Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite

Unconventional Adventurer, Motivational Speaker, Author, Maker of Little Films.
Since quitting a job as a terrible graphic designer in 2005, Dave Cornthwaite has developed a successful career based around his passions. He's an expert in adventure, non-motorised travel, audacity and creating work that you love.

Dave has created hundreds of short films, delivered hundreds of lectures worldwide, travelled over 22,000 non-motorised miles as part of his Expedition1000 project, founded the life-fulfilling brand SayYesMore and, finally, has made up for being a total loser in his early twenties.

At the core, he is a record-breaking adventurer twelve journeys into his groundbreaking Expedition1000 project: 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport.

Amongst Dave's adventures are record breaking SUP journeys along the Mississippi and around Martinique, longboarding across Australia, swimming 1001 miles and co-founding the groundbreaking growth mindset projects, Exploring Mindset and Winter Quest.

Dave has written three books: the bestselling Life in the Slow Lane, a hapless search for love in Date, and BoardFree, the story of how he left his job to skateboard further than anyone ever had.

His uniquely entertaining and motivational keynote presentations have been enjoyed on six continents and his passionate advocacy of the word YES has contributed to the sprouting of countless adventures worldwide, big and small.

In between adventures Dave is committed to enabling others to reach their own potential through social journeys, workshops, group expeditions and mindset-shaping projects. In 2015 his motto, SayYesMore, transformed into a different beast when he accidentally founded a social enterprise of the same name and a community of doers called The YesTribe, which offers a gentle solution to the mental health pressures of today's society.

Although consistently nomadic for a decade, Dave now lives on a boat in London and in between adventures leads The YesTribe, a community of doers dedicated to redesigning life for the better. He blogs and speaks about adventure, living life on our own terms and maximising efficiency of choice in order to magnify the positive impact of our work and lifestyle.

If his enthusiasm for simple living, the power of adventure for good and the glorious pursuit of enjoying Mondays isn't enough to get you ready for a new challenge, nothing will.
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SayYesMore: A Decade of Adventure

Length: 60 minutes inc. Q&A

Content:
An all-round motivational smorgasbord, Dave's Say Yes More lecture promotes thought and action towards a happier, more adventurous life. When a story starts with a Playstation addict quitting a well-paid job two weeks after stepping onto a skateboard and then skateboarding further than anyone else ever had before, you know you're in for a treat.

Funny, insightful, breathtakingly honest and endlessly positive, the bits in between Dave's journeys and the decisions which led to him forming a career based on his passions form the spine of this inspirational lecture. From graphic designer to record-breaking adventurer, the incredible tales of spontaneity, fearlessness and determination not to waste a minute will have you itching for your own adventure.

Join us for an presentations full of laughs, wide-eyes and a little soul searching. By the end, you'll be ready to say yes more.

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