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Chris Bashinelli

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Chris “Bash” Bashinelli gave up an acting career to exchange with the world. As Host of Bridge the Gap on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, Bash takes us on an introspective adventure- walking in the shoes of people halfway around the world and encouraging us to think differently about our lives. Bash has spoken around the world, from the United Nations General Assembly Hall, to Fortune 500 Companies, to entrepreneur organizations in Saudi Arabia. He is the youngest male ever to singlehandedly moderate the UN International Day of Peace. He is also a contributing writer for Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, Delta Sky and the Daily News Zimbabwe. Bash’s keynotes embody themes of service, productivity and cultural understanding. He helps audiences better realize their potential to become Global Citizens- productive members of their organization, their family, and ultimately- the world!

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York- Chris “Bash” Bashinelli gave up an acting career (The Sopranos, HBO) to exchange with the world. As Host of Bridge the Gap on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, Bash takes us on an introspective adventure- walking in the shoes of people halfway around the world and encouraging us to think differently about our lives. He empowers each of us to become GLOBAL CITIZENS, productive members of our organization, our family, and ultimately- the world!

Bash has spoken around the world, from the United Nations General Assembly Hall, to Fortune 500 Companies like the BMW Group, to entrepreneur organizations in Saudi Arabia. He’s shared the stage with people like Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Bash brings attendees on an inspirational journey, coupled with stunning video footage and thought-provoking exercises. He equips us with the practical tools we need to grow our business, connect with others and contribute to humanity.

Bash’s unapologetic energy, humor, and charisma have made him a go-to speaker everywhere from multi-million dollar corporations to Ivy League Universities, to the United Nations. He has interviewed some of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet and is an Eagle Scout. He is the youngest male ever to singlehandedly moderate the UN International Day of Peace. He is a Contributing Writer for Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, Delta Sky and the Daily News Zimbabwe. Bash is a vanguard for all things service, productivity and cultural exchange.

From TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Austria, to Azerbaijan, Bash has left attendees in tears of empathy and joy. His mission in life is to create a Culture of Compassion. The fire behind his unquenchable thirst for change, stems from the life of his parents, and his late father- Stephen Bashinelli, who passed away in 2009. An Actor-turned-Activist, he throws himself into hi-stakes scenarios on TV with no holds barred. He has harvested Buffalo with Native Americans in Pine Ridge, walked miles for clean water in Haiti and worked side by side with individuals from countless corners of the Earth. With humor and humility, Chris presents us with a new way of looking at our world.

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Bash’s keynotes each embody themes of service, productivity and cultural understanding. He helps audiences better realize their potential to become Global Citizens- productive members of their organization, their family, and ultimately- the world!

How to Bridge the Gap
How to Harness Your Unique Gifts to Serve Others

A leader unflinchingly places the needs of others above his or her own. This drive to serve our clients stems from recognizing that all human beings are interdependent. Having walked in the shoes of everyone from Pakistani fish mongers to Mongolian nomads, Bash sees firsthand how every role is just as valuable as the next and no one is more important than another- be it the secretary, the janitor, or the CEO.

Being a Global Leader doesn’t mean changing our jobs, joining the Peace Corps, or even traveling abroad! Rather, it means recognizing the service we already provide to our clients and the difference we already make in people’s lives. Bash helps us realize our true potential by eliminating self-doubt through exercises that reinforce trust in ourselves. Through stories of leaders who have overcome unthinkable obstacles around the globe, Bash reaffirms that we can each increase our productivity by shifting our focus from self to other.

Rules of the Stoop
The 3 Simple Steps for Strengthening Relationships

The “Stoop” is a universal metaphor for building connections with people across intercultural, intergenerational and international boundaries. It is a mentality defined by listening, non-judgment and the courage to step outside our comfort zones. Bash’s childhood Brooklyn stoop was a set of stairs with friends that shared a total of thirteen nationalities. Sometimes a stoop is a teashop in Saudi Arabia, a pile of rocks in Haiti, or the community workplace in a Minnesota accounting firm. In this flagship talk, Bash defines the practical steps by which we can create stoops in both our communities and in the workplace.

Join Bash on a trek across continents, wrestling with nomads in the hills of Mongolia, jumping with Maasai warriors on the plains of Africa, and understanding the subtle cultural nuances that define human relationship. The Rules of the Stoop are the actual method by which to diffuse tensions and strengthen the most challenging relationships in our personal and professional lives. Through thought provoking exercises, unique audience participation and uplifting videos we will be empowered to create more authentic relationships here and now.

Step Outside Your World
A Guide to Unleashing Your Potential and Contributing to Humanity

A Global Citizen uses his or her everyday life as a vehicle to serve others. Global Citizenship (GC) does not mean giving up our possessions and traveling the world to volunteer- it means finding moments each day, both inside and outside the office, as a means to contribute. Once we identify our unique gifts and abilities we can transform them into a means to serve. The good news is we can do this in essentially any career on Earth!

Bash traveled to over 30 countries before realizing that being a GC has nothing to do with traveling the world. GC is a mentality we carry with us in our hearts that strengthens our relationships, builds trust in ourselves, and breathes life into our productive winds. It is categorized by authenticity, openness and a genuine concern for others. Having trained with Mongolian herdsmen, walked for clean water in Haiti and harvested buffalo in Pine Ridge, Bash defines the new GC mentality- one that we can apply to our lives today.

Ignore the Noise
Life Lessons for Discovering Your Passion

Noise in the modern world is constant and serves to distract us not only from our greater goals, but also from our internal decision maker- our heart. Before we can identify our unique talents and offer them to the world, we first must learn to Ignore the Noise. By putting down our smart phones and turning our attention inside we often gain insights into some of our most pressing challenges. Join Bash, National Geographic Explorer and TV Host, on an introspective journey to the often intimidating, yet rewarding path of life after college.

At 20 years old Bash was broke, living at home and far removed from the path of his dreams. By 23 he became one of the youngest people to speak in the UN General Assembly Hall and produced an international TV Show for PBS. His journey to the unexpected has been plagued by failure and tragedy. By ignoring the noise and trusting himself in his greatest moments of doubt Bash was able to discover his potential and create a niche career path a social entrepreneur. Ultimately we’ll learn that fulfillment has less to do with our outer career path and more to do with our inner path- our intention. Through captivating stories and thought provoking exercises students will leave with confidence they need to embrace life after college- in any career they embark on.

Being A Global Citizen

Do small things with great love.

Becoming a Global Citizen

Chris Bashinelli helps organizations step outside of there comfort zones and understand what it means to be a global citizen.

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