"White. Yellow. Blue. Red. Black. No, they’re not the colours of my favourite footy team. They’re the colours you move through as you work towards your black belt in taekwondo. And, as you know, that’s the metaphor for life that I take my clients through, as we all work towards our own black belt – in excellence."

Peter Thurin is an international speaker and leading authority on achieving excellence. As founder of blackbelt in excellence he educates people all over the world and empowers them to achieve excellence in their own lives.  

He is a dynamic, inspirational and passionate speaker and a powerful catalyst for business growth. He brings a relentless focus on the choices we must make and the challenges we must embrace to lead us to our passionately desired end result. He has a rare ability to merge his insight, skills and experience with your business context to demonstrate tangible improved business outcomes.

Peter’s focus on people excellence has been a major factor in the remarkable results achieved by many of the companies he has worked with. He achieves this by using martial arts as a metaphor for growth and a strategy for success.

He is a successful entrepreneur with multiple profitable start-up and exits, represented Australia internationally in tennis, coached Australian Rules Football and is a third Dan black belt in Taekwondo.


Peter’s clients include:    

Mercedes-Benz, BASF, Apple, Starwood Hotels, Lend Lease, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McDonald’s, Schwarzkopf, Toyota, Optus, Telstra, Colonial, AMP, Perpetual, Flight Centre, Seek, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac, ANZ, Sensis, Arnotts, Orica, Coles, Woolworths, ALDI, Metcash and many others.