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Forging into Uncharted Territory: An evening with Bruce Kirkby

Updated: Jan 4, 2019


Acclaimed Explorer | Writer | Photographer

Bruce Kirkby lives life on the edge. An acclaimed explorer, travel writer, and television host (with a degree in engineering physics), he uses his incredible adventures across the globe to provide real-world, practical lessons on risk management and change leadership.


C-45 Quality Summit is proud to present Bruce Kirkby as the #Keynote #Speaker during the evening event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, on April 24th. He will be speaking on the challenges of tackling new frontiers.



Bruce’s travels have taken him to the tip of the highest mountain and to the centre of the driest desert. He draws on these experiences to offer simple strategies to help people confront their fears and learn how to embrace change and growth to see lasting success, both personally and professionally.


From CEO roundtables to convention centres holding in excess of 5000, Bruce excels at translating his adventures and experiences into meaningful business and life messages.  With more than twenty years of keynote and workshop experience, Bruce is represented by Speakers Spotlight

"Between today’s comfortable routines and tomorrow’s possibilities, lies a maze of uncertainty, unfamiliarity and discomfort. The ability to confidently and competently complete this journey — the archetypal journey of all human growth — stands as one of the greatest determinants of success, both organizational and personal.


Unfortunately, there is a broadly-held assumption that teams and individuals either have the magical ability to lean into fear and seek sustained uncertainty, to stomach failures and brush aside judgements — or they don’t.  And that is simply not true. Navigating change and growth is a trainable, repeatable skill.


Drawing on experiences from three decades of expeditions, and sharing his learnings from the competitive realms of television production, photography, and writing, Bruce Kirkby lays out the universal obstacles to change and growth — fear, failure, judgement, crisis, and paralysis – and shows audiences how to transform these obstacles into signals, illuminating the path towards future innovation, creativity, and success.


“I have seen plenty of keynote speakers over the years, and without question, your Comfort Zone address ranks among the very best. Perfect tone, perfect message, perfect presentation.”


- Global EVP


Bruce is the bestselling author of two travel books, and he is a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail. A multi-National Magazine Award winner, Bruce has also had his writing appear in The New York TimesEnRoute, Huffington Post, Explore, and Canadian Geographic. Bruce is also the winner of a prestigious Western Magainze Award, and his photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”


[Excerpts taken from http://brucekirkby.com/ and https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/bruce-kirkby/. ]

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