Rise Like a Phoenix, Race Like a Turtle
How To Make Change & Adversity Work For You
Most people fear change.
I’ve learned to crave and create it.
To fear change is to fear life. Impermanence is a fundamental fact of life, and yet fear and resistance to it continues to hold us back at work and at home. The stress, anxiety and self-judgement costs us so much lost potential, productivity and fulfillment, and each moment that ticks by, we pay the ultimate price: our time, which we can never recapture.
Reality + resistance = suffering.
The good news is, there are four simple keys to contentment that will always work through any change, big or small, every time.
You already have them and they don’t cost a thing, but you’re missing them because we are so used to looking for something else.
Want me to show you what they are?
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“The things that serve us best
And the choices that are wise
Are to know what looks like weakness
Is real strength but in disguise”
– Kevin Bulmer, The Elephant & The Hourglass
What People Are Saying About
“Rise Like a Phoenix, Race Like a Turtle”
“I think my exact words were, ‘I feel like I could lift a building right now,’ because I was just so empowered by your presentation … It blew me out of the water. It was what I was expecting and then some and more after that. It was really, really impressive. This is how we wanted to end the conference, leaving people feeling good, feeling empowered, walking away with a sense of, ‘Life may have handed me a couple curve balls, but I can make a change and I can make the most out of my situation.’”
– Stephanie McGill, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of London & Region
“Kevin, I think, is an emerging North American speaking star for a number of reasons, not the least of which, his subject that he covers, this idea of how to rise like a phoenix and race like a turtle, is such an interesting metaphor with so many applications to business and life and what we all go through.
I really admire the way Kevin takes his message, connects it with audiences. I’ve seen him do this and he’s got such a personal and such a profound human style to him where you really feel he’s only talking to you. And his whole message about rising like a phoenix, racing like a turtle centres on timeless universal themes that I think we can all relate to in all parts of our careers, our livelihoods, our communities; this idea of when you got knocked down, how do you get back up? And also racing like a turtle; how do you do things and sustain greatness over the long haul?
So, if you’re looking for a speaker to really connect with your audience in a real personal way for your next event, look no further: Kevin Bulmer.”
– Gair Maxwell, International Speaker & Author, TEC Canada’s “Speaker of the Year” (2012)
“I heard Kevin Bulmer at an Ottawa event and you could hear a pin drop during his opener, laughs from the other room during his stories and throats swallowing at his authenticity. You will love him! I do!”
– Tracy Schmitt, Author, Speaker, Humanitarian
“It was great! There were a lot of really good comments on the evaluation. People really liked it. You (Kevin) got to people today. I would recommend (Kevin) highly.”
– Mary Lynne Stewart – Director of Fund Development & Communications,
March of Dimes Canada ( “Opening Doors for Accessibility” Event)
“The speech was amazing. Kevin did such a great job. He interacted with the crowd and … made it very personal. I was very impressed. It actually almost had me in tears a few times. Really, compared to the rest of the speeches that were going on today, yours (Kevin’s) was the most relatable and the one that people reacted the most to. It was great. Overall, the feedback has been very positive. People came up and talked to me afterward about how good it was, and that’s what I thought too.”
– Mike Mulligan – Owner/Founder of Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre
(“Opening Doors for Accessibility” Event)
“Kevin, your Rise Like a Phoenix, Race Like a Turtle talk touched my heart several times, and even brought tears to my eyes. What you said was delivered so professionally and flawlessly, that my attention was riveted on you the whole time. Your message is a valuable one that everyone needs to hear, take to heart, and act upon. Thank you!”
– Sheila Stevenson, Certified Trauma Relief Coach
“I am so impressed with Kevin’s great talent and passion for speaking. He truly engages and energizes his audience through the genuine telling of his own life experiences. His authenticity and heartfelt stories give a fresh perspective on living a life of happiness, gratitude, purpose, and a commitment to continual inner growth. Through his powerful yet humble demeanor and real life accounts of his own personal journey, he intrigues us, motivates us, inspires us and engages us in challenging our self-imposed barriers to fulfilling our own potential.”
– Melissa Whaling, Fund Development Coordinator, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
“Hi Kevin, Your talk was very inspiring and I’m sure everyone in the room identified with you as they recalled past and present similar challenges of life.
Stuart McLean passed away this week and when I heard that, I immediately thought of your talk the other night. Stuart had the ability to totally captivate everyone with a story and a message at the end. He left us too soon. You have that same talent and ability and you should pursue it aggressively.”
– Bill Fellner, The Millhouse / Arva Flour Mill
Kevin’s Been There:
From the time when his world was rocked by divorce, business failure, alcohol, ill health and losing his home all within a few months, to the thriving, happy and passionate life he lives today, Kevin’s story is an empowering example of the possibility of choosing one’s mindset and the power of allowing change to work for you.
As the Host of the popular podcast on personal & professional growth, “Journeys with the No Schedule Man,” Kevin has found that his story is not necessarily unique. He’s learned from people all over the world who have experienced their own version of the same thing: They already knew what they needed to know. They just didn’t know that they knew it … yet.
The demand and inquiries from this keynote presentation alone spawned Kevin’s online coaching community, “The Turtle Tribe,” with members from around the world actively encouraging and empowering each other with the principles of this speech.