- James made history, alongside his best friend Jonesy, by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time.
- James paddled 3318km without assistance across the Tasman Sea
- Author of two bestsellers Crossing the Ditch and Extreme South.
- He is the Founder and Program Facilitator of MyAdventureGroup.
- James holds a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney, and has worked both as an Accountant and Management Consultant for Deloitte Touche Tomatsu.
- Crossing the ditch - Immersive learning experience
Through immersive learning, this incredible program would very much give the team tools and techniques to deal with ambiguity and remaining focused in hard times.
- Application of cohesive leadership team principles
- Accountability & responsibility when things go wrong
- Commitment to project
- 99% planning/ 1 % execution
- Keynote and Growth mindset workshop
Mindset is one of the critical factors that set up the success on my world first expeditions (& set the foundation for successful organisations also). Having the right mindset is critical organisations dealing with a VUCA environment. This session will commence with an “earn your right” keynote (structured around introducing the Growth Mindset model), then launch into an interactive workshop.
- Mindset understanding & application
- Building vulnerability based trust
- Dealing with change
- Keynote and team build: Antarctic tent challenge
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: success.
- Learning outcomes
- Effective Communication
- High Performance team execution
- System design and implementation
- Strategic collaboration
James 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!
James is always engaging and the client and audience really loved his presentation.
Cas 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 captured the audience with his story that showed resilience, drive, the ability to succeed, humility and humour.
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 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 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 really is. A truly great story which gets me excited as I feel this may only be the start for this Great Aussie Adventurer.
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.
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 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.
Captain - NSW WARATAHS
Vice Captain - Australian Wallabies