Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind’s greatest feats of human endurance. The two-month expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges through some of the most extreme conditions imaginable.
Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three members of his immediate family, reached the summit of Everest. This incredible, self-guided expedition challenged the mental, emotional and physical limits of their entire beings and at every stage of the ascent demanded unwavering commitment and resilience.
From teetering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting the many altitude-related sicknesses to climbing through a blizzard in the dead of night, every segment of the climb was filled with intense, extraordinary challenges.
The real story is much more than the climb; it is about a purpose- driven team that set an ambitious goal, committed to the planning and preparation, persevered with passion and achieved success. The powerful strategies and skills that contributed to this achievement, especially during the intense and at many times critical situations, can be applied to all aspects of life.
There is also a lot of insight to be gained into personal development, finding the spark within each of us and igniting the passion that drives us to continuously improve and make a positive difference in the world around us. We have the ability to build lasting relationships and truly enrich the lives of those we come in contact with. By controlling our focus and concentrating on the areas we are most passionate about, we are capable of accomplishing great things. It is our own reservations and internal doubts that hold us back. When we can overcome these self-imposed limitations, there is nothing that we cannot achieve.
Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about leadership and human performance. A graduate from Queen’s University, he has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager. Living and working abroad has given Alan the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures. Through his work and life experiences, he has discovered that his true passion is helping people reach new heights by cultivating effective ways of thinking and taking action.
Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the journey of a lifetime: to attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Along with three members of his immediate family, Alan climbed through some of the most challenging yet exciting conditions imaginable and set a world record when all four of them set foot on the summit. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing through immense challenges but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self- awareness and perseverance.
Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs designed to help individuals, team members and organizations reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to achieve breakthrough performance.
Presentations and Workshops
Alan’s presentations and workshops are gripping and informative programs supported by stunning photos and videos captured along the challenging ascent. The concepts and strategies that Alan shares help develop great leaders and teams by focusing on the professional skills and mindsets essential for success.
Alan’s insights highlight important qualities for effective leadership, teamwork and human performance. They include practical tools and examples that can be implemented to achieve results in participants’ personal and professional lives. Alan leads by example and has tested these strategies in his own life with tremendous results.
Above all, Alan’s programs exemplify the mentality and passion involved in conquering the challenges we take on – our own Everest.
Style and Audiences
By drawing parallels between mountaineering challenges and the challenges we choose or are inadvertently faced with, Alan offers ways to initiate positive change.
The presentation style that Alan has developed is energetic, engaging and interactive while the nature of his material encourages innovative thinking from participants. The techniques that he uses are both beneficial and exciting, resulting in an exceptional learning experience and greater knowledge retention.
Alan has worked with many diverse audiences and continues to seek to understand what is most effective for each unique group. He customizes his programs to focus on the areas that are most beneficial. By integrating his innovative leadership and project management experience with captivating mountaineering and adventure stories, Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience.
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Alan’s topics can also be delivered as interactive breakout sessions or a hybrid option where short discussion segments and activities are integrated into Alan’s keynote. In these engaging sessions, Alan shares strategies and tools while participants also network and learn from each other’s ideas, challenges and solutions with Alan facilitating the group discussions.
The result is a series of enlightening conversations and hands-on activities designed with the specific event goals in mind. Incorporating one or more of Alan’s breakout sessions takes full advantage of having him at the conference and adds greater depth to the experience by enhancing participant engagement and creating a very productive and beneficial learning environment.