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Ready for some adventure in your life? Derek Loudermilk is an entertaining, thought-provoking business practitioner rooted in the notion of exploring our world and betting on one’s strengths to ensure a path to success and happiness. Derek will leave your audience entertained, motivated, and begging for more.
Be Your Own Hero: The science of charisma, accelerated learning, storytelling, and using the hero’s journey to guide your life
SuperConductors: Revolutionize your career and make big things happen (based Derek’s book)
Live the Life of your Dreams: The Top 10 Ways To Earn Money Online And Travel The World
The Art of Adventure: Stories and lessons from a life on the road, living in 40 countries and four continents, the adventure mindset
How to talk your way into anything: Persuasion, Networking, and Strategic Relationships
“Derek has the power to spread joy and a taste for adventure to a large audience through his enthusiasm and positive attitude. Derek inspires people to go deeper inside – people listen to his stories and want more. Derek is so joyful, he spreads his enthusiasm and creativity to everyone – he is my guru.” – Caroline Weiler, Founder, Travel Storytelling Festival
“Derek’s presentation was authentic, engaging, and educational. Derek has a knack for storytelling, which, combined with his photography allows the audience to see inside his life and how he lives it. He helps to remove the barrier, reduce the fear of living open to life, people, places and cultures.” Susan Stevenson, REI
“It was awesome to have Derek on our stage as Freedom X Festival! He was one of our most inspirational speakers. he captivated an audience of 200 for two days with both a workshop and a speech. He really moved people out of their comfort zone and helped them stand up and take action. He really lives what he is speaking about in a way that not many people are. I look forward to working with Derek again” – Estela Kun, Freedom X Fest, Budapest
“Derek was a fantastic speaker at the Elite Man Conference. He was energetic, engaging, inspiring, and most importantly, helpful to the many in attendance! I loved Derek’s presentation and can’t wait to have him back again next year!” – Justin Stenstrom, Elite Man Conference
“This presentation was fresh and just what our group needed to remind us of an important part of the bigger picture. Derek’s easygoing style and enthusiasm for the subject matter were well received. Several people came up to me or wrote to me later with compliments about the program.” – Tim Sansone, Chairman, Business Development Group, MAC
“Derek helped us get perspective to help us move beyond the level we could have on our own. He was able to break things down to the issue at hand. Whenever we were stuck Derek came in and we got ‘Oh my god I never thought of it that way’. I would recommend Derek to any group that wants to go beyond the normal process that they are used to” – Mike Lodes, Edward Jones
“Good job Derek. Love to see you stay calm and keep going with your speech during technical issues. A true public speaker.“ – Vitto Christaldi, Hubud Coworking Space
“I know I’ve done a good job getting the right speaker when people complement me on the talk, thanks Derek.“ David Abraham, Outpost Coworking Space
“Nice job today! I enjoyed your presentation and your comfortable candid energy. I am delighted that those in attendance also enjoyed it.” Michelle Schaeffer, Community Manager, NEBULA Coworking Space
“LOVED your presentation. Funny, inspiring and original!” – Claudia Cox, Text Weapon
Derek Loudermilk is a professional adventurer, bestselling author, high performance coach, former pro cyclist, world record holder, and host of the Art of Adventure podcast.
After near death experience with a blood clot in his brain, Derek dropped out of his Microbiology PhD program and began traveling full time to learn about and teach how adventure can lead to a more fulfilling life.
In his quest to understand the future of entrepreneurship around the world, Derek Loudermilk has traveled to every US state, 40 countries, and lived on four continents. He is the author of the forthcoming book SuperConductors: Revolutionize your career and make big things happen.
Derek is a proud papa to his son, Axel, and travels the world as a family with his partner Heidi.
Upcoming Speaking and Event Schedule:
August 26-27 Freedom X Fest, Budapest Hungary
October 4, REI, St. Louis, Missouri – “Creativity and Adventure”
October 5, Venture Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri -“Creative Confidence For Entrepreneurs”
October 13-19 AdventureQuest, Ozark Mountains, Missouri
November 2, Venture Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri – “Instagram For Business”
November 8, Webster Groves Chamber of Commerce – “Science of Charisma”
November 14, The Alpine Shop, Kirkwood, Missouri – “Be Your Own Hero”
November 16, Venture Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri – “The Top Three Ways to Earn Money Online While Traveling the World”
December 14, San Diego, California – Art of Adventure Meet Up
March, TDB, AdventureQuest For Coaches, Bali
April, TBD, AdventureQuest For Entrepreneurs, Bali
“Derek was one of the most inspiring speakers at Freedom X Festival“- Estela Kun