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“Culturally sensitive, technically skilled, and with first-hand evidence of the challenges remote communities now face, John is a Boys’ Own adventurer for the 21st Century.”

Are you looking for a speaker to inspire and invigorate your workforce?

Are you planning a team-building day for your employees?

Elite Survival’s John Sullivan is the man for the job.

John’s talents don’t end with training people in the art of survival. He is also an engaging speaker, who loves nothing more than to pass on to others his three passions –

  • Survival skills
  • The natural world
  • The peoples of the most remote regions of the planet.

Here are the key themes underlying John’s talks –

  • Creative Thinking & Risk Taking – how a quick, agile mind can help us out of a challenging situation.
  • Self-Discipline & Preparation – how getting into the habit of carrying out small routine tasks helps avoid problems in the future.
  • Overcoming Adversity – There’s nothing like a period of sustained tropical isolation to appreciate how ‘stickability’ will always see you through.
  • Leadership & Fostering Morale – learning to accommodate different character types with the group – making each one feel valued.
  • Embracing Change – learning how change is not to be feared but welcomed – change can be a genuine life-enhancing experience.
  • Appreciation of the Environment and Natural Resources – Following his experiences with the tribes of Borneo and Papua New Guinea, John has gained a unique perspective on the urgent issues facing our planet. He has unbounded admiration for the way in which remote tribes cherish each and every element of their surroundings.
  • The Courage to Be Yourself – John has learned how it only takes a few steps along a path of your choosing to gain a winning mentality, unbeatable confidence and self-esteem.

John is a master story-teller

He takes his audience on a journey of adventure, suspense and discovery, bringing together a wealth of personal experiences failures and successes

  • his appreciation of research, preparation, teamwork and leadership
  • his ability to make hard decisions
  • his belief and trust in the talents and abilities of others

Here are just a handful of John’s talk titles –

  • Eating With Cannibals – the Making of a Documentary
  • One Man, One Machete – Living with the Penan nomadic tribe
  • Feed the Rat – Living Your Dream
  • TV Programming – Myth and Reality
  • Into the Wild – The Art of Survival.
  • Survival of the Species – Wildlife Conservation Projects

John’s delivery invites his audience to reflect on and evaluate their own professional and personal experiences. He helps us not to fear change or adversity, to learn that they are a part of life – that being a victim is a matter of choice.

John brings to his talks a wonderful sense of humour and imaginative use of video. Invariably, he concludes his presentation with a stunning twist, taking his audience completely by surprise, bringing them to their feet with rousing laughter and applause.

Notable Speaking Engagements

  • St James Palace – Guest speaker for the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, 2012, 2013, 2014 (read more below)
  • Expedition Medicine – Doctors seeking expedition advice
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  • Explorers Connect – Numerous engagements from audiences of 70 to 350.
  • Unlimited Adventures – numerous, audiences in excess of 100.
  • BBC Radio – recordings available on request.
  • Epic Tomato – adventure travel promotion – audience in excess of 400
  • Fast Hosts – corporate event – audience of 100
  • Barclays Bank – corporate event – audience of 300
  • Numerous Schools, Academies, Colleges and International Schools. Audiences between 30 and 400.
  • Celebrity Cruise Ships – January & March 2014. Audiences of 350
  • Listen to one of John Sullivan’s talks and one thing, above all, will become clear – Here is a man always looking for that next adventure!

To find out more details of John Sullivan’s programme of inspirational talks, click here to download a PDF Alternatively, to book John to speak at your event, call him on 01604 415697 or email john@elitesurvivaltraining.com


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