Bear Grylls


Known for being able to survive in almost any environment, Bear Grylls has become an outdoor adventure specialist.  With a military background, Bear understands the importance of leadership and teamwork, to subjects he brings to life as a leadership speaker. Bear began his education of expedition and survival on the Isle of Wight in the UK, where he learnt to climb and sail thanks to his late father. Bear’s career began with the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS.

It was here he perfected a large arsenal of skills that would later be enjoyed by a global audience, watching him pit against mother-nature. Delivering anecdotal tales of some of the fearsome environments in the world, Grylls is a truly intriguing after dinner speaker. Despite breaking his back in three separate places in a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa and enduring several months of military rehabilitation, Bear reached the summit of Mt. Everest in time to still be one of the youngest climbers to ever accomplish the task.

His amazing story of recovery, overcoming adversity and achievement led him to become the star of Emmy nominated Man vs. Wild and Born Survivor television shows on the Discovery Channel. Both the shows rank in some of the most watched programmes on the planet, reaching out to an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.

Articulate, charismatic and interesting, Bear is one of the most accomplished TV Presenters in the world. Off screen, Bear has lead record-breaking expeditions, from Antarctica to the Arctic, which in turn have raised over $2.5million for children around the world. Bear’s highly motivational tales as a leadership speaker captivates audiences, striving to bring the best out of people and maximising their performance in both their social and business lives.

To book Bear Grylls as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“I have never had such a positive reaction to a speaker before, the team were simply enthralled, an inspiration to all who listened!” – Trading Director, Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd

“One of the most moving and honest speakers I have heard in many years.” – Spike Milligan

“There are precious few people in this world who can really make a difference in a positive way, you are one. Many thanks for all you are doing for BA. It is so good for our people to hear and learn from someone who has done so much in a world so different from ours.” – British Airways

“Professional and inspirational contribution, the combination of your particular style and breathtaking video hit all the right notes.” – PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS

“Your talk went down extremely well with all of our audience. One of the best speakers we’ve had in years.” – W H SMITH LTD

When he’s at corporate events, Bear is known to cover the following topics:

  • Peak Performance
  • Drive & Determination
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Risk Consideration
  • Perseverance & Determination

Watch Bear doing what he does best, here: