Braving The Elements: George Kourounis On How To Weather Any Storm
Best known for his smash-hit adventure show Angry Planet (now broadcast in over 100 countries), Kourounis' travels have appeared on Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, and CNN. His speech topics include a behind-the-scenes look at some of his most hair-raising exploits, and a front-line analysis of how climate change is affecting the planet. He inspires his audiences to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. "I'm not saying that people should run into hurricanes or take a rubber raft out onto a lake of sulphuric acid like I do," but just to step out of their everyday life and do the things that they've always wanted to do but were too afraid to actually try," he says on his website. "It is amazing what people are capable of if they just face their fears and go for it. Overcoming personal obstacles like that makes for some of the best memories and proudest moments of our lives."