Adam Kreek is an Olympic gold medalist, entrepreneur and expert in high performance. A self-described “positive realist,” Adam has spoken to over 100,000 people across North America on topics of leadership, team development and change management...

He is co-owner and serves on the board of directors of Grease Cycle, a Vancouver Island based organization that collects and processes waste vegetable oil, and produces sustainable biodiesel for local consumption. Adam is an elected member of the Canadian Olympic Committee board of directors and Athletes Commission, an ambassador for Right to Play, a board member of the Island Biodiesel Coop and is a founding member of the board of directors of the BC Biofuels Network. He is a big brother, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a team power smart leader with BC Hydro, and a representative of Act Now BC. he is also an ambassador for the Robert Bateman Foundation’s Get to Know program, and has worked with thousands of youth in schools across Canada, instilling within our next generation the idea that the “secret to happy living is giving”.

Languages spoken: English

Birthplace: London, ON

Current city: Victoria, BC

Sport: Rowing

Favourite Food: Organic Power Balls

Favourite Colour: Blue

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Olympic Gold Medalist and 6-time World Champion

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
I built a Biodiesel reactor that turns waste vegetable oil into diesel fuel

What's your favourite quote or statement?
"Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability."

- Bruce Lee

Who was your role model when you were young?
I really liked the Snuffeluffagus on Sesame Street. He was big (like me), always friendly and hospitable, and he was never afraid to ask questions.

English Biography: Download PDF


The main message I took away from Adam Kreek’s presentation was to make my goals Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Reaslistic and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) Thanks Esteem Team!

Marcel, student grade 7, Cinnabar Valley Elementary School, Nanaimo BC

  • Lindsay Done, ESTEEM Team Manager
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