Pete Ripmaster

Speaking Engagements

Merrill Lynch Bank
American Heart Association
Charles Schwab Bank
NOLS Global Wilderness School
Auburn University
Pete Ripmaster Speaking Engagements

With his candid nature, engaging style, and vulnerable storytelling, Pete disarms audiences to set the stage for true reflection to happen. He speaks with a rugged authenticity and refreshing vulnerability that makes him incredibly relatable, allowing listeners to apply his hard earned wisdom of resiliency and courage to their own challenges whether they are physical, vocational, relational, or mental. 


Listen to what National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis, had to say after Pete’s talk:

Keynote Topics

  • Overcoming Challenge
  • Athletic Adventure
  • Mindfulness
  • Mental Health
  • Finding Purpose
  • Bullying and Depression
  • Making the Impossible Possible
  • Cultivating Perseverance

Previous Speaking Engagements

  • Merrill Lynch
  • Charles Schwab
  • American Heart Association
  • Snap Chat
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • NOLS
  • Friends of Panthertown
  • Auburn University
  • Genentech
  • Stryker
  • University of Virginia
  • Evolv Health
  • Blackberry Mountain
  • Devil’s Thumb Ranch


Pete Ripmaster is amazing! I had the honor of having Pete speak for a couple of different events and I am looking forward to hiring him again in the future.
His authenticity will draw you in right away and ALL audiences of all backgrounds and ages connect with Pete and his story.
You’ll laugh, cry, and be inspired. Pete’s courage, perseverance, determination, and heart will stick with you for a lifetime!

Kerri, Tietgen


What a real conversation! Pete was an incredible force and gave such a moving message for my teams. Perseverance, preparedness, commitment and the power of support were so fitting for this young group of advertising professionals.
His story was powerful and gave the teams the ‘permission’ to think bigger, push through the hard times, and create a sense of purpose as the experience challenges.

Beth Mach


Pete’s uplifting, powerful story is of resilience.
The skills that allowed Pete to succeed and survive in the Alaskan wilderness helped bring perspective and reignite passion in our team.
From Nome to boardrooms his story resonates and inspires. Thank you Pete!

Katelyn Burek


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