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Braam Malherbe

Extreme Adventurer, Conservationist, Youth Developer & Author

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Braam Malherbe Biography

International speaker, extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer and author. All these words could be used to describe Braam Malherbe, a man on a mission the save planet Earth. If you meet Braam in person however you will discover that he is an ordinary man that believes in doing EXTRA, for the causes that you care about most – this is what makes a human EXTRAordinary.

His adventures include running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, running the entire coastline of South Africa, doing a race against time to the South Pole in -45 Celsius temperatures, and in 2017 completing another world first: rowing unassisted for 92 days from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro all in the name of the DOT Challenge, a movement he invented that challenges everyone to Do One Thing.

Considered to be “One of the top 3 athletes to ever come out of South Africa” by Prof Tim Noakes, Braam started to do public speaking when he realized his own adventures and personal journey could help others move from a life of success to a life of significance.

Braam’s contagious positive energy is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and inspire change. Braam places great emphasis on the importance of leadership in society and how to move from a culture of blame and entitlement to one of personal growth. He shows how, by learning from nature, we can only evolve by embracing change.

Braam’s adventures are extraordinary and always purpose driven. He is a riveting international motivational speaker, applying lessons learned from his experiences to talk about innovation and change, resilience, purpose, courage, leadership, teamwork, and making the impossible possible.

Details of Malherbe's impressive athletic feats follows:

In 1974, at age 17, Braam ran from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town to raise funds and awareness regarding the potential destruction of species in the Langebaan Lagoon where construction was being planned. He succeeded in ensuring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was conducted to prevent certain marine species from potentially going extinct.

In 2006 Braam, together with a running partner David Grier, accomplishing a world first by running 4, 200 km along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated into running an average of more than a full marathon a day for 98 days.

In 2008 Braam, achieved a second world-first by running the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 3, 200 km, with running partner David Grier. These expeditions raised over R2.5 million for Operation Smile, providing corrective surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate disfigurements.

In 2011 Braam, and his race partner Peter van Kets represented South Africa in an unassisted race against the clock to the South Pole, a distance of 888 km, which they covered in 24 days. They did this while man-hauling sleds weighing around 85 kg each, in a climate with high winds and an average temperature of -45° C. This expedition was to highlight the problems we face as a result of climate-change (of which Braam is an expert).

On 9 May 2017, Braam achieved his third world-first. Together with his rowing partner Wayne Robertson he rowed a 6.8m rowing boat 8 100kms from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in 92 days. The pair rowed in continuous two-hourly shifts, with one rowing while the other made water and food and tried to sleep. The journey was fraught with problems, such as being capsized four times, 40 foot breaking swells and being submerged for five minutes, their water desalinator broke, 27 near collisions with super tankers and more… Severe sleep deprivation even caused hallucinations.

Speaking Topics
  • Extreme Adventure

    The story of your brand and your business is the biggest adventure you will ever encounter: come on the adventure of YOUR lifetime. Using stories from his greatest adventures, as well as his deepest regrets and failures, Braam helps people re-discover and re-connect with their personal and their business purpose. He elevates their thinking and connects personally. Learn:

    • Personal mastery and discipline
    • Values based leadership
    • Persuasion and negotiation

  • Leading with Courage

    Self-leadership and team-leadership require a level of authenticity, vulnerability and courage that moves us beyond ordinary to extraordinary. Braam, who is CEO and director for several organizations speaks to people in leadership on a personal level they don’t usually expect. His personal adventures such as skiing to the South Pole, completely unassisted, in a race against time, required him to dig deep and find courage and leadership where there was none. How do we continue to lead every single day, even if there is no external motivator? Learn

    • Personal leadership
    • Values based leadership
    • Team leadership

  • Discovering your Purpose

    Passion and energy only comes once you go on your greatest adventure: discovering your purpose. Braam connect with the audience by helping them re-discover your childlike dream and understanding how their greatest failure and pain can be used as your most powerful asset. Personal adventures both physical and spiritual ensures you will be entertained and also deeply connected to your sole/soul purpose. Learn:

    • Your sole/soul purpose
    • Personal accountability
    • How to move towards success and significance
    • How your job, family and career is part of your life-adventure

  • The I in TEAM

    Discover the power of the individual in helping a team reach peak performance. Assess your own contribution: in nature you are either an asset or a liability… And learn from Braam’s personal adventures and his troubled past in order to step up to a life of significance. Learn

    • Personal accountability
    • Teamwork
    • Collaboration

  • Nothing is Impossible

    How to turn big dreams into reality. Braam talks about his epic adventure and world-first: running the entire length of the Great Wall of China. A race against time that saw him and his running partner pitted against sandstorms, exhaustion and fear. Discover how family, purpose and a single child made it possible to overcome the impossible. Learn

    • Discover and harness your purpose
    • Develop a dream worth fighting for
    • Mental resilience and grit
    • Mobilizing teams

  • Change and Innovation: : Lessons from Nature, the Greatest Innovator

    Don’t survive. Thrive. Learn from nature and use change as a way to differentiate and accelerate. Change means you are alive. Stagnation means you are dying. Learn:

    • Innovation
    • How to respond in the moment of Crisis
    • How to leverage assets

Books
The Great Run: Conquering The Sleeping Dragon Within: Life's Lessons On The Run

The Great Run: Conquering The Sleeping Dragon Within: Life's Lessons On The Run

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  • How do I book Braam Malherbe to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Braam Malherbe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Braam Malherbe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Braam Malherbe or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Braam Malherbe

    Speaking fees for Braam Malherbe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Braam Malherbe are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Braam Malherbe, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Braam Malherbe speak about?

    Braam Malherbe is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Adventurers, Authors, Business, Conservation, Earth Day, Education, Environment, Extreme Sports, Finance, Futurists, Inspirational Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Sports.
  • Where does Braam Malherbe travel from?

    Braam Malherbe generally travels from South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Braam Malherbe’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Braam Malherbe for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Braam Malherbe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Braam Malherbe or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Extreme Adventurer, Conservationist, Youth Developer & Author

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Braam Malherbe Biography

International speaker, extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer and author. All these words could be used to describe Braam Malherbe, a man on a mission the save planet Earth. If you meet Braam in person however you will discover that he is an ordinary man that believes in doing EXTRA, for the causes that you care about most – this is what makes a human EXTRAordinary.

His adventures include running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, running the entire coastline of South Africa, doing a race against time to the South Pole in -45 Celsius temperatures, and in 2017 completing another world first: rowing unassisted for 92 days from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro all in the name of the DOT Challenge, a movement he invented that challenges everyone to Do One Thing.

Considered to be “One of the top 3 athletes to ever come out of South Africa” by Prof Tim Noakes, Braam started to do public speaking when he realized his own adventures and personal journey could help others move from a life of success to a life of significance.

Braam’s contagious positive energy is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and inspire change. Braam places great emphasis on the importance of leadership in society and how to move from a culture of blame and entitlement to one of personal growth. He shows how, by learning from nature, we can only evolve by embracing change.

Braam’s adventures are extraordinary and always purpose driven. He is a riveting international motivational speaker, applying lessons learned from his experiences to talk about innovation and change, resilience, purpose, courage, leadership, teamwork, and making the impossible possible.

Details of Malherbe's impressive athletic feats follows:

In 1974, at age 17, Braam ran from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town to raise funds and awareness regarding the potential destruction of species in the Langebaan Lagoon where construction was being planned. He succeeded in ensuring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was conducted to prevent certain marine species from potentially going extinct.

In 2006 Braam, together with a running partner David Grier, accomplishing a world first by running 4, 200 km along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated into running an average of more than a full marathon a day for 98 days.

In 2008 Braam, achieved a second world-first by running the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 3, 200 km, with running partner David Grier. These expeditions raised over R2.5 million for Operation Smile, providing corrective surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate disfigurements.

In 2011 Braam, and his race partner Peter van Kets represented South Africa in an unassisted race against the clock to the South Pole, a distance of 888 km, which they covered in 24 days. They did this while man-hauling sleds weighing around 85 kg each, in a climate with high winds and an average temperature of -45° C. This expedition was to highlight the problems we face as a result of climate-change (of which Braam is an expert).

On 9 May 2017, Braam achieved his third world-first. Together with his rowing partner Wayne Robertson he rowed a 6.8m rowing boat 8 100kms from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in 92 days. The pair rowed in continuous two-hourly shifts, with one rowing while the other made water and food and tried to sleep. The journey was fraught with problems, such as being capsized four times, 40 foot breaking swells and being submerged for five minutes, their water desalinator broke, 27 near collisions with super tankers and more… Severe sleep deprivation even caused hallucinations.

Braam Malherbe Speaking Topics

  • Extreme Adventure

    The story of your brand and your business is the biggest adventure you will ever encounter: come on the adventure of YOUR lifetime. Using stories from his greatest adventures, as well as his deepest regrets and failures, Braam helps people re-discover and re-connect with their personal and their business purpose. He elevates their thinking and connects personally. Learn:

    • Personal mastery and discipline
    • Values based leadership
    • Persuasion and negotiation

  • Leading with Courage

    Self-leadership and team-leadership require a level of authenticity, vulnerability and courage that moves us beyond ordinary to extraordinary. Braam, who is CEO and director for several organizations speaks to people in leadership on a personal level they don’t usually expect. His personal adventures such as skiing to the South Pole, completely unassisted, in a race against time, required him to dig deep and find courage and leadership where there was none. How do we continue to lead every single day, even if there is no external motivator? Learn

    • Personal leadership
    • Values based leadership
    • Team leadership

  • Discovering your Purpose

    Passion and energy only comes once you go on your greatest adventure: discovering your purpose. Braam connect with the audience by helping them re-discover your childlike dream and understanding how their greatest failure and pain can be used as your most powerful asset. Personal adventures both physical and spiritual ensures you will be entertained and also deeply connected to your sole/soul purpose. Learn:

    • Your sole/soul purpose
    • Personal accountability
    • How to move towards success and significance
    • How your job, family and career is part of your life-adventure

  • The I in TEAM

    Discover the power of the individual in helping a team reach peak performance. Assess your own contribution: in nature you are either an asset or a liability… And learn from Braam’s personal adventures and his troubled past in order to step up to a life of significance. Learn

    • Personal accountability
    • Teamwork
    • Collaboration

  • Nothing is Impossible

    How to turn big dreams into reality. Braam talks about his epic adventure and world-first: running the entire length of the Great Wall of China. A race against time that saw him and his running partner pitted against sandstorms, exhaustion and fear. Discover how family, purpose and a single child made it possible to overcome the impossible. Learn

    • Discover and harness your purpose
    • Develop a dream worth fighting for
    • Mental resilience and grit
    • Mobilizing teams

  • Change and Innovation: : Lessons from Nature, the Greatest Innovator

    Don’t survive. Thrive. Learn from nature and use change as a way to differentiate and accelerate. Change means you are alive. Stagnation means you are dying. Learn:

    • Innovation
    • How to respond in the moment of Crisis
    • How to leverage assets

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  • How do I book Braam Malherbe to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Braam Malherbe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Braam Malherbe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Braam Malherbe or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Braam Malherbe

    Speaking fees for Braam Malherbe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Braam Malherbe are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Braam Malherbe, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Braam Malherbe speak about?

    Braam Malherbe is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Adventurers, Authors, Business, Conservation, Earth Day, Education, Environment, Extreme Sports, Finance, Futurists, Inspirational Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Sports.
  • Where does Braam Malherbe travel from?

    Braam Malherbe generally travels from South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Braam Malherbe’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Braam Malherbe for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Braam Malherbe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Braam Malherbe or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Braam Malherbe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Extreme Adventure, Leading with Courage, Discovering your Purpose, The I in TEAM, Nothing is Impossible and Change and Innovation: : Lessons from Nature, the Greatest Innovator. The estimated speaking fee range to book Braam Malherbe for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Braam Malherbe generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Ridgeway, David Breashears, Alexandra Cousteau, Robert Ballard and Sebastian Copeland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Braam Malherbe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Braam Malherbe Speaking Topics

  • Extreme Adventure

    The story of your brand and your business is the biggest adventure you will ever encounter: come on the adventure of YOUR lifetime. Using stories from his greatest adventures, as well as his deepest regrets and failures, Braam helps people re-discover and re-connect with their personal and their business purpose. He elevates their thinking and connects personally. Learn:

    • Personal mastery and discipline
    • Values based leadership
    • Persuasion and negotiation

  • Leading with Courage

    Self-leadership and team-leadership require a level of authenticity, vulnerability and courage that moves us beyond ordinary to extraordinary. Braam, who is CEO and director for several organizations speaks to people in leadership on a personal level they don’t usually expect. His personal adventures such as skiing to the South Pole, completely unassisted, in a race against time, required him to dig deep and find courage and leadership where there was none. How do we continue to lead every single day, even if there is no external motivator? Learn

    • Personal leadership
    • Values based leadership
    • Team leadership

  • Discovering your Purpose

    Passion and energy only comes once you go on your greatest adventure: discovering your purpose. Braam connect with the audience by helping them re-discover your childlike dream and understanding how their greatest failure and pain can be used as your most powerful asset. Personal adventures both physical and spiritual ensures you will be entertained and also deeply connected to your sole/soul purpose. Learn:

    • Your sole/soul purpose
    • Personal accountability
    • How to move towards success and significance
    • How your job, family and career is part of your life-adventure

  • The I in TEAM

    Discover the power of the individual in helping a team reach peak performance. Assess your own contribution: in nature you are either an asset or a liability… And learn from Braam’s personal adventures and his troubled past in order to step up to a life of significance. Learn

    • Personal accountability
    • Teamwork
    • Collaboration

  • Nothing is Impossible

    How to turn big dreams into reality. Braam talks about his epic adventure and world-first: running the entire length of the Great Wall of China. A race against time that saw him and his running partner pitted against sandstorms, exhaustion and fear. Discover how family, purpose and a single child made it possible to overcome the impossible. Learn

    • Discover and harness your purpose
    • Develop a dream worth fighting for
    • Mental resilience and grit
    • Mobilizing teams

  • Change and Innovation: : Lessons from Nature, the Greatest Innovator

    Don’t survive. Thrive. Learn from nature and use change as a way to differentiate and accelerate. Change means you are alive. Stagnation means you are dying. Learn:

    • Innovation
    • How to respond in the moment of Crisis
    • How to leverage assets

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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