In the midst of the uncharted Amazon, after losing his three companions, one man was tested to the extreme. Alone and bare to the bone, for three harrowing weeks he battled to survive against all odds.

However, Yossi Ghinsberg lived to tell the amazing story. As well as how the ordeal profoundly affected his understanding of himself and his life purpose.

Ten years later Yossi returned to the Amazon and made it his home. Working with indigenous forest dwellers for three years they built Cha-la-lan, a model eco-tourism village that inspired the entire world. The following decade of his life he dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of opiate addicts across the globe.

Author of the international best-seller 'Jungle', Yossi’s amazing journey has been made into a full-length feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Yossi now travels the planet sharing his messages on vision, hope, survival and the inevitability of change.

Speaking topics

Jungle Survival Skills for Business

The Power To Survive

After a tragic separation from his friends, one man is lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or weapons, in the midst of the worst rainy season in decades.

Through this inspiring experience, Yossi Ghinsberg takes his audiences on an emotional experience of inner strength and self-discovery. This keynote presentation is based on Yossi's international bestseller 'Jungle', now also aired as a docu-drama-mentary produced by the Discovery Channel and now soon ready for release as a major motion picture to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — 'Harry Potter!'

You can hear a pin drop in the room when Yossi takes the stage. But there is much more than sheer entrancement in his storytelling. Yossi translates his own lessons of survival into principal and effective strategies for business excellence. In this unique presentation audiences will;

  • Feel empowered to adapt to their circumstances. They learn that we are co-creators of our own realities, in life and in business
  • Explore how adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice, following our business survival instincts will often lead to success
  • Learn how to move away from competition into a collaborative mindset, one that fosters innovation and ultimately, survival 

Jungle Survival Skills for Change

Innovation: In Flux, In Flow

In many industries, the rapid rate of change employees are facing can leave people feeling as though they are lost in the wilderness. Something Yossi Ghinsberg has experienced first hand. After a tragic separation from his friends, Yossi was lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or defences, in the midst of one of the worst rainy season for decades.

Yossi translates his own lessons of survival – where every single moment left him at the mercy of the jungle, and his ability to adapt fast to the changing circumstances literally meant the difference between life and death – into effective strategies for those experiencing change in the work environment

This keynote presentation is based on the international bestseller 'Jungle', now also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and soon to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — 'Harry Potter!'

From this unique presentation audiences will;

  • Feel empowered to adapt to their circumstances. They learn that we are co-creators of our own realities, in life and in business
  • Explore how adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice and following our business survival instincts will often lead to success
  • Learn how facing our fears and looking for innovative ways to embrace change, can lead us towards our desired outcomes

Jungle Survival Skills for Teams

Collaboration, Innovation, Survival

After a tragic separation from his friends, one man is lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or supplies, in the midst of the worst rainy season in decades.

This inspiring keynote experience is based on Yossi's international bestseller 'Jungle', now also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and soon to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — 'Harry Potter!'

A key insight from Yossi’s harrowing story is that the law of the Jungle itself relies on collaboration. Working intelligently with his changing conditions, Yossi was able to perceive innovative ideas vital to his survival. Yossi challenges organisations to think about how they can apply collaborative thinking; expanding out from the limiting mindset of pure competition, designing environments where teamwork can thrive, skills are utilised and ideas are shared. In this unique presentation audiences will;

  • Learn how to move away from competition into a collaborative mindset, one that fosters innovation and ultimately, survival
  • Feel empowered to adapt to their changing circumstances and roles and forge a united team
  • Learn that we are co-creators within the wider team and organisation
  • Be motivated to become day-to-day heroes in their lives and at work

Testimonials

Spectacular, inspiring, emotional, breathtaking... all of these superlatives and more have been used by delegates who were privileged to hear you. You have touched many hearts with your wonderful story and people who have now read your book following the conference keep talking about ‘this inspiring man called Yossi Ghinsberg.
Travelscene American Express

Yossi, thank you! Your story was truly amazing and your message was right on target with the entire audience.
IBM Global Services

Thank you for your invaluable contribution to our recent Nokia Day conference. Your address was perfectly suited to our theme. Feedback received from the group was outstanding which can only be attributed to your ability to communicate the events you experienced whilst in the Amazon. The storytelling at the themed dinner was superb with all staff mesmerized by your presentation.
Nokia

It's always a challenge to find speakers of the right calibre for these high profile events. Your story was both fascinating and challenging. You possess the extremely rare gift of a great storyteller with the ability to create word pictures which capture the imagination of an audience and take them on a journey with you. We look forward to an opportunity to work with you again in the future."
AMP

I received very positive feedback from your very articulate, interesting performance. Many dealers were capable of quoting the key messages from your story... which is exactly what we hoped for.
General Motors

We are very pleased, as you know, with your presentation… Thank you for your candor and honesty and for your easy working relationship.
BMW

Everyone who participated in the evening had nothing but glowing references and felt an enormous sense of exhilaration in recounting Yossi’s story. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other companies thinking of using him in a similar situation.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals

In my opinion and that of many delegates to whom i spoke, Yossi was the most moving presenter at the conference. He has that unique and uncanny ability to tell a story in three dimensions, with passion and leave you on the edge of your seat. I would strongly recommend Yossi as a keynote speaker at any future conference where you wish the audience to be entertained, motivated and reflect on their own lives.
AXA Financial Advice

The motto of the meeting was “The Alliance Team Can Change the World.” I looked for a key note speaker who was able to deliver the message that it is up to the team to lead the changes in the way we do business.... What I like about working with Yossi is the fact that he takes his time to learn who the audience is before the presentation... I highly recommend Yossi when you look for a presenter that is different to the day to day business routine. He is a great motivator and speaker.
Hilton

You speak in a way that allows your audience to relate the content easily to their own situations, making it all the more powerful an address. Now, over a month since the conference, I am still receiving requests for your book!
Telstra

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