There are many motivational speakers pitching the story of “success” or "how to". Fiann’s speeches differ, elaborating on what most lecturers do not. Fiann emphasizes the backstage of Explorers’ worlds and Ultra Endurance athletes’ psyche.
He combines his personal experience as an athlete and explorer with his postgraduate studies in Depth Psychology. “A unique, raw lens on the inner reality of extreme performance”. Through this prism, Fiann analyzes the psychological and neurological aspects of performance, mental strength and underlying drives in human psyche.
Fiann offers “genuine, relatable content, that empowers audiences”, staying away from conventional messages, like “achieve the impossible”, “overcome adversities”, “deal with pressure”, or "be humble and grateful", etc..... These commonly addressed aspects are only a small, glamorized part of the whole realm of the psyche of ultra endurance athletes and explorations.
He is the only ocean rower who also happens to be a professional photographer. His presentations are illustrated with world class level photographs taken during his expeditions.
In addition to world class photography, Fiann involves poetry and visual arts into his slides to create presentations with seamless synergy between psychology and ultra endurance. Fiann's lectures are complimented for bringing his multi-potential background to each carefully-crafted lecture, captivating audiences with artistic, scientific and extreme athletic experience in every engaging lecture:
Fiann crafts his speeches according to the needs of the audience. Whether edu-tainment, info-tainment, or serious psychological in-depth analysis, he introduces explorations and psychology in an approachable and digestible way, available to a general audience. So far, Fiann has spoken to the following types of audiences and offered the following content:
Fiann offers an alternative to classical motivational speeches, introducing the intersection of psychology and mental strength embarking on a journey to find out how wounds and gifts from the past generate potential for today and for the future.
Man-powered trans-oceanic voyages, pioneering and explorations. Fiann shares the experience as Captain of the most record breaking expedition in history.
Fiann offers guidance through the psychological aspects of training and performance, staying away from basics (such as being tough and motivated). Instead he focuses on rarely addressed themes like wounds and personality disorder traits being involved in one’s repertoire of tools for generating success in Ultra Endurance. He helps to find an understanding of the origin of these wounds, their consequences and their potential gifts - if cultivated properly. He explains the complexity of psychological imbalances induced by overly emphasizing/under-nourishing certain aspects of personality often encountered by endurance athletes.
Psychologists and therapists:
Childhood background of Explorers and Endurance Athletes and the Dark Side of the Hero's Journey.
Modern day transition into manhood and rites of passage substitutes in nowadays contemporary culture.
Indigenous people of the Arctic: History, myth and wisdom of the world's most accomplished pioneers. (download separate presentation)