Julie and Colin Angus are available either individually or together for keynote addresses. They deliver powerful messages in dealing with change, goal setting, risk management and teamwork as they take you around the world on their adventures.
Please contact team(at)angusadventures.com for additional information and availability.
Julie is an accomplished adventurer, bestselling author and scientist. She is the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland and a recipient of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award. She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometers of coastlines and rivers, and organized a National Geographic expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes. Explore Magazine listed her as one of North America’s leading adventurers and she is regularly seen on television shows such as Canada AM, CBC Sunday News and Daily Planet. She is an engaging and entertaining speaker who inspires audiences and demonstrates techniques we can all use to reach goals and overcome challenges.
It’s not about being born with special talents; it’s about having the right strategy and frame of mind to reach your goals.
Colin Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author and Canadian filmmaker. He was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award for being the first to circle the world exclusively by human power, and was listed by Outside Magazine as one of the world’s top 25 bold visionaries. Angus’s success in achieving the seemingly impossible relies on a unique strategy he has developed for increasing human potential. He is the author of four books, and his films have been aired around the world on National Geographic television.
1. Rowboat In A Hurricane: Dealing with Change and Unexpected Setbacks
Imagine surviving a hurricane with nothing more than a rowboat to shelter you. When Julie and Colin set off on a quest to become the first to row across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland North America this was not what they anticipated. But soon they realized that to succeed they’d not only need to deal with adversity and uncertainly, but embrace it and use it as an opportunity to grow and prosper. Julie and Colin share techniques to deal with changing environments including altering our perception, preparing for the unexpected, assessing risks, and improving communication.
2. Office in a Rowboat: Taking Teamwork to the Extreme
Julie and Colin deliver an engaging and entertaining account of the two years they spent circumnavigating the globe by human power, focusing on strategies they used to foster teamwork. It doesn’t get more stressful than living, eating, and working within the confines of a rowboat for months on end and this dynamic duo will share their strategies for fostering harmonious and productive dynamics. They dissect the essential components of effective teamwork including conflict resolution, motivation and communication.
3. Rowing Across the Atlantic: Strategies to Reach Your Goals
Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean seemed impossible at times, yet through goal setting, managing risk, perseverance and dealing with the unexpected, including two hurricanes, Julie and Colin crossed 10,000 km of open ocean. By juxtaposing the difficulties they faced to the challenges in our business and personal lives, Colin and Julie offer an insightful and entertaining perspective on how to overcome our fears, learn more about ourselves, and set goals that help us reach our ambitions.
Clients & Testimonials
Colin and Julie Angus speak to a broad range of audiences including fortune 500 companies, government and non-profit organizations and educational institutes. Below is a list of selected clients and testimonials.
“Colin and Julie were simply sensational. They were excellent to deal with prior to the conference, a real pleasure to meet and chat with, and of course they delivered a memorable presentation that our franchisees are still buzzing about. I would highly recommend them.”
– Brett Browne, Magnetsigns
“Your presentation and story was incredible and most certainly one of the highlights of the entire conference.”
– Gina Delle Rose-Ash, St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
“I’ve heard all the great testimonials, but words can’t really convey the power of your presentation.”
-Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
“OMG!!!!! Colin & Julie, It was so wonderful meeting you at lunch today at the CAPPA conference, and then to hear your story. You kept our table entertained with the olive oil stories and trip, however, I could have never prepared myself for the emotions I felt when you presented you story to the group. I had tears a couple times.”
“We just finished collecting the feedback from our event survey and you received excellent reviews.”
– Ashley Jennison, The Co-operators Group Limited
“Colin and Julie were a HUGE hit! Everyone came out thoroughly amazed and impressed.”
- Freestone Capital Management
“What an amazing event!! Inspirational is only word to describe it.”
“I was blown away by some of your stories! I have also heard from many delegates that you were the highlight of their experience at QCLC this year.”
– Leslie Hatheway, Queens Canadian Leadership Conference
“Everyone loved your presentation, you are inspiring, courageous, amazing individuals.”
- Jennifer Elliott, Capital Regional District
“I hope we can do more in the future. Your story is really awesome and inspiring.”
– Karl Gildner, Worldstrides
“It was wonderful to have you guys. Everyone is still talking about you. They loved your presentation, and I think you may have inspired a mass leave of amateur adventurers.”
“Thank you for being with us and for delivering your presentation with such enthusiasm, humour, sincerity and spirit.”
- Jimmie Spencer, President & CEO, Canada West Ski Areas Association
“We all fell in love with your ordinary/extraordinary spirit, your down-to-earth nature and your calm but humorous delivery.”
- Kerri Carlson, President, Every Woman
“Your keynote presentation was amazing!”
- Jean Kay, Conference Chair, CanWrite
“He was fantastic. Our client was super happy.”
- Haymatick Event Planners for BC Lung Cancer Association
“The stories were riveting, and I think everybody left feeling they could incorporate new lessons to their own lifestyles.”
-Patricia Brandino, Imax Corporation
“You overcame some truly remarkable mental and environmental challenges. I know everyone at our annual marketing conference greatly appreciated your presentation and went away equally as inspired as I did. I was so moved it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
- Michelle Burchill, Helly Hansen
“Colin was great! Everyone from the team enjoyed his presentation. We could not believe all his adventures and epics. I would highly recommend his presentation to anyone.”
- BCIT Student Association
“Thank you so much for delivering such a fantastic presentation – The students were absolutely blown away and it was an excellent way to wrap-up our event.”
– Shantelle Bilach, University of Victoria Business Workplace Skill Conference
“Julie and Colin’s presentation and involvement in our Charity Golf Tournament was truly inspirational.”
- Jackie Bellerose, Wallace & Carey Inc.
“Julie and Colin’s story was moving, inspiring and humorous! We loved having Julie speak to us! Everyone came away feeling awed and amazed”
- Roberta Boyle, Programming Director, Woman’s Business Network Comox Valley
“We were very pleased with Colin’s presentation. His journey was most inspiring… he managed to hold the attention of our group and fully enlightened us all.”
- Carma Developers Ltd.
“You two are really great speakers!”
– Natalie Muschamp, Travelers Financial Corp.
“Not only was her story exciting for our delegates but she was also able to apply the lessons learned on her journey to the specific challenges that we face in our industry and the process of technology commercialization which made it that much more engaging to listen to.”
- Derek Gratz, President & CEO, WestLink Innovation Network
“It’s not often we have speakers that connect so well with our members and are genuinely nice and thoughtful people.”
– Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
Clients – Companies and Organizations
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Farm Credit Canada
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA)
Association of Public Sector information Professionals
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) – Vancouver, Fort St. John and Victoria branches
Growing Rural Tourism Alberta
British Columbia Medical Association
Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association
Avanti Software Inc.
Cumis Life Insurance
Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Cooperators Group Ltd.
Worldstrides: Educational Student Travel
Communitech Technology Leadership Conference
Government Finance Officers of Western Canada
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC)
City of Surrey
Northgate Chevrolet Buick GMC
Scotia Dealer Advantage
City of Richmond
St. Lawrence Seaways Management
Tourism Vancouver Island AGM
Wallace & Carey Inc.
Freestone Capital Management
Wood Buffalo Safety
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Travelers Financial Corporation
Hollyburn Properties Ltd.
Associate Veterinary Clinics
Alberta Health Authority
BC Lung Cancer Association
Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Vancouver and Winnipeg branches
Canadian Institute of Financial Planners
District of Maple Ridge
Capital Regional District
Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering
Canada West Ski Areas Association
2010 Legacies Now
Trans Canada Trail
Act Now BC
Association of School Business Officials of Alberta
RBC Wealth Management
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
Belleville Sales and Advertising Club
BC Automobile Association
Home Loans Canada
Westlink Innovation Network
Women’s Business Network – Comox Valley
Safe Community Wood Buffalo
Recreational Facilities Association of BC
Salt Spring Island Conservancy
Youth G.R.E.E.N. Conference
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Annual Cardiovascular Conference
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Outdoor Industry Association
School District 71 Support Staff
Clients – Festivals and Exhibitions
Ottawa Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show
City of Canmore: Festival of Eagles
Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo
Adventures in Travel Expo (New York, Washington, Long Beach, Chicago)
University of Toronto Reading Series
Prince George Outdoor Adventure Trade Show
London Boat Show
Adventure Travel Film Festival (Lindsay, ON)
North Shore Writers Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF)
Vancouver Boat Show
The eh List Author Series
International Festival of Authors
Words on the Water Writers Festival
International Explorers Festival
Clients – Educational Institutions
Queens Canadian Leadership Conference, Kingston, ON
University of Victoria, Business Workplace Skills Conference
Humber College, Toronto,ON
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
University of Victoria Alumni, Victoria, BC
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
St. Michael’s University School, Victoria, BC
Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester, NY
Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
BCIT Student Association, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
St. Christopher’s School, London, England
Timberline Secondary School, Campbell River, B.C.
Livingstone Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.
Nightingale Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.
Carleton Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.
Highland Secondary School, Comox, B.C.
St. Pius X Catholic School, Toronto, ON
Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.
Summerland Middle School, Summerland, B.C.
KVR Middle School, Penticton, B.C.
McNicoll Park Middle School, Penticton, B.C.
Skaha Lake Middle School, Penticton, B.C.
Trout Creek Elementary School, Summerland, B.C.
Oilfields High School, Black Diamond, AB
Margaret Avenue Senior Public School, Waterloo, ON
Village Park Elementary School, Comox, B.C.
Naramata Elementary School, Naramata, B.C.