INSPIRING AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD TO
TRY NEW THINGS

HENK VAN DER KLOK | SPEAKER, ADVENTURER, LIFE ENTHUSIAST

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"Henk's light-hearted, fun and informative talks about his unique adventures will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat, eager to hear more."
Daniel Beaumont
Podstel

From a very young age Henk dreamt of discovering the world, but despite his hunger for travel, his ambitions were stifled by fear.

He told himself he was too young, too skinny, and too inexperienced. But in 2011 he decided to just do it.

In the years that followed, he hitchhiked across two continents, walked from England to Rome, and cycled from the Netherlands to Istanbul. He slept in caves, was chased by feral dogs, and earned money as a nude model.

His fears turned out to be completely unjustified, and Henk decided to embark on even greater adventures.

 

He paddled the entire Mississippi River in a boat, and walked 6000 km through Europe and the Middle-East, completely without money.

By leaving himself no way out he forced himself to keep moving forward. And despite hunger, thirst, and blisters, he achieved his goal.

Henk is convinced that pushing our boundaries makes us grow in unimaginable ways, and he now travels the world encouraging people to say YES! more.

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT HENK

"Henk enthralled our audiences at the Killarney Mountain Festival recounting his mind blowing adventure across Europe and the Middle-East, with no money. Henk is animated and funny as well as being truly inspirational. We loved his energy and the raw truth of the highs and lows of the challenge he took upon himself."
Maureen Hegarty
Killarney Mountain Festival
"Henk was our Outside Insight guest speaker at Poppulo this month. Returning due to popular demand. Henk is a very personable guy, down to earth and funny. We loved Henk's honesty as he energised the room with his story and would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker."
Margaret Lynch
Poppulo
"Henk's light-hearted, fun and informative talks about his unique adventures will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat, eager to hear more."
Daniel Beaumont
Podstel
"Henk told us the enthusiastic story of how he challenged himself to do the impossible. We saw a confident young man who shared his transformational journey in an original way. Educational and entertaining for young and old. Henk will show you that there's more inside each and everyone one of us then you'd expect. We recommend Henk as a speaker without reservation."
Theo Euverman
SAK Society
"We were happy to have Henk as our speaker at TEDx Leiden University. He gave a very motivating talk. His story was inspirational and taught us to look at the world and life from a new perspective."
Elham Beyranvand Nejad
TEDx LU Curator
"Henk provided a fascinating, thought provoking and very inspiring talk about the benefits of trying something new. The feedback we received was incredible!"
Imelda Westcott Kennedy
Bandon Toastmasters
"When you see Henk you would say he's just an ordinary guy, but when he starts talking about all the things he did you'll be instantly amazed. He's able to show you that your dreams can come true and that everything is possible when you really want it!"
Arjen Banach
Speaker & TEDx Scout
"Henk was our featured speaker at the Against All Odds conference in Cork. His passion and enthusiasm for trying new things made him very popular with our audience. He tells his story with humour, intrigue, and simplicity."
Philip O Byrne
TELLitTalks

MOST POPULAR KEYNOTES

Say YES More

Keep Moving Forward

Break the Rules

  • Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Mental Resilience
  • Stress Management
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Dream Big

By saying yes more, you can grow in unimaginable ways. In this talk Henk will show you that self-image is not fixed. Even if you can’t do something right now, you can become the person that can. And it starts with overcoming your fear of the unknown.

 

How do you cultivate the mental resilience that makes successful people and companies come back from disappointment and failure more powerful than ever? In this talk Henk will show you that what really matters in life is not what happens to you, but how you react to it.

It often feels like our lives are governed by a set of unwritten rules. In this talk Henk will show you that how you live your life is only limited by your own imagination.

CLIENTS INCLUDE

Watch an episode from Henk's Youtube series and find out how he keeps moving forward despite challenge, setback and adversity.