Speaking - Leon Logothetis

Speaking

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ (or desk to the layman) are well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours.  And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good.

Leon Has Spoken At...

World Travel Market

Los Angeles Times Travel Show

Travel & Adventure Show

Travel Show

Business Travel Show

Nexus Global Youth Summit

RW

NIC

Speeches

I See You: The Power of Human Connection

“I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen.”


David Foster Wallace

When I stumbled across this quote a few years back, it hit me. Hard. To be seen? What a powerful yet at times elusive feeling. The internal engine of my mind started to rumble. I began to muse how many of us could relate to living our lives without this magical, yet crucial emotional delicacy. We seek it. We yearn for it. We often don’t find it. Yet the true magic of Humanity lies in our capacity to connect. To inspire. To belong. There are days when I am sure you do feel seen. There are days when I am sure you feel unseen. It is during the days that we feel seen that our spirit soars. Our life force expands. Our authentic power blossoms. See and be seen, that’s the goal of this speech…

Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.”

Goethe

This is the story of how I quit my high paying job and travelled the world relying on the Kindness of Strangers. I worked as a broker in the city of London. I felt uninspired, depressed and devoid of purpose. After stumbling across the film The Motorcycle Diaries I had an epiphany. Living my life in a box was not going to cut it anymore. I yearned for change. I yearned for connection. I yearned for a real chance at life. I dropped everything and embarked on a life-changing journey across the world meeting amazing people that connected me to my heart.

Travel as the School of Life

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind”

Seneca

I wasn’t a talented student and left school with a lack of confidence. Travel changed all that. Everything I didn’t learn in school I learnt on the road. I’ve travelled to over 70 countries and experienced the harshness and beauty of this planet we call home. Travelling across Peru and skipping death by a feet as a Landslide tore the train tracks off the mountainside taught me to live in the moment. When my 1960’s Cadillac caught fire in the night in the kidnap capital of India, Bihar Province I was taught conflict resolution. Standing in line for hours at the Haiti/Dominican Republic border taught me patience & gratitude. Travel has taught me about life. Travel has molded me into be the man I am today. Travel, my friends, will inspire you to live your greatest possible life.

Go On an Adventure! It’s Time to Live Outside the Box

“Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.”

Chinese Proverb

Some of us enjoy our comfort zones. Some enjoy the safety and monotony of life. Some don’t. I am most definitely one of the latter. As a child I felt trapped. I felt my adventurous spirit extinguished by a conservative upbringing. Don’t go too fast. Don’t go too slow. Don’t do that. Hell no! Go fast. Do whatever your spirit guides you to do. I have been fortunate to embark on many adventures. Here are a few: Driving from London to Mongolia. Following my dreams and walking across Europe. Driving a vintage London taxi across America giving free cab rides to all. Anything is possible. Adventure is just around the corner. Live. Now.