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Key Points for James Castrission

  • Australian Explorer James Castrission, a tireless boundary-pusher, astonished history with longest unsupported polar trek alongside Jonesy, surviving the harshest Antarctic trials.
  • Unprecedented Tasman Sea endeavor saw Castrission and partner conquer 3318km by kayak, setting unmatched standards for endurance and courage.
  • Visionary MyAdventure Group founder, Castrission, harnesses rugged experiences to shape cutting-edge corporate development programs, fostering team dynamics and competitive edge.
  • Holder of 2 Guinness World Records, Castrission's gripping narratives and bestselling books, 'Crossing the Ditch' and 'Extreme South,' solidify his standing as Australia's preeminent public speaker and explorer.

Topics for James Castrission

  • Crossing the ditch and Crossing the ice
    Feel the excitement and danger of two of the greatest adventures in history
    These two keynotes are highly motivating story-based presentations.
    Cas will take your audience on an audio-visual journey through two of the greatest adventures in history. With lessons learnt from the most hostile environments on earth, his keynotes will stick with them for years to come.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Inspiration/motivation
    • Challenge/adventure
    • Purpose/vision
    • Overcoming adversity
  • Collaborating to win
    Effective collaboration is the most important element of success, whether you’re striving to grow a company or you’re voyaging across an ocean or tundra. Without real collaboration, both endeavors are bound to fail.
    In this engaging keynote, you’ll learn critical steps in creating a tribe that is aligned and working together, supporting each other, and that doesn’t put personal ambition and success over that of the organisation.
    This is the perfect session on how to develop a “culture” that is geared towards collaboration and ultimately, success.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Effective collaboration
    • Teamwork
    • Strategic Thinking
  • The 6-step journey from inspiration to execution
    In this lively keynote, your delegates will learn the six critical steps that helped Cas achieve two Guinness World Records.
    Cas has developed a six-step model that can be applied to any organisation that is looking to achieve a big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG). This model will help your team build clarity and alignment, and achieve the impossible.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Growth mindset
    • Team/Individual assessment
    • Vulnerability-based trust
  • Uncharted waters and Uncharted ice
    Teams are led through a HPT setup where they make decisions on scenarios (with footage) from world-first expeditions with each decision having consequences that impact their success.
    This immersive learning experience is designed to help them develop the skills they need to succeed including learning how to make better decisions under pressure, build stronger relationships, and effectively manage risk.
    The synergies between achieving a daring world record and managing a successful business are clear. Both require alignment, leadership, and teamwork. By the end of this session, your team will leave with proven tools and techniques that will help them achieve their goals.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Decision making in VUCA environment
    • Effective teamwork/collaboration
    • Foundations of cohesive leadership team
  • Explorer’s growth mindset
    In today's VUCA world, it is critical that teams develop a growth mindset. It is not just important for senior management, but for the whole organisation—from EA to CEO.
    In this workshop, Cas takes delegates through the five steps to growth, relating his own story as one of Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers of All Time and bringing in case studies from people like LeBron James and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
    The workshop finishes with each employee forming individual commitments so they can carry forward a growth mindset—set on a path for growth into the future.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Growth mindset
    • Team/Individual assessment
    • Vulnerability-based trust
    • 99% planning, 1% execution
  • Growing GRIT
    The single biggest driver of Cas' success (and that of individuals and companies) is their perseverance and passion for long-term goals, defined as GRIT. In this immersive workshop Cas will present the science of GRIT, take the participants through an individual GRIT score test and then give them tools and techniques to build resilience because at the end of the day, GRIT is a learned behaviour (not an inherited trait of success).
    Learning outcomes:
    • GRIT
    • Understand the 4 key drivers of resilience
    • GRIT assessment
    • Actionable takeaways to grow GRIT
  • Competing to win
    Effective collaboration is the most important element of success, whether you’re striving to grow a company or you’re voyaging across an ocean or tundra. Without real collaboration, both endeavours are bound to fail.
    In this engaging workshop, your delegates will learn steps to create an aligned tribe that is working together, that supports each other and that doesn’t put personal ambition and success over that of the organisation. This is the perfect session on how to develop a “culture” that is geared towards collaboration, and ultimately:
    Learning outcomes:
    • Effective collaboration
    • Internal vs external collaboration
    • Strategic thinking
  • Indoor Antarctic survival exercise
    Your team is attempting to be the first people to walk unsupported from Mawson Hut to the South Pole.
    You need to set up your tent to escape the blizzard…
    Challenge: Your team must set up your trusty tent, with polar mitts on, no talking. Your whole team must crawl inside the setup tent to complete the challenge.
    This team building activity has been designed to get teams working together as ONE TEAM and showcase the importance of effective planning in execution.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Teamwork
    • Effective communication
    • Strategy
    • Collaboration
    • System design & implementation
  • My adventure race
    The Premier Adventure Challenge Course and Corporate Race
    My Adventure Race is a team-based adventure challenge course that will test your physical and mental skills. The race will feature a variety of obstacles, including rock climbing, abseiling, and group puzzles.
    Each team’s objective is to be the first to arrive at the My Adventure Race finish line! To do this, they will need to follow a series of location clues that will lead to a variety of challenges. There will also be bonus challenges and time penalties scattered throughout the race. They will only receive your next location clue once you have satisfactorily completed each challenge.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Teamwork
    • Interactive Fun
    • Effective Communication
  • Growth mindset high ropes course
    Looking for an engaging activity to drive the learnings from the conference room?
    Start the day with a workshop on growth mindset theory. Learn how to apply this framework to your work life and overcome challenges.
    After lunch, head out to the high ropes course and put your new skills to the test. The high ropes course is a safe and challenging environment where you can practice teamwork, resilience, and vulnerability-based trust.
    Learning outcomes:
    • Overcoming adversity
    • Resilience
    • Teamwork
    • Vulnerability based trust
    • Growth mindset

Testimonials for James Castrission

Cas is a dynamic storyteller. His style of presentation kept the audience on the edge of their seats, enthralled and engaged. Putting key learnings into immediate practice in a fun and inventive way, allowed the audience to participate like never before. We've received nothing but positive feedback - best session ever! 

James Castrission is an outstanding keynote speaker who is not only inspiring but extremely engaging. James hit the mark with the brief and his learning experience was well worth it for all of those in attendance. I would love to be able to put all of my staff through this presentation. Well done!
NSW Police

James Castrission is always engaging and the client and audience really loved his presentation.
MCI Australia

James Castrission spoke at a recent workplace conference in Sydney about his adventures crossing the ditch and also taking on the South Pole with his best mate Jonesy. What a truly inspirational story of endurance and resilience and his passion for what he does was clearly displayed. Thank you for sharing and would definitely recommend to others looking for a difference at their next work get together.

James Castrission captured the audience with his story that showed resilience, drive, the ability to succeed, humility and humour.
Electus Distribution

Engaging, and tied the topic of leadership into his presentation wonderfully, very appropriate for the students.
Fairfield City Council

Funny, inspirational, motivational – an hour with James Castrission makes the spirit soar. He spent 62 days in a leaky boat and proved that with dedication, determination and two very brave hearts, it is possible to achieve the impossible dream, to stare down your greatest fears, to do the undoable and enjoy the pure rewards of achievement and triumph. After spending 62 minutes listening to this can-do bloke from Sydney speak, I defy you to not be inspired and embrace your own challenge and reshape your own future.
Sandra Lee, best-selling author and journalist
Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Magazine

What an inspirational story. James Castrission seem like an ordinary young man, until you hear his story and the journey they accomplished that you realise just how extraordinary he really is. The sheer passion he displayed is uplifting and inspirational.
Head of Adviser Distribution

Crossing The Ditch gave me the experience of hearing first hand what can be achieved through preparation, commitment, perseverance and a tough attitude. It also showed what special Australian Adventurer James Castrission really is. A truly great story which gets me excited as I feel this may only be the start for this Great Aussie Adventurer.
Ricky Stuart
Australian Rugby League and Cronulla Sharks Head Coach

He spoke of their adventure with a great balance of facts, emotion and humour, and most importantly, he linked in very well with our conference themes of planning and team-work.
Foster’s Group

His ability to describe their incredible adventure in a light-hearted and entertaining way was also balanced with clear messages of the importance of planning, teamwork and persistence, giving our clients and lawyers a lot to talk about after the presentation.
Business Development Manager, Financial Services Industry Group
Minter Ellison Lawyers

James Castrission gave us a timely reminder about digging in when times are tough and never giving up. By no means what we do goes even close to the what James and Justin have done but there are some general themes that we can take on board from their unbelievable journey. He’s a great bloke with an inspirational story and will always be welcome at the Waratahs.
Phil Waugh
Vice Captain - Australian Wallabies