NYLD 2020 Speakers

William Pike – Inspirational speaker and explorer (speaking at all 2020 events!)

Inspirational speaker William Pike inspires, motivates and wows students with his collection of remarkable stories including surviving a freak Mount Ruapehu volcanic eruption. An eruption that claimed one of his legs but left his drive to succeed and passion for adventure unscathed.

In addition to being an accomplished inspirational speaker, Kiwi explorer, author, and trained teacher – William is the director of the popular youth development programme the William Pike Challenge.

As a 2015 Young New Zealander of the year finalist, 2017 Blake Leader Award recipient, 2019 Auckland University Distinguished Alumni Award Winner and a national role model – William is a leader and an achiever who resonates passion and success without limits.