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Greg Powell - self. Toronto, ON, CA

Greg Powell Greg Powell


Toronto, ON, CANADA

Solo journey under the motorcycle helmet


After spending several years in the Accounting / Finance profession in some senior roles it was time for the adventure I had always dreamed about. In June of 2011 I quit my executive job, sold my home, most of my material possessions, packed my motorcycle and rode for the next 10 months. I completed a solo motorcycle journey covering over 63,000 kilometres, spanning North, Central and South America, with the objective of setting and attaining challenging personal goals, and enriching my life experiences beyond the scope of the traditional corporate desk.
I was violently robbed in Guatemala, fell in love in Costa Rica, crossed the Andes four time, rode through high winds, floods, tropical storms and even snow. There were many challenges along the way, including finding a welder in a remote Peruvian village and teaching myself Spanish.
Documented my journey at
Professionally I am a Certified General Accountant, have fellowship in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner. I have worked primarily on international mining projects.

Areas of Expertise (2)

Motorcycle Travel

Risk Taking

Accomplishments (4)

Toastmasters Competent Communicator (professional)


Award for Public speaking

World Wide Who's Who (professional)


Lifetime membership

Fellowhip in Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (professional)


A UK accounting association

Motorcycle travel (personal)

Have rode motorcycles through 17 countries

Affiliations (4)

  • Horizons Unlimited
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Fellowship)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario

Sample Talks (1)

Zen and the Art of Career Advancement

How my 10 month solo motorcycle journely has improved my chances of career advancement.