Global Citizenship - The Path Within: A Guide to Realizing your Potential and Contributing to Humanity
Bash’s unique approach to “Global Citizenship” empowers attendees re-structure the way they view the world- beginning with themselves. Being a Global Citizen begins with believing in our own potential. By creating a strong foundation within ourselves, with our co-workers and on our stoop, we will then be able to create lasting change in the greater world. Bash encourages each of us to realize our full potential- thereby becoming inspired members of our families, our organizations and ultimately- our world.
Topics: Leadership, Inspiration, Service
Steps from the Stoop: The 3 Simple Steps for Connecting with the “Other”
Bash’s all-inclusive approach to relationship building has been cultivated for 30+ years, starting with his ‘stoop’ in Brooklyn, where his childhood friends shared a combined total of over 13 nationalities. In this flagship talk Bash drives home the ease of relationship building with a personal, yet universal method he’s applied everywhere from farming with mystics in Uganda to living with nomads in Mongolia.
Topics: Communication, Diversity & Inclusion, Cultural Awareness, Conflict Resolution
Change Your Mind, Change Your World: A Unique Approach to Becoming the Person you Wish to Be
We each have an area in our life where we are currently at Step A and we’d like to get to Step Z. We often wait for conditions to be perfect before ever taking the first step towards our goal. Our excuses appear to be boundless- no time, no money, no resources- but they usually boil down to the same core belief- a lack of faith in our potential. Bash shows how, with no formal training or credentials he created a unique career as an explorer, TV producer and renowned international storyteller. His method is simple… start from the place you wish to be.
Topics: Leadership, Inspiration, Productivity, Service
Ignore the Noise: Life Lessons for “Ignoring the Noise” and Discovering your Passion
Have you ever been uncertain of your life’s direction after graduation? Actor, PBS TV Host, UN Speaker, and Nat Geo Explorer, Chris Bashinelli, shares concrete examples colored by international adventures that help us ignore the noise and find meaning in our lives. At 20 years old Chris gave up his acting career, moved to Tanzania and discovered his true calling. How can I create my own venture? How can I raise money for my mission? How can I be sure this is my path? Bash can’t answer the question for you, but he will lead you in an empowering direction…
Topics: Inspiration, Leadership, Communication, Social Change
For socially conscious members of the modern world, Chris “Bash” Bashinelli, the Cross-Cultural-Explorer, takes us on an introspective adventure – walking in the shoes of people halfway around the world and encouraging us to think differently about our lives. Bash is a relatable everyman who forged his own unique path in life Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bash gave up an acting career (The Sopranos, HBO), to follow his real passion – using media to bridge intercultural gaps around the world. Whether he’s speaking on stage with Stevie Wonder, interviewing Dr. Jane Goodall for PBS, or living as a nomad in Mongolia for National Geographic, Bash keeps us engaged, entertained, and inspires compassion for “the other”.
Bash’s unapologetic energy, humor, and compassion have made him a go-to speaker everywhere from multi-million dollar corporations to Ivy League Universities, to the United Nations General Assembly Hall. From TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Austria, to Azerbaijan, Bash has left attendees in tears of empathy and joy. He brings attendees on an inspirational journey, coupled with stunning video footage and thought-provoking exercises. He equips us with the practical tools we need to grow our business, connect with others and contribute to humanity.
Host of Bridge the Gap on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, Bash has interviewed some of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet and is an Eagle Scout. At 24 years old he became the youngest male ever to moderate the UN International Day of Peace. Bash is a vanguard for all things service, productivity and cultural exchange.
His mission in life is to create a Culture of Compassion. The fire behind his unquenchable thirst for change, stems from the life of his parents, and his late father – Stephen Bashinelli, who passed away in 2009. An Actor-turned-Activist, he throws himself into high stakes scenarios on TV with no holds barred. He has harvested Buffalo with Native Americans in Pine Ridge, walked miles for clean water in Haiti and worked side by side with individuals from countless corners of the Earth. With humor and humility, Chris presents us with a new way of looking at the world.