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Jan 18 2017

Claire Bertschinger

Head of Tropical Nursing, Former Nurse for the International Red Cross

claire-bertschingerClaire Bertschinger was the young nurse whoinspired Band Aidand subsequently Live Aid, the biggest relief programme ever mounted, after appearing in the 1984 BBC report from Ethiopia surrounded by 85,000 starving people

“One of the true heroines of our times”


In detail

Claire went on to accumulate vast experience from many years working in emergency disaster relief, primarily in war zones, with the International Committeeof the Red Cross (ICRC). Since retiring from full time field work, she has trained other medical professionals to work in resource poor settings and continually sought to raise awareness of the key issues in global public health. Claire has been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal and was honoured for her inspirational nursing career with the Woman of the Year – Window to the World Award and the Human Rights and Nursing Award. In 2010 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Claire now works at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as Assistant Professor and Director for the Diploma in Tropical Nursing.


What she offers you

What she offers you Claire’s main theme is that “we can and must transcend our differences, and make humanity, not economics, our highest priority in life”. She decided that with her life experiences so far, she could show the world that an ordinary person can overcome educational, emotional and physical difficulties and still make a difference to our planet. Claire continues her extraordinary work in presentations and lectures far and wide in Europe.


How she presents

Claire tells of the Ethiopian famine that inspired Bob Geldof and the World to make a change. Claire’s emotional and inspiring stories and anecdotes from around the world educate and motivate her audience.

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Jan 04 2017

Steve Barnett

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Internationally Renowned Motivational Percussionist

steve-barnettSteve Barnett is the world’s premier motivational non-speaker. Performing internationally to audiences ranging from 25 to 25000 people, Steve utilizes African percussion, mime and humour to create an inspiring interactive experience that transcends cultural and hierarchical boundaries. Steve’s performances draw their energy from a long lineage of African rhythm and music, which he has integrated into an interactive, percussive, comic yet non-verbal presentation. This energy is used in both motivational and team building presentations, and also as highly entertaining and theatrical shows.

“He has an exceptional gift”. – Reverend D. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Nobel Peace Laureate


In detail

In our modern society, group drumming has also found its rhythm. This unique and communal medium is being used as a tool within the business environment as a means to facilitate team building, stress-release, interpersonal interaction and celebration.


What he offers you

Steve Barnett uses his natural communication skills to illustrate the parallels between the modern business environment and making music. He vividly shows how they are surprisingly similar; most obviously, they both depend on individuals working, as part of a whole, in pursuit of a common goal.


How he presents

Steve Barnett draws on the rhythm and energy of the audience, making them an integral part of the presentation. They are orchestrated to participate in a way that focuses, empowers and thoroughly entertains. Steve unites the audience in a collective rhythmic euphoria that changes their perceptions and encourages positive transformation.

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Oct 26 2016

Deepa Malik

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Paraplegic Motivational Speaker

Deepa MalikDeepa Malik is an Indian paraplegic swimmer, biker and athlete. She won numerous accolades for her participation in various adventure sports, and whether it is swimming against the strong Yamuna current, riding a bike or even taking a shot at the Paralympic Games, she has done it all. Deepa has won bronze in the Women’s Javelin Throw and was nominated in Limca Book of Records for her swimming records.

“Award winning motivational speaker”


In detail

Deepa is associated with the Himalayan Motorsports Association and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. She drove 1700 km in 8 days in negative temperatures and was even able to sustain an altitude of 18000 feet during the Himalaya Raid which covered many difficult and remote Himalaya paths. Deepa is a member of the working group on sports and physical education of the Indian Sports Ministry. In addition, she is a successful business woman running a restaurant in Ahmed Nagar, India.


What she offers you

Deepa’s disability has not stopped her from taking up challenges. With determination and a positive attitude, the mother of two turns adversity into opportunities and success and encourages audiences to face their fears and become the best they can despite whatever life throws at you.


How she presents

Combining enthusiasm with an engaging speaking style and all of her experiences in life, from the trauma of her disability to the determination to strive for success, Deepa creates an inspirational appeal amongst any audience.

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Jun 03 2016

Jamling Tenzing Norgay

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World Renowned Mountaineer

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay is a Nepalese Sherpa mountain climber. Based upon his experience and reputation as a world renowned mountaineer, Jamling has been chosen as the Climbing leader of the International climbing team that created the awe-inspiring IMAX documentary film, ‘Everest’. Today Jamling runs his adventure travel company “Tenzing Norgay Adventures” in Darjeeling, India.

The son of the “Everest pioneer”


In detail

In 1953, Jamling’s father along with Sir Edmund Hillary ascended to the summit of 29,035-foot Mount Everest. These two men faced the gruelling hardships during this inaugural expedition, pushing the envelope for humanity without the aid of modern equipment and setting unprecedented standards for the climbing world. Jamling is a member of a living dynasty of climbers. His spiritual journey has led him to an attachment to the Himalayan region and its jagged 8000-meter peaks. He is a highly sought after guide who leads novices and experts alike into his hazardous domain, maintaining an ancient family profession in a modern era.


What he offers you

Jamling brings to life a profound and compelling adventure, interweaving the lives of a family, a mountain and a people, and of climbers facing nearly insurmountable obstacles. It is a story of disaster, triumph, professionalism and the resilience of the human spirit. In his presentations, audiences learn about what it really takes to succeed.


How he presents

Jamling uses expedition slides to illustrate the Everest climb and provides examples of how leadership, commitment, strength, teamwork, etc needs to be used to further team’s effort, and how to contribute to their safety, success and response to the tragedy.

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Mar 25 2016

Alex Flynn

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Adventurer and Motivational Speaker

Alex FlynnAlex Flynn is a prolific adventurer and extensive world traveller, experienced in dealing with different types of cultures, terrain, and adventure. After being diagnosed with the degenerative disease Parkinson’s in 2008, he decided to tackle his disease head on and set himself the ’10 million meters’ challenge. Before the end of 2014, the 10 Million Metres Challenge will take him more than 6,200 miles around the world, encompassing some of the world’s more interesting and dangerous races.


“EVERYTHING is possible”


In detail

Alex has become the first person to traverse the 3256 miles from Santa Monica to New York and has traversed the Amazon basin, climbed 90 km of the Dolomites and run 236 km across the Colorado Rockies among others. He has raised awareness of the funds for Parkinson’s research and his media in the last 24 months (to September 2013) is in excess of 115 million households worldwide. Alex is also a writer and has contributed to magazines and newspapers both in the UK and internationally. Previously he has worked as a lawyer and General Counsel for numerous multinationals.


What he offers you

Alex’s story remains an incredible feat of human courage and determination. The ideals, passions, goals and dreams he holds are no different from anyone’s and he is a living example of human perseverance against the odds. He motivates and energises audiences and work teams for companies across the world.


How he presents

Alex’s speeches always captivate the audience and inspire everyone with his determination to support his cause.

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Mar 23 2016

Jacek Palkiewicz

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Adventurer & Motivational Speaker

Jacek PalkiewiczJacek Palkiewicz is one of the most renowned reporters and explorers who visited all geographical zones and many of the almost inaccessible places of our planet, frequently travelling in the style of a 19th Century explorer. He has collaborated with some of the most respected newspapers, including Corriere della Sera, Rzeczpospolita, Newsweek and National Geographic and has authored more than 30 books documenting his expeditions. In the corporate circuit Jacek became an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of overcoming difficulties and building resilience in extreme conditions.

“His activities have led to mutual understanding between people and have contributed to the protection of the environment” Michail Gorbachew


In detail

Jacek graduated in Geographical Sciences and was made a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London. In 1996 he led one of his most important expeditions ever, “Amazon Source ’96”, which established the actual source of the river Amazon. This discovery was accepted by Lima’s Geographic Society and is now certified that the river is the longest in the world. In 2003 he received the Official Honours of the Order of Knighthood of the Italian Republic and in 2010 he was awarded with the Golden Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontefice by Pope Benedict XVI.


What he offers you

Jacek founded the art of survival, constantly in search of finding the ultimate limits under extreme conditions of nature. He advises companies, organisations and governmental institutions around the world showing the similarities between the difficult challenges faced by the corporate world today and the challenges faced by explorers in dangerous and hostile environments.


How he presents

Charismatic and engaging, Jacek Palkiewicz inspires any audience at a wide range of events around the globe.

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Feb 17 2016

Mike Stroud

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Polar Explorer, Nutritionist, Expert on Human Health under Extreme Conditions & Motivational Speaker

Mike StroudDr. Mike Stroud OBE became widely known when he partnered Sir Ranulph Fiennes on polar expeditions. In 2003 they both completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days in the Land Rover 7x7x7 Challenge for the British Heart Foundation. He is the Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition Southampton University.

“Leading authority on survival, nutrition & endurance”


In detail

Mike qualified as a doctor in London in 1979 and then spent ten years in a variety of hospital posts interspersed with far reaching expeditions and travel. He was the doctor on the In the footsteps of Scott Antarctic expedition in 1984-1986. He joined Ranulph Fiennes in 1986 to attempt to journey on foot to the North Pole unsupported. In 1992/3 they made the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent. He has also featured in the BBC program Through the Keyhole hosted by Sir David Frost. He featured in all three BBC series of SAS – Are You Tough Enough?, set in Scotland, Borneo and the Namib Desert and recently presented the 8 part BBC series The Challenge. He has worked at the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, the Army Personnel Research Establishment and later became the Chief Scientist at the UK Centre for Human Sciences.


What he offers you

Awarded the OBE in 1993, Mike Stroud’s account of his ventures is outstanding, appearing frequently on radio and television as a leading authority on matters of human health under extreme conditions. As well as his own feats of endurance, Mike is also well-known for his TV commentaries on others putting themselves in stressful situations.


How he presents

Mike Stroud vividly takes his audiences through the psychological hardship to the enduring physical pain, as if you had been a part of the expedition!

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Jan 18 2016

Caspar Berry

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Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur & Poker Player

Caspar BerryCaspar Berry is a keynote and motivational speaker and trainer who uses the metaphor of poker to inspire audiences to make better decisions in all areas of their lives. As a professional poker player and poker advisor on Casino Royale, managing risk has formed a constant part of his life for many years. He has pitted his wits against some of the best players in Las Vegas before becoming one of the faces of poker on television on Poker Night Live and Sky Poker in the UK.

“Brilliant, intelligent messages delivered with passion and knowledge” Nestle


In detail

Over the last 10 years, Caspar has delivered over 1,200 speeches and seminars to people working for the world’s best companies including Google, IBM, Esso, KPMG, Orange, ASDA Walmart and Visa that have enriched their understanding of the way in which they manage risk and take decisions. What Caspar saw in the mechanics of poker was a relevance to business that was not fully understood or realised by most. Caspar studied economics at Cambridge University and built and sold his own company to a PLC.


What he offers you

Caspar brings cutting edge scientific research together with powerful metaphors and his own personal experiences as a professional poker player. He shares with companies how to make better decisions. He believes that the issue of risk is the single most important factor in the creation of dynamic leaders and managers who have the necessary skill set to innovate and actually change the world in which we live.


How he presents

Caspar’s presentations are informative, original, funny and moving. Drawing on from his experience he delivers a very powerful and important message that captures the imagination and challenges the audience to really think in a different way.

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Jan 13 2016

Benjamin Mee

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Inspirational Zoo Owner and Motivational Speaker

Benjamin MeeBenjamin Mee is the Director of Dartmoor Zoo and the author of ‘We Bought A Zoo’, the bestselling book that inspired the Hollywood movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. In 2006, the Mee family came across Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated zoo with a poor reputation and in massive financial difficulty. Rather than running a mile, the family forged forwards, bought the zoo, saved the animals, and fought to get the zoo ready to re-open which it finally did in 2007 under the new name of Dartmoor Zoological Park.

“All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise something great will come of it”


In detail

Benjamin has unwavering passion for transforming lives through knowledge, collaboration and partnership, and encouraging sustainability through shared practice in the context of conservation. The Dartmoor Zoo story is still ongoing, and the latest chapter is, that after a crowdfund which took place at the end of 2014, the zoo has completed the conversion into a charity. This gives the zoo security for the future, and enables Benjamin’s dream of turning the zoo into a centre of excellence for research, conservation, and education to come one step closer. The zoo is well on the way with incredible education and research departments, and ties with many universities.


What he offers you

Benjamin Mee’s inspirational story is one of triumph over tragedy and the passion and perseverance it takes to succeed. He reminds his audience of the importance of striving to meet our goals – even in the face of adversity. Ben’s speeches are renowned the world over and his unique story with many important business messages the audience will remember for a long time to come.


How he presents

Benjamin’s speaking style is relaxed and informal. Eloquent, entertaining and human, he tailors his talks to the requirements of each individual client. With an array of inspiring and uplifting themes, Benjamin strives to apply his enthusiasm, commitment and passion to every audience he addresses.

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Nov 23 2015

Yossi Ghinsberg

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Adventurer and Inspirational Speaker

Yossi GhinsbergIn the midst of the uncharted Amazon, after losing his three companions, Yossi was tested to the extreme, alone and bare to the bone, for three harrowing weeks of sheer survival against all odds. He lived to tell the amazing story as well as how the ordeal profoundly affected his understanding of himself and his life purpose.

“Yossi’s story is an inspiration and demonstrates clearly the strength of the human mind and what it is capable of achieving”


In detail

Ten years after his Amazon survival, Yossi returned to the Amazon and made it his home. Working with indigenous forest dwellers for three years they built Cha-la-lan, a model eco-tourism village that inspired the entire Amazon basin and the world. Yossi now travels the planet sharing his universal message of strength, hope and inspiration. Author of the international best-seller ‘Heart of the Amazon’, Yossi’s message is bound to touch your heart.


What he offers you

Yossi challenges audiences on emotional as well as intellectual grounds. The results are outstanding growth, shift and breakthrough on professional, organisational and personal levels. He shows his audience how to:
– Think and live ‘outside of the box’ following ‘the laws of the jungle’.
– Meet fears and obstacles from a place of strength and wisdom.
– Ride on the waves of change: it is futile to resist them.


How he presents

He is without doubt one of the most riveting storytellers and inspirational speakers in the world. He tailors his presentations to suit client’s individual needs.

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