I believe there's a super hero in all of us and I have some very powerful stories and ideas that inspire the hero in all of us to be better, become a better human, make a bigger impact, give back and help others and everyone around them, help change the world in their own little way. I intent to share this very powerful idea and story that will shift perceptions, create wonder and become the catalyst to elevate humanity and everyone who hears them...we just need the courage and belief in one's self, then to take action and become that change. We can all make a difference in the world, each in our own unique way. I can help inspire & lift others up, empowering greatness within not only themselves, but by doing so, this has a knock on, domino & multiplier effect, to shift perceptions and inspire and empower others to become a better human and creating a greater global, positive impact and Elevating Humanity! In everything he does - from inspirational speaking around the globe to breaking world records in Big Wave Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Chris Bertish shifts boundaries and shatters perceptions of what’s possible.

His mantra - Dream It. See it. Believe It. Achieve It - defines his approach to success across multiple sports and as a respected visionary, author, filmmaker, environmentalist, philanthropist, and businessman. He recently redefined the concept of Extreme Adventure by becoming the first person ever to Stand-Up Paddleboard across any ocean. Defying all odds, Chris paddled 4,660 mi (7500km) - solo, unsupported and unassisted - for 93 days, across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco, Africa to the Caribbean Island, Antigua. The Sup Crossing was a truly unparalleled global feat while raising money and awareness for conservation and to help disadvantaged children in Africa, through the Lunchbox Fund and Operation Smile.

His philosophy is one of positive change, starting with ourselves and how we can make a difference in our lives, our business, our communities and the world around us. Known to inspire, educate and motivate global audiences by sharing his captivating experiences, Chris’s storytelling delivers a spellbinding and enthralling narrative that will blow you away, ignite your greatest potential and be the change you want to see in the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx