Shark Warrior to get jaws wagging at our conference
Following the BBC’s successful Blue Planet II series, we have secured a guest speaker passionate about shark conservation for our annual conference in January (2018).
Lesley Rochat, known as the Shark Warrior, is the founder of Shark Warrior Adventures and AfriOceans, a non-profit organisation, and she will be the first speaker at our event on Monday, January 22.
We pride ourselves on being topical here at the GCA and the BBC’s Blue Planet II series really captured the imagination of the nation. Lesley challenges, inspires and motivates audiences with a multimedia presentation that includes compelling video footage and world-class photography. She weaves in the radical choices she makes to put herself into potentially dangerous situations underwater and it’s truly awe-inspiring.
Our delegates all either run or participate in the running of businesses and Lesley’s presentation about fearless leadership, conquering fear and the power of positive thinking, all linking in with the natural world, ought to be very stimulating for them. I am sure it will encourage some in-depth and exciting discussions away from the auditorium too. In light of the Blue Planet phenomenon, it will be very interesting to hear Lesley speak about her conservation work as well.
She believes that at the core of environmental degradation is humanities disconnect from nature, forgetting that we are a part of it. It promises to be fascinating and a great opening presentation for our 2018 conference.
Our 52nd annual conference takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire from January 21 until 24, 2018.