Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh - Adventure Leadership Inspiring Stories  speaker


About Lewis Pugh - Ocean Advocate and Pioneer Swimmer:

Lewis Pugh goes to extremes. He’s been to the world’s most inaccessible places. He’s put his body through unimaginably difficult conditions. He’s learned how to harness the energy that comes from overcoming extraordinary odds. And he knows how to inspire audiences to rise to their own internal challenges. His talks make a difference, to individuals, and to organisations.

His dream is that they will make a difference to the world.

Over 5 million people have viewed Lewis’s TED talks, and countless others have followed him on BBC, Good Morning America, CNN, Jon Stewart, National Geographic, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Jay Leno and more. His 2 books “Achieving the Impossible” and “21 Yaks and a Speedo” were both bestsellers.

Lewis has received a number of awards including France and South Africa’s highest honours, as well as the Freedom of the City of London. In 2010, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader for his “potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership” and in 2013 the United Nations Environment Program appointed him “Patron of the Oceans.”

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What Lewis Pugh Talks About:

Walking the Walk
Lewis’s ability to make his story matter has made him one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. 

As an ocean advocate and a pioneer swimmer, Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. He shares the visualization that enabled him to undertake the first swim across the sub-zero waters of the North Pole. And he shares the “radical tactical shift” that he used to complete the first swim across a glacial lake on Mt Everest.

Most importantly, he inspires people to reach for their dreams and achieve their own impossible.

Achieving the Impossible
Lewis is often described as the “Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming”. He is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. To date he has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history. Each of these feats was done to raise awareness about the vulnerability of our oceans and their importance to humanity.

And he’s not finished yet.

Other Topics Include:

  • Vision and Goal Setting
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Motivation and Inspiration
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Overcoming obstacles and setbacks
  • Change

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 Recent Publications

Thank you for coming to speak to us. You have a very special gift. Not many people can speak to a group of world leaders like you did – with so much authority and passion. I could have heard a pin drop.

Ted Turner, Founder of CNN

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