A Guinness World Record holding adventurer and winner of the 2011 European Adventurer of the Year award, Ed Stafford is known for being one of the most inspirational adventurers of our time.
Over his career, he has broken multiple records and pushed himself to achieve what many would deem as impossible. Formerly, a British Army captain, he started to blog his deadly journeys and became a highly popular figure known all around the world. Not only this, but he made headline news for his epic adventures, featuring in over 900 articles and on every major news channel in the UK and US.
His debut book, ‘Walking the Amazon’ became a best-seller and has since been translated into Mandarin, Ukranian, Polish and Spanish. The footage he took whilst completing his adventures has since been turned into a hugely popular documentary on the Discovery Channel. In 2009, Stafford started writing a biweekly blog for the Prince's Rainforests Project which has also proved extremely popular.
Moreover, as a result of the success of his first documentary, Ed has gone on to film seven other series for the Discovery Channel. One of these programmes, Naked and Marooned, was a 60-day challenge on an uninhabited island without any food, water or tools, that went on to spark the development of the runaway hit series called Naked and Afraid.
Such is his popularity and celebrity, in 2018 a survival show Ed Stafford: First Man Out with a competition format began production and premiered in early 2019. Each week, Stafford meets another survival expert in a different part of the world and he competes to complete a difficult trek with limited provisions.
Having given keynote speeches all over the world, including New York, Sydney and Istanbul to name a few, Ed Stafford is fast becoming one of the best inspirational adventure speakers available. With a humorous touch to his delivery, you are sure to be not only inspired but also entertained by his speeches.
A highly interesting motivational speaker with a wealth of experience, Ed's talks often focuse on the importance of humour whilst facing adversity, the significance of determination to achieve targets, and how to ride out tough times. An expert in his field, and a truly professional keynote speaker, Ed has the ability to adapt his talks to the theme of the event and audience type.
Humour in the Face of Adversity
Drive & Determination
Never Giving Up
“Ed gave a wonderful talk. Having him brought a real sense of occasion – the number of internationally well-known adventurers is very small, the number of those who have achieved a genuine world first is even smaller. Better still, given his pedigree, is that he was so willing to poke fun at himself, making for a session that was full of laughs as well as being impressive and inspiring.”
"You could not have hit the mark more completely with what you said. Not only was the content of enormous interest in its own right, but your delivery was extremely moving, and I think touched everybody on a personal level."