After beating the odds, and surviving major infections, operations in 2001 & 2006, re infections and nearly 200 days in hospital, Greg survived & thrives.

Speaker - Greg Bertish

Unique, Real & Powerful!

This will INSPIRE you, shift your perceived reality & make you want to be a better and happier person, and do more good for others!

Greg beat the odds by surviving major infections, undergoing multiple operations in 2001 & 2006,  and spending  nearly 200 days in hospital. Despite it all Greg survived & continues to thrive. The power of positive thought and the strength of the human spirit have helped him piece back his life and his lifestyle. He loves helping to inspire others to do the same in all aspects of their lives;  at work and at play. He specially enjoys speaking to kids and patients who may be facing recovery, hardship or just everyday life obstacles.

Greg was an  insecure kid, who battled at school, was bullied, was dyslexic, had bad acne and never thought he would amount to much. He is now sought after by schools for his storytelling, which is Unique, Inspiring and so much FUN. His talks have become legendary, covering topics such as: being different, never giving up, having Heart, appreciating what you have and helping others.

To inspire adults and corporates, Greg uses his personal stories and those of children he has met along the way. Stories of INSPIRATION , RESILIENCE, OPTIMISM, SHIFTING REALITY, POINT OF DIFFERENCE, HELPING OTHERS, DREAMS, GOALS AND HOW TO THRIVE DURING AND AFTER ADVERSITY!

As a multiple heart surgery survivor, he has gone on to shift the perceived reality of what a heart patient is. He is a father and husband first; started and owns 2 successful businesses,  has gone on to become a South African Lifesaving and Stand Up Paddle Board Champion, an Awards nominated Big Wave Surfer, the founder of The Sharkspotter Program and The Little Optimist Trust.

Speaking Topics available:

  1. #fineisfantastic– How being just fine, is actually Fantastic! Insight & inspiration to make you realize how lucky we are
  2. #survive&thrive – Overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.
  3. #passiontoprofit – How following your passion can lead to everything GOOD in your life!
  4. #pointofdifference – It’s actually COOL to be different! Use your Uniqueness, differences and out of the box thinking to your advantage.
  5. #allheart – A combination of all of the above Topics – Incorporating Resilience, Passion, Optimism, Purpose and Heart!


Book him to inspire And inject optimism into you and your team. Greg only asks that a donation be made to The Little Optimist Trust or one of his other ongoing projects.  ENQUIRE HERE

Alternatively to sponsor, to screen or watch his documentary Movie or to buy one of his children’s books please contact us.


“I must be honest.  I have never heard a more powerful and perfect  talk than I heard tonight from Greg. He reduced me completely. It was the most inspirational and powerful talk I have heard in many years, and I love powerful talks. Greg, … respect!” – Ian Klopper – NSRI station commander / Emergency Paramedic 

A “best ever” speaker relating his inspirational challenges he has overcome and children related projects he is tackling .- Richard Kohler Centaury City CC

You have such an amazing ability to reach out to  and inspire all ages– Elaine Aquadro NSRI

Thank you for your very inspiring talk and presentation, I left choked up by your journey and how you have handled it head on. Thank you for prioritizing what you’ve learnt and sharing your lessons – SACS High School parent

I’d like to thank you for the phenomenal presentation you gave to our staff of Sub-Saharan Africa. – Charles Brewer , Managing Director  DHL Sub Saharan Africa

Your talk certainly inspired and touched me in a huge way. The feedback has been phenomenal! Your presentation was brilliant-SACS PTA

You are a wonderful role model, and your talk was fun, accessible, powerful and inspirational. – J Baron,  School Councilor Pinelands High School

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