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Adventurer and TV personality Leon Logothetis brings out the best in people during his global travels. The best-selling author and broker-turned-traveling philanthropist and his humble journeys have been featured on the National Geographic channel and The Travel Channel, among many other media outlets.

As a broker, Leon experienced a great deal of success, but little personal fulfillment. Seeking connection and inspiration, he left his desk job and went on a journey across the world in which he chose to rely on the kindness of strangers for items like food and shelter. Later, he often surprised the people who reached out to him by offering gifts that he felt they would use to enrich their lives and the world. For example, the morning after a working-poor father in India had taken him in for the night, Leon shocked him with an offer that was a dream come true: Leon would fund the education of his host’s two children until they reached the age of eighteen.

Leon’s early adventures and the random acts of kindness they elicited garnered an array of mainstream and social media attention, leading to the National Geographic Channel reality TV series Amazing Adventures of a Nobody. The show's three seasons featured Leon crossing America, the U.K., and Europe on 5 dollars, 5 pounds, or 5 Euros (respectively) per day, a monetary limit which forced him to rely on the kindness of others much like in his original trip. Leon has incorporated various charitable actions in his televised travels including what proved to be a successful fundraising campaign for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Leon is the author of two uplifting books on his travels and the compassion he has repeatedly received from complete strangers: Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and more recently The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest To Transform Lives While Traveling Around The World With No Money.

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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 potepotential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. And. Doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. He is the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, which is broadcast across the world by National Geographic International and, over the course of three seasons, sees Leon cross America, the United Kingdom and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day, respectively.

He recently returned from filming his new TV show The Kind Way Around, in which he circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike Kindness One, giving life changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this whilst relying on the kindness of strangers.

Leon is no stranger to adventure. He teamed up with First Book® & drove a car from London to Mongolia raising money to buy 10,000 books for underprivileged children in America. He also drove a vintage London taxi across America, giving free cab rides to the needy and working with Classwish to bring hope back to the schools of America.

Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good, Psychology Today, and The New York Times. His book, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, is in stores now. His new book The Kindness Diaries, published by Readers Digest, is available now and chronicles Leon’s circumnavigation of the globe on kindness.


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Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: Keynote


World-traveler and television sensation Leon Logothetis calls attention to the power of words and actions, demonstrating that every person influences the emotional state of those around him. “Simply showing some kindness to someone else is a very powerful thing. Simply showing some meanness to someone is a very powerful thing,” he emphasizes both the positive and negative feelings people are capable of generating in others.

The good news is we can change people’s lives in a positive way by speaking kindly and showing generosity, simple gestures that set off a chain reaction. Even in the inevitable times that we will feel pain or depression, Leon reminds us that we still have the power to choose how we react and interact with our fellow human beings.

Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: The Kindness Diaries Keynote


Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: Nexus Global Youth Summit



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Leon Logothetis’s firsthand encounters with compassion and generosity light a spark in listeners’ souls. The broker-turned-traveler proves that one-on-one seemingly small acts of kindness do matter and in fact set off a chain reaction of positive actions throughout the world. Leon and his fascinating stories are living proof that change begins at an individual level.

I See You: The Power of Human Connection

“I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen.” - David Foster Wallace
When Leon stumbled across this quote a few years back, it hit him. Hard. To be seen? What a powerful yet at times elusive feeling. The internal engine of his mind started to rumble. He 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 he's sure you do feel seen. There are days when he is 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
This is the story of how Leon quit his high paying job and travelled the world relying on the Kindness of Strangers. He worked as a broker in the city of London. He felt uninspired, depressed and devoid of purpose. After stumbling across the film The Motorcycle Diaries he had an epiphany. Living his life in a box was not going to cut it anymore. He yearned for change. He yearned for connection. He yearned for a real chance at life. He dropped everything and embarked on a life-changing journey across the world meeting amazing people that connected him to his heart.

Travel as the School of Life
Leon wasn’t a talented student and left school with a lack of confidence. Travel changed all that. Everything he didn’t learn in school he learnt on the road.

He’s travelled to over 70 countries and experienced the harshness and beauty of this planet we call home. Traveling across Peru and skipping death by a foot as a Landslide tore the train tracks off the mountainside taught him to live in the moment. When his 1960’s Cadillac caught fire in the night in the kidnap capital of India, Bihar Province he was taught conflict resolution. Standing in line for hours at the Haiti/Dominican Republic border taught him patience & gratitude.

Travel has taught him about life. Travel has molded him into be the man he is today. Travel will inspire you to live your greatest possible life.

Go On an Adventure! It’s Time to Live Outside the Box
Some of us enjoy our comfort zones. Some enjoy the safety and monotony of life. Some don’t. Leon is most definitely one of the latter. As a child he felt trapped. He felt his 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. He has been fortunate to embark on many adventures. Here are a few: Driving from London to Mongolia. Following his 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.



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“His entertaining and thought provoking presentation to our staff left us inspired and determined to tell our students and others on staff that we “see” each and every one. Many discussed after the presentation that this seemingly simple act, when done consistently with all students, has the potential to ripple throughout our school community and ultimately have a positive and profound effect on our educational system.”
- PRINCIPAL Table Mound School

"'Engaging, inspiring and authentic', that’s what people had to say about Leon’s presentation at Inspire Café. Audience members connected to his story and subsequently felt more inspired to embrace adventure, trust more in the goodness of others, and be a positive contribution in the world.”
- SCOTT THEISEN Co-owner of Inspire Café




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“His entertaining and thought provoking presentation to our staff left us inspired and determined to tell our students and others on staff that we “see” each and every one. Many discussed after the presentation that this seemingly simple act, when done consistently with all students, has the potential to ripple throughout our school community and ultimately have a positive and profound effect on our educational system.”
- PRINCIPAL Table Mound School

"'Engaging, inspiring and authentic', that’s what people had to say about Leon’s presentation at Inspire Café. Audience members connected to his story and subsequently felt more inspired to embrace adventure, trust more in the goodness of others, and be a positive contribution in the world.”
- SCOTT THEISEN Co-owner of Inspire Café


The Kindness Diaries
The incredible journey of one man who sets out to circumnavigate the globe on a vintage motorbike fueled by kindness.

Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas.

Again and again, he's won over by the generosity of humanity, from the homeless man who shares his blanket to the poor farmer who helps him with his broken down bike, and the HIV-positive mother who takes him in and feeds him. At each stop, he finds a way to give back to these unsuspecting Good Samaritans in life-changing ways, by rebuilding their homes, paying for their schooling, and leaving behind gifts big and small.

The Kindness Diaries will introduce you to a world of adventure, renew your faith in the bonds that connect people, and inspire you to accept and generate kindness in your own life.


The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

Tired of his disconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind-job, money, home even his cell phone-and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep. Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one-of-a-kind journey: riding in trains, buses, big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship-and sheer adventure-that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.

I See You: The Power of Human Connection

“I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen.” - David Foster Wallace
When Leon stumbled across this quote a few years back, it hit him. Hard. To be seen? What a powerful yet at times elusive feeling. The internal engine of his mind started to rumble. He 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 he's sure you do feel seen. There are days when he is 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
This is the story of how Leon quit his high paying job and travelled the world relying on the Kindness of Strangers. He worked as a broker in the city of London. He felt uninspired, depressed and devoid of purpose. After stumbling across the film The Motorcycle Diaries he had an epiphany. Living his life in a box was not going to cut it anymore. He yearned for change. He yearned for connection. He yearned for a real chance at life. He dropped everything and embarked on a life-changing journey across the world meeting amazing people that connected him to his heart.

Travel as the School of Life
Leon wasn’t a talented student and left school with a lack of confidence. Travel changed all that. Everything he didn’t learn in school he learnt on the road.

He’s travelled to over 70 countries and experienced the harshness and beauty of this planet we call home. Traveling across Peru and skipping death by a foot as a Landslide tore the train tracks off the mountainside taught him to live in the moment. When his 1960’s Cadillac caught fire in the night in the kidnap capital of India, Bihar Province he was taught conflict resolution. Standing in line for hours at the Haiti/Dominican Republic border taught him patience & gratitude.

Travel has taught him about life. Travel has molded him into be the man he is today. Travel will inspire you to live your greatest possible life.

Go On an Adventure! It’s Time to Live Outside the Box
Some of us enjoy our comfort zones. Some enjoy the safety and monotony of life. Some don’t. Leon is most definitely one of the latter. As a child he felt trapped. He felt his 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. He has been fortunate to embark on many adventures. Here are a few: Driving from London to Mongolia. Following his 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.


Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: Keynote


World-traveler and television sensation Leon Logothetis calls attention to the power of words and actions, demonstrating that every person influences the emotional state of those around him. “Simply showing some kindness to someone else is a very powerful thing. Simply showing some meanness to someone is a very powerful thing,” he emphasizes both the positive and negative feelings people are capable of generating in others.

The good news is we can change people’s lives in a positive way by speaking kindly and showing generosity, simple gestures that set off a chain reaction. Even in the inevitable times that we will feel pain or depression, Leon reminds us that we still have the power to choose how we react and interact with our fellow human beings.

Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: The Kindness Diaries Keynote


Leon Logothetis, Inspirational Speaker: Nexus Global Youth Summit