Speaking Engagements / Programs

What Others Are Saying:

– “It is speakers like you who make the day the most special for our community.”
– “Your presentation was my favorite of the week. I really like the philosophy of “just” business and how we should always put love first.”
– “This was such an amazing event! I feel very lucky to learn from these accomplished speakers.”
– “I had a choice to release my fear and reach for trust. And I did—I choose to believe that people are good. These choices, instead of fear, allowed for much needed hope and significantly changed the decisions I made along this journey. Thanks, Ken.”

In Tevas and tuxedos, international river guide and outfitter and Fortune 500 advisor Ken Streater has traveled, played, and run businesses in 50 countries. Whether exploring isolated river villages in Soviet Siberia, visiting ancient Andean ruins, doing business in horrified Hong Kong during the Tiananmen Square uprising, or running the roaring waters of Africa’s Zambezi River, Ken has witnessed both thriving and threadbare ecosystems and societies.

In his writings, including The Gift of Courage and Be the Good, with his cultural kindness experiment “The Goodness’ Sake Project,” and as an outspoken insider for corporate accountability, Ken knows that we have the capacity to reduce ego- and greed-driven behaviors. This can be done by delivering on heart-driven change. His stories and lessons are helping manifest this critical shift.

Upcoming Events

With the early 2019 soft release of his latest book, Be the Good, Ken will be speaking at various events in 2019 and 2020. This includes being a keynote speaker at the World White Water Rafting Summit in October, in Costa Rica.

Past Talks

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week; June 26, 2019
YEBW is a cutting-edge organization that offers week long retreats for budding entrepreneurs. Every summer, YEBW hosts workshops on university campuses for high schoolers from across Oregon. Ken spoke to this group on the importance of goodness as a cornerstone to any business endeavor. He also judged the phenomenal and potentially world-changing businesses that the retreat participants created. These exceptional young business leaders of today and tomorrow give Ken great hope! See yebw.org for more information.

Legends and Luminaries with Les Brown; April 24, 2019
Ken Streater was invited to share the stage with personal development legend Les Brown and others as they spoke about manifesting individual and community growth. Ken spoke with changemakers and socially-conscious company owners about the importance of holistic approaches to building better places.

River Rally; May 1, 2018
The River Network’s annual showcase event, the River Rally, was held in Lake Tahoe, California, from April 29-May 2, 2018. Ken Streater and Chad Brown, of Soul River Runs Deep, shared the stage to give a presentation entitled Outdoor Access: Experiences that Inspire Transformation and Conservation. Ken spoke about being the good and was followed by Chad who showcases this ideal in a most powerful way. Check out Chad Brown’s life-changing work.

Hooray Cafe Goodfest; May 4, 2017
Jon Bullock, Naomi Wachira, and Ken Streater performed at the RPA Performing Arts Center. Ideas about community growth, generosity, and doing good deeds were presented as we raised thousands of dollars for Treehouse Therapies, enough funds to provide dozens of physical therapy sessions for children in need of this care.

Central Oregon Impact Summit; May 10, 2016. This inspirational event showcased non-profit organizations that brilliantly serve the people of Bend and Central Oregon. As the Keynote Speaker, Ken shared ideas and provided motivation for developing cultures that ignite and empower employees, volunteers, and the general public, in order to build and support causes critical to each and every one of us. 

TEDx Grand Forks:  February 20, 2016. Held at the magnificent Empire Arts Center, Ken spoke about communities thriving in trust or struggling in fear. He illustrated to attendees the choice that we each have to build trusting or fearful communities and how each one of us can help create compassionate places of hope. Invited to speak here because of recent incomprehensible acts against local Muslim immigrant business owners, Ken shared stories of cultures from Siberia to San Bernardino, of communities that grow in trust or shrink in fear.

Grand Forks, North Dakota is a special town. Located on the banks of the Red River, this community is a place of innovation and heritage, where traditional ways are meeting modern means. See www.TEDxGrandForks.com for more information.

Speaking Requests

Ken Streater is available to municipalities, groups, and businesses for speaking, workshops, and more. Please contact us at 541-325-2027 or info@kenstreater.com

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