The mountain guide for north faces in your business


Rainer Petek, inspirational speaker, sparring partner, extreme climber and author climbed already as a 19-year old the north face of Grandes Jorasses, one of the most difficult mountaineering challenges of the Alps. As a professional mountain-guide he led numerous clients through extremely difficult climbing-routes in the Eastern and Western Alps.

In his keynotes Rainer Petek takes your employees and customers up the “business north face“. He creates mental images for the management of challenges and inspires people to start right away. Rainer Petek encourages you to let go of mental ballast and one of his key messages is: recognize possibilities and chances – even above 4.000 m height. Impressive pictures and powerful stories guarantee a strong and emotional experience.

Rainer Petek holds a Master degree (MSc.) in Organizational Development. Since 1998 he supports national and international companies in mastering difficult change processes along with leadership development for success in demanding environments. He is author and co-author of several books and publications. Rainer´s best selling book „Das Nordwand-Prinzip – wie Sie das Ungewisse managen“ is about how to deal with complexity, uncertainty and unexpected events and brought the similarities between leadership challenges in business and in extreme mountaineering to a broader awareness. Since 2007 Rainer Petek is Lecturer for Leadership in the Executive MBA Program of the Danube University Krems.