What John's Clients Say

"I've come back to work, Inspired, Motivated and with more self belief then I could ever have imagined, life is there for the taking and I am going for it."

"A thoroughly professional and well organised event which leads to increased job satisfaction and team work."

"John’s style, tone and humour provided for a mesmerizing talk. All of the team and felt motivated and inspired by John’s exciting and moving session. After hearing John speak I feel as if I can achieve almost anything !!! "

"Really thought provoking session, felt really engaged with the content and really great opportunity to reflect back on past work situations."

"His enthusiasm was infectious with a varied presentation that was engaging and informative. The inter-active elements were also enjoyable and allowed us to meet more of our fellow attendees. "

"Interesting and inspiring material and I would certainly listen to him again. I found his style and content most interesting and engaging"

"I found his style and content most interesting and engaging"


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John Peck believes that allowing individuals to adopt the spirit of adventure in their work enables them to take on far greater challenges than would otherwise be possible. Drawing upon his experiences as a senior police officer in London and from the many adventures he has experienced throughout his life, John is available for motivational speaking engagements to inspire, engage and energise audiences in the UK and around the world.

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Some of John's Motivational Speeches:

Discover a new zest for challenge

Institute of Directors, Monday 13th October 2008

"Meet a man with an exceptional talent for motivation who has devoted his life to studying and developing others: as a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police, John Peck developed their Management Strategy and ran Advance Leadership Programmes. Since leaving, he founded the First Ascent Consultancy Group and, more recently, Executive Stretch Ltd—whose mission is “to provide a unique, individually crafted personal development programme set in a total wilderness environment”. John has an MPhil in Leadership & Organizational Behaviour and numbers among the personal challenges he has tackled rowing the Atlantic and the Marathon des Sables"

IOD event publication

Packing them in at the Institute of Directors
There was standing room only recently at the IoD Headquarters in London, as John Peck held the audience spellbound whilst talking about his global adventures. As lively as ever on his feet, John talked of the learnings extracted from such daring do’s as Jungle exploration, Saharan ultra-marathons, Himalayan first ascents and a little row across the Atlantic!

The multi media show was themed around maximizing potential and covered the importance of goal setting, exploring options, understanding your environment and sometimes ‘taking a deep breath.’ Canapés and a glass or two of wine added to a wonderful setting and a very entertaining yet thought provoking presentation.

Said one of the guests - Marketing Director Steve Garcia
‘I really enjoyed your talk about the "Adventure" of running a business and thought your strategies for success were very realistic and practical in the current economic climate. I have been to many talks about business success and must say that yours was the most inspirational’


Dare to Dream

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible." -
T.E. Lawrence

  • What do you do with your dreams when you wake up?
  • How dangerous could it be if your dreams came true for you and for those whom you lead?
  • This is aimed at the senior entrepreneurs and movers and shaker in the business who know their dreams and want to share them with others.
  • It will help them bring their dreams alive for themselves and for others in your business.
  • This is what great leaders do.
  • It will inspire people at all levels to sign up for the corporate adventure live the vision.
  • This is the time for your people to get out and take on the challenge. You have done the thinking. You know where you are going. This is the time to get your flag to heights that nobody would have dreamed off before.

Weathering The Storm – How To Survive and Thrive in tough environments

  • This is all about facing the challenge when the going gets tough.
  • It is also about achieving the apparently insurmountable.
  • What are the secrets that will enable your business and its leaders to reach way beyond the normal territory into areas that would make most people’s hair stand on end.
  • It is targeted towards getting a spirit across the organisation where people get excited about risk and get passionate about winning. It is also about keeping your focus as a leader when all those about you are losing their own.
  • It will give them a toolkit to make the journey safer and speed them towards a safe passage through the dangerous waters.
  • Your team now knows where they want to go. All they need is the confidence to get there. The reality is that there will always be stormy waters ahead. This will provide them with a corporate life belt to see them safely across their passage.

Finding ‘The Ledge Beyond The Edge’ – A Field guide To Modern Leadership

  • Do you ever feel not quite as brave as a leader as other people might think you are? Do you sometimes feel on the tipping point – way out of your comfort zone?
  • Do you wonder what is over the edge, but nervous about reaching over to look? Imagine how those who are following might feel.
  • Staying alive and keeping others with you alive is about staying brave even when you bravery is waning. It is about providing people whom you lead – your staff, your customers and your suppliers - with hope and confidence in you - even when you don’t always know quite where you are going. It is about safeguarding them under pressure.
  • Leadership in these turbulent times is not about spouting lofty long term visions and expecting people to believe you. It is about inspiring people to follow you wherever you lead them – just because of who you are and how they can trust you.
  • This is aimed at those leaders who are up for the challenge but who now need the tool kit to get them safely to their destination.
  • It will give them the confidence to reach out to places your competitors wouldn’t dream of going.
  • Remember If you are not frightened sometimes, you are not taking your role as a business leader seriously.
  • This is the road map for corporate adventures that the people you are leading need to see now, if you are to move with confidence to the place where success is waiting.

What’s it like up there? - Personal conquests at the Corporate Rock face

  • Are you on our own - looking up? Do you know the next move?
  • What about the people way down there looking up at you wondering where you are going?
  • Maybe it is time to put some steps in place.
  • If you are the lynchpin for them, how are you going to take these brave fellow adventurers with you?
  • This is a call to senior leaders to look at their role seriously and change their personal conquest into a collective one.
  • It will help fuel up a strategy for change that will have real meaning for all who follow. It will build confidence in your team and give them the wherewithal to win the hearts and minds of those they lead.
  • It will provide a powerful call to arms for all who are on this journey with you will inspire belief that the summit is within their grasp.

Clients John has worked with over recent years:

  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Asda / Walmart
  • Archant Print
  • BT
  • Barclays Life Assurance
  • BNFL
  • British Aerospace
  • Bromley Council
  • Case (UK)
  • Coca Cola
  • City of London Police
  • Durham University
  • Email Solutions
  • Fermec Manufacturing
  • Gloucester College
  • Greenway Holdings
  • HBOS
  • HM Prison Service
  • Hounslow Council
  • International Financial Data Services
  • Jaguar Cars
  • Knowledge Solutions
  • L.D.V.
  • Merrill Lynch & Mercury Asset Management
  • Network Marketing
  • N.H.S.
  • OLM
  • Onions Bouchard & Mc Culloch (British Virgin Islands)
  • Orange
  • Open Reach
  • SAP
  • Sims Group
  • UK Film Council
  • Uvex
  • Merseyside, Lancashire, Surrey & Metropolitan Police 
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