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Yossi Ghinsberg


Tel Aviv, Israel

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.

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Jungle Survival Skills: Adapting to Change During Uncertain Times

In many industries, the rapid rate of change employees are facing during the global pandemic can leave people feeling as though they are lost in the wilderness. Something Yossi Ghinsberg has experienced firsthand. After a tragic separation from his friends, Yossi was lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or defenses, in the midst of one of the worst rainy season for decades. Yossi translates his own lessons of survival – where every single moment left him at the mercy of the jungle, and his ability to adapt fast to the changing circumstances literally meant the difference between life and death – into effective strategies for those experiencing change in the work environment.

This keynote presentation is based on the international bestseller Jungle, now also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and a feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe. From this unique presentation audiences will…

  • Feel empowered to adapt to their circumstances. They learn that we are co-creators of our own realities, in life and in business
  • Explore how adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice and following our business survival instincts will often lead to success
  • Learn how facing our fears and looking for innovative ways to embrace change, can lead us towards our desired outcomes

Audience reviews:

  • 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
  • Many people have commented to me how moved they were by Yossi's amazing story, by his honesty, humility and the courage he showed us by sharing the impact his journey had on him as a human being. I am honored to have met Yossi and to have had the privilege of creating, through him, a profound experience for the audience.
    - 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

Speaker Biography

As a gifted storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg’s presentations inspire and sow seeds of growth and positive transformation in the minds and hearts of corporate audiences. He recounts his tales and life-learnings with transparent authenticity so that audiences feel as if they are right there with him. Years of experience as a business keynote speaker have found Yossi before audiences of all sizes and from across a wide variety of industries. He is just as comfortable speaking on stage in front of thousands of people as he is in a more intimate boardroom setting with a dozen executives. Over the years, Yossi has shared the stage with many of the world’s eminent public speakers, most memorably Wayne Dyer, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton.

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.