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Amazing amazing keynote! James brought up some topics that really impacted the day and had us think about topics that we'd never considered before.The interactive exercises we fantastic, and still have us talking about what we learned, and how we're going to implement them.Highly, highly recommend James for your next keynote!
Amazing speaker with even more amazing story! Thank you
One of the most remarkable characteristics of Cas is how understated and approachable he is, despite undertaking these truly inspiring, record breaking and torturous adventures. His ability to package these adventures into a thoroughly unique, thought provoking, engaging and raw presentation sets him apart from almost ever other "motivational" presenter I've seen.
Wow, what an experience. The humans at MAG are just extraordinary, from James and his his adventures all the way through to the guides and staff who run the camp. They cater for all levels of fitness and are super caring during the adventure/abseiling/canyoning experience. The camp itself is the best I've ever experienced and the food was amazing. Congratulations on everything you guts have achieved. Big thanks to our guides.
Luke & Kerry K
Cas's keynote was amazing. It actually left me speechless for some time. Most importantly it was a very active, engaging and deeply motivating keynote that I'll still draw from for a while. Thank you
Excellent and most accurate to today's DCS CXPD event.
Cas really immerses himself in his business and creates an environment which encourages pushing your limits, teamwork and camaraderie. The little things count and MyAdventure Group got these right every time, from the welcome drinks and cold towels as you enter camp, to the cup of chai tea that Cas personally delivers to every tent each morning. Cas had me abseiling down a 25 metre waterfall on the first day, and I'm scared of heights! I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Cas and the team at MyAdventure Group.
An unbelievable experience that saw me pushed well outside my comfort zone. The support crew and fellow members of the group were incredibly encouraging and supportive. We worth the adventure.
Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend to anyone who gets the chance to take part in this adventure.
It was amazing! The staff were so lovely and supportive.
Experiencing the Adventure team led by James was truly remarkable. Their professionalism and ability to push each of us to reach our full potential made the team and personal experience truly outstanding. The glamping experience was top-notch, showcasing hospitality at its finest. A huge thank you for such a memorable experience
Can't recommend highly enough! James is entertaining, deeply engaging, vulnerable and insightful. His educational methods have you deeply invested and engaged from the outset and leave you with some great knowledge and learned experience that you can apply throughout your leadership journey. His 1.5 hour workshop was deeply moving and transformative and applicable to any career or sector. I'd strongly encourage anyone interested in personal and/or business growth to reach out to James.
Outstanding experience in all facets, highly recommended for immersing your mind and body in a “not the usual” team experience.
James was amazing.. His ability to story tell with such clarity creating a visually provoking and emotional recount, James delivers in a meaningful and impactful way! Can't believe he survived! One the best keynote speakers i have seen in some time.
What a wonderful and uplifting presentation. The rawness left us in tears and gave us inspiration to further inspire our kids as we move forward. Hats off to you young fella.
A super experience!
The Blue Mountains experience was rewarding, challenging and a lot of fun. Thanks James for sharing your inspirational story and bringing us along for the journey
Super inspiring, highly recommend!
Thanks Cass for the wonderful story of your trip to the South Pole and back. Very inspiring.
Awesome talk, thank you!
Incredible tenacity and sense of courage with maybe a touch of madness that threatened your very lives in the true Aussie spirit and sense of humour.
Thank you James for two amazing days listening to your story and journey of self belief, endurance and the importance of maintaining a positive growth mindset. Lots of take away tips for creating strong leadership skills and great teams x
The challenges that James and his mate Jonesy faced on their Antartica adventure makes you realise the challenges at work are easy. An entertaining and emotional presentation. Highly recommended as speaker for a conference.
That was inspiring Cas. 😀
Wow what an amazing presentation you had me in awe the entire time. You showed true commitment and grit through such adversity.
Really enjoyed listening to James and his unbelievable adventures.
This is a unique, one of a kind management training programme. Fantastic takeaways built on inspirtational stories of what a person can achieve witht he right mindset.
Loved the interaction!
James' key note speach at our recent Convention left me contemplating what stretch goals to set for myself! His presentation was engaging, funny and inspiring. Thank you!
Excellent idea, and great interaction. But most of all amazing story.
Amazing speaker! The presentation was inspirational and motivational, although I’d never want to do anywhere near what you have!Your shared experiences in mental toughness and positive mindset really resonated. Also the fairness and complete unselfishness of your Norwegian friend really showed what humanity should be all about, and leaves you striving to be a better human! Well done James. Will be recommending you in the future!
James engaged our team through the practical activity and sharing his experience/journey. Keen to get more team members across this.
I had followed your story earlier and really appreciated hearing it from you at the Conference. You are encouraging and inspiring and I will be definately showing my young grandsons too.Thanks again.
Awesome presentation and great to see what James has achieved. James is an inspiration to many people with his courage, strong mindset and resilience on his expeditions.
Inspirational and entertaining man! Very well done.
Your presentation was totally inspiring, emotional and fascinating.
Awesome Presentation given by James at our Conference, loved the engagement and message within the journey.
Simply awesome. I had the good fortune to see James for 90 minutes in Aussie. I immediately booked him for our New Zealand leg of the conference series, and did so for a 180 experience. One of the best key notes I've ever seen
Awesome keynote - very interactive with learnings to take away and kept the audience engaged !!!
One of the best sessions on resilience and leadership I have ever attended, delivered with such honesty and humility. James and his story are inspirational, and I highly recommend him for your next leadership and resilience development workshop.
Amazing and inspirational.
Incredible!Listening to James speak and retell his story was incredible, I felt like I was there with him at the time it all happened. When the final scenes with the Norwegian were played I felt like I was a part of the celebration and wanted to get up and cheer!I watched the AUS to NZ footage last night and all I have to say is wow! If you get a chance to hear James speak, I would take it up.
Heartfelt, genuine, targeted message which was relevant to the audience. Engaging and inspirational, thanks so much for sharing your story in such a constructive way!
James was fantastic and took us on a journey that was fun and interactive. He is inspirational and has great energy to keep the room engaged. My team said it was the highlight of our entire conferenceHighly recommend
I was fortunate to take part in Cas’s Antarctica “teamwork” activity at the EPSA conference in Hobart. What a fantastic experience, literally one of the best things I have done!The activity itself was a lot of fun with some great takeaways but we also got to hear and learn about Cas and Jonesy’s extraordinary experience. Their achievement in Antarctica in particular absolutely fascinated me and I was awed by their amazing resilience and determination. This resonated deeply with me as a long term cancer patient who has endured much over the years in order to survive.Despite my challenges I’m not sure I could have survived what they went through but it has inspired me to keep up the fight and never give up.Thank you for a fabulous morning Cas. You are a remarkable human.
Absolutely amazing presentation!
OMG wow, no words can explain the experience we recently had in the Blue Mountains with James and his team. One of our best family experiences.
One of the best Keynote Speakers I have seen. Your story is amazing and the presentation was really engaging and inspiring.
Phenomenal experience, so inspiring!
A speaker who will inspire, educate and challenge us into deeper self-reflection we know holds more intrinsic value than almost anything for self-improvement.
Wow! What a great presentation and remarkable individual - so unique and engaging. Great for our team to play along with Cas' journey and improve our performance.
James is an awesome keynote presenter - very engaging and very insightful. His experience and what he brings from it to you is second to none. All done with a genuine passion, fun and humour. Thank you James!
Wow, what a fabulous experience! My family and I recently had the pleasure of attending a retreat with James and his team from My Adventure Group. From start to finish, the entire experience was 5 star. From the base camp set up, extraordinary team support and the magical setting, I could not recommend this experience more. There are not many opportunities in life where you get to challenge both yourself and your kids both physically and mentally, while being supported and encouraged to grow yourself. Abseiling, canyoning and the chance to connect with nature and those around you with no distractions. James and his team of guides were inspirational. Special shout out to Hugh! Thank you for allowing me to share this experience with my children. We can learn so much from the determination of our children and the pure joy that they see in adventures. It was unforgettable and we will be back again.
Thank you for an amazing experience! You guys went above and beyond to accommodate over 100 delegates. If there were any hiccups, none of us noticed. Camping, facilities, food, activities and the team looking after us were awesome and we cannot wait to go again!
I have had an absolutely wonderful experience with My Adventure Group recently as a part of the Business Blueprint Elite Retreat. Everything was was so well organised and run, wonderful activities provided (I did abseiling), everything was safe and the level of comfort was outstanding! I was there with my 12-year-old and he loved everything, from making fires, to abseiling, to speakers sharing about their life stories. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Overall, amazing experience!
I had the privilege of attending the Business Blueprint Elite Retreat in the Blue Mountains where James Castrission and his team at MyAdventure Group provide an amazing and memorable experience.From the spacious tents (with stretchers, mattresses and flooring) to the toilets with music the accommodation was fantastic. Then to put together a day of abseiling and hiking into a canyon to finish off abseiling through a waterfall where the professionalism of the guides enabled us to step outside of our comfort zone and participate safely was an experience never to be forgotten.Jame's enthusiasm and care, along with his team, as to the utmost detail was wonderful.......and just perfect.It was adventure camping without having to worry about the planning and risks as it was all taken care of !Thank you James and your team for a fantastic time.
As a married couple who hasn't had a childless getaway in over 14 years, we can confidently say that our 3-day adventure with MyAdventure Group in the Blue Mountains was an experience for the books! The magic of the trip was in its perfect blend of excitement, relaxation, and shared memories.Every day brought a new and exhilarating adventure, from hiking through the awe-inspiring landscapes to canyoning in cool mountain waters. We couldn't have asked for a better way to make lifelong memories together.The accommodations exceeded our expectations; the tents were not only comfortable but provided a cozy retreat at the end of the day. The food was a delightful culinary treat, making us look forward to every meal, as it was far from your typical camping grub.However, what truly made this experience exceptional was the warm and attentive team at MyAdventure Group. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors was contagious, and their extensive knowledge of the area added an educational and fascinating touch to the trip.We wholeheartedly recommend MyAdventure Group to anyone searching for an unforgettable and classy outdoor adventure. The breathtaking beauty of the Blue Mountains combined with the impeccable service and attention to detail provided by James and his team creates a one-of-a-kind experience that you don't want to miss. We can't wait to plan our next adventure with MyAdventure Group!
Spending a couple of nights in the Blue Mountains with James Castrission and the MY Adventure Group team was nothing short of magical!If you are looking for your next big corporate event or keynote speaker then look no further.The tents and the sleeping arrangements were super comfortable & could be categorised as glamping.The onsite chef offered some spectacular food & the activities offered ranged from relaxed to full adrenaline! Also the canyoning team was super switched on & I felt safe doing all the activities at all times.I will never forget canyoning & abseiling down a 30m waterfall cliff with my fellow Business Blueprint membes & my 13yr old son!Thanks again to James Castrission, Business Blueprint & the My Adventure Group for such an unforgettable experience!
James and his team are a class act through and through.My young family and I participated in one of his retreats in the Blue Mountains, and we could not recommend it more highly.From the way we were welcomed, to the professionalism of how small niggles were handled, through to how their team facilitated an engaging and experiential day with my kids - they went above and beyond time and again.I'm looking forward to my next adventure with them!
WOW!!Words cannot describe the experience my family and I were privileged too. An absolute credit to James and his team for delivering the 2n3d adventure. The finer details made this experience the best ever.Cheers and Thankyou
Amazing experience delivered yet again by the crew. Our camp was professionally run, with great catering and world class adventures. Particular good feedback from the children of our group, who can't wait for the next adventure.
I had the lucky privilege to be part of the Business Blueprint Elite retreat hosted by James and his My Adventure Group. Even though I have never been a fan of camping or glamping, I must say this was a thoroughly eye opening experience that I would recommend to anyone lucky enough to be in James' and his groups, hands. Everything was top notch, done to the highest standards of safety, and enjoyability. When the group ended we all gave each other hugs, and felt closer than we were before. Great job James!
The event that MyAdventure Group pulled off was a wholesome, family friendly event that created unique moments of connection, reflection and challenge. The team went above and beyond to make sure we had a successful event.
I just had the most amazing 2 days away with #myadventuregroup and #businessblueprint. We had 100 of us Glamping at Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains, hosted by James Castrission and his huge team. He pulled off the best adventure event I have ever been too and would do it again in a flash. The glamping was amazing and sitting around the fire at night meeting people on a more personal level was something I think you dont often get to do. BUT the canyoning and abseiling was soooo good. I will never forget it. Probably the most amazing and beautiful thing I have done with a group. THANKS James Castrission and Dale Beaumont. XXXX
James and his team did a phenomenal job, putting an event together for over 100 people with an age bracket from 5 to 70. The team was incredibly helpful and went over and above in making us comfortable and keeping us nourished. Doing canyoning and abseiling for the first time, it was exhilarating. Outdoor showers, nibbles at the open fires just rounded the experience. Thank you so much James.
Madlen @ BraveSecurity.com.au
James and the amazing team at My Adventure Group gave us the most amazing Blue Mountains experience. Nothing was left to chance, from the arrival to departure! The tents, food, fire and experience was first rate at home base but the most amazing part was the experience led by the team into the canyons. Awesome experience and highly recommend!
An awesome experience and the kinship and camaraderie it ignited in everyone that attended was extraordinary. Your team was exemplary and what ever descriptor is way beyond Above and Beyond, they personified that and should be congratulated as that at times meant doing things you just can't teach and refreshing to see in such young people. A truly wonderful experience that I will be sure to attend again!
A big thank you to James and the entire My Adventure team for delivering a sensational and memorable event in the Blue Mountains!The service and facilities were next level, along with so many small touches making it an exceptional customer experience!Loved listening to James personal story and challenges from his adventures, so much so it has left a lasting impression on my 8 year daughter who has already started reading his book!Highly recommend to book with My Adventure Group for your next experience
What an amazing experience! We just spent 3 incredible days attending a business retreat with My Adventure Group.At the retreat we were taken on a full day trek around the Grand Canyon. Our guide Dylan was very informative and engaging, with his intriguing stories and informative answers to our questions.I can highly recommend My Adventure Group for your next corporate event, we will definitely will be back.
Wow, wow, wow, adventure glamping, team building and bonding. James and and his team deliver above and beyond your expectations. I embraced the challenges and went canyoning, abseiling and hiking with wonderful, energetic guides who really know their stuff. If your looking for a family adventure, or a corporate team building exercise then this is for you. James is an amazing host who really delivers on his promise. 100% beyond my expectations.
The most inspirational event I’ve ever participated. The charisma and energy of James Castrission amazed greatly. His speech kept the audience gripped from the very beginning till the very end.
Fantastic presentation, very engaging and highly motivating! Thanks Cas loved the free video as well, enjoyed watching the Tasman crossing
Great content and delivery. Really interesting and engaging.
A very entertaining story teller of a real true life adventure! Very inspiring.
Loved it mate, topics and themes completely on point. Made the kids watch the doco when we got home !
I with a group of work colleagues recently attended a 3 day camping and canyoning experience with James and his team. It was incredible and a great team building opportunity. James and his team are exceptional in putting together an unforgettable experience. James stories of his adventures are certainly very inspiring.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days with James and his fantastic team for what was truly a world class corporate adventure. Our activities took in some of the best the area has to offer from abseiling, canyoning and hiking, bring our team closer together than ever before.Base camp was 5 stars, all in one of Australia's most picturesque settings in the valley of the blue mountains. I highly recommend James and his team at the My Adventure Group.
James all I can say is WOW!What a well organised, superbly catered, adventurous, challenging, fun, entertaining, enjoyable, exhilarating, and last of all brilliant long weekend in the Blue Mountains with you and the team of MyAdventure Group. Hats off to you James, you have done it again!Thank you for setting-up the weekend adventure starting with the BBC Digital Sales Kick-Off in July 2022 and capping it off last weekend, canyoning. We will be back for more!
Was an awesome experience. Got to spend three days getting outside of my comfort zone and pushing myself. Highly recommend it to anyone who would like to undertake any of these experiences.
Absolutely amazing experience. The staff were so friendly. Great to push my limits and do something I would never have done
What am amazing, fun and challenging adventure!! And such a beautiful Team! Thank you soooo much.
Hands down the most motivational talk I've listened to and for me to have tears at the end means it hit home with me thank you.
Excellent key note speaker - compelling story telling and learning, delivered in a punchy fashion in a short timeframe.
Amazing, really unique story, emotional and high energy in a completely genuine way.... thanks James, I can't recommend you enough to anyone looking for an inspiring keynote.
Awesome adventures….80% planning and 20% execution you get to share the skill, determination, courage and stories!
Brent & Julanne Sullivan
It’s a real experience that unlock your own view about survival and decision making.You won’t get bored and will learn more about your own way to think.
One of the great conference keynotes. James really took everyone along for the journey!
Fantastic experience with a twist at the end.
Phenomenal experience with Cas and the team at MyAdventure Group. Not only did it test my limits and provide an experience I'll likely never forget, it also enabled me to properly connect with colleagues and peers which has been missing these last few years. Thank you to the whole team for all the work you to to make the vent special
Cas and his team provide a truly unique and exceptional experience. I would urge people of all abilities to challenge themselves as you will no doubt push yourself to a level you have not had to before. 10/10!
Phenomenal experience, many thanks to James, the MyAdventure Group and DUAL Australia for the opportunity to participate in one of the best, if not the best corporate experiences to date.James and his team were nothing short of amazing throughout the camp and adventure activities. The level of detail, enthusiasm, organisation, and care top to bottom was exceptional and it showed; you really felt like you were in good hands; whilst being out of your comfort zone.Amazing food, amazing scenery and the best guides for all of the hard stuff! - Once in a lifetime experience.
Geocon Group held its annual Senior Leadership Retreat in the Blue Mountains with James Castrission & MyAdventure Group recently.It was an incredible and truly life changing experience for all. We glamped, we hiked, we went canyoning and we abseiled down a 30 metre waterfall (to name a few highlights).It's safe to say our vulnerability and comfort levels were stretched to their limits and as a result we are stronger as a team and as individuals!Thank you to Cas for your guidance and inspirational keynote!
One of the greatest adventure and growth experiences in my life. An incredible few days exploring deep into the blue mountains with leaders in my industry. It was made all the more enjoyable with delicious food, the luxury camping set-up and the amazing staff who were always happy to help, with a smile on their face. Couldn't recommend this experience highly enough.
WOW - what a truly incredible experience from James & everyone - from the basecamp team to EPIC guides getting us through some of the most confronting experiences of our lives - abseiling, canyoning all with glamping, amazing food, expert service & great connections - well done, i couldn't recommend this experience enough for any team or team looking to wow their clients
I attended a 3 day camping and canyoning experience with Myadventure Group and it was incredible. James and the team put together such a memorable experience and I would highly recommend them to everyone looking for a bit of adventure!I will miss the high energy wake up calls and chai tea!
From start to finish the past 3 days have been beyond my wildest expectations. The camp was nothing short of a VIP experience, listening to Cas’s experiences and watching the videos of his Antarctic journey was very emotional. Taking on his mindset the next day during my abseiling and canyoning adventure at the Serendipity Canon really helped me push through on what was a very tough mindset challenge… especially given my fear of heights! . I can’t believe what I achieved, my husband and kids definitely won’t believe I was the first one to abseil down a 22m waterfall so can’t wait for the video proof. Thank you to My Adventure Group and Dual Australia for this once in a lifetime adventure.
Absolutely amazing experience, would do again on a heartbeat! Huge thank you to DUAL and Cas and the team at My Adventure Group.
One of the best experiences I’ve had, work or personal. The team were super friendly and all the activities pushed us while being safe. Fantastic event made possible by the quality people running it.
First class adventure experience/corporate retreat. Staff were on top of everything, beautiful food, extremely comfortable amenities and camping, stunning location and the canyoning/abseiling experience was made unforgettable by the quality of the guides who ensured not only our safety but the quality of the experience. Cannot rate James highly enough as a speaker who took the time to chat with us all, included him self in our activities and was an excellent facilitator.
Unbelievably amazing experience and all the staff and organisers at this event were exceptional, friendly and I can't thank them enough
Great presentation. Really enjoyed hearing your stories
A brilliant presentation that was inspiring, exciting and had me in tears at the end.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days with our senior leadership tean, James and his fantastic team for what was truly a world class corporate adventure.Base camp was 5 star all the way from accommodation, amenities and service - always with a smile, all in one of Australia's most picturesque settings in the valley of the blue mountains.Our activities took in some of the best the area has to offer from abseiling, canyoning and hiking, pushing us out of our comfort zones, exposing our vulnerability and bring our team closer together than ever before.I highly recommend James and his team at the My Adventure Group for anyone looking to take their corporate team building and strategic planning to the next level!
I remember following Cas and Jonesy’s ditch crossing in 2008 and it was an incredible feat of physical, mental and emotional endurance for them. Learning first hand from someone like James is a very unique and powerful experience. There’s a lot to take away from James’ keynote and I strongly recommend it.
An absolutely amazing experience, with memories that will never be forgotten! Cas and the crew pushed us to find comfort in the uncomfortable and looked after us like royalty! Highly recommend. See you at the North Pole!
James was fantastic. Valuable learnings. I wonder what the next adventure 'Johno' will be dragged along to.......
Cracking couple of days being hosted by James and his crew. The adventure activities pushed us all well out of of comfort zone and back at camp we were treated to a great food and camping experience. Highly recommended!
I laughed, I cried…Very inspiring!
Attended the National Vet Conference at the GC where James spoke and inspired the group with his amazing adventures. Made me want to take up ocean sports again. Would highly recommend James speaks at your next conference.
Fantastic life story of achievement, not just once but twice. Great to hear what a pair of regular Aussie blokes can do.
I enjoyed every minute of your presentation. You kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved hearing about your courage and determination to never give up. I had tears. Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️❤️
Adversity is just another opportunity, James showed everyone in the auditorium that!
James’ keynote presentation at NVC 2022 was enthralling and emotional. Highly inspiring and the first time a keynote speaker has left me in tears!! But in a good way. I was quick to grab his book and DVD to share with my kids to inspire their adventures.
Fantastic key note. Love the way you pulled out the elssons to learn as you went along and tied it out sector.
Inspiring presentation ! what a true life extraordinary adventure
Amazing presentation Cas! Who thought bacon could bring so much joy! Inspiring story - Petspirational!
I recently had the pleasure of hearing James speak at my work conference. It was most certainly a talk I will never forget! His inspiring tales of how he tackled some of the hardest challenges known to man kind … and really he’s just an average Joe. He gives inspiration to all as he has you on the edge of your seats listening to things that you could never imagine experiencing! Life truly is a great adventure!
Amazing speaker to see. Very engaging and entertaining. Held my attention from start to end.
Brilliant! I felt all of the emotions and there were some great takeaways applicable to ‘business’ and life. Cas is an engaging speaker who is able to take you on a journey - I have already shared his story with several people.
The lengths some people go to to achieve there goals and the never say die they get there. The mateship they have to help each other
James presented at our aggregator conference (Finance Broker) last week.The fabulous way he delivered his presentation was engaging and had our whole team involved. His message was relatable to both my professional and personal life.For me, he was the standout presenter and I have taken a lot away to start applying in my everyday.
Inspiring story. Did a brilliant job of distilling the lessons of his remarkable story and life of adventure in a way that was relevant to all of us mere mortals 🙂
James was a speaker at an industry convention I attended last week and out of the 7 keynote speakers throughout two days, James was the stand out among them all!We lived Cas & Jones's experience in crossing Antarticta all the while he has us interactively mapping a business decision model for our team.His Keynote was Informative, Interactive, Relevant to our industry whilst we emotionally laughed AND cried on his adventures.Outstanding James - Simply O U T S T A N D I N G!
An inspiring, interactive reinactment of one of your treks leaving one humbled and in awe of your grit and determination. Thank you for sharing this moving presentation.
Great session by James. Love the participation.What a great way to demonstrate how the decision model would work for a mortgage broking business.
Thanks for such a great session James. The stories of your adventures, the GRIT and RESILIENCE were inspiring. The interactive session really pulled our team together which was the desired goal. Thanks mate your a legend.
Cas was absolutely captivating, motivating and an all round top bloke. He really unexpectedly linked his experience and decision making at the south pole with day to day business/team decisions in a fun and surprisingly insightful way. So much more engaging than the normal run of the mill motivational speaker....I could have listened to him all day! Thoroughly recommend.
one word - Inspirational !
James' tales of not only kayaking across the Tasman (a patch of ocean notorious for tough conditions) to New Zealand, but then walking to the south pole and back unsupported, were recounted with great humour, passion and enthusiasm! Awe inspiring, fascinating and terrifying, I'd highly recommend James for any event!
We had been wondering how we can bring all our teams together, and engage them somehow. Ranging in ages from 14 years through to well more experienced in life and across front of house and back of house. James pulled them together perfectly, reading the room and adjusting for ages his Uncharted Ice event was just perfect for what we wanted to achieve. Everyone has been talking about the event for days after, including some use of "if you were in Antarctica" what would you do for some of our immediate problem solving reflecting back to the night. Thanks again James and looking forward to another event already!
James shared the story of his inspiring Antarctic adventure with his best mate. He mapped the life or death decisions, to real-world decision making. The audience was enthralled by the experience and really challenges our thought process on how to prioritise and the consequences of our actions.
Cas it was an Inspirational journey that demonstrates that people are stronger as a collective, that it is okay to lean on each other during difficult times and the importance of having grit, determination and resilience in our personal and professional life.Set a goal/objective, articulate what success looks like and stay the course. GREAT JOB.
What an extraordinary experience! After originally thinking I could not relate to the experience of pushing to the limits of human endurance, James brought everyday impact to such an rare adventure. Brilliant storytelling with occasional graphic detail (just a note for those a little sensitive).
James, your presentation was one of the best I have been privileged to be part of. You have certainly put it all on the line, with no life lines, and employed the 6 Ps to ensure you made it through with your best mate. Inspiring and moving, and very human. Excellent work, and everyone would gain and grow from your experiences, told in such a compelling manner. Thank You. CS
What an amazing seminar, 2 incredible stories well told and delivered.Found the interactive section, credible and engaging, as did my fellow adventurers. Well crafted, delivered, challenging and most important FUN.
We engaged James for the Uncharted Ice adventure workshop for a staff event. The session was a thought-provoking and interactive workshop where we walked away with new decisions making insights and key traits of success that are applicable at work, relationships and in the real world. We laughed and had lots of fun with James. Highly recommend James for keynote speaker at a conference or team building activity.
James shares his story with such passion, vulnerability and great humour. It was truly a privilege to dive deeply into what he had experienced and it left me feeling uplifted and inspired by humanity’s capacity and courage against all odds. A brilliant mixture of team game, discussion of leadership and sharing of experience. Brilliant all round. Thank you so much, Cas.
James not only gave a riveting talk on his trek across Antarctica from the coast to the South Pole and back, but took us with him on the journey by involving us in the planning and decision making. Great fun (and our team came 2nd).
Cas was asked to present at our company conference and I can say his interactive keynote left a lasting impact on the team. It was inspirational, motivational and emotional. Don't hesitate to book for your next event. Outstanding !
Lisa Van Ross
Would highly recommend James, his presentation was the most unique and captivating I have experienced in a work environment, his story was amazing, however the experience he provides teaches you a lot about yourself and your colleagues, I took a lot from this experience and would highly recommend, you are truly immersed in the experience.
Awesome. Truely inspirational
Outstanding! I’ve done a few of these and you are up there with the best, if not the best! You and your challenges are inspirational.
Really enjoyed the presentation!
Excellent life experiences, that allowed me and my team to transition into our personal and business journey. Highly recommended and extremely engaging
Totally engaging keynote speech, I was hooked from the start. Very inspiring
Very much more than expected. I was already aware of James' adventure to the South Pole, so I was looking forward to listening to him, but the way he presented it was excellent. The choose your own adventure style was refreshing and interesting, how James used the format to get his related points across was very clever. Interesting and entertaining, thoroughly enjoyed all of it and learnt a lot.
Huge thanks James. Our team loved your keynote. Love your energy and enthusiasm.
I was luck enough to have James in our corporate workshop as the motivational speaker. It was very insightful to listen to his experience during his trip to South Pole, the unexpected events and the hardship he endured over there despite of many months of preparations and planning which could well apply to any business situation in our life!
This a very good, engaging and entertaining presentation. Thanks very much James !
Really great presentation (I wish I wore a jacket, I felt cold watching 😁), and some really good discussions came out of it. That seemed to be the feeling all through the room.
Cas led our group on a very engaging virtual journey, providing entertainment, excitement and some great life and business lessons during this session. Everyone got involved and invested in the experience and had a great time. Fantastic!
Cas is a legend! Great presentation, interactive workshop was amazing and so great to link the learning from such incredible adventures to the challenges in business.
Excellent and awe inspiring presentation!
As kids we dream of doing crazy things and as we get older the little voice on our shoulder talks us out of it. I don't know what happened to James's voice but I'm glad it didn't talk him out of his adventures. James is a very engaging speaker and with an awesome story to share
Had the privilege to be in not one but two workshops at Business Blueprint in Fiji, run by James.His energy is contagious, his knowledge vast & his ability to inspire is unparalleled. He knows how to hold the attention of a room & challenge your thinking, for the better!
James Castrission, one of the most inspirational, courageous and driven men I have met to date. Thank you.
Absolutely brilliant experience to hear about your journey and your experience. Nothing but admiration!
Absolute inspiration. James presents in a way that captivates you from start to finish and makes you feel part of the experience enabling you to take away key messages and thoughts for your own business or life situation. Highly recommend and don’t forget to buy a copy of his books. A great read that is hard to put down once you start reading.
Great presentation on perseverance, focus and grit.
On behalf of the National Rugby League and the Rugby League Players Association I would like to thank James for his presentation to our games Wellbeing and Education staff at our most recent conference.James not only captivated us with his amazing adventures but was able to align the importance of having a growth mindset and goal setting with the work that we do everyday with our professional and semi professional athletes.I would recommend James for any potential gathering of people that are looking to excel in their individual or team aspirations.
Had a great afternoon session with James. Would highly recommend James to any corporate function. Was highly engaging, ran through some amazing team building strategies and provided some great tools that we could take back to our workplaces.
Brilliant and inspiring!
I saw the presentation/story at a work event, excellent presentation skills, it was seamless and the content was amazing, i was on the edge of my seat. The story itself was so captivating, I was super impressed by the bravery and dedication but I was really blown away by the elements of humility and vulnerability. You wont be disappointed.
We really enjoyed having James being a part of our virtual annual kick off! Although fully virtual, the session was extremely engaging and truly inspiring. The feedback from the team was very positive. Thank you again James and My Adventure Group for delivering a wonderful experience.
We had a truly phenomenal experience with James at our recent virtual sales kickoff event, where we ran a tight 90 minute Uncharted Ice adventure simulation for about 500 people on a Zoom call.Right for the start of the engagement, James was all over this with the same drive that delivered him to the South Pole and back. Always attentive, responsive, listened to our needs, brought his own experience to bear. Really first rate. His production team were also top notch, managing a large group, moving them in and out of breakout rooms, controlling James' zoom backgrounds and video, answering questions in the chat.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James and his team, and look forward to working with them again in the future.
I enjoyed every minute of this adventure! It was a truely awesome experience
This was an incredibly moving and effective exercise to rapidly help build an understanding of what's important in team decision making under pressure.
Rory Walker (he/him)
It was amazing to hear James' story today at the Phocas 'lunch and learn' session, very inspiring! I loved especially to watch how James and his friend were able to laugh and create special moments along the way, even in the most difficult situations! Great story of friendship, hard work and resilience!
James and the MyAdventure Group team are a must for any people leader or business that looks to unlock the next step in their growth (personal and professional). My experiences have been wonderful and I highly recommend the sessions.
We had a great corporate getaway with James through the Blue Mountains. He's super knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing tour across some of the best trekking routes .Strong recommend !!!!
James was an excellent guide and we would not hesitate to utilise his expertise again. James took us on a fabulous 2 hour guided hike to the Grand Canyon which was the right level of challenging with majestic scenery along the way. Thanks James we had a fantastic time.
James delivered a Keynote presentation at our Sales Conference Welcome Dinner as well as a team building session the following morning. The presentations were incredible and the whole team was captivated by James' inspirational stories. They were both entertaining as well as inspiring, with loads of connections to business success principles that aligned perfectly with our conference goals.James made a huge impact, and based on the standing ovation given, the team clearly loved it!
I had an epic 3 day adventure with James and MyAdventure Group. The guides were awesome, fun and knowledgeable. The destinations incredible. This was more than just an adventure holiday it gave me insight to explore my full potential.
I’ve just experienced the most professional, amazing and exhilarating 3 night adventure in the Blue Mountains. James tailored a unique approach for our group and challenged us to perfection. The impeccable level of detail he provided in addition to the team of guides Dan and Dylan was second to none. Well done and thanks for a life experience that was out of this world on this planet.
James Evins (James)
We wanted a speaker who would not only inspire, but entertain our team in Melbourne, currently in stage 4 coronavirus lockdown. James more than delivered on both fronts.A skilled storyteller, James expertly weaved lessons on resilience into his thrilling keynote, relating the lessons he’d learned on his expeditions to the challenges we all face in 2020.The keynote was interspersed with stunning video footage from James’ expeditions, allowing our team to feel all the highs and lows as he pushed his body and mind to the edge of human endurance.Due to the current situation, the keynote was delivered virtually, but this took absolutely nothing away from its impact - it has certainly left a lasting impression on our Melbourne team and provided some much needed inspiration at this difficult time.I would highly recommend James Castrission for your next event.Catherine MaioInternal CommunicationsRicoh Australia
James Castrission is an Event Managers dream speaker! Genuinely impactful, fully prepared and a delight to work with.James' keynote address at our virtual event was an absolute highlight - it was inspiring, stimulating and relevant to our audience, who resoundingly noted that it was one of the best parts of the day.James is one of those speakers who captivates his audience with his story and his humble, down to earth personality and values, and links his experience in with the themes of the event.Everyone walked away with something different from the keynote - a new sense of purpose, a changed mindset, or new found confidence to pursue their dreams.The virtual keynote was an immersive experience - combining rich visual content and James' captivating storytelling, and delivered perfectly with no technical issues.This was my second time attending a keynote by James - each time for different audiences, one in person and one online. I was on the edge of my seat and left genuinely inspired both times.On top of all the value he brings as a speaker - James is also a genuinely lovely guy and is happy to have a chat and offer some pearls of wisdom. If you want a speaker who invigorates, inspires and connects with your audience - I highly recommend James Castrission.Harriet CalverleyManager, Central EventsUWA
Wonderful speaker and an outstandingly interesting adventure. Highly recommended.
I saw Cas talk at the Business Blueprint conference, and boy....what a trip he took us on! He was engaging from the second he stepped up on stage! I was enthralled in his tale. I cried along with him, and was sat on the edge of my seat the whole time. His message was clear and concise. I loved every second of it!
Amazing keynote - evoked laughter and tears and left the group inspired and ready for the years challlenges ahead! Thank you so much James!
James and his team hosted my team for 2 days, what an experience. An epic adventure tested my team and took us out of our comfort zones. What an environment to bring your team together, forge trust and succeed together.The safest of hands guide you through their beautiful environment, the accomodation is luxurious, the food is first class and the team from My Adventure Group were inspiring and there for our every need.Take your team on this adventure and watch the culture of your business grow sustainably.See you in 2020!
Such and awesome experience to enable you to push your own personal boundaries and the team at My Adventure Group were amazingly friendly, professional and highly skilled. Thanks guys!!!Looking forward to the next one.
What an experience!Huge thank you to Cas, Dylan and Kate for an extraordinary experience that I wish I could do over and over again.I was apprehensive going into the adventure but the team make you feel so comfortable to push yourself outside your comfort zone and I ended up not only enjoying myself, but wishing that it didn’t have to end!At all times, Cas and his team were professional, kind, knowledgeable and best of all - hilarious!Absolutely above and beyond 5 star service and experience - thanks team!!
James and his team were fantastic. From start to finish the whole experience was a perfect balance of challenging and motivating. Highly recommend James and his team!
What a great way to get out of my comfort zone and do something I never thought I would do! Such a fun experience and James, Kate, Dylan, Harry & Gill are all amazingly beautiful people with a wealth of knowledge (and patient with those of us that were struggling at the back!). I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, even if you aren't an outdoorsy/adventure seeking person like myself 🙂 x
Our organisation engaged James to present at a recent professional development day. The day consisted of staff from varying areas within the organisation and of varying levels within the organisation.James presented his new 'Immersive Learning Experience' to the group - this experience was probably one of the most inspirational and beneficial learning exercises I have been involved in from an external provider.James is an extremely engaging presenter who has the ability to blend his own experiences into useful education that translates to the workplace.I highly recommend this presentation to other organisations or companies looking to engage their staff, build team work and inspire.
This was an amazing adventure that pushed me outside my comfort zone, allowed me to learn more about myself and take my own learnings rather than being taught a specific way like many other training days and leadership sessions I have attended. Cas and his crew made the entire adventure entertaining and great fun. I would recommend it to anyone and would certainly do it again, can't speak highly enough about it and the people involved in putting this together.
This was one of those keynotes that raised the hair on the back of your neck, made you cry and most importantly left you hungry for life.James is an incredible yet wildly humble story teller that had the 200+ members of the audience on the edge of their seats. His ability to engage through story whilst making connection to the importance of mindset, trust and collaboration was first rate.What a privilege.
It was an absolute pleasure spending the past few days with Cas the team! They went above and beyond to ensure everyone was well looked after before the adventuring even began! I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and was privileged with the most amazing scenery! Thanks for an amazing few days guys, I've got memories to treasure! Clarissa
Wow what an experience! The My Adventure team are truly inspiring and uplifting make the seemingly impossible, POSSIBLE!!
Great programmes and absolutely professional staff. I couldn't give a greater recommendation.
Tony Bemrose Insurance Brokers
This group is awesome. They have awoken the inner adventurist in me. Now searching for my next adventure! Great crew, great friendships, never felt uncomfortable at any stage. Thank you.
Absolutely brilliant experience. Pushed outside my comfort zone in the beautiful surroundings of the Blue Mountains. Cass, Kate & all the team leave absolutely no stone unturned and ensure everyone has the most incredible and fulfilling experience. I would highly recommend MAG and this experience to any group - big or small.
This was totally awesome. I had never done abseiling before but was fit and adventurous and the guides assisted us all day and we did the hardest of the adventures - serendipity. Completely loved the experience. Possibly shouldn't have done a 6 km run the morning before though!!
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Cas has an incredibly inspiring story to tell, and tells it wonderfully!
Presenter and Personality
James gave us a timely reminder about digging in when times are tough and never giving up. By no means what we do goes even close to the what James and Justin have done but there are some general themes that we can take on board from their unbelievable journey. They are great guys with an inspirational story and they will always be welcome at the Waratahs.
Ex-Wallaby and NSW Waratahs Captain
Cas helped me enormously during preparation for my attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop around the world. Cas might come across as an Aussie larikan at times, but his detailed approach to planning and risk management has seen him pull off not one, but two incredible Guinness World Records. Legend!
Youngest RTW Sailor
A pair of colourful characters, underdogs in a race against time, members of that group born with that compulsion to do something crazy, something INCREDIBLE.
Award Winning Actor
…one of the greatest adventure stories of this decade!
Adventurer and Entrepreneur
At first you ask ‘Why’? Why do some individuals risk everything to test the boundaries of endurance? Like all great stories this one offers answers. Through its humour and tears, its aspirations, perils, follies and ultimate triumph we learn what it is to be human. That, together, we negotiate the chaos of the world by relying on the better, more heroic, parts of ourselves.
Oscar Winning Director
His incredible feat of endurance is a testament that surviving hell is all about heart, grit, humour and friendship.
Adventurer and TV Presenter