Speaking Engagements / Programs

What Others Are Saying:

- “It is speakers like you who make the day the most special for our community.”
- “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 the upcoming Lifejacket, 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

The River Network’s annual showcase event, the River Rally, will be held in Lake Tahoe, California, from April 29-May 2, 2018. Ken Streater and Chad Brown, of Soul River Runs Deep, with share the stage to give a presentation entitled Outdoor Access: Experiences that Inspire Transformation and Conservation. Throughout our lives, we experience moments that truly alter our perspective. When it comes to environmental conservation, what experiences have inspired you? This session will explore personal water journeys and the importance of inclusive access to transformative moments on the water.

For more information and to register for this great event, see the River Network’s website.

Recent Talks

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 SummitMay 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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