Bear Grylls OBE

  • Award-Winning Global Adventurer, TV Host, and Bestselling Author


Bear Grylls OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.
Bear originally starred in Discovery’s hit TV series Man vs. Wild across seven seasons, before hosting the NBC & National Geographic Channel series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls. This show has seen him take global stars such as Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, President Obama & Prime Minister Modi of India on adventures into the wild.
Bear has also hosted over six seasons of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series, The Island with Bear Grylls, as well as the Emmy Award nominated series Hostile Planet for National Geographic and You Vs Wild for Netflix. Bear has recently launched a new production house, The Natural Studios which will be providing a home for the best adventure talent worldwide, to help them create shows that inspire and move people to go for it in their lives and to never give up.
His autobiography Mud Sweat and Tears spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list and he has written over 85 books, selling in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.
He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Movement, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.
 

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Bear was simply the perfect choice to join us and talk about why ‘experience matters’ at our annual kick off meeting in Barcelona. Bear brought energy, insight, and was highly relatable for our entire audience who joined us from across Europe. His stories and approach to life left my teams feeling empowered and motivated, we all took something away from his presence and contribution. To top it off, he was highly engaged and approachable throughout our full interaction–both on and off stage.

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  • IASA
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  • BT Global Services
  • SAP
  • AEG
  • Salesforce
  • Google
  • Mendix
  • Nutanix
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Making Breakthroughs Faith, Fire, Failures, and Fear: Overcoming the things that hold you back and breaking out of comfort zones

Bear Grylls will talk about the four things that have shaped him and the lessons he’s learnt along the way. Through his keynote, he will guide the audience on a journey to understand how to overcome challenges and adversity and to learn from failures. His stories of resilience, courage and never giv ...

Bear Grylls will talk about the four things that have shaped him and the lessons he’s learnt along the way. Through his keynote, he will guide the audience on a journey to understand how to overcome challenges and adversity and to learn from failures. His stories of resilience, courage and never giving up will inspire and empower the audience to get out and find their own adventures!

Faith, Fire, Failures, and Fear: Resilience, Courage and Never Giving Up

Bear Grylls delivers keynotes worldwide to corporations, awards evenings and more. Offering a range of options from fireside chats and interview style Q&As, to motivational keynotes, jaw-dropping entry or exit stunts, virtual talks and survival hacks, the key themes of Bear's talks are teamwork, ...

Bear Grylls delivers keynotes worldwide to corporations, awards evenings and more. Offering a range of options from fireside chats and interview style Q&As, to motivational keynotes, jaw-dropping entry or exit stunts, virtual talks and survival hacks, the key themes of Bear's talks are teamwork, leadership, operating under pressure, resilience, overcoming adversity and going the extra mile. Bear will talk about the four things that have shaped him and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Through his keynote, he will guide the audience on a journey to understand how to overcome challenges and adversity and to learn from failures. His stories of resilience, courage and never giving up will inspire and empower the audience to not only survive but also to thrive in these tough times.

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<p>RESILIENCE PROGRAMMING: Bear Grylls OBE Talks About What He's Learned About Resilience</p>

RESILIENCE PROGRAMMING: Bear Grylls OBE Talks About What He's Learned About Resilience

BEAR GRYLLS OBE is known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Bear originally starred in Discovery’s hit TV series Man vs. Wild across seven seasons, before hosting Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Bear also hosted over six seasons of The Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Hostile Planet for National Geographic and You Vs Wild for Netflix. Bear recently launched a new production house, The Natural Studios. His autobiography Mud, Sweat, and Tears spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list and he has written over 85 books, selling over 15 million copies worldwide.

Watch Bear Grylls on what he learned climbing Everest >> He speaks about resilience through failure and how to work hard to push through those setbacks on the path to success. His stories of resilience, courage and never giving up inspire and empower audiences. Grylls receives fantastic feedback on his resonant messages and inspirational true stories. As IASA raved, "Bear Grylls captivated our audience with his real-life story of determination and human spirit. His simple advice to 'never give up' really hit home with our group. We had three outstanding keynote speakers this year, but only Bear received a standing ovation!"

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BEAR GRYLLS OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure.

Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.

Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Grylls recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.

Since then, he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Running Wild has featured Bear taking some of the world’s best-known stars on incredible adventures. These include President Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet, to name but a few.

Bear also hosts the Emmy Award-nominated interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild, which was one of Netflix’s most watched shows in 2020. Netflix & Bear then forged new ground by make two interactive movie versions of You Vs Wild including the second most watched film on Netflix US, titled: Animals On The Loose.

Bear has also won two BAFTAS, including one for his hit Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls.

Bear also filmed an adventure with Prime Minister Modi of India, which achieved a landmark record as the ‘world’s most trending televised event, with a staggering 3.6 BILLION impressions.

His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over 90 books, selling in excess of 19 million copies worldwide.

He is an Honorary Officer to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

He is married to Shara, and together they have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. They live on a houseboat on the Thames in London and a private island off the Welsh coast.

Bear’s life motto is simple: courage and kindness . . . and never give up!