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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What People Are Saying
"Fireman Rob is a compelling storyteller driven to inspire... Rob delivers a powerful experience and shows how passion impacts purpose, which in turn creates the BEST YOU!"
"The Voice of Ironman Triathlon” | Best Selling Author
"Fireman Rob was the keynote for the 3M and Scott Safety merger conference. His powerful stories, along with impact-driven the message of strength through leadership, communication, and purpose, truly started our conference on a positive step. He has truly lived his message and we felt it through his keynote."
Senior Marketing Manager | 3M
"Rob's talk was fantastic. Before he even said a word, you could see the passion that lives inside this guy. His talk on leadership was motivating and really did add the value of our meeting. I'd bring him on for my next meeting in a second."
Sports Timex Group USA | Senior Brand Manager
"I brought Robert in to speak with my entire field division staff for a team building seminar to help motivate and inspire them. As expected, he was amazing and truly exceeded expectations. He has a way of touching his audience with his stories and insights, no matter their background or the type of organization they are from."