Johan Ernst

Johan Ernst Nilson started his career as an explorer and motivational speaker 20 years ago after a bet with a friend.
The question was; Could a person with the lowest grade in gymnastics bike from Sweden to Africa?
To Johan Ernst life is all about finding your dreams and reaching your goals. When Johan Ernst was 15 years old, he saw a man playing the piano on the TV. He asked his parents what he needed to do to play like that and they told him to stay motivated and to practice. Three years later Johan Ernst had a job as a professional pianist. To learn how to play the piano was Johan Ernst’s first “adventure”.

So what is an adventure?

Everything you do that takes you outside your Comfort Zone is an adventure.
It doesn’t have to be to climb Mount Everest or to ski to South Pole. Adventures are very individual. A normal day for you can be an adventure for someone else. Adventures has always been something that attracts humans. To do an adventure is to take a risk and risk taking is evolution. We grow through our mistakes and we build pride by daring. You can never reach a summit without taking some kind of risk.


– Ambassador, International Union for Conservation of Nature
– Ambassador, MinStoraDag
– Ambassador, Mentor
– Honorary Goodwill Ambassador, Nepal
– President, Everest Summiteers Association, Sweden
– Fellow and Board member, The Explorers Club
– Fellow, Travellers Club
– St Eriks Medal 2009
– Medal, Swedish Church 1996
– Brand Ambassador, AUDI
– Brand Ambassador, Zenith
– Ambassador, Swedish Postcode Lottery
РAmbassador, Raml̦sa

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Johan Ernst Nilson

Peak Performence Coach

What is exploration and why is it important?
To explore is to dare. To dare is to do the unexpected and to step outside the Comfort Zone. Ever since humans started to walk up straight we have tried new paths and tried to become wiser. It is through our mistakes that we have developed and learned. It is through our failures that we have become wiser. You can never reach a goal or a summit without taking some kind of risk.
This is what we call Evolution.
Humans has always been risk takers. What separates us from the animals is that we have dreams and we make detailed plans to reach our goals.
Johan Ernst Nilson is working as a personal coach to leaders all over the world and has lectured for hundrads of companies on all seven continents since 20 years. From 1 single person to over 4000 people in over 50 countries.
His topics are mainly Risk taking, Motivation, Team building, Mistakes, From dream to reality and Goals.

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The Explorer

Everyday we stand in front of challenges that makes us curious. Moments that may change our lives forever if we just go for it, if we dare to take the chance.
In the early days, Exploration was much more scientific and geographical then the expeditions of today. Long before we had mapped the globe the question was always;
“What’s on the other side?”
Time hasn’t changed. We are still searching for the unknown. The only difference is that today the white spots on the map is more of an inner journey than a geographical discovery. The geographical unknowns are today the oceans, the polar regions and space. The geographical world is pretty much discovered. So what were the discoveries all about?
Where they really worth the effort and the fighting?
Even the geographical journeys that were made hundreds of years ago turned out to be discoveries of our inner selves. Even though the explorers “used” the fact that we had to map the world, the real reason has always been curiosity and to dare to step outside the comfort zone.
Setting up goals and trying to fulfil “crazy” dreams has changed the way we look at ourselves. After Hillary and Tenzing climbed Everest, Buzz stood on the Moon, Amundsen arrived to the South Pole or Hedin made his geological discoveries of the Gobi desert, we all started to understand that everything was possible. We became prouder, wiser and more daring. The most important discovery they brought back home to us was the fact that we can achieve the unachievable.

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