Motion Picture Deal

In early November last year I did a keynote for PNC Bank at the Ocean Reef Club in Florida. I made reference in my keynote to the desire to make a motion picture on my story that the audience had … Continue reading

Eric Litman – Jazz Player

If you love jazz, then you want to hear Eric Litman, one of the most amazing jazz musician… I have known Eric for 5 years and heard him play many times. He once played on my yacht for me and … Continue reading

Creating a brick pizza oven.

Thinking about building a pizza oven. This was a long, hard process, the thinking about it. Needed to sleep on it a bit, consult my side kick Darlene, motivate myself, then get Jacques aboard, not that it was hard as … Continue reading

Customer viewpoint on Neal Petersen

Dee Costa is the president of Asset Marketing Systems and hired Neal to be the closing motivational keynote for her annual conference. This one minute video is her response to working with Neal and Darlene. We got the job because … Continue reading

The Unlimited Possibilities

Each day we are presented unlimited possibilities. Today it is possible to make a new friend, find a different business partner, enjoy someone to laugh with, share an encounter. Each possibility could be perceived as positive, or negative. We are … Continue reading

NCACC Public Service

Following the standing ovations Neal Petersen keynote for the opening of NC Association of County Commissioners opening general session, Neal conducted a 3 hour workshop on leadership. Interviewing Commissioner Sidney Dunstan who shares the lessons he learned in the session… … Continue reading


Each new adventure brings us something. As we shift through the island chain, we shift not just languages, culture, food, but we deal with official-dom. Customs and immigration are the doors to these island adventures that we must pass through … Continue reading

Neal Petersen public free event Asheville, NC

South African- born, Neal Petersen is a world-class professional solo racing yachtsman, global investor, award-winning author of Journey of a Hope Merchant and the subject of a PBS documentary. Petersen has faced many challenges in life – poverty, discrimination, childhood … Continue reading

Visit to Grenada Prison

Every island nation has a prison and some are located within the most incredible real estate with high value views. Grenada is one such island, but no Devil’s Island with cliffs and strong currents. Instead it’s an old fort looking … Continue reading

Economic future via youth sailing

We travel to various locations, recently Trinidad to look at the impact of youth sailing programs and understand if there is a correlation on the marine industry and what is the possible impact on small island nations or coastal countries. … Continue reading