He was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award for being the first to circle the world exclusively by human power, was listed by Outside Magazine as one of the world’s top 25 bold visionaries and is a Canadian Geographic Fellow.
Colin’s human-powered circumnavigation of the world included travelling 43,000 km in 720 days, rowing across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, trekking and cycling through 16 countries, enduring winter in Siberia and searing heat in the tropics. He is also the first to raft the world’s fifth longest river, the Yenisey, and is one of a handful of teams to successfully raft the Amazon river from source to sea. Colin’s spent years offshore sailing and has rowed thousands of kilometers in waterways around the world.
Colin is an award winning filmmaker whose films have aired around the world on National Geographic television and in film festivals. Some of his awards include Best Adventure Film at Taos Mountain Film Festival for Beyond the Horizon and Best Adventure Film at the Telluride Mountain Film festival for The Yenisey River Expedition.
Colin is regularly featured on television and radio shows, including The Hour, Canada AM, The Current, and Daily Planet, as well as magazines and newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, Men’s Journal, Outside, and Reader’s Digest.
Angus’s success in achieving the seemingly impossible relies on a unique strategy he has developed for increasing human potential. He is a gifted motivational speaker who has presented at hundreds of events to a broad range of clients.
- Increasing Personal Potential
We are all capable of achieving more. Angus shares his strategies for increasing efficiency, maintaining motivation, and avoiding pitfalls through risk management. These lessons are presented within the entertaining and often hilarious tale of his two year expedition circling the world by human power.
- Dyanmite Due: Lessons in Teamwork
Angus speaks together with his wife, Julie Angus on teamwork. The two have completed numerous grueling expeditions together including five months alone in a rowboat crossing the Atlantic Ocean. These two will have you in stitches, but more importantly, will reveal the secrets of making team dynamics work in any situation.
- Rowboat in a Hurricane
Change is becoming the norm in today’s business environment, but we still have a hard time adapting. Angus shares strategies for dealing with change, and how flexibility allowed him and his wife to survive a hurricane in a rowboat.