James Castrission brings audiences to their feet.

James Castrission corporate motivational speaker

James Castrission

Adventurer | Keynote speaker | Entrepreneur | Leadership Consultant

James holds two Guinness World Records for his accomplishments and is highly regarded as one of Australia’s premier corporate motivational public speakers.

His bestselling books Crossing the Ditch and Extreme South cover his world-first journeys; kayaking from Australia to New Zealand and travelling unsupported to the South Pole.

As a business keynote speaker, James shares the unbelievable stories of his adventures and inspires audiences to set their own goals of greatness.


Kayaking Duo

In 2008, James Castrission also known as Cas, along with his close friend, Justin ‘Jonesy’ Jones, became the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand without support—a Guinness World Record.

The journey required a leap of faith, with James leaving behind his corporate role to raise funds and plan the dangerous expedition.

Their world-first expedition captured global attention and inspired them to explore their potential further—planning an even more ambitious adventure, to ski to the South Pole (and back) on the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time.

James Castrission corporate motivational speaker

The ‘Blizzard Brothers’

On the 26th of January 2012, Cas and Jonesy made another history by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time.

The Guinness World Record recognised this expedition as the first journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Then, the duo won the Australian Geographic Society’s award for Spirit of Adventure, completing the extraordinary feat during the 100th anniversary of the first explorers to reach the South Pole.

The journey made headlines around the world and led to Cas’ new challenge as a keynote speaker and corporate leadership coach.

James Castrission corporate motivational speaker

MyAdventure Group

In 2013, James founded MyAdventure Group – a business committed to sharing the benefits of having an Explorer’s Mindset with the corporate world.

Harnessing lessons learnt from the most hostile environments on earth, James’ keynotes, workshops and offsites are designed to develop teams and drive competitive advantage in organisations.

James Castrission
James Castrission

Back In Action

After a hiatus due to COVID, James has returned to in-person presentations as well as virtual keynotes and has resumed the hosting of corporate retreats at his unique Base Camp in the Blue Mountains.

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