Rob Lilwall

Expertise: Corporate Culture, Leadership, Wellness
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Rob Lilwall

Rob Lilwall is an adventurer, author, and keynote speaker with independent adventures by bicycle and foot across 50,000 miles (80,000 km) of the world, including through Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia in winter, as well as Papua New Guinea, Australia, China, Iran and Afghanistan. He has two TV series with National Geographic and has written two books.  He is based in Hong Kong.

In his speeches, Rob takes the audience with him on his journey, bringing to life the mindsets that are needed to succeed in today’s uncertain, high-pressure and high-opportunity business environment. He weaves in powerful takeaways to empower the audience to thrive amid change, embrace challenges, and achieve great goals.

Rob has given speeches in over 50 cities around the world, to organisations including Microsoft, Symantec, Gemalto, IBM, ADP, ABB, Swire Properties, CBRE, Ayala Land, Stokke, MEC, Nike, adidas, P&G, Mars-Wrigley, Ferrero, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, HSBC, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Alliance Bank, Permira, Prudential, Manulife, AIA, Sun Life, Randstad and Thomson Reuters.

Rob’s keynote speeches are an ideal fit for conferences, town halls and off-sites where, alongside industry experts and company updates, you are looking for an out-of-the-box story to add value and give “wow” to the event, and which will provoke a deep, positive change in attitudes and habits.


• Thrive amid change & uncertainty
• Embrace challenge
• Collaborate better
• Persevere under pressure & rise from setback
• Achieve great goals
• Harness fears & take the best risks
• Improve self-care & wellness
• Grow self-discipline


Rob Lilwall’s journey is amazing. His story is a great way for organizations to deliver a unique way of thinking, focusing on the growth mindset, the importance of clear goals, self-focus, reflection, perseverance, connections, risk-taking and problem solving.

Deutsche Bank
His inspiring, humorous and highly engaging talk detailing his cycling journey home from Siberia resonated strongly with all of us. His ability to intertwine themes that are so important to thrive in the corporate world be they a growth mindset, perseverance, focus, partnership, balanced risk were very resonant. I would highly recommend Rob and would hope that we are able to work with him again in the future.

Rob’s story is inspiring, his style engaging and his sharing/learnings applicable and practical. It was a real pleasure to have Rob as our motivational speaker at our recent company conference. His spirit of adventure permeates both in personal and business contexts. I highly recommend Rob’s story of provocation to all who’s game for mindset and cultural change.

Rob’s talk exceeded all our expectations. Rob was able to articulate the connection between overcoming his personal life challenges on his 3 year 50,000 km cycling journey from Siberia to UK and connect these lessons with the challenges we face in the corporate world. Rob pushed us to explore outside our comfort zone, by showing us the different between Growth Vs Fixed mindset and how to leverage stress rather than be constrained by it.

Rob worked with us to be part of a session for our senior key talents. Rob came across as extremely personable and the authenticity of his experiences made his sharing extremely powerful. Candid, humorous and yet thought provoking, he managed to weave his experiences in line with the principles we were advocating in this sharing. What a great sharing

Macquarie Capital
We have had many conferences, and many after-dinner speakers, and without doubt Rob Lilwall was one of the very best. His journey is fascinating and his talk and style highly engaging, filled with humour, and makes good use of video and pictures. It works very well in the corporate environment with great messages about overcoming challenges and being resourceful.

Humorous, unassuming and definitely inspiring…. Rob did a fabulous job in sharing his experiences with our team.  He was able to weave in and bring to life some of the key thoughts and teaching points surrounding the program

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