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Speaking

Unique, perspective-shifting, interactive talks that inspire regenerative action. 

Explore mind-boggling NASA photographs, the emerging science of Awe and why the unique human capacity to marvel at this amazing planet can be a radical act!

Elle and Rupert are engaging, infectiously passionate speakers who have spoken to diverse audiences at in-house business events, conferences, festivals and gatherings on the transformative potential of cultivating awe and a planetary perspective as a force for good.

At a time when there is so much uncertainty about what the future may hold; whether from the knock-on ecological effects of climate breakdown, or within our shifting social and political systems; the power of taking in the bigger picture – considering what it means to be a human being, living on this remarkable little planet called Earth, floating in the vastness of outer space – is not to be underestimated!

The emerging research shows that cultivating #moreawe in our lives can have hugely positive effects on our individual wellbeing, happiness, creativity, sense of purpose and social connection. Experiences of awe and wonder can help us collaborate better with one another, challenge and expand our current worldview, and remind us of what’s important.

Our talks are accessible, hopeful and relevant to all, and based on current scientific understanding. We’re just as comfortable as keynote speakers on stage as we are speaking off-grid in the woods or out under the stars.

“You guys were the last talk I saw at the event, but the most reverent. It was a breath of fresh air to hear how incredible the Earth is and the connection between us and every living thing.

– Orla, TGLE, 2018

“Your talk was phenomenal – the highlight of the event. So impactful. The energy you both have and the dynamic between you is awesome.”

– Linzi, Protect Blue, 2018

Past Public Speaking Engagements include:

iLand, Isle Martin
Campfire Stories, The Netherlands
Happy Startup Summercamp
The Good Life Experience
Wild & Well, Bristol
Protect Blue, Italy

To explore how we could take your audience on an awe-inspired journey, disrupt your organisation’s current belief systems and culture to make it more fit for the future, or to invite Living Alive to spark a unique perspective at your event, please get in touch.

“While we do not need a new religion, we do need a new sense of the sacred or an awakening of the most ancient one: a sense of AWE, wonder and a respect for something greater than us. What could that something greater be? There is no need to theorise about it. What is greate than us is the Earth itself – Life – and we are folded into it, a small part of it, and we have work to do.”

– Paul Kingsnorth, writer

“While we do not need a new religion, we do need a new sense of the sacred or an awakening of the most ancient one: a sense of AWE, wonder and a respect for something greater than us. What could that something greater be? There is no need to theorise about it. What is greater than us is the Earth itself – Life – and we are folded into it, a small part of it, and we have work to do.”

– Paul Kingsnorth, writer