Bear Grylls OBE is an adventurer, presenter and author.
Furthermore, he is one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.
Grylls has hosted more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world.
Bear is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marine Commandos. He is also Chief Scout to 40 million worldwide Scouts.
Bear Grylls OBE Virtual Motivational Speeches
At 7.22 am on 26th May 1998, Bear Grylls entered The Guinness Book of Records as the youngest, British climber to summit Everest and returned alive. He was only 23 years old.
The ascent took over ninety days of extreme weather, limited sleep. Furthermore, Bear ran out of oxygen deep inside the ‘death zone’.
A year earlier, Bear had become the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam (22,500 feet), a Himilayan peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘unclimbable’.
In 2003, Bear completed another groundbreaking expedition. This time on the water, Bear led a team across the North Atlantic Arctic Ocean in a small open rigid inflatable boat. As a result, Bear was awarded an Honorary commission in the Royal Navy for this record-breaking feat.
In 2007, Bear Grylls became the first man to fly a powered paraglider to a height above Mount Everest in the Himalayas. The team raised over $1million for Global Angels and children’s charities worldwide.
Before the Everest Expedition, Bear spent three years with the British Special Air Service (21 SAS). During his SAS service, he suffered a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa where he broke his back in three places.
After months of rehabilitation, always focusing on his childhood dream of Everest, he became fit enough to attempt the world’s highest peak.
Grylls has a natural talent for communication. As a result, his TV shows have brought him worldwide acclaim.
Bear’s first TV break came in a ‘Sure For Men’ deodorant TV commercial (Rexona, worldwide). This TV ad featured the story of Bear’s Everest climb and what makes him most nervous!
His first significant TV Series was for Channel Four, called ‘Escape to the Legion’. Bear undertook simulated basic training with Legionnaires in North Africa.
Due to the success of the Foreign Legion Documentary, Bear presented ‘Man Vs Wild’ on Discovery Channel Worldwide. Furthermore, he fronted the 8-part series ‘Born Survivor: Bear Grylls’ for Channel 4. Both shows feature Bear surviving in some of the most remote places on the earth.
Man Vs Wild become the No. 1 cable show in the USA.
His NBC & National Geographic Channel series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, has seen him take global stars such as Ben Stiller, Julia Roberts, President Obama & Prime Minister Modi of India on adventures into the wild.
Furthermore, Bear has also hosted over six seasons of the BAFTA award-winning C4 series, The Island with Bear Grylls, plus the Emmy Award-nominated series Hostile Planet for National Geographic and “You Vs Wild” for Netflix.
A prolific author, Bear, has written over 85 books, selling over 15 million copies worldwide.
His first book, ‘Facing Up’, went into the top-10 bestseller list, and was published in the USA as ‘The Kid who climbed Everest’.
His book ‘Facing the Frozen Ocean’, was short-listed as Sports Book of the Year.
Bear’s autobiography ‘Mud Sweat and Tears’ spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list.
Bear Grylls – Motivational Speaker
As a motivational speaker, Bear draws on his experiences and discusses the four things that have shaped him, and the lessons he’s learnt along the way.
Bear guides the audience on a journey helping them to overcome challenges and adversity and to learn from failures.
His stories of resilience, courage, and never giving up, will inspire and empower the audience to get out and find their own adventures!
Bear talks about the human bonds that tie people together when the chips are down. About what it means to have your life depending on a thin rope between you and your team-mate. The ability to work together under harrowing conditions, and how crucial honesty, integrity and trust play when your lives are at risk.
Bear’s inspirational story focuses on that ability to find something unique and profound inside when it matters, not a transient, chest-beating form of motivation that fades when the going gets tough. It’s the discovery of a core drive that sustains you through the darkest times. An instinct to achieve. A quiet strength. It’s about finding that little bit ‘extra’; that vital word that makes the difference between the ordinary and the ‘extraordinary’.
Great leaders inspire a feel-good factor around them – you want to be with them. We perform much better when we are appreciated, encouraged and valued. Great leaders inspire those around them to go that little bit further, to achieve that little bit more and make them feel that little bit stronger.
Bear is only too aware that a capable team on a mountain relies on honest communication, a shared purpose and a culture of can-do and want-to. All must have an awareness that vulnerability creates bonds, and where there are bonds, there is strength.
We all have our own ‘Everest’ in our life. Bear’s story is really about applying those pure qualities that have kept him alive and helped him become one of the few, or “one of the ‘lucky’ on Everest.”