Rob Hamill – “Anything is Possible”
Whether it’s laugh out loud humour, inspiration or thought provoking anecdotes and perspective, Rob Hamill’s deeply moving presentations has it all.
“An extraordinary mental and physical effort – something very, very special” is how Sir Peter Blake described Rob Hamill and the late Phil Stubbs’ incredible achievement in winning the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race.
Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has been a New Zealand International rowing representative for 16 years. Rob’s numerous rowing achievements include World Champs silver, Commonwealth gold and a world record on the indoor rowing machine.
Rob represented New Zealand at the Atlanta Olympics and published ‘The Naked Rower’ on how he and Phil Stubbs captured headlines around the world winning the gruelling and inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days. He then led teams to successful defences in the next two editions making it a 3-peat of victories for New Zealand.
He is co-organiser of ‘The Great Race’ an annual rowing 8s clash between Waikato and Cambridge/Oxford/Harvard/Washington Universities on the Waikato River. His also recently conceived and managed a rowing expedition across the Tasman Sea.
Ambitious goal-setting, teamwork and overcoming adversity in multiple Atlantic Rowing Race campaigns is the spine of Rob’s presentations, sandwiching the challenge of following his brother Kerry’s journey into Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide (optional topic).
Powerful inspiring messages on tenacity, hope, love and the last human freedom: the power to choose your attitude and how you respond in a given situation. The humour, the insights and the emotional turning points have audiences spellbound.
Rob will inspire you to pursue your dreams whatever they may be, to take on new challenges, overcoming hardship against the odds and know that with passion anything is possible!
It doesn’t hurt to be just a little bit crazy too!
Rob’s life is about following the dream, decision making, commitment, team building, goal setting, planning, focus, determination, positive thinking and, of course, winning!
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