He was the best speaker we've had by far, a real star. I only wish that we had booked him to speak for longer. He made every delegate feel that he knew them personally and joined in with our team games with such enthusiasm.
Bear Grylls OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of the 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature. Bear originally starred in Discovery's hit TV series Man vs. Wild across seven seasons, before hosting the NBC & National Geographic Channel series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls. This show has seen him take global stars such as Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, President Obama & Prime Minister Modi of India on adventures into the wild. Bear has also hosted over six seasons of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series, The Island with Bear Grylls, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated series Hostile Planet for National Geographic and "You Vs Wild" for Netflix. Bear has recently launched a new production house, The Natural Studios which will be providing a home for the best adventure talent worldwide, to help them create shows that inspire and move people to go for it in their lives and to never give up. His autobiography Mud Sweat and Tears spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list and he has written over 85 books, selling in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout and the first-ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Movement, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.
Featured Keynote Programs
Facing the Frozen Ocean
It started out as a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat, but it became a terrifying battle against storm-force winds, crashing waves and icebergs as large as cathedrals. Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea, pushed on through ice-strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. Compelling, vivid and inspirational, Facing the Frozen Ocean will appeal to all who like a good story and the inspiration to survive.
A Survival Guide for Life
In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces. Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches the audience—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way.
Thank you so much for speaking at our annual conference; it was a privilege to hear you speak. The delegates were inspired listening to the remarkable experiences of your epic journey. You deserved the standing ovation, congratulations.
Your talk went down extremely well with all of our audience. I received special thank you letters from the Chief Executives saying that your speech was the most entertaining we have had to date. One of the best speakers we've had in years.
Bear was exceptionally well-received by the audience; we thought he scored 10 out of 10
I have never had such a positive reaction to a guest speaker before, the team were simply enthralled . . . an inspiration to all who listened! Somehow you still managed to make the challenges we face in our jobs relevant on a personal level to yours.
What a privilege to share some of those immensely moving moments you went through on Everest--your personality, the emotion, and that key message of always giving that little bit extra, will stay with us all for a very long time. Thank you Bear.
Thanks very much again for a great after dinner speech--I have already had very positive feedback from so many at RBS this morning. Everyone loved you!
He was really effective on the night, spoke about the strength of a well functioning team and the ability to achieve what seems to be impossible dreams with motivation, clarity of objectives and support.
I have spoken to many people who were there and they were all hugely impressed by your story and the passion that you showed in telling it. I myself was absolutely fascinated, but unfortunately have spent the time since worrying about how dull my life is.
It was extremely interesting and very poignant, so many things that the lay person is not aware of in achieving such amazing goals. Our guests found it fascinating and made reference to it time and time again during conversations yesterday.
Your presentation clearly revealed just how much of the real challenge lies with conquering personal fears and having the courage to make the right judgments in exceptionally difficult circumstances. It is a very moving and human story.
You had a profound impact on all of us . . . privileged to hear your story . . .
Bear Gryll's talk stands out as the highlight of the conference--so sincere, so amazing, an inspiration to us all in all parts of our lives... an ordinary person with that big bit "extra," as he would say.