About: Lewis Pugh | Ocean Sustainability
Lewis Pugh goes to the extremes. He’s been to the world’s most inaccessible places. He’s put his body through unimaginable difficult conditions.
He has learnt how to harness the energy that comes from overcoming extraordinary odds and he knows how to inspire audiences to rise to their own internal challenges. His talks make a difference, to individuals and to organizations
What are the qualities that make Lewis Pugh one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers?
What is it about his talks that bring audiences to their feet?
What is it about him that captured the imaginations of world leaders like Bill Clinton, Ted Turner and Desmond Tutu?
His dream is that they will make a difference to the world …
Lewis Pugh ability to make his story matter has made him into one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers.
On their 125th anniversary, Coca-Cola asked Lewis to address their world-wide leadership team; when Unilever decided to double their business and halve their environmental footprint, they chose Lewis to motivate their management team and when Lloyd’s Agency Network turned 200 years old, they asked Lewis to help them visualize their future in an increasingly unpredictable world.
As an ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer, Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. He shares the visualization that enabled him to undertake the first swim across the sub-zero waters of the North Pole. Lewis Pugh – Inspirational Motivational Speaker shares the ‘radical tactical shift’ that he used to complete the first swim across a glacial lake on Mount Everest.
Most importantly, Lewis inspires people to reach for their dreams and to achieve their own impossible.
Achieving his impossible …
Lewis Pugh is often described as the ‘Sir Edmund Hillary of Swimming’. He is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean in the world. To date, he has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history.
Each of these feats was done to raise awareness about the vulnerability of our oceans and their importance to humanity. And he’s not finished yet …
Lewis is a vivid story teller. His address on leadership at the Business Innovation Forum in Rhode Island was voted as one of the ‘7 Most Inspiring Videos on the Web’.Over 5 million people have viewed Lewis Pugh TED talks, and countless others have followed him on BBC, Good Morning America, CNN, Jon Stewart, National Geographic, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Jay Leno and more.
His two books, ‘Achieving the Impossible’ and 21 Yaks and a Speedo’ were both best-sellers
Lewis has received a number of awards including France and South Africa’s highest honors, as well as The Freedom of the City of London. In 2010, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader for his “potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership” and in 2013, the United Nations Environment Program appointed him ‘Patron of the Oceans’.
MOST REQUESTED TALKS:
“You have a very special gift. Not many people can speak to a group of world leaders like you did – with so much authority and passion. I could have heard a pin drop.”
Ted Turner | Founder of CNN
“Your address was the perfect close to a conference centered around achievement and moving to the next level. The story you have to tell is incredibly unique and was delivered in such a professional and entertaining manner. Everyone was inspired by your extraordinary journey.”
Colin Grassie | CEO | Deutsche Bank (UK)
“Lewis’s big advantage is that he understands both the developed world and emerging economies.”
Muhtar Kent | Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola
“Lewis Pugh doesn’t tell us what to do, he shows us what can be done.”
Bill Clinton | 42nd President of the United States of America
“Lewis Pugh gave the perfect talk: a little bit of action, some thinking outside the box, humbling words on the need to respect nature, a happy ending. A Hollywood scriptwriter could not have structured it better.”
The Financial Times
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