Meet Ed

 Ed Stafford: keynote, after dinner, awards, personal appearances

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‘In short, it was amazing. Everything about the session suited our team perfectly and everybody has been incredibly positive, inspired and taken plenty of learnings from him.  Ed was incredibly open to the questions asked as well. Seriously, seriously impressed, so thank you and thank him. It genuinely lifted what's been a pretty tough year for some of our team.'  

Recent testimonial for one of Ed's virtual talks.

Ed Stafford walked into the history books when he completed his epic trek along the length of the Amazon River.  His Guinness world-record setting adventure took two and a half years and his success made headline news across the globe.  His achievement is, as Sir Ranulph Fiennes put it: 'Truly extraordinary'.  He has since gone on to inspire people of all ages around the globe through his survive and thrive TV programmes - all filmed in difficult, challenging environments.

Ed Stafford is passionate about encouraging others. He is honest and real about the challenges he faced: snakes, severe floods, electric eels, jaguars and the hostility of local tribes confronted with a tall foreign man in their midst. Ed's story has powerful lessons about motivation, resilience, working with others, respect for other culture and staying positive when things are relentlessly tough. Messages about success in the face of adversity, the determination to achieve targets and riding out tough times are delivered in a very entertaining way with a large dollop of self-deprecating humour.

Ed now has a new talk to share with his audience:

“Unslumping yourself is not easily done” [Dr Seuss] - A guidebook to Lockdown

Dealing with adversity for short periods is all well and good, but what if your negative situation just won’t end?  Ed Stafford (somewhat optimistically) thought Walking the Amazon would take him a year - in fact, it took him almost two and a half years.

Ed draws on this epic and often life-threatening event and his nine subsequent Discovery Channel survival series to speak about how to manage long-term adversity.  How to stay motivated, how to combat doubts and fears, how to stop chronic worrying, and how to quit blaming others and take back the belief that you are in control of your own life situation.

From mindfulness to book-ending your days; from being present to surrendering to external situations; Ed has gathered a unique tool kit of useful advice that can be used by anyone who is finding these uncertain times tough to navigate.

What Clients say about Ed's talks

'Absorbing, fascinating and thought-provoking - absolutely perfect for our audience - Ed crafted his presentation superbly.  He is very engaging, amusing and talks about his amazing experiences in such a modest manner.' 

Anglian Water

'Wow!  Exceptional session.  Fantastic, inspiring closing speaker. Sent everyone away ready for the next challenge and energised to get back to work.' 

Rugby Football Union

Ed's 860 day expedition engaged followers all over the world, and when Ed lost his sponsor part-way through his expedition, support for the project raised through social media was significant in ensuring success.  Ed's footage became an acclaimed documentary and was sold to over 100 countries and his first book Walking the Amazon was translated into several languages.  Ed has since gone on to film a variety of hugely successful TV series for Discovery Channel and Channel 4 (UK). 

Ed Stafford was awarded European Adventurer of the Year 2011. The Guinness World Records formally recognised Stafford's achievement: he appears in the 2012 Guinness Book of Records.

Ed intends to use his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to get up off the sofa and go outside.  He is a proud Scouts Ambassador.  He also inspires young people through developing their bushcraft skills.

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