There are few story tellers who have the gravitas of Yossi Ghinsberg. He has walked the road that he speaks about, from surviving the jungles of the Amazon to living with the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert - So when he talks about sustainability you know that his experiences have given him a profound understanding of how it shapes every aspect of our daily lives.
I was living in the Amazon with the Uchupiamonas for several years. We were developing our ecolodge Chalalan in the heart of the Madidi Jungle. In the process, I became one of them - initiated as an Uchupiamona myself. I became indigenous.
In order to develop a proper social awareness, the mythical, cultural and geopolitical precepts should be reconsidered allowing for a new way of thinking to be untethered.
How do we break through the cultural points of view that segregate us, preventing us from the ability of holding a cohesive social conscience?
Yossi 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.
Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the worlds most loved and respected speakers, he teaches audiences how to tap into their survival instincts in order to over come challenges in the corporate world, using his incredible story of loss and adventure in the Amazon
Here he gives us a sneak peak into his incredible true story.
Don’t let go of the raft! I told myself as the undertow dragged the raft along rapidly below the surface. The pressure on my lung became unbearable.
Yossi Ghinsberg’s tale of survival has inspired audiences all over the world. Having been separated from a group of travelling friends, Yossi was left to fend for himself for three weeks in the harshest environment on earth, the unchartered Bolivian Amazon. With no food and no water, Yossi discovered an animal strength, an innate desire to live that has changed his outlook on life forever.
In this short interview Yossi gives us an exclusive insight into why he took that treacherous journey, his darkest moments and how he pulled through in the hopes that we can each take away a lesson in resilience.
After becoming separated from his friends in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, Yossi Ghinsberg survived three harrowing weeks in one of the worlds' most dangerous environments.
It was this experience that has lead Yossi on a journey of self-discovery that has seen him captivate hundreds of thousands of people across the world with his tales of strength, collaboration and above all, our innate power to survive.
In this heartfelt article, Yossi asks us to call upon our animal instincts to survive the everyday stresses that plague us at this busy time of year.
'The Wevolution Revolution' is a recount of Yossi's amazing adventure of building 'Chalalan' an eco-tourism resort in the heart of the Amazon that inspired the world. Through this fascinating story on a timely idea and the power of vision, Yossi touches big picture issues and identifies new trends and values in the emerging new world. Yossi talks like no one else on understanding nature's module of the eco-system with its internal design and principles. He talks about the economic philosophy before and after the GFC. His insights are striking in their originality, thought provoking and enlightening for organization who are interested to quickly adapt and go ahead of the curve.
The youth left the village in search of truth; left his young wife and child, the family, the tribe, the land he loved. Insatiable desire drove him to search for the truth. Never sleeping two nights in one place he roamed the world inquiring for the truth. Finally after years of hardship in a remote village under the always-snowy-mountains he met a sage who pointed out the highest mountain and said the truth lives there in a dark, frozen cave. The youth set upon his journey without delay, arduous and dangerous was the climb but he did not give up. The caves atop the mountain were dark and eerie. He saw an old woman sitting on a rock, her back to him. When she turned he almost died of fear so ugly was she, her skin burnt by the sun and frost, toothless and old. The truth agreed to grant him his wish. Days later when they were done he asked her permission to return to his village to share the truth with all. 'Yes,' replied the truth, ‘but don’t tell them I am old and ugly; tell them I am young and beautiful.
We were delighted to have been able to recently share international author and speaker, Yossi Ghinsberg with some of our clients during our DARE showcase series.
Lost in the uncharted wilderness of the Amazon for 20 days, Yossi's harrowing true story of sheer survival has moved audiences worldwide. We captured his talk at the DARE Sydney Showcase where he spoke of The Chalalan Project, a eco-tourism resort and ultimate result of his journey in the Amazon. This video will leave you in awe of Yossi's ability to take a vision and turn it into actuality.