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Peter Thurin

Australia's Foremost Authority
on Performance Excellence


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Peter Thurin

Australia's Foremost Authority
on Performance Excellence


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Inspirational Australian Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Peter Thurin works with organisations around the globe to unstick, motivate and sustain performance growth that leads to excellence.

He is a successful entrepreneur who has taken on the big guys and won. He has a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwando and he uses the metaphor of martial arts to lead organisations, teams and individuals to achieve black-belt levels of performance excellence.

Peter works with energy, motivation and insight. He is an inspirational Australian keynote speaker, engaging EmCee and a skillful facilitator and educator. His clients value his unique ideas that are delivered with a bang.



Keynote Speaker

Peter is known for his ability to change lives. He is a dynamic, inspirational and passionate speaker and a powerful catalyst for business growth. Peter is a perfect choice to open or close a conference, either setting the tone or bringing it all together.  His audiences leave feeling motivated to pursue excellence and are changed forever. They are "unstuck" and on a path to great things.

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Master of Ceremonies

Peter just loves being there for the whole event. He is an astute listener and fantastic judge of the mood of the event. He is an expert at managing the energy at an event to strike that critical balance and maintain your people's effort and attention. Peter conducts extensive research and bring relevant knowledge to his role. Organisations and associations often use Peter to EmCee as well as deliver a high impact keynote.


Blackbelt in Excellence 

Peter is the founder of Black Belt in Excellence a sophisticated program for corporate and personal transformation. Working alongside executives and managers Peters work alters mindsets, changes behaviour and creates positive lasting change. He takes them on a journey from white belt through to black by utilising the crucial drivers of motivation taken from the design of martial arts. 


Peter's Keynote Topics


Peter's Keynote Topics

Peter's keynotes range from high energy sales training to deeply inspirational sessions on discipline and focus. Peter can incorporate any of the topics below to tailor a session specifically for your people. 

Blackbelt in

How to get the best out of your team, family and yourself - no tricks and no gimmicks. In this keynote Peter reveals his unique and powerful Blackbelt in Excellence methodology: a system based on the design of martial arts programmes.


The idea of corporate change invokes fear and resistance in many. In Change Excellence, Peter equips both managers and recipients of change with ideas and tools to stay resilient and help them play the "change game" well.


Why do some retailers struggle whilst others consistently achieve double digit growth? In this keynote Peter uncovers the secrets behind HIS retail success and the universal laws of service excellence.  

The Top 300 Organisations

Do you want to know what the top 300 organisations around the world do differently? 
Peter will take your people on a journey around the world sharing first-hand stories of his experiences with the top 300 organisations.










Here's what just a few of them have to say about him.

Peter Thurin - A true inspirational Spirit!

Each session has had a profound effect on people. Peter has been able to connect to the audiences at one of the deepest levels I have seen. His messages, stories, success criteria all based around personal ownership and accountability has enabled many to take away great meaning to both their work and personal lives. He was also able to lift the energy in the room and move the group mind set into that very powerful space of "high creativity" and "a want to BE BETTER" - supplying a path to see a way through the trees to focus on the 20% that matters. 

His messages on life, His beautiful intent to truly help others and His incredible passion & energy makes it very easy for me to recommend him." 

Greg Tonner, VP Enterprise Sales, Optus Business, SingTel Group Enterprise, Australia

Peter, you didn’t just inspire my organization,you changed our way of thinking

Your approach of telling stories, sharing failures and successes, and coaching on simple things like being humble and not taking anything or anyone for granted has brought out the remarkable in my team!  I see it every day as I walk the halls and hear how my team weave this new way of thinking in to their everyday professional and personal lives. The energy is high, the teaming is high, and we are beating all our business expectations!

What a great way for us to start the year. Thank you so much Peter"

Chris Rajiah, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, ViaWest Inc. Denver USA

Without your direction and guidance, we would be still floundering.

How fortunate we are, to have had the opportunity to work with you over the last two years, and what a difference to our business and culture you have made!  

Personally, you have lead me to a higher level of personal development and achievement that I would never have dreamed possible - and I will never be able to thank you enough.

Barry McGee, Chief Executive, Crowe Horwath

Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm.

Peter added a huge amount of energy to our Global Management Team Meeting and gave us the spirit to take up any kind of challenge. It was a pleasure to work with him because of his highly professional working style, very positive attitude and great personality.

Hans W. Reiners, President, Performance Chemicals Division, BASF SE  Ludwigshafen, GERMANY

Peter is a speaker of outstanding abilities...

We invited Peter back to address our Area Manager team after overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Store Manager group the previous year. Peter again did not disappoint.

His commitment to understanding our organisation, its culture, and language, has been second to none. His passion and enthusiasm are infectious, and his presentation is both highly entertaining and practical in its message. Furthermore, it has been tailored by Peter to engage with the key issues we were seeking to address on the day.

Peter is a speaker of outstanding abilities, and his approach has resulted in a number of significant behavioural changes within our region. I would highly recommend him for any future engagement.

James Buonopane, Store Operations Director, ALDI

Thank you for a fantastic program

I am writing to thank you for the fantastic program that you put together for our leadership forum. Feedback from the sessions that you ran was absolutely tremendous. Both the content of the sessions and the mode of delivery was first rate and I have no doubt that the messages you conveyed really resonated with our team.

I also really appreciate the time you took to understand our business and integrate these learning’s into your sessions.  I look forward to working together in the future."

Paul Bassat, Chief Executive Officer, SEEK


post-keynote followup videos

Peter wants you to get the most you possibly can out of your event. He  routinely shoots a quick follow-up message that you can share with your audience to maintain their momentum beyond the excitement of the main event.

This video is an example of a recent post-keynote follow Peter prepared for a client.

What sets Peter apart from other speakers, is his ability not just to inspire, but to create motion.



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