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Leveraging decades of research with real-world experience pushing the limits as an endurance athlete, entrepreneur, polar adventurer and US Marine who overcame PTSD, depression and addiction, Akshay Nanavati creates custom wellness and high performance solutions for your organization. This has proven to produce greater productivity, mental well-being, resilience and profitability.
On Your Stage
Through tailor made keynotes and workshops, Akshay Nanavati helps organizations create a culture of extreme high performance while simultaneously building teams that experience radical play, joy and mental well-being.
Improving performance in any area is often thought to produce heightened stress and anxiety due to an increased workload. However, when done correctly, peak performance goes hand-in-hand with better mental and physical health.
This leads to increased productivity, more engagement at work, greater retention of top talent, reduced burn out, happier teams, significantly lower mental health costs, and greater profits.
Having explored the edges of the human condition, both within and without, Akshay Nanavati has figured out not only how to unleash the limitlessness of the human potential in leaders and teams, but to do it with more play and fun.
He has overcome drug addiction, PTSD from fighting the war in Iraq with the Marines (where one of his jobs was to walk in front of vehicles to find bombs), depression and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide.
Since then he has built a global business, spoken on stages all over the world, run ultramarathons like a 24 hour run and a 50 miler around a cul-de-sac, written a book endorsed by the Dalai Lama, conducted humanitarian work in post-conflict zones, spent 10 days in darkness and isolation, and explored the most hostile environments on the planet, from mountains to caves to polar icecaps.
Combining his hard-fought life experiences with decades of research in neuroscience, psychology and spirituality, Akshay will bring the most advanced methods of mastery, high performance and well being to your organization.
This is not motivation. This is lifelong transformation. Motivation will make you feel good for a moment. As a speaker, Akshay will give you and your team the tools to be great forever…
Everyone experiences fear, stress, or anxiety at some point, but that does not have to be a bad thing…
Fearvana was founded on the belief that the fear, pain and suffering we inevitably endure in life can be the greatest catalysts for lasting bliss. These forces are not our enemies, they are the gateway to growth and transformation.
We cannot know power without pain.
We cannot know strength without struggle.
We cannot know courage without fear.
Fearvana’s mission is to empower you to transcend suffering in order to experience the infinite power of this awe-inspiring gift of life, every single day.
We’re here to help you actualize your dreams, awaken your highest potential, and unleash your own inner legend.
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Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.~ The Dalai Lama
What People Say About Us
I am happy that Akshay has found the strength to overcome the traumatic experiences of his life and has developed the aspiration to help others. I appreciate his sincerity…
~ The Dalai Lama
I stand 100% behind Akshay and his work. If you are thinking about working with him, I would say run, don’t walk. This is a guy who can literally transform your life and you would be really smart to take advantage of that opportunity.
~ Jack Canfield
Akshay is bringing the world a new frame on fear, and it’s fantastic.
~ Marie Forleo
Akshay Nanavati will change the way you think about fear and by doing so change your life for the better.
~ Cal Newport
Akshay Nanavati writes with power and conviction. The lessons he imparts are timeless wisdom that serve to better all of mankind.
~ Dean Karnazes
Fearvana is a gold mine for successful people who inevitably encounter fear, stress, and anxiety as they take on big challenges.
~ Marshall Goldsmith
Akshay’s knowledge on personal development, entrepreneurship, productivity and life skills in general is absolutely stellar. This guy is a peak performer and has the skills to turn anyone else into one as well.
~ John Lee Dumas
In the winter of 2023, I will be heading to the Boundary Waters Region of Minnesota for 70 days of polar training. The sole focus will be to suffer immensely in preparation for what I will be forced to endure during my upcoming, never before accomplished, 110 day, solo ski crossing of Antarctica.
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to transcend the 2 kinds of pain you WILL face in life