After having successfully climbed the Mount Everest and skiing to the North & South Pole. Jaco Ottink is now one of the few people that has completed the Explores Grand Slam.
Jaco Ottink is your guide in achieving personal and team goals. After climbing the Mount Everest successfully and skiing to the North & South Pole. Jaco is now one of the few people around the world that has completed the Explores Grand Slam (the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents and both Poles). He also almost has twenty years of global sales experience in the FMCG industry. This combination makes him unique for his audience, which can be one on one, in front of a crowd or together with a leadership team.
Every day we set ourselves a goal and before we even reach this target, we already have a new one in place. But what do we do with our own dreams? As an explorer of the world, Jaco set himself goals that always come from a dream and include a purpose. For this reason, he is convinced that we should dare to dream as a child, a teenager or an adult. These dreams must challenge us, enrich us, cost and give us energy, but they need to fit in our individual lives too.
Dare to Dream sounds easy but do we take the time to think about our personal vision and if we do so, are we able to translate this into our day-to-day business? His 20-year journey to complete the Explorers Grand Slam has a 100% match with the world in which we work in, but from a different angle.
As the story unfolds, he will involve the group in solving some of the challenges or dilemmas with which he was confronted. These include:
• Preparation is 90% of a successful outcome
• Iron Discipline (good is not always good enough)
• What is your goal (what does success look like?)
• Acclimatization – getting ready
• Mental wellbeing
• Team player versus own goals
• External circumstances that have an impact
• Why do we trust people?
• What is your point of return during an expedition (a frozen eye, 3 weeks pain?)
• When do you start celebrating?
Jaco’s ambition is to leave the audience with the following key messages:
• Dare to chase your dream, believe in yourself that you can do it!
• Key Drivers for being successful
• Iron Discipline, Perfect Preparation and Execution and Perseverance
Jaco’s expectation is that people will take the stories, workshops and coaching back home and into the workforce and that his guidance will accelerate achieving their dreams.
"An outstanding contribution over three days in building rapport, trust and helping motivate all our delegates from around the world. Many, many thanks."
At the end of October, we had the pleasure of having 5 guest lectures done by Jaco. With these quest lectures we wanted to make sure that all our first and second year students (1.500) had the ...
We invited Jaco to be the keynote speaker for the American School of Warsaw bi-annual high school Career Fair. Our student body, along with quite a few parents and other professionals, were ...
A famous Dutch climber, a full-time daddy, founder of Beyond Summits and an active member of Polish-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Jaco, finally managed to join us as a special guest during our ...
Jaco joined our extended Leadership session, organized to reflect on our Why and How in a context of an ongoing market transformation. He kindly shared with us his powerful story on how purpose and ...
Inspiration comes for many of us after being exposed to someone with passion. That is exactly what 1000 Randstad employees experienced in 2018 when meeting Jaco Ottink. Randstad is implementing a new ...
As the committee responsible for the organisation of a career-oriented event for ambitious and talented young students affiliated with one of the oldest and largest student rowing associations in The ...
Our goal was to create a Belvedere Collective from all the different brand managers and other key brand stakeholders around the globe during a 3 days Belvedere Immersion in Warsaw. The tactics Jaco ...
We invited Jaco as motivational speaker for the kickoff of the new business year. Very inspiring to hear about his dream and his (long) way to fulfill it. During the 1 hour presentation the audience ...
Dear Jaco, on behalf of the entire school I would like to say ‘thank you’! The students enjoyed your story and together with the teachers they started to define their own dreams after your ...
At the end of October, we had the pleasure of having 5 guest lectures done by Jaco. With these quest lectures we wanted to make sure that all our first and second year students (1.500) had the opportunity to listen to his inspiring story of how he managed to fulfil his dream and the lessons he learned along the way. We wanted to incorporate these lectures in our coaching-program so that we could challenge students to think about their own dreams and how to accomplish them.
Due to his energetic and passionate way of speaking he easily managed to win the attention of the crowd and keep them interested, even long after the actual lectures. He did so, not only with his entertaining style, but also by making people reflect on their own dreams. Now, a few weeks later, I can still see the effect.
Now, I regularly meet students with whom I have deeper conversations about their own dreams and how they want to accomplish them. Even during normal book-keeping lessons. As a teacher and as a coach I couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks to Jaco’s passion and drive to motivate others, he helped to get my students motivated, to make them think about their future and what would be necessary to make them happy.
We invited Jaco to be the keynote speaker for the American School of Warsaw bi-annual high school Career Fair. Our student body, along with quite a few parents and other professionals, were entertained and motivated by Jaco’s recount of his Mt. Everest adventure and his approach and insights into making and striving for personal goals. His talk was relatable for all ages and provided a great start to our day. In addition to his opening presentation, Jaco conducted three “break out” sessions called, “Seven Steps to Your Dreams.” Throughout, students were engaged and appreciated Jaco’s approach to having them think creatively and practically, at the same time, about their future goals and dreams. The overall success of his talk and workshops prompted us to invite him back to speak with parents from our ASW community. Thank you, Jaco!
A famous Dutch climber, a full-time daddy, founder of Beyond Summits and an active member of Polish-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Jaco, finally managed to join us as a special guest during our Teens Matter meeting. We offer educational hands-on support to high risk teens, including those from children’s homes and other disadvantaged social backgrounds, who will soon be entering the world and living on their own.
Jaco, came to us almost straight from the North Pole to share the story of his latest adventure. His presentation was absolutely amazing so no wonder that we were all impressed, especially by his enthusiasm and stamina. We’d like to thank him for an inspiring and vivid presentation, his motivational words will stay with us and teenagers for long!
Jaco joined our extended Leadership session, organized to reflect on our Why and How in a context of an ongoing market transformation. He kindly shared with us his powerful story on how purpose and togetherness helped him to reach Mount Everest, the North Pole and other fascinating destinations.
His motivational speech reflected our company values of Joy, Care and Passion for Better and aimed to empower our team members to dream big and accomplish our goals, both individually and as a team. Jaco’s inspiring speech was a strong reminder that no obstacle should remain unchallenged and everyone can prove their passion and determination to accomplish even the most ambitious goals.
I appreciate Jaco’s proactive approach, openness and willingness to accommodate our specific needs in the process, which significantly contributed to the success of our event. I wish Jaco all the best for his next endeavors and together with UPC’s team we keep our fingers crossed for him to achieve his big dream to inspire 1 million people!
Inspiration comes for many of us after being exposed to someone with passion. That is exactly what 1000 Randstad employees experienced in 2018 when meeting Jaco Ottink. Randstad is implementing a new brand promise ‘Human Forward’ in which the dedication and professionalism Jaco showed was a very welcome and natural part of the introduction of this program. In a very authentic and passionate way Jaco shared during 6 sessions his experiences as a mountaineer and his view on how to pursue your dreams. The audience became inspired by his accomplishments brought on a very natural way and the dedication and preparation behind it each expedition.
I would without any doubt recommend Jaco to any company to share his stories and I am convinced that he will leave the audience inspired and with a mission to find and or share their own dream.
Our goal was to create a Belvedere Collective from all the different brand managers and other key brand stakeholders around the globe during a 3 days Belvedere Immersion in Warsaw. The tactics Jaco used to bring the individuals together from the beginning were highly efficient and very engaging for all. Literally in a few hours the base for establishing the Collective was created. The inspiration of Jaco his personal dream has been superb which resulted in highly motivated participants during the team workshop activities. Jaco has a real talent to read the culture of the company and the atmosphere between the participants, which are absolutely key succeeding with the set goals related to the Belvedere Immersion. Besides leaving the group inspired and succeeded to establish the Belvedere Collective, Jaco has made 38 new friends, which showcase how good he is to connect with each individual. Still nowadays when I visit different countries, brand managers participated asks about him and tells how inspired they have been about his dream and capabilities to present and lead a group towards their goals. Obviously I highly recommend Jaco to each profit and non-profit organisation in order to inspire many more people and children. Na zdrowie Jaco!
We invited Jaco as motivational speaker for the kickoff of the new business year. Very inspiring to hear about his dream and his (long) way to fulfill it. During the 1 hour presentation the audience was highly engaged and afterwards he became the talk of the day. It inspired all of us to set up our own dreams and to start making them come true!
Dear Jaco, on behalf of the entire school I would like to say ‘thank you’! The students enjoyed your story and together with the teachers they started to define their own dreams after your session. They will work, support and challenge each other on these dreams during the coming school year. Not only the students, but also many teachers like myself, came back home energised after your “Dare to Dream” presentation. One colleague mentioned to me that she had never met a person who was able to communicate a story in such a powerful way. And I fully agree with her! We wish you all the best with your dream to inspire 1 million people, as well as with your next adventures to the North and South Pole.