Best known as the Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator, director and star of the hit TV series Survivorman (OLN Canada, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International, City TV (Rogers) Canada, amongst numerous others around the world), Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. With Les credited as the genre creator of “Survival Television”, Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. Les’ work has been nominated for a record 27 Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Geminis) including Best Director, Best Host, Best Music, Best Show, Best Audio Mix and Best Editing and has won for Best Writer (twice) and Best Photography. Read More >
The Success Instinct | Les "Survivorman" Stroud
Les Stroud is credited as the creator of the Survival TV genre through his ground-breaking series Survivorman. He’s a multi-award-winning film producer with over 130 documentaries to his name, an author of four best-selling and award winning books, as well as a celebrated and award winning singer-songwriter. He was named Canada’s Chief Scout, is a Fellow in the Royal Geographic Society and is the only producer in history to produce, write, direct, film and host an internationally broadcast TV series entirely alone. As a celebrated adventure keynote speaker and captivating storyteller, Les anchors his tales on his life experiences, lessons of building a career, and striving towards success while overcoming obstacles. It is quite simply a message of passion. Passion for life. Passion for success. Passion for adventure.
Most organizations follow trends and respond accordingly. The company that wins creates the trends. This takes courage and a process for developing and testing ideas, then bringing them to life through dedicated work. Read More >
In this program, Les inspires a culture of people passionate about leading the industry rather than the trends. Drawing from two decades of continuous career success and building a multi-billion dollar genre of media, Les shares his unique process for bringing new ideas to life.
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“Les, Lunch was abuzz with talk about how I could not have picked a better speaker. The compelling nature you deliver with, your passion and believability was just wicked. Let’s queue up the meetings to discuss how I can help you bring your brand to market and monetize. In conjunction, let’s explore how our Living Progress Agenda which has a large focus on the Sustainability Agenda. Perhaps we can look at how we help, together, not just from a Canadian perspective, but on a Global level? I don’t have a contact # for you, maybe that’s by design. Just let me know how best to continue the dialogue? Thank you, thank you very much!!!”
“Les Stroud awakened the best in the human spirit July 4th weekend, at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where he took workshop participants on a journey both inside the classroom, through storytelling, music, and film. Outside the classroom, on the trails, they built shelters, located medicinal plants, and were guided on how to commune with nature via grounding and centering techniques. Die-hard Survivorman fans, and those new to his work, both delighted in the Les’s passion for the planet, his artistic talent & the deep wisdom he’s come to through years of surviving in the wild.”
“Les Stroud has a talent of reaching out and connecting with people in a very grounded way. The program did what it said, but well exceeded it by surprising with great every day spirituality. As a role model to so many, your depth and enthusiasm to grapple with the deeper philosophical, sociological, and psychological aspects of our conference made the difference between a great presentation and a truly excellent one.”
“I cannot say enough about Les. His knowledge, experience, passion and energy is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire workshop and wouldn’t hesitate for a second to join him again. I left energized and peaceful with wonderful new insights into my place on this earth.”
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