Adventure Keynote Speakers

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Adventure keynote speakers thrill audiences by living through an adrenaline rushes. They are athletes, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Adventure keynote speakers invite us to join along as we live vicariously through these thrill-seekers. GDA Speakers has a long roster of illustrious adventure speakers to inspire events of all shapes and sizes.


Keynotes: 1 Books: 11 Videos: 2

Dr. Robert Ballard

Deep Sea Explorer, Discovered Titanic Wreckage

“I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Robyn Benincasa

New York Times Best-Selling Author and World Champion Adventure Racer

Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Guion Bluford

First African American Astronaut

Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was the first African American to fly in space in 1983, and the first African American to return to space for a second, third, and fourth time. He logged over 688 hours and he is now president of the Aerospace Technology Group. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Dan Clark

The New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker, Award-winning Athlete

Dan Clark uses his unique extraordinary life experiences of soaring into space, fighting back from a paralyzing injury that short his football career, and interviewing the world's most successful business gurus, superstar athletes, influential celebrities, and military heroes, to customize every speech to the specific needs of every meeting planner.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Amelia Rose Earhart

Around the World Pilot, TV Personality, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation

Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Susan Ershler

History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author

As a history-making mountain climber, business executive and author, Susan
Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach
new heights of business and personal success.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Yossi Ghinsberg

The Power to Survive, Inspiration for the Movie 'Jungle'

Yossi Ghinsberg - Bringing Amazon survival skills to business. Yossi ignites the human spirit to overcome rising challenges, breathing new perspectives into individuals and organizations worldwide. Yossi is a master story teller.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 12

Michaela Guzy

Executive Producer, On Air Talent, Writer, Storyteller, Speaker, Travel, Sustainability, Millennial Mindset, Social Impact Advocate

Michaela Guzy, a former publishing exec who is fearless beyond reason, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. OhThePeopleYouMeet speaks to the wanderlust in us all and ignites a passion for global connections and sustainable and immersive travel.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Marc Herremans

Belgian Triathlete. Former Ironman to World Champion Para-Triathlon Ironman

Marc is one of the most requested International Motivational Speakers in the world, team-leader of a professional cyclocross team. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Influencer, Hip-Hop Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Athlete and Dreamer

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. Is currently on the cover of Runner’s World and secured partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Erica Miller

Motivational Speaker ● International Best-Selling Author Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology ● Entrepreneur ● Holocaust Survivor

When Dr. Erica Miller shares her stories and wisdom, people can’t help but listen and take them to heart. A five-foot tall dynamo with an effervescent spirit, she has overcome challenges through her life that are difficult to fathom.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Nando Parrado

New York Times Bestselling Author, Rugby Legend, Hero and Inspiration for the Movie, Alive

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains nealry 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

Push Inc. Founders

Push Inc. founders, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, guide organizations and individuals toward their full potential through the power of relationships. Overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging our weaknesses, inviting others into our story, and embracing the fact that we cannot do it all on our own.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Pollock

Explorer, Innovator, & Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people achieve more than they thought possible. It is tough to deliver world class performance. Your people won’t do it by chance. With a high-impact catalyst you can help them act with the courage to make it happen. Mark Pollock is that catalyst.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Dane Rauschenberg

Extreme Athlete - Ran 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends

Dane Rauschenberg is the extreme athlete who successively ran a certified marathon every weekend in 2006- 52 in total. Dane has quickly become a sought-after motivational speaker for not only races of all distances, but also universities, corporations and businesses nationwide looking for someone to create a spark.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jeff Salz

Explorer, Anthropologist, Author, TV Personality

Dr Jeff Salz.... works with C-Suite execs at Google, Microsoft, Disney, eBay keeping the adventurous, innovative, team spirit alive!

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Sebastien Sasseville

Athlete | Change Management and Leadership Expert | Author

Sébastien Sasseville empowers leaders to lead with purpose and inspires organizations to embrace change. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada are made even more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Lyn St. James

Retired Professional IndyCar Driver

Lyn St. James is a change agent, not just in sports, but someone who makes people think differently about themselves and about others. Her accomplishments on and off the track intrigue people and her style is engaging and inspiring.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Sean Swarner

First Cancer Survivor to Summit Everest, Author, Performance Coach Adventurer, World Record Holder

With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation to redefine the way the world views success.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Patrick J. Sweeney II

Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Olympic-level athlete, Cancer Survivor

Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10. 

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