Philanthropic world-record-breaking British eco-adventurer, energy transition communicator, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London and the Geological Society of London and a trustee sub-chair for Mind mental health charity. As an under 30, Isaac is one of the youngest international keynote speakers in the world, relates to future generations and holds many world records endurance adventure sports which in the outdoor industry is rare by such an age.
Isaac pursues extraordinarily difficult environments for the purpose to grow by pushing his limits in discomfort and is an expert in assembling high-performance teams to overcome adverse challenges. Some of note are, completing a relay swim across the English Channel (no wetsuit) hailed as one of the world’s most difficult open water swims, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in 4 days fighting altitude sickness, breaking the World and British records for the lightweight longest solo continual indoor rowing machine row (83 hours with no sleep), rowed in a team across the Atlantic Ocean in 40 days through dangerous storms and 20ft-high harsh seas. Isaac is the first to cycle from Orkney to the Isles of Scilly over sea and land (yes that is cycling over sea) in 14 days and is the first to run 218km between the three highest peaks in north, mid and south Wales (Mt. Snowdon, Cadir Idris and Pen-y-Fan) over 4 days continuously.
As an environmentalist Isaac has a passion for protecting the Earth and holds two degrees in Geoscience (BSc and MSc). Isaac seeks to make a positive difference to the planet in search of climate solutions and has founded ‘Climate Explorers’ a future B Corporation which is already and award-winning media house dedicated to uncovering climate solutions in order to scale up the restoration of the planet’s ecosystems through a combination of public awareness to drive behavioural change and funding for the environment.
Isaac has lived experience with mental health and has overcome his issues which has led to becoming a mental health campaigner. Isaac is trained in mental health peer support and mental health first aid. As a trustee of MIND, Isaac is well versed in inclusive management, diversity, and leadership in mental health. Isaac has used a TED talk to share how nature-based activities and regular exercise vital for good mental health and strives to create a platform which encourages a healthy lifestyle balance by reconnecting with nature and learning through the challenge.
“I had the pleasure of hearing Isaac recount his experience in different forums, to different audiences. He was part of a team that spoke with our management and staff and members of Swiss Re's management, and each time he connected with the audience leaving them inspired and desirous of challenging themselves. Isaac is full of energy and passion and cares about humanity. All of this comes through in his actions and presentations. It was a pleasure both to see and hear Isaac present as well as share the stage with him. He is very engaging, articulate, and entertaining.”
– Kyria Ali - Chief Strategy & Development Officer, M&A Officer - Nagico Group
“I invited Isaac to come to talk to my team at a team building/thought leadership event we were running internally, to inspire the team and challenge their thinking. The talk delivered was exceptional and was thoroughly enjoyed by the team, who found Isaac's stories to be remarkable. As a high-performance team, this galvanised our efforts and captured our imaginations, with real impact into our offerings and service to our clients. I cannot recommend Isaac highly enough and look forward to inviting him to speak again at future events.”
– Thomas Rowson - Head of Events at Footprint Digital Marketing
“Huge thanks for this team-building talk, Isaac! Incredibly inspiring as I knew you would be. The team is very energised and ready to take on COP26!”
– David Saddington - Head of International Nature Campaign COP26 at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)