Adventure Keynote Speaker

Henk helps young professionals bounce back from disappointment and failure stronger than ever.


"Henk provided a fascinating, thought provoking and very inspiring talk about how to deal with setbacks in life. The feedback we received was incredible!"
Imelda Westcott Kennedy
Ignite Your Potential

Is life always working against you? 

Does everything feel like an uphill battle? 

 Do you always fixate on the negative?

If you answered YES to any of the above...
It's time to flip the script, and take control of your life by asking yourself a single, mind-altering question. 
"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'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
"Henk enthralled our audiences at the Killarney Mountain Festival. 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 challenges he took upon himself."
Maureen Hegarty
Killarney Mountain Festival
"Henk was our 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


From a 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 Holland to Istanbul. He slept in caves, was chased by feral dogs, and stood face-to-face with a grizzly bear.

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

He paddled down the entire Mississippi River and walked 6000 km across Europe and the Middle East, without money.

He now travels around the world helping young professionals shift their negative thoughts on the spot so they can take control of their lives and their career.




Keep Moving Forward

Dance with Fear

Stop Playing Safe

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

How do you get the mental resilience that lets young professionals come back from disappointment and failure stronger than ever? In this talk Henk will show your audience that what really matters in life is not what happens to you, but how you react to it.


Fear is what keeps many young professionals from taking action. In this talk Henk will show your audience how to cultivate a fearless mindset that lets them execute on their dreams and embrace the unknown with a new type of confidence.

You see it all the time: Young professionals who let comfort kill their ambitions. In this talk Henk will take your audience on his round-the-world adventures and show them the unexpected benefits of seeking discomfort. 


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