Inspiring Speaker2024-04-14T19:55:49+01:00

Inspiring Speaker for your event: Wiebe Wakker

“When Wiebe started speaking, everyone was on the edge of their seats for an hour.”

These organisations already invited me for a presentation

Are you looking for an inspiring story for your event?

My name is Wiebe Wakker. In 2019, I completed a record-breaking world trip: I drove solo and without money from the Netherlands to Australia, in an electric car with only 200 km of range.

My presentation on this bizarre adventure is full of hardships, twists and humour. In which I particularly emphasise the value of cooperation, sustainability and perseverance.

As an inspirational speaker, I have already managed to captivate and inspire countless people with my story. Will you be next?

  • No standard story

  • Impact, humour and message

  • Gives energy

  • Positive worldview
  • Interactive

  • Challenges to different way of life

Highly recommended!

Wiebe recently told his insanse story at the City of Amsterdam’s Department of Space and Sustainability.

It is a boy’s book full of adventure and challenges that seem insurmountable. With just the pictures you would already captivate the audience, but during your story you discuss topics such as sustainability, cooperation and dealing with adversity.

My colleagues left the meeting inspired. Highly recommended!

Tom Groot City of Amsterdam

Highly recommended!

Wiebe recently told his insanse story at the City of Amsterdam’s Department of Space and Sustainability.

It is a boy’s book full of adventure and challenges that seem insurmountable. With just the pictures you would already captivate the audience, but during your story you discuss topics such as sustainability, cooperation and dealing with adversity.

My colleagues left the meeting inspired. Highly recommended!

Tom Groot City of Amsterdam

A taster of my story

In 2016, I challenged myself to drive to the other side of the world in an electric car with no money. Everyone around me said it couldn’t be done.

To reach Sydney, I asked strangers to ‘Plug Me In’. Through my website, they could select their location and offer me a meal, place to sleep or power for the car. That’s how I determined my route, which as a result was anything but straightforward. It caused many – literal – twists and turns in my story.

Yes, I eventually reached Sydney. But it was not without a struggle. Thanks to the help of friendly locals or online followers, I managed to keep moving forward. So my story is also an example that by working together and making connections you can achieve extreme goals Γ‘nd that the world is not at all such a bad place as we see it on TV.

After 1,119 days, 33 countries and 95,000 kilometres, my journey was over. Now that I’m back, I love nothing more than telling about it to inspire others.

What I want to convey? That anything is possible if you really want it. I overcame my challenges and want to inspire others to do the same. I do so with the power of my story, in which, by the way, there is also plenty to laugh about.

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Key topics for organisations

My story touches on themes that are also at play within your organisation. Just think about cooperation: how do you get people on board with your mission? And how do you achieve goals that seem impossible? It is covered in detail in my presentation.

So as an inspirational speaker, my stories go far beyond the adventure alone. I touch on core themes relevant to business, healthcare, government, education, sport and many other industries and individuals in this fast-changing world.

Themes

  • Inspiration and new energy

  • Dealing with change and uncertainty

  • Coping with setbacks

  • Living outside the comfort zone

  • Embracing sustainability

  • Achieving goals

Hugely inspiring

Innovation, sustainability, inspiration, adventure, humour, life lessons and I could go on.

I enjoyed Wiebe’s presentation at Delfland Water Board about his trip to Australia and all the life lessons he learned from it. Extremely inspiring to hear Wiebe talk about the ups and downs and even though I will never make such a trip myself, the ‘journey’ and development of the person Wiebe is very recognisable.

Wiebe completely takes you into his car in just under 50 minutes and the joy of crossing the finish line was palpable even for me because I was so taken with him.

Wiebe thanks for your beautiful story, I wish and hope you may inspire many more people and I and many of my colleagues are eagerly awaiting your book!

Noeska de Nobel Delfland Water Board

Hugely inspiring

Innovation, sustainability, inspiration, adventure, humour, life lessons and I could go on.

I enjoyed Wiebe’s presentation at Hoogheemraadschap Delfland about his trip to Australia and all the life lessons he learned from it. Extremely inspiring to hear Wiebe talk about the ups and downs and even though I will never make such a trip myself, the ‘journey’ and development of the person Wiebe is very recognisable.

Wiebe completely takes you into his car in just under 50 minutes and the joy of crossing the finish line was palpable even for me because I was so taken with him.

Wiebe thanks for your beautiful story, I wish and hope you may inspire many more people and I and many of my colleagues are eagerly awaiting your book!

Noeska de Nobel Delfland Water Board

Frequently asked questions to an inspirational speaker

What do you cost as an inspiring speaker?2024-03-15T23:02:45+01:00

My rates within the Netherlands rates are as follows:

Presentation on location (25 to 60 minutes, including preparation, travel expenses, travel time and preliminary discussion):
For commercial organisations: from €3,000,-
For governments, education, foundations and associations: from €1,500,-
Presentations outside the Netherlands: rates on request.
Online presentation: € 3,000,-

What topics will be covered during your presentation?2024-03-15T23:04:02+01:00

The themes of Collaboration and Sustainability will take centre stage. But the following topics will also be highlighted:

  • Inspiration
  • Perseverance
  • Sustainability
  • Dealing with change and uncertainty
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Achieving goals
  • Challenging people out of their comfort zone
  • Breaking down resistance to electric driving / inspiring people to drive electric

Is there a theme of special interest to you? Let me know and I will adapt my presentation accordingly.

I still have questions before requesting a lecture. Is that possible?2024-03-16T14:43:33+01:00

Yes, you can. Send a message via the Contact page. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are you immediately available?2024-03-16T14:43:43+01:00

Yes, I can be booked immediately. After your request, I will contact you as soon as possible. I will then let you know if I am available on the date of your event.

What should I emphasise as a speaker?

One organisation would like to emphasise sustainability. The other on collaboration. Or do you have another theme of special interest to you? Let me know.

Sustainability

With my experiences, I illustrate the importance of sustainable choices, both in our personal and professional lives.
In doing so, I consciously draw parallels with challenges within organisations.

Collaboration

Because I travelled without money, I depended on people who gave me food, a place to sleep and electricity. They determined my route. Thus, my lecture illustrates the importance of cooperation.

What should I emphasise as a speaker?

One organisation would like to emphasise sustainability. The other on collaboration. Or do you have another theme of special interest to you? Let me know.

Sustainability

With my experiences, I illustrate the importance of sustainable choices, both in our personal and professional lives.
In doing so, I consciously draw parallels with challenges within organisations.

Collaboration

Because I travelled without money, I depended on people who gave me food, a place to sleep and electricity for the ar. They determined my route. Thus, my presentation illustrates the importance of cooperation.

My reviews

What my clients say about me

Highly recommended!

Wiebe’s inspiring story shows that reaching your goal does not only depend on a solid plan, a healthy dose of guts and a lot of perseverance.

Flexibility in dealing with unforeseen circumstances and plenty of humour are just as important – and this is reflected in Wiebe’s inspiring and entertaining presentation.

The insights Wiebe gained on his journey contain valuable lessons many organisations can benefit from in realising their goals. Highly recommended!

Everyone should hear this once

What an incredibly powerful story. Our people at Coca-Cola were very excited and inspired by Wiebe’s story.

Great insights and so down-to-earth, everyone should hear this once!

Brenda van der Sanden, Coca-Cola

What a beautiful story!

What a journey! What an adventure! What a beautiful story!

Thank you for sharing your experiences and lessons!

Marieke Kessels, Infoland

Some of the organisations for which I have already spoken

Some of the organisations for which I have already spoken

Request my presentation without obligation

Then I will contact you as soon as possible. We will discuss all the details and only then is your booking final.

Then I will provide your (online) meeting, conference or event with a large dose of energy and inspiration on the agreed day.

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