In the midst of the uncharted Amazon, after losing his three companions, a young Israeli traveller was tested to the extreme through 20 harrowing days of sheer survival. A riveting storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg sweeps audiences into the depths of the primordial jungle. An experience that must be heard to be believed.

His first book 'Jungle', based on this incredible adventure, quickly became an international bestseller and subject of a Discovery Channel feature length documentary called 'Escape from the Amazon'. An incredible story, production is currently underway turning his lifestory into a feature film. 'Jungle' the movie is set to be Greg McLean's next thriller and will star Daniel Radcliffe - the infamous 'Harry Potter'.

Yossi now speaks globally on the Power to Survive through unrelenting crisis and change, then how to harness vision to begin thriving in the new reality. His keynote presentations are suited for organisations looking to inspire and motivate people toward their goals, despite adversity or unfavourable circumstances.

Time and again Yossi's presentations leave people on the edge of their seats, as if they have just lived through the experience together. Yossi Ghinsberg is a rare voice of our generation who's compelling presentations rekindle the human spirit and energise teams to become day-to-day heros.

Yossi's key messages include:

  • Abundance - scarcity is a delusion, we live in abundant universe.
  • Cooperation - the best way to build and conduct a healthy business is to view it as an ecosystem.
  • Leadership - true leaders don't serve their ego, but the greater good of their company and society.
  • Pursuit of Happen-ness - the art of responding to life as it unfolds from a place of strength and balance.
  • Values - how to achieve your business and personal success while still retaining your values.
  • Growth - evolution is achieved by raising our collective level of awareness, each individual is essential.



Jungle Survival Skills to 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 a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and soon to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — otherwise known as 'Harry Potter'.

You can hear a pin-drop in the room when Yossi takes the stage. But there is much more than sheer excitement in his storytelling. Yossi translates his own lessons of survival into principal and effective strategies for business excellence.

This unique presentation;

  • Empowers audiences to adapt to their circumstances. They learn that we are co-creators of our own realities in life and in business
  • Explores how adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice
  • Individuals and teams are motivated to become day-to-day heros in their lives and at work
  • Learn how to move away from competition into a collaborative mindset, one that fosters innovation and ultimately, survival


Yossi's story is inspiring to everyone - it is a story about human survival. However, through his experiences, Yossi provides thought-provoking questions to understanding oneself and the purpose of life. He captivated the audience through his demonstration of strength and bravery, his path to self-discovery and his enthusiasm in story telling. We all have dreams and he brought alive the realisation that in order to achieve our dreams we have to make sacrifices. The sharing of his experiences has made a difference to each person in the audience and that is a very special talent to have.
- Cutting Edge Dinner

Yossi researched our company and our aims beforehand and delivered a speech that involved stories of his journey in life, it was not a cardboard presentation. His motivational speech made a difference to the audience.
- Bayer CropScience

I felt he would be an ideal candidate to inspire and encourage our Sales Team to new heights and to push the boundaries. I am pleased to say that Yossi's presentation did achieve the desired results. Everyone who participated had nothing but glowing references and felt an enormous sense of exhilaration.
- Olympus

Thank you for your invaluable contribution to our recent Nokia Day conference. Your address was perfectly suited to our overall theme of 'continuous learning'. 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 of 'The Holy Grail' at the themed dinner was superb with all staff mesmerized by your presentation. In addition, your morning meditation session provided an excellent means of recovery following the festivities of the previous evening. Your contribution to the success of the Nokia Day was significant and for that we are most grateful.
- Nokia Telecommunications

Thank you again for your involvement in our recent Customer Care conference. Your story and style of delivery was extremely moving and inspiring, as you saw for yourself. 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

Yossi's story is an inspiration and demonstrated clearly the strength of the human mind and what it is capable of achieving. The sincerity and passion with which he delivers his story endeared him to all the delegates present. The reception after his first presentation was such that we invited Yossi to make a second presentation on the following day. His easy going style and broad perspective on life made him an instant success with all those present and he was generous in the time he was willing to share with all the delegates and their partners throughout the cruise. Talking to him and sharing his views on a variety of topics only served to confirm the depth of his thinking and the caliber of the man
- Sigma Pharmaceuticals

This Monday, I had the honor of watching Yossi totally captivate an audience. What an incredible storyteller! AND his story is one of the best I've seen for inspiring organizations that are going through tough stuff. Yossi puts things into perspective - a perspective that inspires us to treasure each adversity because life is never short of a miracle. Yossi's experience is like something you would read in a novel and his presentation is so powerful it's like attending a movie. The big difference is he uses no visuals - his words are so powerful that you are in the jungle, in the rushing waterfall and experiencing everything with him as if you were the one lost in the jungle. Yossi's Power to Survive (the title of his signature keynote) is a must see / hear / experience for every organization who need to breathe life into their people!
- CMI Speakers

As you are aware at Aegis we have some incredibly powerful speakers at our annual meetings, but you are among the most impressive we have ever had.,,It was amazing to all who attended how you could weave a gripping tale of survival in the Amazon, against all odds, into a story that had practical application in all of our lives. Somehow you were able to open up the complexities of the universe with all its wonders and its bounty and demonstrate how it has a positive message that correlates to the most common levels of everyday life. Our team of senior managers left your presentation filled with an inspiring view of how each of them could take the adversities that are sometimes thrown at them, put these challenges in perspective and turn them into positive growth experiences. Yours is a message not of some ethereal value, but it touches all who hear it with a sense of wonder and of awe at the power each of us has. For me, personally, I know your message is something I will always carry with me.
- COO Aegis Living

Spectacular, inspiring, emotional, breathtaking... all of these supaerlatives 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 have kept talking about this 'inspiring man called Yossi Ghinsberg'
- Travelscene American Express

I urge you to hear Yossi' s story. I have never seen a packed room of around 700 people be so totally absorbed at a convention session in my career. My children aged 10 and 13 years also had the opportunity to hear Yossi that day- and I am so glad, as age holds no barriers to Yossi's sensitive life messages.
- National Insurance Brokers Association

Your story and style of delivery was extremely moving and inspiring. 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.
- Telstra

You gave everything and more than I could have hoped for in your speech, your demeanor and in graciousness. Many people have commented to me how moved they were by your amazing story, by your honesty, humility and the courage you showed us by sharing the impact your journey had on you as a human being. I am honored to have met you and to have had the privilege of creating, through you, a profound experience for the audience. Thank you for being so generous with your time and joining us for the evening events. That made the whole experience even more wonderful for us.
- VP, Strategic Business Development, CI Investments

Personally moved & transformed my thoughts - would use in a heartbeat
- Xenia Consulting

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