Terence Steinberg is an endurance athlete whose journey began when he asked himself a simple question: what are my limits? He spent the next ten years competing in Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons up to 145 miles nonstop – and learned that human performance is defined as much by emotion as by chemistry. Inspired by this idea and its potential to help others, Terence is now preparing for his biggest adventure yet: rowing solo and unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean in a 3,000 mile race beginning Dec. 2019. He’s neither sailor nor rower by background and launched the United World Challenge (Atlantic rowing attempt) to show the world is smaller than it looks and that we are much stronger than we assume.
Alongside “Chief Engine Officer” of the United World Challenge, Terence is a Manager with Deloitte Strategy & Analytics, serving clients in tech, telecom, and manufacturing. Terence brings an outside-in view to his work, leveraging earlier experience as a social entrepreneur and five years living, working and studying in over 35 countries.
Terence’s leadership has been recognized by some of the world’s foremost organizations: Terence is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum; a former Circular Economy Fellow in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; and a member of NEXUS Global. Terence earned his MBA at London Business School; his BA at Macalester College and Oxford University; and his IB diploma at the United World College (UWC) of the Adriatic in Italy, thanks to a full scholarship. Through the United World Challenge, Terence aims to pay forward his UWC experience by raising scholarships for new students to attend UWC.
A passionate community builder and storyteller, Terence loves connecting with others via public speaking, podcasts, and social media. Link up here or at unitedworldchallenge.org and let's hatch a plan to inspire and unite the world.