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Brock Tully

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Inspirational speaker on kindness

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Keynote speaker Brock Tully is the founder of numerous projects that aim to spread kindness all around the world. The first person to bicycle around North America, he inspires with his own story, giving heart-warming keynotes about kindness, authenticity, and courage.

Brock Tully is an internationally renowned inspirational speaker on kindness. In 1970, he became the first person to complete the 10,000 mile/16,000 km journey around North America. On February 26th, 2000, he set out again with his Cycling for Kindness support team, determined to raise awareness about the importance of kindness and to inspire people everywhere to take positive action in their lives, homes, communities, schools, and workplaces. In 2009, he set out on yet another epic bicycle ride for a kinder world with the Cycle it Forward project.

Brock Tully is the founder of the ‘World Kindness Concert’, a series of concerts which gathered world class performers to celebrate and promote the messages of kindness, compassion, love and peace, and co-founder of ‘Kindness Rocks’, school concerts that aim to prevent bullying. He is also the founder of ‘One-of-a-Kind Stories’, ‘Clam Chowder for the Soul’, and ‘Porridge for the Soul,’ events that feature stories of people who have overcome tough challenges, and Monday Night Music at the Beach, where performers share music from the heart.

As the author of nine books, including the popular Reflections series, Brock Tully has sold more than 100,000 copies, and touched and inspired thousands of hearts with his inspiring message on kindness. In his newest book, The Great Gift…For Someone Special (2013), he shares quotes about kindness, courage, and authenticity, and thoughts to warm your heart.

Brock Tully has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has worked in psychiatric hospitals, addiction rehab facilities, and crisis centres. He is an avid triathlete and marathoner, and uses his inspiring positivity as a magician, juggler, musician, and college football and basketball coach.

Kindness is Brock Tully’s passion and purpose. With his inspirational keynotes, he touches lives, instills joy and plants the seeds that help people develop their own ability to give. With his contagious energy, he stimulates audiences to act with compassion in their own communities. Weaving magic with reflection, he brings love into audiences’ hearts by shifting moods and perspectives. Brock Tully’s message inspires living to the fullest by giving to the fullest.

 

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    A Memorable, Transformative Experience

    • Brock’s uplifting and entertaining keynote touches peoples’ hearts in a way that reconnects them with who they really are. Through heart-warming stories, profound insights, and fun anecdotes from his 3 epic bicycle journeys around North America (30,000 miles), he inspires and empowers his audiences to see the benefits of being more involved and compassionate in their organizations, workplaces and communities.

     

    Keynote by Speaker Brock Tully

    Creating A Kinder, More Vibrant Team: Having the Courage to Overcome Tremendous Fears and Obstacles

    • Having the courage to overcome the tremendous fears and obstacles. from being the first person to ride a bicycle 10,000 miles around North America – as well as two subsequent journeys of 20,000 miles each – Brock inspires his audiences to set goals, have perseverance and trust their intuition. Brock will speak to the ability to compromise, make well thought out decisions, be a team player and be compassionate and kind to others – which all leads to greater productivity. Brock does this through heart-warming stories, thought-provoking and profound insights and fun anecdotes from his many unique journeys and life experiences…and yes, he even juggles and does magic!

     

    Keynote by Speaker Brock Tully

    A Kinder Path to Organizational Prosperity

    • An energetic and captivating multi-media presentation that inspires audiences to become more involved and bring more compassion into the workplace and into their communities.  Through humour and insightful personal stories from 3 epic bicycle journeys around North America, Brock instills the message that teams are far more productive and motivated when they are happy, kind, thoughtful and connected to others!…and he does some magic & juggling too!

     

    Keynote by Speaker Brock Tully

    Recharge, Reflect, and Reconnect: The Key to Maximizing Performance in the Workplace

    • Brock’s inspiring keynote touches peoples’ hearts in a way that reconnects them with who they really are. Through uplifting stories and profound insights from his 3 epic bicycle journeys around North America, Brock inspires and empowers teams to see the benefits of slowing down to re-engage with the things in life that matter the most.
    • Through Brock’s unique life experiences, he has learned that teams are far more productive and motivated when they are balanced and connected to others. He inspires his audiences to set goals, persevere and trust their intuition. Brock speaks to the ability to compromise, make decisions from the heart and approach work with compassion – all of which leads to maximum productivity.
12.07.2015

Interview with Brock Tully

What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?

My belief is that we are truly happy when we are living our purpose and I’m very fortunate and extremely grateful that I got in touch with my purpose many years ago. I also believe we are here to be of service. That happiness comes when we think and care about others!

Through my 3 long bicycle trips around North America, I saw that what is hurting so many people is a lack of community and a fear of getting involved in making a positive difference. Many people are feeling isolated, alone, and as a result of not getting involved, too many people are dealing with depression and loneliness.

For many years I spoke at different conferences, organizations, events, etc. and I never had negative feedback as I shared my story and what I’ve learned through growing back in touch with my heart – by not needing to be right, but by respecting how others feel and by just sharing from my heart. The response to my ‘keynotes’ overwhelmed me with joy and excitement as I saw people respond in such a positive way and I saw that in our short time together, people can change as deep down we all want, I believe, to have hope that things can get better and it’s simply, often, just by changing our attitude and by seeing that kindness begins with being kind to ourselves.

For me, seeing people come alive and feeling excited and full of hope is what I gain from being a speaker. I’ve always said, I would rather speak to 10,000 people for $1, than 1 person for $10,000. I then let my ‘speaking’ go as I wanted to organize huge community events – concerts and stories with a positive message! They were hugely successful, but I missed ‘speaking’ and this brings me the greatest joy and fulfillment. I’ve put together a multi-media presentation that goes along with my speaking, and I have definitely found ‘my calling’!

How did the idea arise to spread kindness by bicycling around North America?

The idea actually happened to me. I was very depressed and suicidal when I was at University and I was drinking a lot and doing drugs, and no one knew how unhappy I was. I jumped on my 10-speed bicycle before people were cross country biking and I just rode and rode, and it ended up much longer than I thought – through 33 States of the U.S. and all of Mexico – and what I thought was that a 10,000 mile journey was really a 12 inch one from my head back to my heart.

I learned soooooo much about myself and people and I saw that deep down, in our essence, we all want to be kind – to love and be loved, but when we lose touch with our heart (I believe we all do to different degrees) then we start to want to put others down to build ourselves up, and we forget that happiness comes from caring about others and thinking ‘what is the best for the higher good of all’!

Then I co-founded the Kindness Foundation of Canada and organized huge events around promoting the message of kindness. I’ve since completed 2 more looooong bicycle trips (another almost 20,000 miles) and through the media and presentations I spread the message, in a gentle, fun, yet powerful way, that I believe so many people are wanting and needing to hear.

Who or what inspires you most?

Definitely being connected to my own heart first, and when I feel that connection I just naturally feel connected to others. This is what brings me the greatest joy and inspiration. I feel most inspired when I touch people and empower them to listen to their own heart. I’m not inspired by teaching people as I don’t want them to look up to me, but to look into that place within themselves that brings that excitement of living fully.

Someone said to me after I spoke that they were really touched by my quotes and that I was so wise, and I said, “If they touched you, then, in essence, you wrote them too as they touched that place in you.” I always thought Gandhi (one of my inspirations) was so wise, but then I realized he was only saying what I felt deep down and this showed me that I am wise too. That is a very empowering realization.

Do you have a favourite experience from your long-distance bicycle trips?

Yes, just getting off that bicycle and taking care of my rear end – I just learned so, so much about myself from all the people I met and by reconnecting with my own heart, and no longer wanting to ‘take my life’ but wanting ‘to give with my life’ was, by far, my favourite experience. This is why I’m so anxious to get out ‘speaking’ more as I know that so many people are hurting, and that the ones who aren’t hurting so much always appreciate a positive message to reaffirm how they feel.

What are your best tips for staying kind and happy in our fast-paced world?

What I believe is really hurting people in our techy world is having no quiet, peaceful time in nature; communicating real heart-felt feelings with one another; eating healthy and exercising – not to look good, but to feel good (and then we’ll look good and we’ll enjoy the journey more); to take quiet alone time to think about who we are, our purpose, and to set healthy, purposeful goals; and to always think, “How can i volunteer, or be of service to others.” And my best tip is to have me come and be your ‘speaker’ for your organization!

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