Kim van Kets is currently self-employed as a legal consultant/ corporate trainer, freelance writer, published author and inspirational speaker.
She grew up in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape, studied law at Stellenbosch University, was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of RSA and spent many years in legal practice and the corporate world both in RSA and abroad. She
In addition to all the usual ultras like Comrades and 2 Oceans, she has taken part in numerous multi day ultra-distance trail and Adventure races all over the world and won some of them.
She is best known for her “Tri the Beloved Country” Expedition which involved a self-powered 6 772 km circumnavigation of South Africa on foot, bike and kayak in 148 days.
If anyone is equipped to share lessons on what it means to overcome adversity and persevere against the odds, it is Kim.
Few people have endured the harsh realities of nature that she has, and triumphed. Her inspirational keynotes, supported by thrilling images and videos of her expedition and endurance events, present real-life stories of resilience - ideal for today’s corporate
Kim van Kets
The Focusing on the positive
Quality internal dialogue
Translating the dream into a goal
Developing discipline and routine in the good times
Purpose – the why!
Passion – how much do we want it?
The power of reward
Learning to give and receive help
Not being immobilized by the enormity of the goal
The value of being target driven
Finding creative alternatives when resources we rely upon disappear
Preventative maintenance – taking care of the important things before they present a crisis
The value of collaboration
Despite opportunities to have married a sensible person she is happily married to Adventurer, Peter van Kets (2x Atlantic Rower and only African to have rowed solo across any ocean and one of the few South Africans to have trekked to the South Pole).
She is mother to Hannah and staffy Basil.
Up with Mzantsi! Inspired by the Beloved Country.
A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline!
Achieving a balance
What your business needs more than anything are employees who have truly come ALIVE!
Adapt and thrive in a changing environment
I have a BA LLB Degree from Stellenbosch University, was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of RSA after doing my articles and passing my Board exams and spent a number of years in legal practice and then in the corporate world.
I am currently self-employed as a legal consultant/ corporate trainer, freelance writer, published author and inspirational speaker.