Adventurer & Best-Selling Author
Chris Bertish is a man of many passions. He has set world records, stand-up paddled solo across the Atlantic, surfed monster waves, written best-selling books, presented keynote talks to hundreds of thousands across the globe and he has directed motion picture documentaries. Somehow, he has still managed to grow multiple entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa and across the world, and to fight for our youth, our planet and our future. Read More >
I Believed in Myself and I Believed in my Dream
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“Chris is an amazing human!! Hearing how he maintained his positivity and mental health through his incredible voyage is amazingly inspirational. His talk was very timely; reminding us of the essential elements and tools required to maintain a positive outlook during these trying times. Chris's authentic delivery and positive energy left our team uplifted and inspired!”
“If you're looking for a motivational speaker to capture every last bit of your attention from beginning to end, Chris delivers a uniquely stand-out engaging narrative. He invited listeners along his journey (and wow what a journey he has had!) to vicariously experience how he epically surmounted countless challenges through his resilience and unfailing positivity. I felt like I was right there in the water, learning to surf the waves of change and uncertainty along with him. He backed up his motivational talk with action - he's one who totally walks the talk, and motivates his listeners to boldly do just the same. This was one of our most successful talks at Salesforce.”
“I was not prepared for the level of determination, passion, intelligence, and insight Chris was able to convey about his life, undertakings, and crazy beyond-the-pale adventure accomplishments. Here at Jet Propulsion Laboratory we “Dare Mighty Things” in space exploration, and I could see how Chris’ story was resonating with the audience. Going beyond the extraordinary for the benefit of others, and humanity – that’s what we both are doing. I take my hat off to Chris and thank him for the gift of his boggling and articulate story of how far beyond the place where we usually stop in life, we really can go.”
“We were very fortunate to have Chris Bertish come to speak with our Cisco teams last week on the 10 Tools for Isolation and Lockdown Success. His session was incredibly insightful and touched on many aspects of how to best approach the current lockdown situation, both physically and mentally. Chris provided us with an authentic view of his own isolation experiences and shared top tips that were easy to incorporate into daily life to help us navigate through this crisis and even beyond. I believe anyone could benefit from learning and applying these tools in their life. Extremely grateful to have been a part of this session and to have shared in the wisdom of Chris’s insights.”
"Chris delivered his new virtual talk: “Thrive! Through Change, Challenge and Turbulent Times!” Chris’ story is one of powerful and lasting self-determination which was perfectly timed given the personal and professional challenges we are all facing during the global lock-down. I recommend this talk for those who work remotely, who need to adapt to increased isolation and who need to develop new methods of prioritization and strategic thinking. Chris will entertain and inspire but he will also help you to stay positive, be effective and thrive while keeping things in perspective. In this difficult and challenging time, I can’t recommend this man highly enough."
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