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"Antarctic" Mike Pierce

International Keynote Storyteller, Film Maker, Best-Selling Author

Fee Range: $10,000-$20,000
Encinitas, California

Leadership, Sales, Employee Engagement, Teamwork, Teambuilding, Workforce, Business

Mike Pierce, known as "Antarctic Mike", works with organizations that want to find, engage and keep the best-performing people!

In January 2006, Mike Pierce became one of nine people to run a marathon on the Antarctic continent. Eleven months later he returned to Antarctica to become the first American to complete the Antarctic Ultra Marathon, a grueling 100 kilometers (62.1 miles).

Since then Mike has completed many other winter marathons in the coldest and harshest climates on earth. His stories have been featured in Sports Illustrated and on CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, ESPN, and many other national and international media outlets. After these experiences, Mike became known as "Antarctic" Mike and his audiences value the amazing storytelling adventures that he takes them through!    

Mike’s professional career began in the recruiting industry, where he spent 20 years helping companies FIND the best people. Along the way, Mike discovered that KEEPING people is the more important part of the hiring equation, meaning-making sure people are more consistently fully engaged in what they do for a living. This comes down to one thing: LEADERSHIP.

Antarctic Mike is the Best-Selling Author of three books: Leading at 90 Below Zero: Extreme Conditions...Extraordinary Results, The Penguin Principle, and Selling at 90 Below Zero: 5 Lessons for Sales Teams from the Race to the South Pole.

Mike's Accomplishments & Awards:

  • First American to complete the Antarctica Ultra Marathon
  • Named Vistage’s “Over and Above Speaker"
  • Featured in many Media National and International sources
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Marketing


Mike's Most Requested Keynote Experiences include:

  • Leading at 90 Below Zero-Finding, Engaging, and Keeping GREAT People
  • The Penguin Principle5 Strategies From The Best Performing Team On Earth
  • Selling at 90 Below Zero- Sales Lessons from The Great Race for the South Pole between Amundsen and Scott
  • Keep Conquering: Doing Things You've Never Done

"WOW! Engaging and dynamic, Antarctic Mike’s stage presence alone could captivate a room. Fortunately for those of us who have heard him speak, he brings so much more to the table. Mike presents fascinating stories and examples of how they correlate to the world of business, plus an insight to help leaders find, train, and retain a winning team. Will be the highlight of any program."
~ Cate Sheehy, BWI Business Partnership

Clients include: InfusionSoft, Caliper, Regency Business Solutions, IBM, IntegraCare Corporation, TruScribe, Pierpoint International, FedEx Services, Pella Windows and Doors, Sandler Training Worldwide, Town or Oro Valley, AFAA, BWI Business Partnership, Big Swift Kick, HR Savvy Owner, Trio Property Management Company, Alera Group, Inc., Mutual of Omaha, Allstate Moving Systems, Vorsight, Chevron, CMSA, AFGCO, C. Myers Corporation, HIA-LI, AA-ISP Conf., Vistage, Mutual of Omaha, Accelerent, NAPFA, SHRM, Mission Federal Credit Union, UMA Motorcoach EXPO, and many more.....

Mike helps people understand how to LEAD through the use of stories from Antarctic history. His ability to connect the stories to actionable takeaways, makes his experiences one of a fan favorite, with a lasting impact for years to come. Click "Book Your Speaker" below or call 888-766-3155 to book Mike for your event. 

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