As an explorer, writer, architect and a happily-married father of two, Kevin Vallely embodies a clear balance in life.
Kevin has organized and lead extreme expeditions around the world and has garnered a powerful understanding of leadership, resilience and perspective in unpredictable and fast-changing environments. He has translated this knowledge into a business acumen that activates and amplifies leadership instincts. It allows him to engage the hearts and minds of any team, inspiring and motivating them to realize their full potential.
Kevin is a member of the esteemed Explorer’s Club and was an Explorer’s Club Flag recipient when attempting the first single-season, human powered traverse of the Northwest Passage in 2013.
Among his many expeditions, he has skied the length of Alaska’s 1180 mile Iditarod Trail in the dead of winter, has retraced the infamous Sandakan Death March through the jungles of Borneo for the first time since WWII and in 2009 broke the world record for the fastest unsupported trek from the edge of the Antarctic to the Geographic South Pole.
Kevin’s unique background as an explorer and business professional allows him to engage the hearts and minds of any team, inspiring and motivating them to realize their full potential. He understands the critical importance of leadership and collaboration and how psychological trust is fundamental in order for a team to operate at their peak performance.
Kevin is an author of two books with his most recent, Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers, being published by McGraw-Hill in March 2020. The book is an exciting journey into the world of extreme adventure demonstrating how the insights from elite adventurers can help leaders perform at their best.
Kevin Vallely is also a registered architect in British Columbia and is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a PassiveHaus trained designer and carries a sustainable approach to all his architectural work.
His company, Vallely Architecture, provides personalized service in the design of distinctive buildings with a unique architectural character-driven by environmental stewardship and the subtleties of place.