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. 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.

His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India, and many others stars.

He also hosts the Emmy-nominated INTERACTIVE Netflix series YOU VS WILD where it’s the viewers who get to decide what adventure Bear goes on. This was one of the most viewed Netflix shows of the year, and is now in its second season.

In addition, Bear hosted the Emmy Award-nominated National Geographic landmark series Hostile Planet.

He has also won two BAFTAS for his Channel 4 show, The Island with Bear Grylls which has now aired six season.

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 18 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 Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

Bear regularly speaks to some of the biggest companies in the world on the power of resilience, overcoming adversity, teamwork and never giving up.

 

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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.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Bear Grylls OBE
  • SAP
  • AEG
  • Salesforce
  • Google
  • Mendix
  • Nutanix
  • KPMG
  • Juice Plus
  • Infosys
  • Sequoia Capital
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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!

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Biography

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. 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.

His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India, and many others stars.

He also hosts the Emmy-nominated INTERACTIVE Netflix series YOU VS WILD where it’s the viewers who get to decide what adventure Bear goes on. This was one of the most viewed Netflix shows of the year, and is now in its second season.

In addition, Bear hosted the Emmy Award-nominated National Geographic landmark series Hostile Planet.

He has also won two BAFTAS for his Channel 4 show, The Island with Bear Grylls which has now aired six season.

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 18 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 Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

He is married to Shara and they live between a houseboat on the Thames in London and a private island off the Welsh coast.

Bear regularly speaks to some of the biggest companies in the world on the power of resilience, overcoming adversity, teamwork and never giving up.