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Ryan StramroodLocation: Based in Cape Town
Ryan Stramrood's story is for any audience seeking powerful inspiration, great entertainment and positive motivation in their careers and/or life. Ryan is extremely accessible and his message relates to anyone from CEO to young start up.
Ryan, a born and bred Captonian, is the quintessential ‘Average Joe’. He owns a media sales operation and has a loving family. Yet, when not in the office, Ryan and his small like-minded extremist friends, quietly travel the world in search of its most inhospitable, often treacherous, icy ocean waters. Following painful, pioneering training techniques and using what limited resources he can find to put basic safety procedures in place, Ryan challenge himself by pushing personal limits for swimming in ice water, and often set new benchmarks for human endurance. No wetsuits or protection from the cold water – Speedos only.
Ryan's adventures, world first achievements and the often death-defying circumstances, make for brilliant tales of human spirit and victory.
Key Take outs:
Creative Problem Solving
Importance of Team Members and the Right Support
Founding member of the now widely recognised and globally adopted International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) and as a Trustee of the SEAL Open Water Swimming Trust (with Ram Barkai & Ryk Neethling), Ryan uses his ‘reluctant’ platform to raise funds for the trust and to help put a curb to the unacceptably high rate of drownings in SA’s disadvantaged communities.
As the founding members of the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), Ryan and his team wanted to achieve an official world first Ice Mile south of the Antarctic Circle.
As one of the three who completed the challenge, out of the six making the attempt, the lessons learned from pushing himself so far beyond what nearly everyone believed to be impossible, have helped Ryan to understand the power of the human mind and it’s propensity to hold us back.
The psychological anxiety from the Leopard Seals the team stood to encounter on this challenge, on top of an impossible distance in minus 1°C water, made this a pivotal challenge for Ryan, and the focus of his primary keynote talk.
Ryan takes his audiences on a journey with him. Through story telling and strong visuals, he illustrates just how limited and governed we all are, in every aspect of our lives, by believing in our own limitations. How we under achieve in our comfort zones and how each and everyone of us can push past impossible.
- Price Waterhouse Cooper's Annual Review
- Old Mutual Quarterly Management meetings
- Liberty Life - Numerous
- Volkswagen Managers Awards Evening
- SHELL Sustainability Summit
- Sales Guru - Bi-Annual Roadshow
- Nedbank Annual Conference
- YPO - Young Presidents Organization - Inspiration Evening in Hugenot Tunnel
- Grindstone Workshop for Venture Capital seekers - KnifeCap
“I travel the world and attend conferences across the globe as well as in South Africa. I see the best of the best in main platform speakers and guest speakers but I was astounded and inspired by Ryan Stramrood. When I was fortunate in Jan 2015 to see him present in KZN on one of his favourite topics I was mesmerise and felt like I was right with him in Antarctica, could feel the cold go through my body and veins and felt his pain.
Ryan is an amazing and incredible story teller and presenter! He will take you with him all the way and make you part of his storyline. I can highly recommend corporates and any other entities to make use of Ryan to inspire and motivate their employees, teams and management or memberships of affiliations. Ryan is also one of the nicest personalities around and easy to deal with. WOW! “
- Kobus Kleyn, Financial Expert and MDRT Country Chairman
His story is so inspiring that I have been thinking about it all day. I feel honoured to have been in the audience listening to him today. - Candice Cassel, Business Development at EnterpriseCloud
Ryan is a great story teller with seriously impressive achievements in open water and ice swimming. - Lewis Pugh, Author and Ocean Advocate
Typical Budget for Ryan Stramrood is
R18000 - R30000 excl. VAT.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
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