Making history exciting - First Crossings & Intrepid NZ
For years, audiences around the world have enjoyed watching Jamie and co-host Kevin Biggar re-create pioneering trips from around New Zealand.
The stories and lessons from these trips inspire audiences to re-think what how they approach innovation, teamwork, resilience and communication. Wearing hobnail boots to the office, though, is optional!
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"Jamie really made this event. So much to take away - relevant, applicable and practical. He was the highlight of the conference"Why a trek to the South Pole can help your business
Life-long lessons from the corners of the earth
Holding the World Record for rowing 5,000km in the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race and alongside my mate Kevin Biggar, or becoming the first ever Kiwis to trek to the South Pole unsupported on foot, has helped me understand how to turn my most demanding but rewarding goals into manageable projects.
My most rewarding campaign, The Big Walk, was inspired hundreds of Kiwi kids and Sir Graham Dingle
With groups of Kiwi teenagers we traveled the 3000km Te Araroa trail having learning-based adventures for each group (before passing the ‘baton’ onto the next team). We tested their toughness, challenged their beliefs, and most fulfilling of all, boosted their self-esteem.
Benefiting from our protected New Zealand wilderness areas to bring First Crossings to life
While the treks themselves proved daring, the settlers’ stories are inspirational. From the terror of abseiling a 90 degree cliff face with nothing but a piece of old rope, to the joy of seeing remote New Zealand, brought to life the physical, mental and rewarding challenges our gritty ancestors faced.
When theory comes to practice, these campaigns have helped me weed out what does and doesn’t work. It’s these insights that I now bring to my professional career. Insights that I love sharing with others through my motivational speaking engagements, facilitated presentations and strategy planning, coaching and leadership development.