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Robert “Fireman Rob” Verhelst is a dynamic storyteller with a unique, iconic story that brings your audience to life. From numerous years in the fire service to surviving on Discovery Channel’s show Ultimate Ninja Challenge to performing search and recovery after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the impact of his message resonates with everyone. He continues inspiring the global community through his work as Fireman Rob, where he speaks, delivers training, competes in Ironman races in 50 lbs. of firefighter gear, broke World Records, and delivers bears to children in hospitals throughout the globe. As an impact leader and in demand speaker/trainer, Fireman Rob impacts lives throughout the world through in person events or his online training and social media presence.  Robert truly lives and emphatically believes that there are no challenges or fears that cannot be overcome with the power of purpose and a strong mindset.


Forged In The Fires:  Seven Catalysts to Lead your Life. Beginning with the question, “Who is leading your daily actions and decisions?”, Fireman Rob offers an authentic and impactful look at his life’s challenges and experiences. A firm believer in the power that each person must forge in their fires a self-leadership and mindset to live their best self. Fireman Rob shares the seven catalysts that he has built throughout his life to survive the darkness of PTSD, achieve the impossible of a world record, and finds the drive to inspire his best self. Addressing the power of mindset and purpose, although, with the debilitation of fear and doubt, Fireman Rob illustrates how his catalysts drive his daily reality. Fireman Rob shares his stories with genuine powerful energy and humility while delivering humor and memorable anecdotes, making this presentation a perfect fit for any audience seeking leadership of self or a spark to move towards potential or challenging goals.


Fireman Rob is known as a dynamic storyteller with an inspirational voice, on the courage to lead your life.  He helps people become greater assets to themselves and others, with the ability to lead with courage, passion, and mental strength. As a keynote speaker, author, and human performance coach, Fireman Rob delivers a powerful impact through his stories and catalysts that have been Forged In The Fires of his life. From numerous years in the fire service to surviving on Discovery Channel’s show "Ultimate Ninja Challenge" to performing search & recovery after the September 11th attacks. His message resonates with everyone and has proven results. 

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