Yossi Ghinsberg

Speaker


Yossi Ghinsberg

Adventurer | Amazon Survivor | Inspiration for the Movie Jungle

Yossi Ghinsberg knows survival like almost no one else. When he was just 21 years old, he made headlines around the world for having survived in the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, alone. Today, Yossi draws on the lessons he learned from his ordeal to show organizations what they too must do to “survive” in the corporate jungle. An epic storyteller, his unique insights are counter-intuitive and transformational.

As an author, Yossi’s memoir of his unexpected adventure, Jungle, sold millions of copies around the world, and aired as a docudrama on the Discovery Channel. The book has also been produced as a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, to be released in 2017.

An entrepreneur, Yossi is the co-founder and director of the Chalalan Ecolodge in the Amazon basin. The lodge is an eco-tourism village formed in partnership with the indigenous tribes in the area, and was the first of its kind at its inception.

A dedicated humanitarian, Yossi also served as the vice-president of development for The Center for Investigation and Treatment of Addiction. In this role, he founded 12 centers for the treatment and research of opiate addiction in different parts of the world from Mexico to China. In Australia, Yossi founded The Alma Libre Foundation, dedicated to assisting opiate addicts and provide rehabilitation options for re-integration into society.


The Power to Survive: Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business

“Adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice.”

Yossi Ghinsberg’s amazing true story of survival is a timeless metaphor for how to face up to the challenges and uncertainties of everyday life.

After being separated from his friends, Yossi wandered lost and alone for three weeks in the heart of the Amazon. He managed somehow to survive, even with no food or weapons, and during what was the worst rainy season in decades, until he was miraculously saved.

The survival skills that Yossi learned while in the Amazon are counter-intuitive insights will expand your business horizons, open new dimensions and facilitates new possibilities.