The natural beauty of sailing is inspirational - it excites the imagination
for all of us. Sailing and the sea have long provided
companies with a powerful theme for products, services and campaigns.
Teamwork, leadership, navigation, decision-making under
changing conditions, and competition at the highest level are
some of the sailing-related topics that resonate
in the world of business.
Peter Isler, a two time America’s Cup
winner, television announcer and best selling author has been
giving motivational speeches to Fortune 500 companies for over two decades.
Winner of college sailing's equivalent of the "Heisman Trophy"
while at Yale University, Isler's sailing career has been
replete with success at all levels, from ocean racing to the America's Cup.
He has raced with some of the world's best sailors including
Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts, and Ben Ainslie. He's also
sailed and worked with some well known business leaders
including Larry Ellison, Roy Disney, Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch
and George David. A popular
sailing spokesperson, and television commentator (ESPN, VERSUS,
AMERICAS CUP TV), Peter can provide
your group with a unique and inspirational experience by
deftly weaving his presentation's lessons of success, teamwork and leadership
with your desired messages.
Isler draws analogies from his success
in America's Cup and
grand prix sailboat racing to success in your business. Isler has entertained and motivated a wide variety
of groups with his presentations. His
popularity is due to hisstrong message and his ability to customize his
presentation to suit the needs and messages of the
client. Presentations often incorporate video
exciting sailing action that brings the nautical element to
life for the audience. His presentations often
take a similar course to his acclaimed business book
- At The Helm
Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters(Doubleday,
co-written with Peter Economy). In it he shares his
lessons as well as those from some of the worlds most successful business people
(and sailors) including Ted Turner, Roy Disney, Rich DeVos, Dennis Conner, and
Phil Knight. Isler is not just another retired sports
figure trying to make it on the motivational speaking circuit -
he remains active in his sport, competing at the highest level, and as
a motivational speaker, author and
from Sailing: Prior to his keynote speech at KPMG's
Iberoamerica Tax Summit in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2012, Peter
shared some of his thoughts on camera.
Team Building: Peter can also help you produce a memorable sailing experience for your clients
either on his home waters in San Diego or anywhere else the sea meets the shore. Teambuilding sailing competitions are popular events that provide both entertainment and
valuable lessons for the group.
Introduction: An introductory video that was produced for one of
Peter's keynote presentations.
Peter at Arizona Yacht Club casual presentation: This video clip is from a casual
presentation that Peter gave to a group of sailors in November, 2011 in
Phoenix. In it Peter recounts the sea story of his rescue in the Irish
Sea earlier this year.
A testimonial from Michael Liebsch, EVP and Chief
Sales Officer, Macquarie Equipment Finance
"Excellent! Peter's experience and accomplishments
at the highest level of sailboat racing coupled with his keen
understanding of current business issues enabled him to effectively
communicate the common traits required to win in both arenas. His
ability to create a vivid picture through his communication skills kept
the audience captivated and focused on his message. Peter is a must have
speaker for companies facing challenges in extremely competitive
A testimonial from Scot Williams, Vice President New
Business Development, DSM Nutritional Products
"We all very much enjoyed and appreciated
your presentation. One quick thing that really resonated with the
Team was your comments about
importance of the ''F'' word..."fun"
for a team. I think no less than 50 people must have
mentioned that to me.
A testimonial from Keith Markley, President, Eastern Region, Covad
"Thank you for an excellent presentation on "Navigating Rough Water's"
during Covad's Eastern Region Sales & Marketing conference... The rules and strategies
employed in grand prix sailing are indeed very transferable to business, and to our
industry in particular. Feedback on the session has been very positive and the
presentation helped to end our meeting on a high note.
We also truly appreciate the high level of effort you took to insert Covad and
industry-specific references into the presentation. This is often the most important
element to drive home the relevance of the analogies and parables in an inspirational
A testimonial from Bob Kreger Vice President, Sales, NEXTLINK Communications:
"On behalf of NEXTLINK and the nearly 250 NEXTLINK employees who listened with
great interest to your presentation, Thanks!! The parallels you draw between your success
in sailboat racing and success in our day to day business, both in your live presentation
and your book, AT THE HELM , is noteworthy."