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Chris Bertish Motivational Speaker

  • Street: Johannesburg
  • City: Gauteng
  • Servicing Area: Nationwide
  • Email Address: speakers@eventsource.co.za
  • Listed: September 1, 2016 8:12 am
Chris Bertish Motivational  Speaker

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“Nothing is impossible, unless you believe it to be …” Chris is world renowned for surfing waves the size of triple story houses and for taking on extreme challenges such as stand-up paddle boarding across the Atlantic.

This is what Chris does … but the reason WHY he does it, leaves us with a beautiful story …

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Book or hire Chris Bertish Motivational Speaker for your next corporate event

“Nothing is impossible, unless you believe it to be …”Chris is world renowned for surfing waves the size of triple story houses and for taking on extreme challenges such as stand-up paddle boarding across the Atlantic.

This is what Chris does … but the reason WHY he does it, leaves us with a beautiful story …

Chris is world renowned for surfing waves the size of triple story houses and for taking on extreme challenges such as stand-up paddle boarding across the Atlantic.

This is what Chris does … but the reason WHY he does it, leaves us with a beautiful story …

He is as comfortable in the water as he is on land; which is one of the reasons why he achieves challenges in extreme ocean conditions that most people would consider impossible. Another reason is Chris’s attitude: in his world, there is no such thing as ‘can’t’ or ‘impossible’. He has simply banned these words from his vocabulary.

This, in itself, is remarkable, because Chris is not a full time athlete, but a regular working guy. He has had to balance his raw talent and big-wave ambitions with a healthy dose of pay-the-rent realism. He has created his own opportunities to pursue his dreams, by running his own small business whilst he did the tough training. There was plenty of opportunities for Chris to become despondent and to give up but he never did …

 

“You were everything that we could have asked for and more! The response was overwhelming … You are a special human being!”

Steve Harden – Southern Wines GM, California, USA

 

“Everyone is just raving about your talk. Your story is truly outstanding and is told with humility, insight and humour, which is woven into a spell binding narrative. As a motivational talk, I cannot fault it”

Paul Boynton, Alternative Investments Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group

 

Chris has faced the most frightening waves on the planet, competing against the world’s top sponsored professional athletes; unlike them, he paid for himself to get there – no small feat when you come from a town at the tip of Africa, which is far from most Big Wave spots as you can get.

His tale of overcoming obstacles to get half way around the globe for the Mavericks competition final, has audiences clinging to the edge of their seats!

This is not the story of a sponsored glory boy, given every opportunity to rise to the top of big wave surfing and ocean adventure sports. This is the tale of a young man with huge amounts of courage, ambition, focus, self-belief, never-say-die optimism and a steely determination to achieve greatness.

Chris beat the odds and won the Mavericks Big Wave international event in 2010, in the biggest and scariest waves ever surfed in competition, on borrowed equipment as his boards got lost in transit.

He went on to break a string of world records paddling on his stand-up paddle board to raise money for his chosen charities like the Cancer Association, The Lunchbox Fund and the Miles for Smiles organisation, for which he is an Ambassador.

He has set multiple world records, two in 2013 for the fastest English Channel crossing and the first ever Source to Sea adventure over four consecutive days with less than six hours of sleep. In 2014, he set a new Guinness World Record for the 12 hour Open Ocean Distance record. Next year, Chris aims to be the first person to stand-up paddle solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Over the past five years, Chris has turned his talents to telling his exciting story, becoming a motivational & inspirational keynote speaker. He travels the world inspiring audiences to believe that, with the right hard work, self-belief, focus and ‘never-give-up’ attitude, they too can achieve great things.

His motto captures his attitude: “Dream it, See It, Believe It, Achieve It” …

It really is that simple. If you truly believe in something, set your sights on your goal – no matter how big – work hard at it, stay focused, determined and never give up, you can achieve anything.

And when Chris leaves the stage, his audiences believe it too!

 

2015 was a big year for Chris Bertish; he launched his first book, ‘Stoked!’ which ranked as a ‘best seller’ and his film, ‘Ocean Driven’, has received three global awards so far.

 

“Chris Bertish claims to be an ordinary person, however, his story is nothing short of extraordinary. He kept the audience riveted and awe-inspired at the power of the human spirit to overcome obstacles and his pure determination and will to succeed”

Jason Rade, Senior Events Manager, The Eventful Group

 

“Fantastic, truly fantastic, everyone was so inspired and thoroughly enjoyed your talk”

Vivianne Pagani, Events Co-Ordinator/Manager, Southern Charter – Wealth Managers

 

“Chris’s story is inspiring, extraordinary and unique; the sold out audience was captivated from start to finish”

Ashleigh Flemming, Marketing & Events Manager, The One & Only Hotel Group

 

“Your talk was incredibly inspiring and it hit all the main key points for the event. Truly amazing!”

Valerie Junger, Vice President, Model N – Silicon Valley, USA

 

“Chris is a remarkable example of how important mental control is in order to overcome great obstacles and utilizing the ‘Power of the Mind’ to show that nothing is essentially impossible”

Professor Tim Noakes, Founder of the Sports Science Institute

 

“Chris shared his personal story which was extremely inspirational to all the agents at our conference. I believe that every person in the room walked away feeling that they could conquer the challenges that lay before them. He was engaging and had their full attention for the whole duration of his presentation”

Anna Davis, Marketing Manager, Pam Golding Properties

 

“We had 45 delegates for our annual sales conference in June 2013. Chris gave an awe-inspiring account of what it takes to make impossible, possible. His commitment, tenacity and passion were infectious and the team continuously referenced him over the next few days of the conference. We found him to be very ‘real’, totally relevant and in line with our strategy going forward”

Gary van Rooyen, General Manager, New Balance

 

“Chris’s talk about achieving our goals was truly fantastic. My team found it engaging and inspiring, linking in all our key focused messages, while leaving a lasting impression and fuelling a higher level of confidence and motivation to take on challenges we face going forward”

Alexander Anson-Esparza, Head of Marketing, The Clicks Group

 

 

Speaking Topics

Chris’s speaking topics include:

  • IMPOSSIBLE – THE MAVERICKS BIG WAVE STORY
  • POWER OF THE MIND
  • OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES WELCOME
  • VISION, TO GOALS, TO ACTION, TO SUCCESS
  • DEALING WITH CHANGE & CONQUERING YOUR FEAR

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Achievements

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Chris’s achievements include:

- XXL Swell.com Award-Biggest Wave paddled in the World in 2000
- First person to paddle in at Jaws- Peahi-Hawaii 2001
- Red Bull Big Wave Africa- 3rd place 2007
- Nellscott Big Wave event, Oregon, 2009 3rd place
- First person to SUP Nellscott Reef, Oregon, 2009
- Mavericks Big Wave Invitational- Half Moon Bay, California Winner 2010
- Nellscott Big Wave event, Oregon, 2010, 2nd place
- First person to SUP Dungeons, 2010
- First person to surf Seal Island 2010
- South African Surfing Awards, Pushing the Boundary Award 2011
- Big Wave World Tour-3rd place finish- 2011, after only surfing 3/5 events)
- Eddie Invitational Big Wave Classic, Oahu, Hawaii 2011
- SUP World Championships, Peru Feb, 2012 9th place Distance
- TEDx and Global International Motivational Speaker 2012 /20 13
- ISA World SUP Championships, Peru 2013 6th place
- World first 325km unsupported/unassisted SUP up West Coast Africa, Jan 2013
- Mavericks Big Wave Invitational California, 7th 2013
- Nominated for the Nagjar, South African Adventurer of 2013
- First Source to Sea- River Thames:England (Run20km/Paddle 243km /Cycle 42km)-Aug 2013
- New English Channel World Record: SUP- 5h:26.03 mins Sept 2013
- Runner up- Adventurer of the Year Award- Global SUP Awards: USA-Oct 2013
- New Open Ocean World Record: SUP 12 Hour Record-130.10km Dec 17 2013

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