From a journey across the Arctic ice so bold that I was one of the Top Ten National Geographic athletes of the year, to that moment when I stood naked, balanced on one leg in front of Moolynaut, a Koryak shaman: Deep Wild builds mindfulness; where we find Fun, Fulfillment, Creativity, Compassion, Flow, and Productivity. This ancient message is so universal, that in storytelling fashion, backed by stunning imagery, I have spoken for: Outdoor Adventurers and Environmentalists and also for Rough and tumble Railroad Workers in Montana, and staid project managers in Silicon Valley.
I’ve given over 200 performances, sometimes in small bookstores and often in prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, Mountain Film in Telluride, the Omega Center and the Open Center in New York City, The Banff Film and Book Festival, TED-X, Yale University, The Harvard Travelers Club, and the corporate boardrooms of Montana Rail Link and Move.com.
Crocodiles & Ice: Adventure & Environmental Groups
What do travels in remote landscapes teach us about our place as humans in this internet-crazed, oil-soaked, consumer-oriented modern world? In Jon Turk will take you on a trans-global adventure where we encounter hardship and ecstasy; meet Moolynaut, one of the last of the ancient Siberian healers born in a skin tent; camp with a white wolf that lingers and a polar bear that didn't eat us; and ride our bikes across the Tibetan plateau to the birthplace of the Dalai Lama. These stories springboard the discussion into the “Consciousness Revolution” that must underlie humanity’s greater journey into the 21st century – with any reasonable hope of creating a peaceful, equitable, healthy, and sustainable world.
Flow, Fun, Zen: Mindfulness in Business
In kindergarten we all learned, "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough get Going." And that was the motto and message of expedition adventure athletes for many decades. But as athletes have pushed limits to new, previously un-imagined heights, suddenly the old adage is not powerful or effective enough. When your life is on the line, in the most extreme conditions on earth, "toughness" becomes insufficient. Join Jon Turk, National Geographic awarded athlete in exploring, Fun, Flow, and Zen: Mindfulness of Business.
Learn how the fundamentals of success in the highest levels of outdoor adventure apply to performance, safety, creativity, and teamwork in the office or industrial workplace you inhabit.