As a speaker Yossi insists on a ‘Buy One Get 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.
A true Earthling, Yossi travels the planet for business, community work and personal explorations. He is a cross-pollinator of paradigm shifting ideas, his keynotes inspire and transform the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Yossi is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres.
An international businessman, a best-selling author, a daring adventurer. Yossi is the founder and architect of several innovative creative projects such as the acclaimed Ecolodge, Chalalan. Blinq, a social mobile application he has developed between Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Silicon Valley. Yossi is an active spokesman for Indigenous people and the defence of the Amazon jungle. He is an ambassador for Shalva.org for children with special needs and as a speaker he always volunteers for the community.
Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. It is 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”. And in April 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.
His passion for meeting cultures living off the grid, drove him to the Beduins deserts of Sinai where he lived for three years. He visited the Sahara seven times and counting. He was the first visitor to arrive in the remote Carteret Group Island of the shores of Papua New Guinea and was adopted by the community, these islands, tragically have succumbed now to rising sea level and disappeared. He was the first visitor to arrive in the remote Catret Group Island where he celebrated with his fiance the millennium New Year’s Eve. These disappearing islands. The people of these 6 small paradise islands were the happiest and most hospitable people he ever met. Few years later these islands succumbed to the rising sea level and disappeared and the entire population move to the big island Buka.
In 2016 Yossi initiated a new tradition, once a year Yossi takes on a group of travelers on a real life changing adventure. The first expedition in Bolivia started at the high Andes descending to the Amazon on a rarely traveled dirt road. Followed by days in Canoes and rafts through the Amazon up the Madidi valley where Chalalan the resort Yossi has built with the Uchupiamonas in 1995.