindset keynote explains how in a fun and experiential way. The formula your audience will learn is based on three decades of research on how ‘the ideal mindset’ is established and sustained. When people change their minds, they change their behavior, for good.

Change your truth around health and safety and you can change the organization’s culture. Please note, when you choose the Peak Performance Mindset presentation, be sure to choose between a purely motivational keynote, insights packed with practical mindset tools, entertaining stories… or all three in one power-packed talk.

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In the business of life, we each, eventually, face a life-altering setback or personal devastation. How you respond can be the difference between feeling stuck or breaking through. Break free with Vince's insights.

Donald J. Carty, Chairman Virgin America

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