Kari Herbert

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Public Speaking & Voice-over

Kari takes audiences on highly-visual journeys from the Arctic to the deserts of Oman. Audience members have described my presentations as engaging, energetic, deeply personal, frank and inspiring.


She lectures at literary festivals and events and has spoken at venues such as the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library, the National Maritime Museum and the Explorers Club (New York), as well as at schools and universities. Her most challenging talk, however, was given on board an expedition ship crossing the thirty-foot waves of the Drake Passage en route to the Antarctic, with tables, chairs (and her audience) sliding back and forth across the room!


She has also appeared on various TV and radio programmes. Last year she gave her first TEDx talk. Click the video below to watch her short presentation.


As a voice-over artist, she has narrated TV documentaries, and voiced radio adverts, multi-media presentations, and even in-car navigation systems. Clients include the BBC, Prada, Audi, and BMW. To hear a demo visit www.voice123.com/kariherbert 



"Thank you for the superb lecture you gave us yesterday. You held the audience spell-bound with your beautiful images and your knowledge and insight."


Dr Rita Gardner, Director, Royal Geographical Society 

"On Thursday our pupils were treated to an exceptional lecture given by the charismatic travel writer, Kari Herbert. From her remarkable upbringing immersed in Inuit culture as a toddler through to her treks through deserts of all descriptions, Kari has led a thrilling and wonderful life and is an inspiration to many about what it is possible to endure, love and write about. Of particular interest were her thoughts on the relationship between mankind and nature, clearly influenced by her early life."


Simon White, Cokethorpe School, Witney

"Thank you, Kari, for making the opening of the Lines in the Ice exhibition such an enjoyable evening. Your speech was most inspiring and will stay with me. I have even more of an itch to travel to the Arctic now!"


Philip Hatfield, Curator, British Library

From the Arctic to the Desert – charismatic and refreshingly honest traveller, writer and speaker Kari Herbert uses her experiences to inspire and motivate audiences to seek out experiences and reflect

upon them with intensity and openness,

no matter if they are everyday or exceptional.


For more information, or to book a talk, presentation or voiceover, please get in touch.