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Peter Thurin is an international speaker and leading authority on achieving excellence. As a successful entrepreneur with multiple profitable start-ups, and having owned and operated highly successful retail pharmacies, he is the ultimate hands-on small business specialist.

Current Work:
He is a dynamic, inspirational and passionate speaker and a powerful catalyst for business growth. He brings a relentless focus on the choices we must make and the challenges we must embrace to lead us to our passionately desired end result. He has a rare ability to merge his insight, skills and experience with your business context to demonstrate tangible improved business outcomes. He does this with a singular attention to excellence in people, creating high performance cultures that form the foundation of keynotes he shares around the world.

Peter’s focus on people excellence has been a major factor in the remarkable results achieved by many of the companies he has worked with. He achieves this by using martial arts as a metaphor for performance, achievement & growth and a strategy for success.

Peter empowers people to become fully committed to their success and gives them the tools to achieve their goals.

Previous Experience:

Clients: He has presented for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, BASF, Starwood Hotels, Langham Hotels, Luxottica, Specsavers, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McDonald’s, KFC, Schwarzkopf, Toyota, Mazda, Ericsson, Optus, Telstra, Flight Centre, Seek, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac, ANZ, Apple, Arnotts, The Young Presidents’ Organisation, Orica, Metcash and many more.

Sport: He has represented Australia internationally in tennis, coached Australian Rules Football and is a third Dan black belt in Taekwondo.

I am writing to thank you for the fantastic program that you put together for our leadership forum. Feedback from the sessions that you ran was absolutely tremendous.Both the content of the sessions and the mode of delivery was first rate and I have no doubt that the messages you conveyed really resonated with our team. I also really appreciate the time you took to understand our business and integrate these learnings into your sessions. I look forward to working together in the future. Paul Bassat, CEO and co-founder, SEEK

I don't think words can explain the effect that Peter had on the delegates and the experience at our national conference. I do honestly believe it was life changing for many of them and they were all very affected by it.

Wizard Home Loans

Your conference presentation was the best we have experienced in 11 years.

Flight Centre

Peter was sensational. He met with us on a number of occasions in the lead up to the event to ensure his presentation was tailored to our specific needs. He blew us away!

National Australia Bank

Most people probably think that keynote speakers have one stock standard presentation that conference organisers need to match to their theme. Well they don't know what Peter Thurin does before he does his thing. We drew great confidence from several interactions we had with Peter prior to his session. His presentation was at the end of an action packed three days and we were looking for Peter to pull all the themes we had threaded through the conference and weave them into an action plan. His work ethic and determination to ensure he delivered exactly what we were looking for was magnificent, as was the product he delivered. Full of energy and humour, he nailed all our key messages and challenged everyone in the room to make the changes necessary for them to take our business forward.

Constellation Wines Australia

Peter is clearly your 'not so average' speaker. He listens intently to your brief, and executes right on target. He uses your conference themes appropriately and takes the time to research. Spent his own time observing the team in action well prior to the delivery so he knew the culture and how to speak in tune with expectations, whilst being comfortably challenging. His delivery is very energetic and almost exhausting. He got a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd. I was impressed with his 'call to action'. His 'easy to do' also 'easy not to do' is driving us all mad. Two executives have already begun a managed exercise program.


Thank you once again for putting together such a wonderful session for the Dan Murphy's National Conference last week. Your presentation was UNBEATABLE! The research you did to understand the Dan Murphy's business and its people to the passion you displayed during the whole session was amazing. The whole team was buzzing with inspiration after the session and they can't stop talking about it.

Dan Murphy's
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