Robert Swan

Travels from: United States

An exceptional and dramatic story of success, failure, the ability to learn from mistakes and ultimately, inspire others to pursue their dreams

Categories: Motivational Speakers, Sustainability and Environmentalists

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Becoming the first person in history to walk to both the south and north poles indicate the strength of Robert Swan.  His career has encompassed, polar explorer and environmental leader.  Swan is determine to make a difference and has been successful in creating the E-base, the first education station in Antarctica.

In 2003 and 2004, his company 2041 delivered the first ever corporate Arctic expedition in teamwork and leadership. Swan compares his arctic experience to his boardroom experiences and his motivating and inspiring sessions incorporate key topics including; diversity, teamwork, communication, humour and leadership.  Robert is a brilliant communicator and will engage your audience.

Robert understands vision and looking to the future.  Swan is not afraid of hard work and getting his hands dirty.  He has used his skills and knowledge to inform and influence others in “thinking locally to act globally”.

Swan will motivate your team to be the best they can be, to work together to achieve goals and to inspire to greatness.

Speaker Topics

Robert has shown through his expeditions to both Poles that individuals have the power to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, whatever these may be, through perseverance, determination and commitment.
Robert highlights how great feats are rarely achieved by individuals in isolation; more often, it is a team effort. Robert emphasizes the importance of strategic decision making.
As an environmental leader, Robert takes climate change and the protection of Antarctica as the burning platform. Robert engages audiences on what it takes to be the leader and predecessor in creating new models and sustainable solutions for the future.


We have been pleased to have Robert Swan visit us as a speaker on more than one occasion. He offers a unique proposition for business; real world awareness, advice and guidance blended with pragmatism and a strong sense of environmental stewardship.

Shell Research

Robert Swan - Motivational Speakers

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