SPEAKING

Sharing tales of adventure with passion, humour and the knowledge that we can change the world one adventure at a time

Whether you’re a business, club or school take a look at the speaking topics below and get in touch to make a booking - email Amy on amy@explorersconnect.com 

 

 

Businesses

Schools

Festivals

Trade fairs

Travel shows

Selection of organisations Belinda has spoken for

The English Speaking Union

The Royal Geographical Society

The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

The Wilderness Lectures

The Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James' Palace

 

Belinda has spoken about several expeditions and topics, however her central message is that of empowering others to live adventurously. Below are examples of presentations she currently recommends for Schools, Companies & Events 

PRESENTATIONS FOR EVENTS

  • How Adventure Can Change Our Lives

Guinness World Record holding explorer, Belinda Kirk, is on a mission to help others live more adventurously. Through time spent working with tribes around the world, studying Biology at Oxford University and 20 yrs of leading groups in the wilderness, she's seen the positive effects of connecting with nature and taking on real challenge - of living adventurously. This first hand experience is mixed with stories of others' life changing experiences and spliced with modern research. If you embrace adventure you will be happier, healthier, cleverer, live longer, have better relationships, be more successful and even be a nicer person. Prepare to be inspired 

  • Guinness World Record: Rowing Unsupported Around the UK

Belinda introduces the 20yrs she's spent leading expeditions around the world before describing her greatest challenge yet - right here in the UK with a 52 day world record breaking row around the UK.  Quite the most remarkable achievement carried out by any women alive today. Absolutely magnificent both for mental and physical achievement bar none' Sir Richard Branson. Belinda shares what she has learnt about the importance of 'daring to fail', about goal setting, managing intimidating tasks and dealing with success and failure. Overall it is her belief that we are capable of more than we think we are, that inspires others to take small steps which lead to big changes.

PRESENTATIONS FOR COMPANIES / ORGANISATIONS

  • How Adventure Will Build Your Business

For 20 yrs Belinda has been leading groups outdoors and she's seen it change people's lives again and again.  But what is it about adventure, nature and challenge that has such a profound effect on us? And how can we take these lessons into the rest of our lives and businesses? Belinda explains why connection with nature and challenge helps personal growth and well being as well as teamwork and leadership.  She also talks about the importance of taking risks and how to assess and manage intimidating tasks. 

  • Britain's First National Day of Adventure

On 16th July Britain celebrated its first national day of adventure, Wild Night Out, encouraging friends and families to get outside, have an adventure and raise money for disadvantaged kids to do the same. People participated across the country, including families camping in their gardens, friends trying new outdoor skills together and even some new world record attempts. Supported by a team of adventurers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Belinda Kirk and Alastair Humphreys, find out what happened when Britain celebrated adventure as a nation for the first time – and hear the big news for Wild Night Out 2017

PRESENTATIONS FOR SCHOOLS

  • Rowing around Britain

Belinda introduces the 20yrs she's spent leading expeditions around the world before describing her greatest challenge yet - right here in the UK with a 52 day world record breaking row around the UK.  Quite the most remarkable achievement carried out by any women alive today. Absolutely magnificent both for mental and physical achievement bar none' Sir Richard Branson. Belinda shares what she has learnt about the importance of 'daring to fail', about goal setting, managing intimidating tasks and dealing with success and failure. Overall it is her belief that we are capable of more than we think we are, that inspires others to take small steps which lead to big changes.

  • Adventure On Your Doorstep 

Guinness World Record holding explorer Belinda Kirk has spent 20 years taking groups into the wilderness in more in than 70 countries, including arranging expeditions for the likes of Ray Mears and Bear Grylls. Following a 5-week helicopter circumnavigation of the UK filming the BBC ‘Coast’ programme she was inspired to re-discover the landscapes and adventures that are right here in Britain. Join her to sleep in an igloo in Scotland, dive with seals in Northumberland, kayak to uninhabited islands in Dorset, abseil into chasms in Yorkshire, swim with sharks and whales in Cornwall, explore secret tunnel systems underneath cities and even row around Britain in a rowing boat. Get some top tips on how to be an adventure traveller in your own country. Belinda inspires people of all ages to reconnect with adventure and gives them ideas and tools of how to do this 

 

PAST PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE...

Behind the Lens: Directing Adventure Television

Searching for Camels in the Desert of Death

Amazonas: Catching Crocs & Counting Dolphins

Discovering Lost Rock Paintings in Lesotho 

How To Work in Adventure (also presented as a workshop)