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Speaker Bio

Chris Bertish has become a sought after global motivational keynote and TEDx guest speaker.

Whether talking at corporate events or schools, his tale of overcoming obstacles to get half way around the globe for the Mavericks competition final always has audiences clinging to the edge of their seats.

There’s an authenticity to this material that makes people sit up and listen – because Chris walks his talk.

In his popular motivation talks, Chris doesn’t just talk about what he does (believe it or not, he’s not one to brag about his achievements).

Instead, he talks about why he does it.

Like every successful sportsperson, team-leader, businessperson or entrepreneur, Chris knows that it’s the reasons why we do something that determine how we do it – or whether we do it at all.

There’s an authenticity to this material that makes people sit up and listen

In everything he does – from breaking world records in big wave surfing to Stand Up Paddleboarding and other water based disciplines – Chris Bertish shifts boundaries and shatters perceptions of what’s possible.

His mantra – Dream It. See it. Believe It. Achieve It – has led Chris to redefine his approach to success – not only across multiple sports, but also as a respected Author, Filmmaker and Businessman.

In March 2017, Chris completed his most daring challenge yet by becoming the first person to singlehandedly cross the entire Atlantic Ocean (over 7500km) on a Stand Up Paddleboard over 93 days.

In doing so, Chris dared to achieve what most perceive to be impossible.

Now he is launching his new speaking series on the SUP Crossing, starting in South Africa and touring abroad.

Known to inspire, educate and motivate audiences by sharing his captivating experiences, Chris delivers a spellbinding and captivating narrative complimented by a powerful audiovisual presentation that will blow your audience away.

Chris Bertish

Engaging Chris to address your organisation is a worthwhile investment, as your team members will be inspired to adopt a “can do” attitude and implement the tools and skills he teaches through his powerful storytelling. Chris is also able to personalise any talk to reflect your company values, mission or a particular message.

When you book Chris, you will automatically be giving back to community projects, as percentage of the revenue generated by his global speaking engagements is donated through his various charity initiatives and his RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Projects.

Thrive! Surviving & Thriving in Turbulent Times 

Virtual Talk

THRIVE is a 1 hour Virtual and Interactive talk & workshop via Zoom / WebX, designed to arm employees for the challenges they are currently facing.

Thrive will give them the necessary tools to face and overcome these unprecedented and challenging times, while staying positive, productive and emerging more evolved, resilient and even stronger.

10 Tools for Remote Success! For Business & Life 

Virtual Talk

As the Mavericks Big Wave Champion and the only person on the planet to survive in a tiny box sized space, paddling alone in the Atlantic Ocean for 93 days, Chris is probably one of the best and most qualified and equipped individuals to talk and give guidance on isolation and how to get through adversity, change and challenging times.

He has learned some highly valuable tools and skills that helped him get through these challenging times which he will share with you through this interactive Talk / Workshop.

Achieving the Impossible! The Mavericks Big Wave Story 

Virtual or In Person Talk

Chris rides waves the size of four-story buildings for fun. He won the Maverick’s Big Wave International surfing event in the biggest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport.

He holds the South African Open Ocean Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) 24-hour Distance World Record.

Chris is living proof that if you truly believe in something, set your sights on your goal – no matter how big – if you work hard at it, stay focused and never give up, you can achieve anything.

The Maverick’s Big Wave Story tells the tale of how a regular working guy from South Africa manages to get halfway around the globe to win the prestigious Maverick’s competition (TITANS OF MAVERICKS), the world’s premiere, high adrenaline, big wave surfing event, overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles along the way, against all odds.

Unlock Your Superpowers! And Achieve Anything 

Full Day Workshop

A lot of people think of superheroes as having superpowers like flying or superhuman strength. But not all superheroes have extraordinary powers, and many are human just like us. In this workshop,

Chris will dive deep into helping you unlock your superpowers, finding your passion and achieving your goals to make a true lasting impact.

You'll walk through identifying your passions and big ideas, having the courage and belief to take action and start, creating a timeline and plan to accomplish your targets, and having the mindset and discipline to get you there.

Keynote # 1

THRIVE
SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN TURBULENT TIMES!

THRIVE is a 1 hour Virtual and Interactive talk & workshop via Zoom / WebX, designed to arm employees for the challenges they are currently facing. Thrive will give them the necessary tools to face and overcome these unprecedented and challenging times, while staying positive, productive and emerging more evolved, resilient and even stronger.

Chris Bertish has not only braved some of the biggest waves in the World as a Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Champion, but even more importantly he has faced the most extreme adversity,challenge and change, in complete isolation in the most extreme and volatile environment on earth - The Ocean.

Standup paddling, across the Atlantic Ocean, alone for 93 days! THRIVE is a 1 hour Virtual and Interactive talk & workshop via Zoom / WebX, designed to arm employees for the challenges they are currently facing. Thrive will give them the necessary tools to face and overcome these unprecedented and challenging times, while staying positive, productive and emerging more evolved, resilient and even stronger.

 

  • BUILDING RESILIENCE
  • THE OPPORTUNITY IN CHANGE
  • THE POWER IN FEAR
  • LEANING IN / LEARN /GROW
  • ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
  • MINDSET& STOICISM
  • TRAIN THE MIND
  • LETTING GO OF THE NEG
  • FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPATABILITY
  • CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLES &LETTING GO
  • WELL BEING- BODY/ MIND / SOULGOALS/ REWARDS AND POWER IN PROGRESS CELEBRATE THE SMALL WINS
  • EVOLVE- EMERGE BETTER/ WISER /STRONGER
  • PIVOT + SHIFT= REDIRECT:GROW +REPEAT

This talk is designed to equip staff working remotely with the much needed tools, skills and strategies needed to thrive through this challenging time.

A talk to help you and your staff grow through adversity,emerging at the end of this journey together more empowered,confident, wiser, stronger and more resilient!

Keynote # 2

ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

THE MAVERICKS BIG WAVE STORY

The Mavericks Big Wave Story tells the tale of how a regular working guy from South Africa manages to get halfway around the globe to win the prestigious Mavericks Competition, the world’s premiere high adrenaline big wave surfing event,  overcoming the seemingly impossible obstacles along the way and against all odds.

  • VISION
  • GOALS
  • ATTITUDE TO ACTION DEALING WITH FEAR & CHANGE THE CONSTANT LEARNING ATTITUDE
  • OPPORTUNITY IN THE OBSTACLE
  • THE POWER & IMPACT OF VISUALIZATION
  • DREAM IT, SEE IT, BELIEVE IT, ACHIEVE IT,
  • MINDSET UNDERSTANDING & REDEFINING LIMITING BELIEFS
  • PERSERVERENCE / RESILIENCE 'NEVER GIVE UP' ATTITUDE
  • ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

This is a story filled with insights about overcoming obstacles,the power of the mind, embracing change, determination, never giving up, and tackling the "impossible"

Keynote # 3

10 TOOLS FOR REMOTE SUCCESS!

FOR BUSINESS & LIFE

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

This Virtual 45min Virtual Talk was designed as a giveback at the beginning of the Coronavirus, when work suddenly changed in an instant and the world as we know it changed forever!

As the Mavericks Big Wave Champion and the only person on the planet to survive in a tiny box sized space, paddling alone in the Atlantic Ocean for 93 days, Chris is probably one of the best and most qualified and equipped individuals to talk and give guidance on isolation and how to get through adversity, change and challenging times.

The only constant in life is change, so the sooner we learn the skills to lean into it, we learn the skills to not only survive, but thrive, better. These 10 Tools for Remote Success help you doexactly that!

  • THE POWER IN GRATITUDE
  • ATTITUDE & MINDSET- PMA /GROWTH MINDSET
  • THE POWER OF CONNECTION
  • HEALTH & WELL BEING (THE 5 KEYS)
  • THE POWER OF FEAR+ LEANING INTO CHANGE
  • REFLECTION CHALLENGE: CHANGE &GROW
  • PATIENCE & UNDERSTANDING
  • GOALS TREATS & TREASURES
  • BITE SIZE CHUNKS & THE POWER OFSTART
  • RESILIENCE- THE GOLDEN MONKEY!

He has learned some highly valuable tools and skills that helped him get through these challenging times which he will share with you through this interactive Talk / Workshop.

This is guaranteed to help you and your staff deal with and overcome changes and challenging times and emerge stronger, more positive, healthier, and happier, and able to move forward more effectively and efficiently, and stay productive through it all.

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Currently only offering Virtual Talks due to travel restrictions
- Thrive! Surviving & Thriving in Turbulent Times
- 10 Tools for Remote Success! For Business & Life
- Achieving the Impossible! The Mavericks Big Wave Story
- Unlock Your Superpowers Workshop

Expert On:
  • Resilience
  • Adventure
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Adversity

As an ambassador and role model, Chris Bertish has transformed his life holistically, including his business, purpose and passion to focus on inspiring positive change by becoming endorsed and certified by BCorp, 1% for the planet, becoming Carbon Neutral and planting trees through the Worldview Climate Change Park. Chris inspires people to find their own purpose in life and to be the change they wish to see in the world. Nothing is impossible unless you believe it to be!

Speaker Associations / Accrediations

CVPA (Certified Virtual Presenter Africa)

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        • Site Admin
          Site Admin
          14 March 2021 at 5:02 pm

          He teaches you on finding your greatest potential,and coming from such a legend as Chris,I was left feeling empowered to evaluate where in my life I could more intentionally’dial it up’and follow my passions.

          Kelly Cowden Industry Events & Sponsors Salesforce

          Keynote Talks - Virtal

        • Site Admin
          Site Admin
          14 September 2020 at 5:10 pm

          Chris deservedly received a massive standing ovation from our international audience. His story is simply Breath-taking! CEO Mike Lee ATMIA Global

          Keynote Talk - Live

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