As a professional kayaker it can be easy to hear about successes, but what about failures? Chris’s talk centers around why failure is important to grow as a person.

Chris Gragtmans - The Opportunity to Fail

Chris Gragtmans is one of the most respected personalities in the paddlesports industry. He is a champion kayak and standup paddleboard athlete, editorial thought leader, business owner, and professional speaker. He has presented to high schools, universities and industry retailers alike, and his passion is equally evident on the microphone and on the water.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.