Keynotes and Workshops

To schedule a keynote or workshop, send an e-mail to familyadventureguy[at]

My goal is to help adults and children unshackle themselves from sedentary living, too much stress, self-imposed limits and anything else that gets in the way of pursuing a healthy, meaningful life.  I do this through keynotes and workshops at companies, organizations and schools, and one-on-one consulting.




Praise for Charles R. Scott’s Talks

“Every time I hear you speak, I learn something new!  Your tone, connection, and tips were wonderful, and I got a lot of good feedback from faculty/administration as well as the students.  Really inspiring and wonderful.”
—Michelle Bertrand, Director of Alumni Relations, United Nations International School
“Big thanks for speaking to our group! The feedback has been very positive… You also had some great catchy quotes that I already heard people repeat and I expect to hear more of those from our guys when we try to muddle through problems at work. “Stop coming up with excuses. Just find a way.” I know I will hold myself and my team to that!”
—Irina Likhachova, Senior Communications Officer, IFC Portfolio and
Operational Risk Department, World Bank Group
“Charles is an inspiring speaker and provocative thinker.  I’m the CEO of a company and came out of his workshop not only with practical ideas to improve my business, but creative ideas on how to add adventure to my life.”
—Becky Sharpe, President/CEO, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.
“Charles is an inspiring speaker.  His presentation made me challenge the norm around my personal and business life and elevate my expectations of both.”
—Joleyn Smithing, President, Collegiate Sports Data
“You were both inspiring and your words both educational, and confirming – for our students and staff alike.”
—Susan Gilbert, Principal of Siwanoy School,
about the “Racing an Ironman Blind” presentation with Charlie Plaskon
“The children (and faculty) were all inspired. The message was loud and clear and the children all clearly enjoyed every minute.”
—Trudy Davis, Junior School Assistant Principal, United Nations International School
“Terrific night!  We all conferred, inflated with joy, about how you have made a conscious decision to make the most of life and leave nothing to regret. A lesson unto itself. Thanks for your gift to all of us.”
—Eric Marcos, owner of Bicycle World
“The United Nations Environment Programme set up the ‘Climate Heroes’ campaign to reflect the urgency of tackling climate change. Charles Scott and his son are among the first of this heroic group.”
—Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
“Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation today. It was so uplifting and enjoyable for our students. Just what we needed in the Middle School!”
—Elaine Kelly, Middle School Assistant Principal, United Nations International School
“You were fantastic.  We were so lucky to get you here!"
—Jill Pittman, Principal, Overton Comprehensive High School
“I would love to have you back as a class guest again.  The students really enjoyed meeting you after reading your book."
—Buffy Holton, English Instructor, The Academy at Old Cockrill

Praise From 10-Year-Old Siwanoy Students for Scott’s Ironman Presentation
“Charles, you inspired me to give up some of my time to help others.”
—Emma M.
“Charlie and Charles, you are amazing role models to me and the whole world!”
—Henry G.
“Now I want to help people so they can do things that they can’t normally do.”
—Joshua T.
“Charles, if I did what you do, I’d consider myself a hero.”
—Joe P.

Praise for Rising Son

“They came.  They pedaled.  They conquered.”
Parenting Magazine
“Almost all cyclists can identify with the concept of perseverance to some degree, and it’s impressive that Sho learned this lesson at only 8 years of age.”
Bicycle World
“Ride of a lifetime”
The Tennessean
“If ‘very aspirational and a little bit crazy’ sounds like the kind of sabbatical you’d love, take a cue from Charles Scott.”
—Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
“I only wish that all authors who want to self-publish wrote as well, and were as professional in their presentation… Certainly sounds like there are more family biking adventure books to come [from Charles].  And that is a good thing.”
—A Traveler’s Library
“The trip of a lifetime.”
Examiner News
“One of the most interesting parent/child travelogues you’ll ever read”
—My Mom Shops