Peter Thurin B.Pham., M.P.S

MC, facilitator and educator on performance excellence

Peter Thurin is a thought-leader in the field of performance excellence. A powerful keynote speaker, engaging MC and a skillful facilitator and educator, he works with organisations around the globe, inspiring individuals and teams to achieve personal and professional excellence as well as business performance growth. Peter teaches ordinary people that by focussing on what matters, and starting with small steps, they can build the momentum needed to reach their goals.

A dynamic, inspirational and passionate speaker, Peter is also an astute listener and observer. During an event he is able to judge and manage energy levels to ensure his audiences remain focused and engaged. He is a perfect choice to open or close a conference, either setting the tone or bringing numerous activities together to create a unified event.

More about Peter Thurin:

Peter Thurin is a successful pharmacist and retail entrepreneur who has taken on the big guys and won. As a former international Australian tennis representative, coach and administrator of Australia's largest junior AFL club, and 3rd Dan Blackbelt in the martial art of Taekwondo, he has learnt the true meaning of focus, discipline and motivation.

Importantly, Peter has put into practice the very principles he now espouses, to grow and develop his own employees and businesses. He has developed a keen insight into what focuses, motivates and inspires people to achieve their best. Peter has also built a happy and successful family life with his wife and three children, all of whom embrace the concepts of excellence and balance in their lives.

Driven by his belief in the importance of continuing personal growth and development, at the age of 36 Peter Thurin set himself a goal to learn the martial art of Taekwondo and achieve his Blackbelt before his 40th birthday. Through dedication and commitment, he achieved his goal, often through necessity, training at 4am. In just a few short years he went on to achieve the rare and highly respected level of 3rd Dan Blackbelt.

Peter Thurin uses the metaphor of martial arts to lead organisations, teams and individuals to achieve black-belt levels of performance excellence.

Since developing the Blackbelt in Excellence program Peter has undertaken key workshop facilitation and MC roles, and delivered many successful keynote and motivational presentations within leading organisations such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telstra, Faulding, Isuzu-General Motors, Lend Lease, Orange, Toyota, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Fauldings, Optus, Colonial, AMP, Flight Centre, Apple, Nissan, Kodak, Quiksilver, Arnotts, McDonald's and many others.

A dynamic and humorous speaker, program presenter, facilitator and MC, Peter Thurin is also the author of the bestselling Be The Best You Can Be and an international business consultant. He demonstrates a rare ability to combine his insight, skills and experience to help people achieve their own personal Blackbelt in Excellence, and maximise their effectiveness.

Peter Thurin speaks about:

Get in the game - Good intentions will not get the job done. You actually have to ‘do something'. Big-picture goals can be so daunting that people often don't have the courage to get into the game. It's ok to feel awkward and it's ok to feel uncomfortable, but don't allow those feelings to prevent you from having the courage to get in the game. Learn how taking action is easy to do.

Rise to the challenge - The two things you ‘100% control' are your effort and your attitude. Your attitude makes all the difference. A positive one can build you up, a negative one can take you down. Learn how taking control of your attitude and effort is easy to do. Choose to rise to the challenge!

Be remarkable - Small steps taken consistently over time lead to massive achievement. Being remarkable is the gradual result of always wanting to do better. It's about being brilliant at the basics, making good choices and being committed to continual improvement. Adopt a mantra of purposeful, forward movement and learn how achieving success is easy to do. Choose to be remarkable!

Client testimonials

The Blackbelt in Excellence sequence of activities was top class and each built on the learning of the previous activities. Our members left energised and highly motivated, having achieved results that they believed were beyond their capabilities.

Young Presidents' Organisation Melbourne Chapter

Without doubt, the impact you have had on many individuals is enormous. The conviction and passion you conveyed, combined with your ability to link with our vision and strategy statements generated a high level of credibility in your message. The best 'wind up' I've seen yet.

Kimberly-Clark Australia

Congratulations! I would have to say that Blackbelt in Excellence ranks up there as one of the most interesting and different ways I've seen to get the concept of excellence across to the audience.

Australian Trucking Association

In the 12 months Peter has been working with our team, we have experienced 77% growth, astounding in a market that’s declining. Of the 26 Taylors’ Area Managers across Australia, the 5 Queensland managers who have worked with Peter are the top 5 performers in the nation. Peter is a massive part of our turnaround towards success!

Taylors Wines

I’ve attended many conferences and seen many speakers. Among them have been Bryan Tracy, Skip Turner, Alan Pease, Winston Marsh, Tom Hopkins, Brett Lee and Leigh Matthews. I have now seen you twice and without doubt you have had the most impact on my life of any developer of human potential. Your simple messages are communicated with such passion and energy that implementation was easy. The routine has gone and I am on my way to remarkable. Thanks for everything.


I don’t think words can explain the effect that Peter had on the delegates and the experience at our national conference. I do honestly believe it was life changing for many of them and they were all very affected by it.

Wizard Home Loans

Peter added a huge amount of energy to our Global Management Team Meeting and gave us the spirit to take up any kind of challenge. It was a pleasure to work with him because of his highly professional working style, very positive attitude and great personality.

Performance Chemicals Division, BASF SE

Peter’s session was the most perfect way to start the second day of our Industry Development Conference. Peter was so inspirational and connected really well with our audience. I would very highly recommend Peter for any conference that involves any small business operators and it would be an absolute pleasure to work with Peter again in the future.

Tourism and Events Queensland

Peter was very well received by all - totally engaging, funny and believable.

Dentsply Implants Australia