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Presenter Profile - CAS & JONESY
Travels from   Sydney
Based   Sydney
Type   Speaker
Style   Inspiring, Credible, Engaging, Dynamic, Impactful, Passionate, Uplifting, High Energy, Anecdotal, Highly Humorous, Savvy, Captivating, Real-Life
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James Castrission and Justin Jones completed the first unsupported South Pole return journey after 89 days on the ice - a truly amazing achievement!

Global audiences are demanding to hear the story of how these two young Aussie mates achieved one of the last great firsts of Australian adventure.

Earlier in their lives, James and Justin paddled the infamous Bass Strait and became the first to kayak the length of the Murray River, all 2560km. They have run numerous ultra-marathons, attained their yachting crew qualifications and duelled with the open waters under sail. International climbing expeditions have been led in America (The Nose, El Capitan), New Zealand (notable ascents: Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring) and Papua New Guinea.

They are now sharing their secrets of survival with many corporations throughout the world who are demanding their insights into leadership, teamwork, risk management and how to overcome adversity. The boys' presentation is the perfect compliment to open or close a conference, motivate staff or provide an inspiring after dinner speech.

These two, young savvy adventurers have formed a presentation that is seldom forgotten. Stunning footage and imagery, have been craftily moulded to convey messages that all of us can learn from - they are inspirational, successful and motivating figures.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney, and has worked both as an Accountant and Management Consultant for Deloitte Touche Tomatsu. Justin has completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science with Honours at the University of New South Wales and is currently completing his Masters of Commerce. They became firm friends whilst at Knox Grammar School in Sydney.

This business and science foundation allows the duo to draw on relevant anecdotes to convey crucial business lessons in their presentations.

In addition,the two are currently writing a book, releasing a documentary and planning their next adventures. They are the proud recipients of the:

• Young Adventurers of the Year 2008
• Spirit of Mateship Award between Australia and New Zealand 2008

In February 2012 James and Justin trekked for 89 days on the ice to complete the first unsupported South Pole return journey - a truly amazing achievement!

You'll be inspired by their incredible passion, dedication and courage!



How do you strategically plan for 30ft seas, sharks and fear or death?
Why do two, young, “successful” aussies sacrifice all to achieve a seemingly impossible dream? How did they go about planning for such an expedition?

This intriguing presentation examines the key lessons leant from the boys four year journey. Kayaking the tasman in 62 days: 90% planning 10% paddling?

The perfect presentation for organisations demanding to learn the key to how two, young aussie mates achieved one of the “last great firsts of australian adventure. The key to their survival willl be unveiled in this fascinating seminar.

Daring to dream then riding out the storm the perfect after dinner presentation
In this mind blowing account, the boys share with the audience what life on the tasman was actually like.
Plenty of laughter, banter and description of what it takes to become the first team to ever cross the tasman by kayak. Teamwork is a matter of survival not protocol

Designed for organisations demanding world best practice from their managers and teams. Justin and James were not the best kayakers out there, nor were they the best sponsorship negotiators, weather forecasters, electrical engineers, logistic managers, marine doctors or designers. Their key to crossing the tasman was their ability to form and manage a team of the best practitioreres in their respective fields.



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After Dinner, Business, Communication, Inspiration, Peak Performance, Resilience, Strategy, Teams, Human Interest

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