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Survivalist Expert

If all you take from our time together is this, know the power of unrelenting, unwavering resilience...

Bear Grylls OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure.

Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.

Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Grylls recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.

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Since then, he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Running Wild has featured Bear taking some of the world’s best-known stars on incredible adventures. These include President Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet, to name but a few.

Bear also hosts the Emmy Award-nominated interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild, which was one of Netflix’s most watched shows in 2020. Netflix & Bear then forged new ground by make two interactive movie versions of You Vs Wild including the second most watched film on Netflix US, titled: Animals On The Loose.

Bear has also won two BAFTAS, including one for his hit Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls.

Bear also filmed an adventure with Prime Minister Modi of India, which achieved a landmark record as the ‘world’s most trending televised event, with a staggering 3.6 BILLION impressions.

His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over 90 books, selling in excess of 19 million copies worldwide.

He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first-ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

He is married to Shara, and together they have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. They live on a houseboat on the Thames in London and a private island off the Welsh coast.

Bear’s life motto is simple: courage and kindness . . . and never give up!

Talking Points

Bear Grylls Keynote

Bear Grylls delivers keynotes worldwide to corporations, awards evenings and more. He offers a range of options from fireside chats and interview style Q&As, to motivational keynotes, jaw-dropping entry or exit stunts, virtual talks and survival hacks.

The key themes of Bear's talks are teamwork, leadership, operating under pressure, resilience, overcoming adversity and going the extra mile.

In the keynote Bear will talk about the four things that have shaped him and the lessons he’s learnt along the way. Through his keynote, he will guide the audience on a journey to understand how 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 not only survive but also to thrive in these tough times.
Bear and President Obama made for such a fun, interesting and dynamic combination for our SAP global audience - and Bear’s message about resilience was incredibly powerful. SAP Global

With trademark energy and enthusiasm, Bear scaled breathtaking new heights with BT Global Services’ virtual Sales Kick-Off, helping to empower an entire Banking & Finance division with true-grit determination to strike out for new horizons, ready to embrace failure and become more resilient to grow and succeed in these changing and uncertain times. Unleashed, Bear grappled with every discussion topic with charm, clarity, passion and good humour, inspiring his audience around the world to believe in themselves and go beyond limits. BT would like to thank Bear for well and truly taking this virtual event within sight of the summit.


Bear Grylls captivated our audience with his real-life story of determination and human spirit. His simple advice to ‘never give up’ really hit home with our group. We had three outstanding keynote speakers this year, but only Bear received a standing ovation!


Juice Plus+ has been working with Bear Grylls for many years. We invited him to speak at our European Leadership Convention in Barcelona in front of 8,000 people and he was simply amazing. His inspirational personality had an incredible impact on our audience. He brought the entire arena to a silence, listening in awe of his breath-taking journey.

EMEA Events

Bear recently spoke to 2,000 corporate and leisure travel business owners, colleagues and supplier partners on the final day of our three-day Annual Conference. Bear was incredibly polite, friendly, accommodating, and above all, human. The topics Bear discussed during his talk truly resonated with our entrepreneurial business owners, empowering them to get ready and ‘be prepared’ for another year of providing uniquely personal travel experiences for their customers, motivating them to grow their individual businesses with the best mindset to do so. It’s safe to say that Bear’s insightful speech, inspiring Conference delegates to have courage in adversity in all circumstances, will stay with many members of our international company community for a very long time.

Travel Counsellors

Resilience, resilience, resilience - this is what it takes to never give up and this is what Bear brought to the stage impressively and authentically at Switzerlad's most important annual economic forum. His personality, his charisma and his enthusiasm inspired and thrilled the audience. The cooperation with his whole team was always pleasant and professional.

Swisse Economic Forum
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