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Yossi Ghinsberg

Explorer, Survivor & Visionary Entrepreneur

Yossi Ghinsberg is a master storyteller with an epic story to share. Lost alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. The author of the international bestseller ‘Jungle’, now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Yossi was recently rated as one of the top ten speakers in the business.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Presentations

Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business
Yossi’s ‘Amazon Survival Skills for Business’ is a mesmerizing storytelling session that will keep audiences riveted to the edge of their seats. However, this total absorption facilitates also a deep learning experience. His survival skills for business are designed to shift your attendees’ perspective and inspire them to always assume responsibility, taking their game to the next level. His energy is contagious – his insights mind-bending and counter-intuitive. Yossi believes survival is a desired state for the workplace, driving everyone to their peak performance. The ‘secret sauce’ of survival is the realization that competition is a waste of energy and inefficient. A better, more efficient strategy is investing the energy in innovation, creating what Yossi calls ‘Niche Monopoly’.

  • From the moment we made contact, we were impressed by his energy, creativity, and commitment to our objectives. He worked closely with the team developing the content for the meeting and tailored his message to fit perfectly with our corporate objectives. He is a phenomenal storyteller. His experience and his ability to enthrall an audience is unparalleled. During his talk, you could hear a pin drop – the audience was hanging on his every word. He talks from the heart and does not present a pre-packaged or canned message. He told his own story, but included so many life and professional lessons that our team was talking about the speech for days during and after the event. 

    - Founding Partner of Deckers Outdoor Corporation
  • You gave everything and more than I could have hoped for in your speech, your demeanor and in graciousness. Many people have commented to me how moved they were by your amazing story, by your honesty, humility and the courage you showed us by sharing the impact your journey had on you as a human being.

    - VP, Strategic Business Development of CI Investments
  • Many of our attendees commented that they enjoyed your presentation very much ... you had many sitting on the edge of their seats. Some told me they felt they were with you in the jungle as you told your story.

    - Manulife Financial
  • Everyone who participated in the evening had nothing but glowing references and felt an enormous sense of exhilaration in recounting Yossi's story. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other companies thinking of using him in a similar situation.

    - Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
  • It was a pleasure meeting you and I am absolutely awed and deeply inspired by your story. I am greatly inspired by your advice on adversity and having the choice to become a victim. I must tell you how much you inspired them all. Now they all want to read your books and see the film.

    - Young Presidents Organization

Summary Profile

As a speaker Yossi insists on a ‘Buy One Give One Free’ deal. Whenever he is invited to speak, he asks his clients to volunteer him to the community for any worthy cause. From India, to Switzerland, San Salvador, or Israel Yossi speaks to youth, to elderly, to children with special needs, to schools. Yossi’s clients include some of the world’s leading companies and organizations, such as Citibank and Singularity University. He shared the stage with world leaders such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Nassim Taleb, Wayne Dyer and many other luminaries.

Yossi is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres. An international businessmen, a best selling author, a daring adventurer. Yossi is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects such as the acclaimed Ecolodge, Chalalan. Blinq, a social mobile application he has developed between Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Silicon Valley.

He is officially appointed as the ambassador of the uchupiamonas of the Amazon. Voicing their call to protect their ancestral lands from the threats of a electric plant that threatens to flood a large part of the Madidi Valley and threaten their livelihood.The Uchupiamonas are the people that helped saving Yossi in his original ordeal. It is with them that he has envisioned and built Chalalan. An ambassador for Shalva an organization that helps children on the spectrum of mental retardation and their families. Yossi’s 10 years daughter Nissim is a rare syndrome child with mild mental retardation, however Shalva invited him not knowing he himself was a father to a special child. It was destiny calling and Yossi now is an ambassador for Shalva.

Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others. The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. In 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.