Biography

Tez Steinberg is a keynote speaker, serial founder, and the only person in history to row a boat 2,700 miles alone from California to Hawaii with no prior rowing experience. Named “One of the 50 best young minds in the world” by the World Economic Forum, Tez is an expert in teaching mindset, performance, and resilience to fellow leaders.
 
An award-winning speaker with over 10 years experience, Tez is known for sharing unforgettable stories from his journey overcoming depression to become a world record athlete, and for empowering audiences with powerful tools and techniques to steady their minds against stress and transcend their limitations.
 
Tez earned his MBA from London Business School and his BA in Economics from Macalester College and the University of Oxford. He’s founded 4 nonprofits and has 6 years experience in top-tier management consulting with a focus on Learning and Development for Big Tech clients. Tez’s leadership has been recognized by some of the world’s foremost organizations, including the Explorers Club of New York, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, NEXUS Global, Summit Series, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community.
 
Talk topics include: 
  • Leadership: Motivate And Lead Your Team Across Uncharted Waters
  • Inspiration: Find Your Ocean And The Courage To Cross It
  • Performance: Optimize Your Mind To Maximize Your Results
  • Custom Tez Talk to achieve your goals for leadership, resilience, teamwork, and growth
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You truly have a gift for sharing your stories and bringing us all along on your adventures. You’re natural and engaging. Really, really well done. Just incredible.
– Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
You are exceptional in your thinking, analysis, and delivery. Wrapping up our program with your story was simply perfect. This was a sentiment shared by our leaders as well.
– Natalie Melamed - Principal, Palo Alto Networks
Tez is one of the most inspiring people and speakers I've ever heard. He's riveting, and leaves you feeling like you want to play a bigger game in your life.
– James Hodges - CEO, Amphibian Capital
Over the last 20 years we’ve had the opportunity to hear a lot of great speakers at our events. Tez ranked right up at the top of the list. His story is the perfect mix of inspiration, personal reflection and motivation to do more.
– Chris Hadley - VP Franchising, Byrider
It is a rare gift to have lived a story worth telling and be as gifted a storyteller as Tez. How he turned his epic adventure into a moment of action for the entire audience was masterful.
– Andy Ellwood - Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Coach
You literally made me cry. This is how we need to tell stories.
– Deloitte Partner responsible for 15,000-person P&L
You were the highlight of the Summit.
– Participant, @ Human Performance Summit
Best Talk
– Voted by audience of 3,000 business leaders at Deloitte Innovation Festival
Your talk was incredible... Beyond inspiring.
– Participant, Tez Talk at New York University
Thank you for your words of inspiration. I cannot express how helpful your story was for me.
– Participant, Tez Talk
Very engaging and some awesome takeaways on mental toughness that really resonated with me.
– Participant, Tez Talk

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