Yossi Ghinsberg

International bestselling author of ‘Jungle’, (over one million copies sold), a true story of survival against all odds in the Amazon rainforest and the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary and now a feature film in production, Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the most celebrated inspirational speakers of our time.

A business motivational speaker and a riveting storyteller, Yossi leads audiences to a deep state of listening. This allows them to relax and enjoy but also experience and process the content of his message within their own professional environments. Thus, they are able to immediately integrate the learnings into their working lives. Yossi has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, Fuji Xerox, Telstra, and Bayer.

Yossi draws from his rich life experience as a daring explorer, survivor and visionary entrepreneur. Reflecting on his harrowing experiences, Yossi moves his audiences through insights and realizations that result in deep transformation.

Yossi grew up in Tel Aviv. He served three years in the Israeli navy, during which time he lived with tribal Bedouins in the Sinai Desert. He later studied business and philosophy in academic and authentic environments. Ten years after almost losing his life in the Amazon, he returned to the Amazon river valley that was the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. Yossi was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day.

During this time Yossi organized two national reunions of all tribes to inform them on issues of intellectual property and their rights and roles in the fight over resources in the Amazon. His efforts and work contributed to the creation of the Madidi National Park, the largest biosphere conservation belt in the Amazon.

The next phase of his life was spent in what he calls the ‘field of agony’, dedicating seven years to the treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of opiate addicts throughout the world.
Yossi has also initiated various business ventures and published two books. Yossi has been involved in grassroots efforts for reconciliation and healing in the Middle East. He has recently founded a new interior and landscape design label collecteco, which represents his commitment to ecology, his connection to nature and his respect for indigenous cultures.

Yossi is married to Belinda and father to four children: Mia, Cayam, Nissim, and Shalem. They live in Israel, Australia and the USA.

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