Drawing from years of Professional Acting experience on both stage and screen, Greg knows how to comfortably engage an audience and keep them on the edges of their seats while sharing Core Messages about how to be Fearless in life through real-life stories of his sailing Adventures and other profound moments of Challenge.
Greg spent seventeen days alone in the Atlantic Ocean during the Hurricane Season of 2011 on a small sailboat and sailed into a developing tropical system as a "novice" sailor on a boat not designed to do that. "So what?" you ask. That single event while out there alone sparked an activation which changed the trajectory of his life. You will feel the activation.
Price Range: Free - $10,000 and up plus travel expenses
Gig Length: 20 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
I'm not a Prima Donna. I'm easy to work with. I worked part-time as a Site Contractor for an Event Planner all over the world from 2009-2013, so I know what a pain in the rear it is to coddle those who feel superior. I was humbled in a big way while alone in the Atlantic Ocean on my small sailboat. We are all the same with none of us being inferior or superior.
No podium required. I do not read from a script or teleprompter and will move around as I engage the audience with direct eye contact after you introduce me. I will provide you with an introduction if you wish. Once you provide me with a theme, I will craft a talk (or set of talks depending on the length of time you hire me for) based upon personal challenging experiences and deliver a Core Message your people will feel deeply.
I have been told by many that my healing modality is storytelling. As an author, speaker and coach, I serve the world by telling stories through written word and voice of challenging adventures as a way of applying lessons learned from overcoming obstacles I faced, to you and your people.
Sailing alone towards unknown horizons in a fearless way is a metaphor for all obstacles in life. Your audience will feel the lessons as I speak and become motivated to move beyond their fears of change.
If you have video projection capabilities, I can speak with moving images of the sea behind me creating a visual and auditory experience your audience will love.
Being in fear will always create more fear. When you feel anger, sadness, guilt, shame, or frustration in the mind, there is a fear of something either conscious or unconscious which is keeping the destructive emotion alive.
In order to feel energized, empowered and ready to take on challenges at work or in life, we must be in Truth about what we fear. When we are in Truth we can realize anything when fear is confronted and realized what fear actually is...an illusion. We can conquer any fear this way and feel the empowerment we desire.
The stories I share will take the audience on a journey through fear to victory in an entertaining way. After being invited by the YPO/WPO to speak and facilitate Guided Meditations at a Conference in Bermuda, I was then invited to become part of their Speakers Bureau.
Here is what Mark Gordon, CEO of Odessey Corporation and a member of the YPO had to say about my 45-minute talk in Bermuda:
"I recently had the honor of hearing Greg speak at a YPO/WPO Regional University. Greg’s harrowing and near-death experience at sea opened a door that transformed his life forever. Greg presents this transformative experience in an authentic and down-to-earth manner that permits the audience to plug into the raw emotion of the situation Greg faced in a manner that is uniquely impactful. Greg brings more value-add to his engagements than just the time he spends on the stage presenting. As a result of Greg’s transformative experience he has become deeply involved in spirituality and meditation. Greg led several meditation sessions for the group during the University and provided a wealth of insights into this topic throughout the 4 day University. I highly recommend Greg as a passionate and engaging resource for any YPO/WPO or similar education or speaking event."
My Leadership and Life Success Keynotes (25-90 min in length depending on your needs):
* "Run Toward Your Fear" with the following subtitle options:
-[Or Remain Stuck]
-[Or Stay on the Dock]
-[Or Stay Small]
*"Change Is Always In Motion" with the following subtitle options:
-[Flow With Life]
-[Regarless of What You Want]
-[Adapt to the Inevtitable]
-[Flow With It]
The "Free" rate applies to Public K-12 Schools. I will happily speak to a K-12 audience and tell stories of challenge in a way which will motivate and empower our Youth as the sail towards their futures in a fearless way. If the Public School is less than 50 miles round trip from where I live, I will not charge travel expenses.
Do you like what you see and feel? Good, let's have a conversation. Hit me up now.
I am the author of the Path of Three Hundred series of books, published by Balboa Press, a Division of Hay House. I perform Elite Coaching in an expedition environment, my office is Nature and my fulcrum for transformation is Adventure. I am also a professional speaker for the YPO/WPO. My resume is eclectic. In January of 2016, I was asked by Hay House Publishing to create a Master Class for the 2016 Hay House World Summit along with Thought Leaders, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer and others. During an interview with Best-Selling Author, Nancy Levin, I created the lesson, "Run Towards That Which Scares You!" My lesson on the Summit was very well received with hundreds of comments and emails from the people whose lives have been changed in a wonderful way. The 2016 Hay House World Summit ran live online from May 7-26, 2016.
I graduated with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and worked as an Architect for twenty years. In 2005, I began a Professional Acting career and still work my chops a bit from time to time. After returning from the solo sailing Adventure in 2011, I began speaking about the challenges faced at sea in order to inspire anyone who faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles in Life.
Additional Booking Notes
I will work with whatever you have for lighting, staging, and sound. I do not provide any equipment except for my big mouth.
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