”Antarctic Mike” Pierce (US) | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

”Antarctic Mike” Pierce (US)

“Antarctic Mike” is a professional speaker, sales trainer and adventure athlete. Mike’s background is in the sales recruiting/executive search business and he remains involved in recruitment consulting projects for Personified, a division of Careerbuilder.

His career in sales began in the wireless industry in the early 90s. He then transitioned into the recruiting business, having worked in corporate recruiting and executive search with companies such as FedEx, MetLife, Cintas, Wells Fargo, Hershey and many others. Mike’s particular focus was helping organizations find top-caliber salespeople and help them to perform at their highest levels.

In January 2006, Mike became one of just 12 people to have run a 26.2-mile marathon on the Antarctic continent; 11 months later he returned to Antarctica to become the first American ever to complete the Antarctic Ultra Marathon, a grueling 100-kilometer race. Since then Mike has completed winter marathons in Siberia, Mount Washington and the Canadian Arctic. Mike also set world records for the longest Spin Bike at 120 continuous hours and the longest non-stop swim in a lap pool at 102 km (65 miles). His stories have been featured on CNN, Sports Illustrated, Fox, ABC, “The CBS Early Show,” ESPN, and many other national and international sources.

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Mike is also an avid fan of polar history, particularly the Antarctic, having read more than 100 books on the subject. As a professional speaker, his programs are targeted to help companies find and keep great talent and drive more sales. Mike’s programs are designed to help sales people, sales leaders and corporations to build and maintain a strong sales force, focusing on recruiting, retention, goal setting, discipline, execution and more.

Mike holds his B.A. in marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Leading at 90 Below Zero: Keeping Great Employees Focused, Fired Up and Engaged

In today's world, businesses face similar conditions as those in the Antarctic 100 years ago such as creating teams and cultures that work well under pressure "Antarctic Mike" Pierce's program, will showcase how.

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Leading at 90 Below Zero: Keeping Great Employees Focused, Fired Up and Engaged

Overview:

In August of 1914, Ernest Shackleton led a group of 27 men on the greatest journey ever undertaken by mankind when he launched the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Their mission was to cross the entire Antarctic continent on foot, a feat no one had ever dared or done. They became stranded, shipwrecked and fought for their lives in the middle of the harshest conditions on earth; amazingly, all 27 men returned home safely, due in part to Schackleton's great leadership.

"Antarctic Mike" Pierce's program, "Leading at 90 Below Zero," will showcase the principles and drivers that enabled Shackleton and his men to not only survive, but thrive under terrible conditions of adversity, sudden and unexpected change and many other factors that threatened their success.

In today's world, businesses and professional organizations face similar conditions as those in the Antarctic 100 years ago such as:

  • Dealing with obstacles beyond your control
  • Sudden and unexpected change
  • Creating teams and cultures that work well under pressure
  • Leading and engaging people while facing difficult and challenging assignments

Keypoints:

Here are some examples of what you can implement in your organization immediately:

  • Engage employees in higher levels of work and productivity
  • Resolve conflict in a healthy manner
  • Strengthen employees self confidence and sense of discipline
  • Enable people to leverage their talents to their full potential in their respective roles in the organization
  • Build and maintain a strong sales force

Added September 2017.

Leading at 90 Below Zero: Keeping Great Employees Focused, Fired Up and Engaged

In today's world, businesses face similar conditions as those in the Antarctic 100 years ago such as creating teams and cultures that work well under pressure "Antarctic Mike" Pierce's program, will showcase how.

Read more

Leading at 90 Below Zero: Keeping Great Employees Focused, Fired Up and Engaged

Overview:

In August of 1914, Ernest Shackleton led a group of 27 men on the greatest journey ever undertaken by mankind when he launched the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Their mission was to cross the entire Antarctic continent on foot, a feat no one had ever dared or done. They became stranded, shipwrecked and fought for their lives in the middle of the harshest conditions on earth; amazingly, all 27 men returned home safely, due in part to Schackleton's great leadership.

"Antarctic Mike" Pierce's program, "Leading at 90 Below Zero," will showcase the principles and drivers that enabled Shackleton and his men to not only survive, but thrive under terrible conditions of adversity, sudden and unexpected change and many other factors that threatened their success.

In today's world, businesses and professional organizations face similar conditions as those in the Antarctic 100 years ago such as:

  • Dealing with obstacles beyond your control
  • Sudden and unexpected change
  • Creating teams and cultures that work well under pressure
  • Leading and engaging people while facing difficult and challenging assignments

Keypoints:

Here are some examples of what you can implement in your organization immediately:

  • Engage employees in higher levels of work and productivity
  • Resolve conflict in a healthy manner
  • Strengthen employees self confidence and sense of discipline
  • Enable people to leverage their talents to their full potential in their respective roles in the organization
  • Build and maintain a strong sales force

Added September 2017.

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