International motivational speaker – MC – extreme adventurer – conservationist – youth developer -TV presenter and author of the best seller: The Great Run.
Braam has an infectious energy that is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and inspire change. He 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.
In 2006 Braam, together with a running partner, accomplished a world first by running 4 200 km’s 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’s.
These expeditions raised over R 2.5 million for Operation Smile, providing corrective surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate disfigurements.
In 2010 Braam was invited to be a presenter on the SABC2 nature program 50/50. He was a field presenter on contentious environmental issues, but he also developed his own slot titled Get connected with Braam.
In 2011 Braam and his skiing partner represented South Africa in an unassisted race to the South Pole, a distance of approximately 888 km’s, which they covered in 24 days. They did this while man-hauling sleds weighing around 85 kg’s each, in a climate with high winds and an average temperature of -45° C.
On the 9th of May 2017 Braam achieved his third world first. Together with his rowing partner he rowed a 6.8m rowing boat 8 100 km’s from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in 92 days. The pair rowed in two hourly shifts, with one rowing while the other made water and food and slept. The journey was fraught with problems, such as being capsized four times by 40 foot waves and being submerged for five minutes; their water desalinator not working and having super tankers bearing down on them 27 times.
The sleep deprivation took its toll on both of them but their purpose – to highlight the plight of our finite Earth and what each of us can do to mitigate the atrocities we have committed through over-consumption, over-population and greed – kept them going.
Braam’s adventures are extraordinary and always purpose driven
Braam is a sought after, inspirational and riveting international motivational speaker – always graciously sharing the lessons learned from his experiences, while paralleling these with the themes of goals; courage; leadership; teamwork; purpose and making the impossible possible.
Please visit www.braammalherbe.com for more information about this special man!