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Yossi Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg

Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business - The most unforgettable speaker in the industry today - the talk and highlight of each event

Category
Business & Management, Culture, Music & Society
Type
Mental coach | Spiritual speaker
Employability
Keynote speaker, Breakout session, Master class
Languages
EN ES
Origin
Israël

Timeline

  • 2016
  • Jungle - the international bestseller turns into a major motion picture
  • 2013
  • Headbox and Blinq two startup companies taken from Tel Aviv to Silicon Valley (2013-2015)
  • 2009
  • Collecteco art gallery for interior and exterior progressive design - using sustainable and reycled materials. Founder and owner of (2009-2013)
  • 2001
  • Shantipi peace festival - the biggest reconciliation festival of its kind, the Israeli Woodstock (2001)
  • 1996
  • V. President of CITA opened 12 medical treatment centers for detox and rehab for opiate addiction worldwide (1996-2001)
  • 1992
  • Founder and owner of one of the most awarded Amazonian eco-resort, Chalalan (1992-1995)

Biography

A true Earthling, Yossi travels the planet for business, community work and personal explorations. He is a cross-pollinator of paradigm shifting ideas, his keynotes inspire and transform the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Yossi is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres. An international businessmen, a best selling author, a daring adventurer. Yossi is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects such as the acclaimed Ecolodge, Chalalan. Blinq, a social mobile application he has developed between Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Silicon Valley. Yossi is active as a spokesmen for Indigenous people and the defence of the Amazon jungle. He is an ambassador for Shalva.org for children with special needs and as a speaker he always volunteers for the community.

Speaker
As a sought-after speaker, Yossi’s clients include some of the world’s leading companies and organizations, such as Citibank and Singularity University. He shared the stage with world leaders such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Nassim Taleb, Wayne Dyer and many other  luminaries.
Yossi delivered hundreds of Keynotes around the world to leading companies cross industry, and he’s managed professionally in four continents. And, trusted and endorsed by the world's leading corporations. 

Author/Producer
His book jungle, is published in 20 languages and distributed worldwide with over a million copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others. A docudrama adaptation of the book aired on The Discovery Channel acclaimed series I shouldn’t Be Alive. and now adapted and produced as a major motion picture, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Explorer/Adventurer
Yossi developed a unique style of exploring, by looking on the atlas for spots that are not covered by The Lonely Planet, tripAdvisor or Google. His passion to meet cultures that live off the grid and close to the Earth, drove him to the deserts of Sinai where he lived for 3 years, and the Sahara which he visited 7 times. He was the first visitor to arrive in the remote Catret Group Island where he celebrated with his fiance the millennium new year’s eve. These disappearing islands. The people of these 6 small paradise islands were the happiest and most hospitable people he ever met. Few years later these islands succumbed to the rising sea level and disappeared and the entire population move to the big island Buka.
In 2016 Yossi initiated a new tradition, once a year Yossi takes on a group of travelers on a real life changing adventure. The first expedition in Bolivia started at the high Andes descending to the Amazon on a rarely traveled dirt road. Followed by days in Canoes and rafts through the Amazon up the Madidi valley where Chalalan the resort Yossi has built with the Uchupiamonas in 1995.

Community work
As a speaker Yossi insists on a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ deal. Whenever he is invited to speak, hi asks his client to volunteer him to the community for any worthy cause. From India, to Switzerland, San Salvador, or Israel Yossi speaks to youth, to elderly, to children with special needs, to schools.
He is officially appointed as the ambassador of the uchupiamonas of the Amazon. Voicing their call to protect their ancestral lands from the threats of a electric plant that threatens to flood a large part of the Madidi Valley and threaten their livelihood.
The Uchupiamonas are the people that helped saving Yossi in his original ordeal. It is with them that he has envisioned and built Chalalan.

An ambassador for Shalva an organization that helps children on the spectrum of mental retardation and their families. Yossi’s 10 years daughter Nissim is a rare syndrome child with mild mental retardation, however Shalva invited him not knowing he himself was a father to a special child. It was destiny calling and Yossi now is an ambassador for Shalva.

Tech Entrepreneur
Following a vision, Yossi followed his passion and became a tech entrepreneur. Together with a poster boy of startup nation, Gal Bracha, they first built Headbox the one app to rule them all. A concept they defined as ‘person centric mobile agnostic’. They drove to Ramallah as an act of civil disobedience and engaged a Palestinian software company to partner with them in developing the app. In 2014 they received investment and 5 months acceleration from the prestigious  500Startups. While in Silicon Valley they pivoted to Blinq.

Yossi’s Music
Yossi is not a musician but he surrounded by many. He produced two Albums together with two great musicians, Avishai Barnatan and Amir Pais.
‘Mr. Sleep and the Flying Green Toad’ a musical adventure for children written And ‘Laws Of The Jungle’ the second album also with Avishai and Amir, taking the 9 laws of the jungle Yossi wrote in his book with the same title, inviting eclectic range of musicians from many different cultures to interpret them. The result is an exciting world music adventure a la “One Giant Leap’.

Proud father to Mia, Cayam, Nissim and Shalem. They live between Australia and Israel.

 

Employability

Keynote speaker
Breakout session
Master class

Speaker

As a sought-after speaker, Yossi’s clients include some of the world’s leading companies and organizations, such as Citibank and Singularity University. He shared the stage with world leaders such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Nassim Taleb, Wayne Dyer and many other  luminaries.

Yossi delivered hundreds of Keynotes around the world to leading companies cross industry, and he’s managed professionally in four continents. And, trusted and endorsed by the world's leading corporations.  

Topics

  • The Power to Survive
  • Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business

 

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