SPEAKER | AUTHOR | OCEAN ROWER
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
Roz Savage is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment.
It was an unexpected career move for a former management consultant who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realised two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we tend to believe we are, and 2) we need to make some changes if we're going to live healthy lives on a thriving planet. So she used her voyages to expand her own limits, and to promote sustainable living.
She now writes, speaks, and lectures on sustainability, courage, resilience, and change. To book Roz to speak at your event, enquire here.
Roz's latest book, The Ocean in a Drop: Navigating from Crisis to Consciousness, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk and on Amazon.com.
Praise for The Ocean in a Drop:
"Candid, thought-provoking and visionary." -- Clare Balding, TV and radio presenter and author
"Roz is a born storyteller. This is a haunting, moral, knee-buckling compilation of how humans have utterly lost their way, an astounding deconstruction of homo moderna, a unique species that has learned to destroy its home. In sixteen chapters, she rows across the ocean of our fading planet. When her story finally hits sacred land, the reader will never be the same. I will read it twice." -- Paul Hawken, author of Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
"Roz has sifted the most vital, mind-shaping ideas from the vast mass of opinion and pseudo-fact and found the ones that make sense, feel real and will gain traction. This should be read by anyone and everyone in any position of power - political, business, cultural… it’s just glorious." -- Manda Scott, author of the Boudica: Dreaming series
“With wit, insight and a ferocious refusal to give in to despair, Roz Savage inspires us not only to confront, but profoundly to transform the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, and who we might one day become. The Ocean in a Drop is scholarly, eclectic, visionary, brimming with ideas – but above all, it’s a hymn to the power of imagination in the face of challenging times.” -- Sharon Blackie, author of If Women Rose Rooted
"The Ocean in a Drop vividly shares a wonderfully authentic and transformational journey, of both inner and outer discovery that is radically relevant for all of us for how we see ourselves and the world at this critical moment of choice. While its clear-eyed and yet compassionate appraisal of how our current systems and behaviours, based on separation and dominance, have brought us to an existential crisis, its greatest gift is to reveal and empower the potency and potential, through our conscious evolution and a new and unitive narrative, of how our existential emergency can be transformed to the emergence of a world that works for the good of the whole." -- Dr Jude Currivan, cosmologist, author of The Cosmic Hologram and The Story of Gaia and co-founder of WholeWorld-View
“The Ocean in a Drop skilfully includes and then transcends the polarity and schisms at the root of our political, economic, social and personal crisis. With pragmatic idealism, academic rigour and inspirational narrative Roz Savage helps us break through our mental traps and offers us a path to envisioning a better world- where each of us plays an essential part. This is not only a book to be read, it’s a book to be lived.” -- Steven D’Souza, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry and author of the award-winning Not Knowing trilogy
"Great wisdom can be found in the convergence of science and spirituality. Roz takes this wisdom and applies it to our seemingly intractable global challenges. She paints a picture of how we can use our attention, intention, and innate gifts to achieve an important paradigm shift that would propel us towards a beautiful vision of a thriving future." -- Chade-Meng Tan, bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself and Joy on Demand
"Roz recognizes how, from the perspective of land, we think the oceans separate us country from country. But from the perspective of a seafarer, the oceans connect us. Ever since, she has brought that seafarer’s perspective to see the inextricable connection between everything and everyone, propelling her to create this candid, controversial, sincere challenge to the rest of us: a challenge to see if we too can open the aperture of our minds and hearts, to think, strategize and feel our way into a world that is currently lying dormant in our wildest dreams.” -- Kimberly Carter Gamble, producer of Thrive and Thrive II