About Blackbelt in Excellence
The purpose of Blackbelt In Excellence is to inspire and empower people, through encouragement and support, to be the best they can be, one belt at a time.
Blackbelt in Excellence works to instil a success-oriented mindset in your people that will create positive, sustainable, and measurable change in your business.
Blackbelt in Excellence specialises in:
What our clients are saying:
The feedback after Peter’s session was fantastic. Peter actually took the time to fully understand our business goals and combine with his motivational theories to produce a session that was highly relevant and highly motivating. Peter challenged people to take responsibility for their own destiny and forced them to think about what actions they can take ahead of waiting for someone else to do it for them. Inspiring stuff and I would highly recommend Peter to anyone wanting to take their business outlook to the next level.
What a great performance Peter, thank you for a spectacular motivational session. You certainly grabbed the attention of the audience with your enthusiasm, humour and good fun approach to emphasise your message.
Thank you once again for putting together such a wonderful session for the Dan Murphy’s National Conference last week. Your presentation was UNBEATABLE! The research you did to understand the Dan Murphy’s business and its people to the passion you displayed during the whole session was amazing. The whole team was buzzing with inspiration after the session and they can’t stop talking about it.
Anything is possible with the energy and desire of the team of “blackbelt in excellence”. Peter understands the values and the vision of our family company and has been instrumental in delivering the pride and passion to help achieve our business goals. “blackbelt in excellence” has delivered a program that is concise and consistent which has encouraged teamwork across all areas of our business. Peter is like a member of the family, understanding that dedicated hard work will lead to success. He "talks the talk" but more importantly follows up consistently for outstanding results.
In organising many similar conferences and events at Telstra; I have had the opportunity to witness a number of presenters speak on different topics however I would consider yours to be second to none. The enthusiastic response from my group is testament to the value you added to our conference. The integration of your successful business expertise with your Taekwondo experience not only gave credibility to the presentation but additional strength to the character of each team member. This was particularly evident when each was asked to break a board with their bare hands. The WOW factor was overwhelming. You managed to take a group of people, from all parts of Australia, and create a motivated, inspired and empowered team in a very short period of time. It was apparent that our pre-conference meetings were well considered and your understanding of our business needs was obvious in a highly creditable, humorous and professional presentation.
Mortgage Ezy is renowned for its cutting edge conferences. Integral to these events is the company’s ability to attract the best and brightest speakers available.
Peter was the Key Note Speaker and Master Of Ceremonies for our annual Congress Convention. Right from the first discussions with Peter on the telephone I knew that he would be a fantastic presenter.
His energetic enthusiasm combined with his polished professionalism makes for a sensational session in any event. Our audience left this session with some very practical and applicable tools to create change in their lives.
However, it was the extra care, effort and attention Peter gave to the MC role that really held our event together. What was most striking was the genuine manner with which Peter engaged with the all participants, from our staff to the attendees and other guest speakers.
Nothing was too much trouble, everything was given appropriate attention, and everyone at the event felt his presence as a collaborative and contributing force.
Occasionally one is lucky enough in business to come across someone who exceeds all expectations; Peter is one of these people.
If you are considering using Peter – I suggest that you act quickly as he is going to be a man in demand.
The “Blackbelt in Excellence” event run recently was one of the most highly rated events in this Chapter’s Education Program. The sequence of activities was top class and each built on the learning of the previous activities. The evening culminated in the motivational presentation by Peter Thurin, which related the disciplines involved in the Martial Arts to our daily lives with respect to both family and business. Our members left energised and highly motivated, having achieved results that they believed were beyond their capabilities. Peter, I congratulate you on this superb workshop and would recommend you as a top class motivational presenter any time.
Peter added a huge amount of energy to our Global Management Team Meeting and gave us the spirit to take up any kind of challenge.
It was a pleasure to work with him because of his highly professional working style, very positive attitude and great personality.
Peter your session from the outset was designed to be different and as our delegates entered the room they new they were in for something new. Your presentation style was professional and warm and you filled each of our delegates with the confidence to approach the solution rather than the problem. All of our delegates have expressed to our Schwarzkopf Professional team how delighted they are to have been present throughout your demonstration and presentation. Your material was first rate. Your presentation has guaranteed a greater business future for all of our delegates.
Peter is clearly your ‘not so average’ speaker. He listens intently to your brief, and executes right on target. He uses your conference themes appropriately and takes the time to research.
Spent his own time observing the team in action well prior to the delivery so he knew the culture and how to speak in tune with expectations, whilst being comfortably challenging.
His delivery is very energetic and almost exhausting. I was impressed with his ‘call to action’. His ‘easy to do’ also ‘easy not to do’ is driving us all mad.
He got a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd.
What can I say? How good are you!! Our meetings before and at the conference not only reassured me of your professionalism but also impressed me greatly about your intuitive ability to understand the messages, which we were trying to deliver to our delegates. And might I say that you delivered those messages in spades! It is difficult to hold the attention of a 300 strong audience for almost an hour but you managed to do that without hearing a pin drop, other than the injection of laughter and applause. I cannot speak too highly of your dynamic and interactive stage presentation “blackbelt in excellence”. I have received nothing but positive feedback from so many of our delegates, some suggesting that the conference generally and your keynote address in particular were the best we have had. Thank you so much Peter for contributing to the success of our conference.
Peter your presentation was inspiring and delivered a fantastic message, which energised our delegates for the remainder of the weekend and beyond. Our staff has all commented on how pumped-up and ready for action they felt after your session with them on Monday afternoon. You continue to deliver a terrific message with great enthusiasm and your contribution is much appreciated. Once again thank you for a job well done. Your creative talent and your enthusiasm to the task are much appreciated. I know that all of our delegates will remember their time at Twin Waters and your participation in all areas will develop a greater business future for all of our delegates.
Feedback from the two session that you ran was absolutely tremendous, both the content of the sessions and the mode of delivery was first rate and I have no doubt that the messages you conveyed really resonated with our team. I also really appreciate the time you took to understand our business and integrate these learning’s into your sessions.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the recent workshop and keynote address you delivered for the national Sensis Learning and Development team during our recent team event in Melbourne. Some of the words the team and I now use to describe you and the work you do at “blackbelt in excellence” include; energetic, inspiring, challenging, rewarding, thought…wait, action provoking!! The time you spent with me prior to the workshop was invaluable in preparing for the session. You really took the time to understand what my desired outcomes were and you were obviously focused and committed to ensuring they were achieved. You even managed me when I had some initial doubts that the team would be open and responsive! All I can say is that the preparation paid off, in bucket loads! The workshop was not only incredibly relevant for the team but it took a newly formed group of employees who were unsure of themselves and what they were capable of, both as individuals and as a group, to a place where there is a whole new dynamic in play! The team was really able to challenge some of their initial thinking and beliefs and really consider new possibilities – they were inspired by your words but more importantly, inspired by their capacity to do something they never thought was possible and in that, consider what else was possible for them as individuals and as a team. Right from the start you told me the session would break down barriers and have the team thinking and acting in a new way – and you were right! I have seen such improvement in attitude and behaviour since the workshop – it really was a great success!
Your efforts to both physically get to us and prepare your presentation at such short notice are to be commended. One thing I have learnt from my two years in South Australia is that the business world is very conservative, which means the task of motivation becomes a true art form. I thank you for creating a sense of Toyota Sales ownership amongst your audience last night. Your approach to the Toyota Sales Network was simple, but very effective . . . mind over matter will always produce the desired result. Whether it is Martial Arts, Lawn Bowls, Beauty Therapy or Toyota Sales the desire for that exclusive “Blackbelt in Excellence” should never die.
Peter was sensational. He met with us on a number of occasions in the lead up to the event to ensure his presentation was tailored to our specific needs. He blew us away!
Peter was engaged to be our key-note speaker, workshop facilitator and MC.
Peter's messages, as well as his unique delivery methods resonate very well with people, regardless of age, education, experience and attitude. His energy is both overwhelming (!) and inspiring, and this is conveyed in a practical and also humorous style.
I would say that there would be few, if any, companies today where Peter's messages would not be relevant and practical. The impact of these sessions both individually and collectively as a group were quite profound and in some instances life changing without sounding melodramatic!
The feedback received after the conference gave me a clear assurance (not that I needed it) that this was an outstanding and unmitigated success based on our conference and business objectives.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and hope to be working with him for many years to follow.
Roll over high octane pretenders! This guy is the real deal. He has more staying power than the Duracell Bunny even dreamed of.
He is Australia's answer to Anthony Robbins.
If you want your people to be pumped Peter Thurin is your man.
Without a doubt he is one of the most exciting and dynamic speakers and MC's on the circuit.
He has more than enough personality and pizzaz to fill a stadium of thousands or enough sensitivity, empathy and understanding to connect with one person in an elevator.
Yes, he is larger than life. Yes, he is overflowing with enthusiasm. But, there is so much more depth to Peter Thurin than meets the eye.
I have used Peter successfully many times as a keynote and workshop speaker here and overseas. And, boy is he hard to please. His measure. If he doesn't get standing ovation - he hasn't hit the mark. More standing ovations (without the roses!) than Pavarotti.
As a speaker or MC? Guilt edge guaranteed winner.
Truly outstanding! A room filled with McDonald’s Managers aging from 18 years of age through to adult sat on the edge of their seats involved in “blackbelt in excellence” for the entire presentation. Peter spoke about Customer Service Basics, which is a keystone for our Business. But he also made them think about being the best you can be and this has challenged many of our managers to take note and know that they can make a difference, but that it starts with them! WOW thank you for the experience, the morning was entertaining, motivating and inspiring!!
It was great to be in your audience again yesterday.
My choice of career and industry has lead to me attending many conferences and exposed me to many speakers. Among them have been Bryan Tracy, Skip Turner, Alan Pease, Winston Marsh, Tom Hopkins, Brett Lee and Leigh Matthews.
I have now seen you twice and without doubt you have had the most impact on my life of any developer of human potential. Your simple messages are communicated with such passion and energy that implementation was easy. The routine has gone and I am on my way to remarkable.
Thanks for everything and I look forward to seeing you soon.