Bestselling Author, Tourism Expert, and Global Adventurer
Robin Esrock’s stories and photography have been published in major publications worldwide, including The Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveller, Toronto Star, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, MSN, Mental Floss, and The Guardian. He has been profiled as a writer and adventurer by 60 Minutes Sports, CNN, MSNBC, the CBC, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, CTV, and many others. Creator and co-host of the 40-part TV series Word Travels, Esrock's on-air adventures have been broadcast in over 100 countries and 21 languages by Travel Channel and National Geographic International.
Esrock is the bestselling author of The Great Canadian Bucket List, which has been at the top of the Canadian Travel, History, and Arts and Photography chart on Amazon.ca for several years. He was Master of Ceremonies for the prestigious Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York, sharing the stage with the likes of Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns, and has delivered enthusiastically received keynotes to corporate, government, education, medical, tourism, and real-estate conferences. HarperCollins will publish his next project, The Great Global Bucket List, in September 2016.
With the world as his canvas, Robin Esrock reflects on the unique life experiences that have enabled him to break through both personal, professional, and organizational boundaries. This personal, moving, and honest talk helps audiences recognize, respect and ultimately hurdle over their own limitations. Incorporating themes of transformation, intention, instinct, and curiosity, Breaking Boundaries distils hard-won, often hilarious takeaways into inspiring strategies for future success.
Bagging your BHag
Every individual, and every organization, has a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Easily imagined, yet difficult to grasp, Robin Esrock draws on his unparalleled experience to help organizations and individuals take on their elusive BHag, preparing for any challenges that stand in the way. In a business environment that is constantly shifting, recognizing and refining your BHag is no easy task. Accompanied by powerful visuals, Esrock reveals how innovation, shifts in perspective, commitment, and open communication can help our wildest dreams come true.
Isn't it Dangerous?
Renowned adventurer and bestselling author Robin Esrock has visited over 100 countries on seven continents. Throughout those travels, he has never been attacked, robbed, or even violently ill. He has, however, faced the wrong end of an AK-47 in Ethiopia, a tribal spear in Papua New Guinea, and hungry piranhas in Venezuela. Despite all this, Esrock refuses to be labelled an adrenaline junkie. Instead, he shares with audiences his unique insights and practical strategies for the management of risk, both on the road and in the workplace.
Finish the Sentence
Like many of us, Robin Esrock had questions about life, meaning, and purpose. After cashing in a modest car insurance settlement, he set out to travel the world in search of the answers. During his adventures, Robin started a project called “Finish the Sentence.”He asked everyone he met—800 people from 76 countries and every conceivable background—to fill in the blanks: I am inspired by _______; I regret _______; I am grateful for _______. Poignant, funny, and thought provoking, this inspiring talk sheds light on passion, challenges, and the power to accept and value what we have.
The Power of Story
In a competitive industry cluttered with information, how do you get your story through? Using real-world examples, Robin Esrock discusses the impact of storytelling as a means of connecting with both media and consumers. He offers advice and suggestions gleaned from working with dozens of major publications and hundreds of tourism organizations.
Canadaâ€™s Bucket List
Coast to coast to coast, north to south—what are the best experiences the nation has to offer? With its 150th birthday coming up, interest in the wonders of Canada has never been higher. Weaving in photography, video, and his trademark humour, Robin Esrock takes us on a journey to every province and territory, sharing the remarkable destinations, activities, characters and personalities that make Canada worth exploring.
Electronic Arts Inc.
We all struggle with change and overcoming constant life and work challenges. Itâ€™s hard to find the courage to take risks, fully tap into the power of your colleagues, and establish powerful and effective partnerships. Robinâ€™s talk took us through his life journey and lessons in an unbelievably inspiring, honest, informative and visually stimulating talk. He broke down all the boundaries we consistently face and provided real, digestible strategies to help us succeed in what we doâ€”be it business or personal. He wraps executive coaching and leadership into one powerful presentation.
Library Association of Alberta
Robin was definitely the favourite. He was entertaining, motivational, super friendly and really engaged the group. His book signing after the keynote was very popular. He was so lovely to deal with and was so genuine, just an absolute pleasure.
Food Bloggers of Canada Inc.
When one attendee told me that part of Robinâ€™s talk made her stop breathing for a few moments, I knew he had hit the nerve we had wanted him to touch with our audience. He was thoughtful, funny, engaging, and truly inspiring. The energy in the room during and after his speech was wonderful and carried through our entire weekend. Nearly every session during the conference referenced Robinâ€™s talkâ€”the impact was amazing. We could not have worked with a better speaker for this audience and our event.
Vancouver Airport Authority
Thank you again for the amazing talk.Â You captured so many of our key values and motivators, it was perfect.Â You entertained, made us think, helped us celebrate and inspired us. I think I speak for everyone there that we really enjoyed your energy and visuals.
The Explorers Club
Robin Esrock was the Master of Ceremonies at our annual black-tie dinner event at the Waldorf-Astoria. He performed for a sophisticated lay audience with aplomb on the podium, juggling numerous award introductions, keynote introductions, even wild animals. He brought a fun, professional sheen to the evening, and I would highly recommend him for future events.
McMahon Keast Capital Management
Robin provided an engaging and insightful presentation on How to Build Your Great Canadian Bucket List. In addition to highlighting the must see destinations in Canada through video and pictures, Robin was able to inject his sense of humour and personal flair that gave our audience a wonderful and entertaining evening.
College of the Rockies
Robinâ€™s keynote presentation at our annual Professional Development Days was a captivating and exciting journey, full of the amazing twists and turns of his incredible adventure. He inspired our college community to push â€œbeyond boundariesâ€ in work and everyday life by realizing the potential we each have to grow and experience this magnificent world. This headline event will be hard to top next year.
Grey County Tourism
Robin is an animated and engaging speaker; our conference audience loved his keynote address. Because Robin looks at the world through many lenses (as a traveler, freelancer content creator, and media producer) he has a uniquely comprehensive perspective about the places where media and tourism overlap.
Tourism Vancouver Island
We absolutely loved having Robin at our Annual Conference & AGM and I know the delegates did as well. We have received only very very positive comments.
St Alberts Library
The audience was captivated by Robin's enthusiasm, entertaining tales, awe-inspiring videos and photos, and professional presentation. Many, many positive comments were received by those attending the event; comments on the high quality of the program as well as gratitude for the opportunity to be able to access this program at the library.
Outdoor Adventure Show
It was a pleasure to have Robin Esrock speak at the Outdoor Adventure Show, both in Vancouver and Toronto. Robin brought an enthusiastic approach to his presentations. He is well knowledged in his destinations travelled, able to speak on a variety of travel related topics confidently and provide quality Q&A time. Through Robin, I was able to acquire new business for the show from product manufacturers to destination bureaus, a valuable asset to building solid partnerships.
Canadian Special Crops Association
Robin was a big hit with our audience, many of whom came up to me afterword to say how inspiring his presentation was. And the students (and staff) were thrilled that he participated in the Mission: ImPULSEible competition. Please pass on my thanks to him.
JuneWarren-Nickleâ€™s Energy Group
THANK YOU! It was such a wonderful presentation! We will absolutely let you know if we need another inspirational address. Your presentation was very well received!Â
The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences
Adventure, Culture, History, Food, Outdoor, Oddball—Canada is sitting on a goldmine of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, gathered and described for the first time. Cultivated from years of travel and research, The Great Canadian Bucket List inspires, entertains, and directs both locals and visitors towards the truly remarkable.
A smash bestseller and the #1 selling Canadian travel book for over six months, The Great Canadian Bucket List is the definitive source of what makes Canada worth living for.
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