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Record breaking adventurer, strategist and business consultant

If you don’t know what you stand for, you’ll fall for anything!

Jamie Fitzgerald is one of New Zealand’s most sought after keynote speakers and management consultants due to his ability to translate his inspiring and insightful stories and experiences into practical business messages for teams and organisations.

Jamie has walked unaided to the South Pole, holds the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, is a double New Zealand representative, fronts television documentaries (First Crossings & Intrepid NZ) that have aired around the world, and is CEO of consultancy business, Inspiring Performance.

As a modern-day adventurer and expert in strategy, leadership and change management, he’s helped thousands of people and hundreds of companies around the world achieve more.

One of his favourite campaigns was to lead the training and culture of 6000 volunteers for the Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand - creating a culture among them to deliver a ‘uniquely New Zealand experience’.

Workshop facilitator
When he isn’t onstage, Jamie works with businesses and government agencies to grow bigger, better, faster from having clarity and alignment on the:
• Value they create (purpose and objectives);
• Where to play & how to win (business model);
• What to focus on (top challenges); and,
• How they maintain momentum (operating model and metrics).

Jamie's professional career has included roles in marketing, financial, agricultural and education sectors. Whether using examples from growing his first business in the primary sector, or his various roles in financial services and strategy implementation, Jamie’s rich supply of theory and real-life examples proves his ability to translate theory into action is very hard to beat.

Jamie is often asked to deliver keynote speeches or facilitated workshops around these themes:
Purpose & strategy- Getting teams rowing in the same direction
Resilience & agility - How to get through (and learn) during change and challenges
Preparation & teamwork - Making performance easier by focusing on what matters
Inspirational leadership - Building cultural momentum toward a shared goal

Jamie’s speaking and facilitation experience is enormous and is also used widely as the MC of events (with the ability to insert stories when relevant).

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have benefited from his inspirational, insightful and compelling stories and practical tools. Jamie’s knack at turning key messages into meaningful dialogue between audience members is a tribute to his skills at ‘shaping conversations’.

In short, Jamie’s stories, performance-focused insights and tools are changing people's lives. He’s also on the hunt for his next adventure. If you’re wanting to “wow” your audience, Jamie Fitzgerald is the right fit.



  • Culture
  • Mastering Leadership
  • CEO & Company Directors
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Purpose & Vision


  • Challenge & Adventure
  • Inspiring Stories
Jamie met and exceeded our expectations. He did his research and put his story and message across brilliantly. The audience enjoyed his laid-back manner and fantastic attitude. Harveys NZ Ltd
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