Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood holds the distinction of being the first woman from North America to summit Mount Everest, itself an icon of human achievement and a powerful underlying theme for meetings and strategic planning. Sharon’s personal and poignant, gripping and funny, honest and passionately told stories parallel the challenges of striving individuals and organizations, and exemplifies teamwork and leadership. Her team was composed of motivated, passionate individuals who integrated their personal aspirations and strengths with the team’s collective potential to realize a dream that no one person could accomplish alone. Sharon’s team climbed Mount Everest by way of a new and difficult route, a smaller team, without Sherpas and with fewer resources. Their bold approach inspired exemplary character and extraordinary esprit de corps. Sharon’s authenticity, humility, humor and passion are communicated clearly because she lives her life the way she climbed the highest mountain in the world, and her story is not about extraordinary people – her story is about the extraordinary that exists in every individual and team. Twenty years of speaking to diverse audiences enables Sharon to articulate insightful parallels in performing in environments of adversity, challenge and change. Sharon wants to know your story, your audience, focus and timelines in order to design a presentation that will meet your group’s needs. To optimize this process, Sharon is available to discuss your goals before, as well as after, you book her for a presentation. Sharon complements her presentations with excellent photographic and live video footage from her climbing expedition to Everest. Read more

Alan Hobson

What makes Alan Hobson unique as a speaker is a combination of his powerful and sincere delivery and his proven ability to custom build the content of every presentation to speak to the specific needs of each client. He never gives the same presentation twice, but he always treats each client the same way – personally. Using an exhaustive preparatory process that includes personal interviews conducted by telephone, Alan seeks out the most important issues facing each client. He then seamlessly weaves the results of his study into each presentation and combines them with the most relevant topics and themes from his own life experiences. The result is a presentation with unparalleled individual and organizational impact. This has earned him countless accolades and standing ovations, as well as the distinctive title of The Best Adventure Speaker in the World. If you are looking for a speaker who prepares thoroughly and executes passionately, Alan Hobson is your man. You will not find a more sincere presenter, nor one more committed to delivering a tailor-made presentation that speaks directly to the current challenges facing each group. His wisdom has been forged in the fires of personal experience and the relevance of his messages is as mesmerizing as it is applicable – immediately. Read more

John Amatt

John Amatt

John Amatt has led expeditions to remote regions of Norway, Peru, Nepal, China and Greenland. He has explored areas of the Arctic, with many first ascents to unexplored peaks. He understands tough times and the value of encouraging people to push beyond their self-imposed limitations! As a leader of an Everest team Amatt and his team faced four tragic deaths in two unpredictable accidents before putting six climbers on top of the world. He has learned the danger of falling into the trap of complacency and the importance of questioning the status quo when seeking new ways of success in a rapidly changing world. Read more

Nina Spencer

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