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Tim Jarvis

Travels From South Australia

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Anecdotes and lessons from Tim's polar adventures and more. Fascinating, thrilling and often amusing tales of endeavor and endurance. Read less
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Applying lessons from a lifetime of expeditioning to a life in a time of Covid-19, whether one is stuck in a boat on the Southern Ocean or in a studio flat in Melbourne, the challenged and solutions are surprisingly similar! Read less
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Leadership and Team Motivation

How to recognise the individual skillsets of disparate team members and draw the best out of them; how to inspire and motivate individual team members with varying outlooks and bring the team together, in challenging times as well as smooth times. Read less
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Organisational Goal Setting, Teamwork and Motivation

Lessons for corporates and not-for-profits alike on how to recruit and manage effective teams, inspire and lead while empowering team members to take ownership, and achieve one's goals. Read less
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Personal Goal Setting

Lessons on setting goals for oneself and following through to completion taken from Tim's expeditions and applied to any set of circumstances Read less
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Leadership in a modern world beset by the challenges of climate change; what we can do to help, whether we are leaders of organisations or individuals wanting to contribute independently Read less
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Tim Jarvis

Environmental scientist, author, adventurer, public speaker

Environmental scientist and adventurer Tim Jarvis AM is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his expeditions, films, books and public speaking engagements to promote thinking in these areas.

Having worked in sustainability for over 30 years, he currently provides strategic and practical sustainability advice to government and a range of corporate organisations and advocacy groups.


Known for his historically authentic recreations of the Antarctic survival journeys of Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton, Tim is founder of The Forktree Project, a native revegetation project on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, Global Ambassador and Governor of environmental NGO WWF, Southern Ocean Ambassador to Save Our Marine Life and a Vice President of Flora and Fauna International.

He received the Order of Australia in 2010 for services to the environment, community and exploration and has recently been named South Australia’s Australian of the Year 2024.

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