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. Because 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.

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.

The SUP Crossing – Go The Distance talk

About the talk
There has never before been a solo expedition so wild, extreme and hazardous that, as Red Bull, Nat Geo and the New York Times said ”Redefined Adventure!” But not only did Chris’s incredible SUP Crossing transcend the limits of what was thought to be humanly possible, it was completed for an incredible life changing purpose that directly impacted and inspired millions around the world.

In Chris’s latest and most impressive talk yet, which is receiving standing ovations globally, The SUP Crossing – Go The Distance talk, Chris delivers a spellbinding and captivating narrative complemented by a powerful audiovisual presentation that will blow your audience away.

In March 2017 Chris completed his most daring challenge yet by becoming the first person to cross the entire Atlantic Ocean (over 7500km) on a Stand Up Paddleboard over 93 days and 93 grueling nights, solo & unsupported. In doing so, Chris dared to achieve what most perceive to be impossible.

This talk will inspire, educate and motivate audiences by sharing his incredibly captivating stories, lessons and learnings.

Achieving The Impossible

About the talk

Chris rides waves the size of four-storey 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.

During this one-day, invitation-only surfing competition 24 TITANS attempt to compete at the highest level of skill, risk and athleticism to stand out and effortlessly challenge the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the winter season. It’s a story that is filled with insight about overcoming obstacles, the power of the mind, embracing change, determination, never giving up and tackling the “impossible”.

Fireside Talks:

About the talk
A completely unique and very intimate & personal, informal evening around a fire/fire-pit, at a venue/location chosen by the client. Chris will open the session with some of his stories in a relaxed, intimate, yet casual setting, without audio visual.

Clients get the rare chance to talk and engage on a one-on-one basis with Chris and find out the secrets to the magic that makes him tick, what inspires, drives and motivates him to achieve the seemingly impossible time and again and to continue doing so. This personalised session is perfectly suited to smaller groups who want a really unique and special evening comprised of your Executive Committee, VIP Guests or recognised top achievers. It’s an opportunity to engage and hear various stories about some of the greatest Adventures of our time, from the man himself.

From massive waves, to great white sharks, giant squids, to World Records, Guinness World Records, crossing the Atlantic, surfing Shark Island and so much more… Ask Chris the questions that you don’t get the answer to in a formal talk! This will definitely be a night to remember and one every guest will never forget.

Topics Covered

The SUP Crossing Story
Achieving the ImPossible
Fireside Talks
Intimate Dinner Setting

Video
Categories
Regions

United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America

Location

California, USA

Topics

The SUP Crossing Story
Achieving the ImPossible
Fireside Talks
Intimate Dinner Setting

Booking Rates

All fees exclude travel and accommodation where required:

Talk: The SUP Crossing Story - $ 15 000
Limitless! (50min - 1 hour)

Talk: Achieving the ImPossible - $ 15 000
The Mavericks Big Wave Story (45min - 1 hour)

Talk: Fireside Talks - $ 10 000
Personal & Intimate evening with fi reside story and Q&A (2hours, evening event,
6 - 20 pax) *Please note: No audio visual included

Talk: Intimate Dinner Setting - $ 10 000
20 minute talk with 40min inspirational Q&A session and dinner with guests (2.5hours,
<50pax) *Please note: No audio visual included

Team Building - $ 8 000
Surf or Stand Up Paddle session (location TBD) (2hours, 2 - 20pax)

Elite Sports Team Talks & Game Day Motivators (up to 1 hour) $ 12 500
Talks at Schools / Universities / NGOs / NPOs (1hour) $ 7 500

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