• An inspiring true story about courage, determination and the power of dreams.

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    Chris offers motivational talks for corporate events, schools and universities.

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    The day that changed
    big wave surfing

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  • Chris’ third attempt at the 24 hour Open Ocean World Record is set to take place between the weather-window of 30 June and 8 July 2015, off the Marine Sanctuary of Vilanculos, Mozambique.


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  • "With hard work and a focused effort, all is possible."
    Chris’ story

    Paddling a marathon a day, for four months straight. A project to Stand Up Paddle across the Atlantic Ocean.

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What a great privilege to have listened to Chris at Menlopark Hoërskool and Tyger Valley College. Chris has a great message, which is delivered with energy and passion. He has a unique way of relating to children and his amazing story has impacted positively on all of them. It is so important for our children to Dream it, See it, Believe it and Achieve it! I wholeheartedly recommend this talk for any school.

Wally ThieleParent and Educator

His presence filled the room the moment he stepped onto the stage. He gave a spectacular talk which left the audience both motivated and encouraged to persist beyond whatever situation they once deemed impossible.

Gcinile DlaminiHead of Speaker Curation Tedx Stellenbosch

With over 150 people attending our conference the response was an overwhelming “WOW”. Chris Bertish took us on a journey that we felt we were living with him. His story of commitment, guts & determination, passion and inspiration is a clear message of what can be achieved by an individual with a will! The small apostrophe that changes impossible to I’m possible will live with me forever!

Steve GardnerBusiness Manager, Kingswood College

Chris is a remarkable example of how important mental control is in order to overcome great obstacles and utilizing the Power of the mind to show that nothing is essentially Impossible.

Tim NoakesFounder, Sports Science Institute

You were everything we could have asked for and more! The response was overwhelming… You are a special human being!

Steve HardenSouthern Wines GM, California, USA

Chris Bertish speaks from the heart, and from vast experience, to convince his audience of the power of the human spirit to overcame the greatest obstacles.

Steve PikeWavescape Speakers Night, South Africa

It was a pleasure and privilege to have such a passionate and motivated individual share with us his deepest understandings, his wildest experiences and to truly captivate us with the essence of, ‘impossible is nothing’.

Mike MarkovinaOn behalf of Moving Sushi and TEDx SeaPoint team

Chris gave an awe-inspiring account of what it takes to make impossible, possible. His commitment, tenacity and passion shines through in his talk and the team continuously referenced him over the next few days of the conference. We found him to be very ‘real’, totally relevant and in line with our strategy going forward.

Gary Van RooyenGM, New Balance

Everyone is just raving about your talk. Your story is truly outstanding and is told with humility, insight and humour, which is woven into a spellbinding narrative. As a motivational talk, I cannot fault it!

Paul BoyntonAlternative Investments Manager, Old Mutual

Chris Bertish claims to be an ordinary person however his story is nothing short of extraordinary. He kept the audience riveted and awe inspired at the power of the human spirit to overcome obstacles and his pure determination and will to succeed.

Jason RadeSenior Events Manager, The Eventful Group

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