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: 12 Videos: 6

Dr. Robert Ballard Featured

Deep Sea Explorer, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreckage, Emmy-winning Documentary Producer

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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Robyn Benincasa Featured

Leadership and Teamwork Expert; Full-time Firefighter; Adventure Racing World Champion

Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 15

Amelia Rose Earhart Featured

Around the World Pilot; Podcast Host; Artist; 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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 13

Nando Parrado Featured

Survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571; New York Times Bestselling Author; Rugby Legend; Hero; Inspiration for "Alive" Film

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 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray Featured

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

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: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 15

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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jamie Clarke

Performance coach for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and Extreme Adventurer

Over the last 20 years, Jamie Clarke has climbed the Seven Summits—including two treks up Mt. Everest—ridden camels across The Empty Quarter of Arabia and created two successful outdoor retail companies, firmly establishing himself as an authority in the business of adventure.

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Yossi Ghinsberg

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

Yossi is a master storyteller with an epic story. Lost and alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. He brings Amazon survival skills to business, igniting the human spirit to overcome rising challenges. 

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Keynotes: 5 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. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Pollock

Explorer, Innovator, and Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

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: 0 Videos: 3

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: 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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