Bear Grylls

Worldwide famous explorer, Former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy Reserve, & Television Star Best Known from of ‘Man vs. Wild’

  • Appointed OBE in 2019
  • Author of ‘Bears Adventures”
  • Youngest Person in History to be Appointed Chief Scout in the Armed Forces
  • Served as a Trooper in the 21st Regiment SAS

Discover Bear Grylls’s biography of published work below.

You Vs The World
You vs The World: The Bear Grylls Guide to Never Giving Up
Soul Fuel
Mind Fuel: Simple Ways to Build Mental Resilience Every Day
Mind Fuel
Soul Fuel: Daily Readings to Power Your Life

Bear Grylls OBE has become a worldwide icon as one of the most recognised survival and outdoor adventure specialists. Having trained in martial arts from a young age, he utilised his natural abilities to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces as part of the 21 SAS Regiment. Admired for the survival and leadership skills he developed during this time; Bear has now become a leading figure in the community for showcasing his adventures on television in series such as Man vs Wild. When looking to hire an experienced leadership speaker, do not hesitate in booking Bear today.

Starting his Army career in the Territorial Army with 21 SAS as a Trooper, Bear trained in unarmed combat, survival, explosives, Desert and winter welfare, and climbing. After being selected to become a Survival Instructor, his time in the SAS was cut short due to a parachuting accident in 1996. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserves, shortly followed by being awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and then was recently promoted to Honorary Colonel in 2021.

After taking a step back from the SAS, Bear focused his efforts on achieving his goals as an adventurer. Completing his childhood dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest kickstarted his passion for exploring, and in 1997 he became the youngest Britain to climb Ama Dablam. Leading his first team to circumnavigate the British Isles on jet skis, Bear recognised his natural leadership ability and continues to complete remarkable expeditions alongside teams that are enthusiastic to learn from his experience and knowledge. An inspiration to audiences around the world, Bear has appeared on numerous talk shows such as Friday Night with Jonathon Ross, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! To educate audiences on how to perform to the best of their ability’s under-pressure. Now the proud author of 17 books to date, Bear has become an empowering figure for audiences to be courageous in all aspects of life.

In celebration of his inspirational influence on today’s society, Bear Grylls was appointed OBE in 2019 in recognition of his remarkable career achievements. Having developed a real hunger to explore from a young age, his story is extraordinary and continues to advance as he discovers new places and follows the path less travelled. When looking to hire an incredible motivational speaker, look no further than Bear for your event.

Official Testimonials

Bear Grylls is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“There are precious few people in this world who can really make a difference in a positive way, you are one. Many thanks for all you are doing for BA. It is so good for our people to hear and learn from someone who has done so much in a world so different from ours.”

British Airways

“With trademark energy and enthusiasm, Bear scaled breath-taking new heights with BT Global Services’ virtual Sales Kick-Off, helping to empower an entire Banking & Finance division with true-grit determination to strike out for new horizons, ready to embrace failure and become more resilient to grow and succeed in these changing and uncertain times. Unleashed, Bear grappled with every discussion topic with charm, clarity, passion, and good humour, inspiring his audience around the world to believe in themselves and go beyond limits. BT would like to thank Bear for well and truly taking this virtual event within sight of the summit.”

Kim, Head of Events, BT

“I have never had such a positive reaction to a speaker before, the team were simply enthralled, an inspiration to all who listened!”

Trading Director, Coca-Cola

To enquire about Bear Grylls for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.