Yossi Ghinsberg is a motivational speaker and a man who knows a thing or two about
leadership and the power we possess inside ourselves. Faced with a life or death situation Yossi found his will to live, discovered his true purpose and is here tonight to share his story and to help motivate you to never give up. We are all born leaders and we all have the power to change our life, tonight Yossi will show us how.
“Leadership – true leaders are ones that serve not their ego but the greater good; for their company and society.”
Yossi Ghinsberg is the international bestselling author of Jungle, a true story of survival against all odds in the Amazon rainforest that has sold over one million copies and is the subject of an episode of the Discovery Channel’s I Shouldn’t Be Alive series. The book the Los Angeles Times called, “a powerful story” and The Washington Post described as a, “thrilling book” is also now a feature film in production.
A natural storyteller, Yossi is an accomplished business motivational speaker who has been hired to address audiences at such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, Fuji, Xerox, Telstra and Bayer. He skilfully captures the imagination of his listeners as he brings his message of triumphing over adversity from the wilds of the Amazon to the corporate environment.
When he speaks to groups at corporate events and business meetings, Yossi draws from his rich life experience as a daring explorer, survivor and visionary entrepreneur. He speaks from the heart of his harrowing experiences in the rainforest and courage to take risks in his professional life, sharing personal insight that is as riveting as it is deeply transformative.
Yossi grew up in Tel Aviv. He served his mandatory three years of military service in the Israeli navy, during which time he lived with tribal Bedouins in the Sinai Desert. He later studied business and philosophy in academic and authentic environments. Ten years after almost losing his life during his memorable trip in the Amazon, Yossi returned to the Amazon River valley that was the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. He was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan Ecolodge, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day.
During this time Yossi organized two national reunions of all indigenous groups to inform them on issues of intellectual property and their rights and roles in the fight over resources in the Amazon. His efforts and work contributed to the creation of the Madidi National Park, the largest biosphere conservation belt in Bolivia.
The next phase of his life was spent in what Yossi aptly terms the ‘field of agony,’ when he dedicated seven years to the treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of opiate addicts throughout the world.
In addition to publishing his books Jungle and Laws of the Jungle, Yossi has initiated various business ventures and been involved in grassroots efforts for reconciliation and healing in the Middle East. In recent years Yossi operated an interior and landscape design label called collecteco to represent his commitment to ecology, connection to nature and respect for indigenous cultures.
Yossi is currently co-founder and CEO at Blinq.me, a Silicon Valley based start-up company financed by 500 Startups acceleration Micro Fund. Blinq is an innovative mobile solution that with one touch brings social updates from across social media platforms about any contact so you enter into every dialogue with confidence.
Yossi is married to Belinda and father to four children: Mia, Cayam, Nissim and Shalem. They live in Israel, Australia and the USA.
Tonight we are joined by Jason Barger Creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement. Jason will be discussing with Garth Sandiford and Kim Ward what to takes to be successful in life and how having Guts and Determination make all the difference in the world to achieving your goals.
It is sure to be a high energy power pack night filled with fun and excitement.
Tonight on CIM we welcome power couple of survival – Ruth and Mykel Hawke.
Ruth England is a distinguished journalist turned survival expert and Mykel Hawke is Green Beret and world renowned survival expert.
Tonight we will talk to Mykel Hawke about their show on Discovery Channel, tap into what makes a person fight against all odds and make it out alive during a disaster, as well as what it takes to be tougher than the odds stacked against you.
It is all about the strength of your inner spirit on this special one edition with The Hawkes.
Date / Time: 11/28/2011 1:00 PM Eastern
MYKEL HAWKE is a U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” combat veteran with over 20 years of combined military, government contracting, and survival experience. He is the creator and star of two hit shows, Man Woman Wild and One Man Army (Discovery Channel) and currently stars in a series on The Outdoor Channel, Elite Tactical Unit. Hawke is the bestselling author of a language book and two critically acclaimed survival manuals to includeHawke’s Special Forces Survival Handbook. He is also co-author of theJake Tyler thriller series, which is based on his personal experiences. He is the founder and President of SpecOps—a global media, training, and adventure tourism company. Hawke has been featured in several films and numerous network and cable television shows in both the U.S. and U.K. Hawke supports veterans and veterans causes as well as many humanitarian organizations.
Tonight on CIM we welcome the ever inspirational Jeremy McGhee
In 2001 his world was turned upside down when a motorcycle accident left him without the use of his legs. But for this man, a man who loves to live life on the edge, one accident was not about to slow him down.
Jeremy wasted no time dwelling on what he lost and instead he focused on what he had gained. He started a foundation to help others and went on living life to the fullest.
Tonight we will talk with Jeremy about guts, determination, never being held back and what it takes to overcome anything in your life.
Join us and an invite a friend to listen to this inspirational one hour special with adrenal junkie Jeremy McGhee.
Date / Time: 11/22/2011 10:00 PM Eastern
When I look back on my life, the years have wisped by like the last bit of green light of the sun as it slips over the horizon…the ever so famous Green Flash. If you look away even for an instant or blink an eye, you will miss it. People claim they see it while others mock pessimistically that it is make believe. I am one of those that have seen it.
In the same way, my life seems to have been but a glimpse and I do not doubt for a second that tomorrow…and the ensuing years…will pass quickly just the same. Assuming we make it there, tomorrow will come and go swiftly so I am going to make damn sure that I enjoy this playground of ours TODAY!
In September of 2001, while riding my motorcycle, a white car quickly swept in front of me. I remember my face smashing into its side. Inertia buckled my bones and sent me skidding along the pavement. My limp body grotesquely grated to a stop broken and maimed. As I lay powerless in the street, cold crept up my arms as massive amounts of my crimson life-giving fluid flowed onto the warm summer asphalt. There, in the street, Death held a calm conversation with me. I knew I was dying.