Yossi Ghinsberg

Adventurer, Greatest Survival Story of Our Time ; Author of "Lost In The Jungle"

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Traveling From: California

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A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and unconventional thinking. In these times of great challenge and » Read Full Bio

A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and unconventional thinking. In these times of great challenge and change, his “Power to Survive” message is timely.

Ghinsberg was born and raised in Israel and served three years in the Israeli navy on the Red Sea. During this time, he befriended the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert whose wholesome philosophy and nomadic lifestyle greatly influenced his life’s path.

He studied Jewish Philosophy and Business Administration at Tel Aviv University, followed by a comprehensive study of the 'Kabala' in authentic environments. A truth seeker by an inner calling, Ghinsberg continues to study the religions and philosophies of the past and present - including the Ancients, the Classics, Eastern, Contemporary and the Shamanic path.

Ten years after almost losing his life in the Amazon, he returned to the river valley that was the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. During this period, he was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day. His work with indigenous Amazon tribes contributed to the creation of the Madidi National Park, the largest biosphere conservation belt in the Amazon.

The next phase of his life was dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of opiate addicts throughout the world as Vice President of The Center for Investigation & Treatment of Addiction (CITA). Ghinsberg promoted a new approach to the treatment of opiate addiction, establishing 12 treatment and research centers around the world from Mexico to China. He also founded 'The Alma Libre Foundation' based in Australia, dedicated to assisting opiate addicts in their re-integration to society.

Since that time he has initiated several different business ventures and published two books and two albums of original music. He has been involved in grassroots efforts for reconciliation and healing in the Middle East.

Today he is the founder of a new interior and landscape design label “collecteco” which represents his never ending roaming of the planet, his commitment to ecology, his connection to nature and his respect for indigenous cultures.

Ghinsberg is married to Belinda and father to four children: Mia, Cayam, Nissim, and the recently born baby boy Shalem. They live in Israel, Australia and the USA.

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Bringing Amazon Survival Skills To Business (Leadership)
What can leaders learn from a man who survived against all the odds in the Amazon Jungle? Yossi's survival skills for business are designed to shift a leader's perspective and inspire them to always assume responsibility, taking their game to the next level. His energy is contagious, his insights mind­bending and counter intuitive.
The Power to Survive (Overcoming Adversity)
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 every day 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. Yossi's message is always timely and always appropriate - for any group, anywhere. He speaks to what it means to be human, and shows us how we all possess the power to survive, even in the most extreme situations. His message is inspiring and hopeful leaving his audiences uplifted and empowered.
Sailing the Seas of Change
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives or the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change." (Charles Darwin) A master storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg's keynote on change is not a lecture but a journey, taking audiences far away from their every day reality and giving them a different perspective on what change really is and how to use it. Accepting change as a natural phenomenon is the basis of sanity; knowing how to flow with the change is the greatest of virtues. This is the most basic and relevant wisdom that can help us better manage our work and our lives. Ghinsberg explains how surrendering to the power of change doesn't mean one is helpless or powerless. Individuals and organizations will always be faced with change. His insights help everyone see change in a positive way - not as an obstacle to be overcome, but an opportunity to be grasped.
The Laws of the Jungle, Jaguars Don't Need Self-help Books
A master practitioner of corporate spirituality, Yossi Ghinsberg introduces this pioneering work of incorporating principles and guidelines from nature "the natural world" the planet as a whole and the cosmos and draws their relation to the management of our personal and professional lives. Audiences are intrigued by the unique cutting-edge human thinking that provokes and challenges the conventional, suggesting an alternative outlook on life and a new path of action toward wellbeing and success. Empowering and encouraging, Ghinsberg's "Laws of the Jungle" teaches that we are the co-creators of this life; assuming responsibility yields power; what we resist persists; and casting our vision upon the future forms a new path.


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