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Resilience & Achievement Beyond Boundaries

Kenton Cool

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One of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, an avid adventurer, a mountaineer, and a highly engaging and inspiring speaker.

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Kenton holds the record for non-Sherpa summits of Everest, having summited the world’s highest mountain an astonishing 16 times. He has climbed extensively all over the world – establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, Europe and India. This 16th summit confirms Kenton’s status as the world’s most successful high-altitude mountaineer and elite IFMGA* mountain guide.

Reasons to book Kenton Cool

  • As ‘The Everest Leader,’ Kenton is unparalleled in making crucial safety-critical decisions in high-risk environments.
  • Kenton’s expertise as a high-altitude climber and elite mountain guide offers your audience an insight into the mindset required to perform at the highest level. His lessons on mental preparation, risk management, and pushing boundaries can elevate your team’s performance.
  • His legendary mountaineering feats are now propelling others to new levels. Experience the transformative power of pushing boundaries with Kenton Cool as your guide.

Kenton Cool is not just a renowned high-altitude climber; he’s a motivational speaker who holds the record for non-Sherpa summits of Everest, having conquered the world’s highest peak an astounding 16 times. What sets Kenton apart is his ability to translate his remarkable achievements into actionable lessons for your team and your organization.

Booking Kenton for your event means infusing your team with the spirit of inspired resilience. He’s not just a speaker; he’s a living example of overcoming adversity and turning challenges into opportunities. His story, from a near-disabling climbing accident to standing on the world’s highest summits, resonates with the struggles and triumphs we all face in our professional lives.

Kenton Cool’s keynote presentations are a powerful mix of peak-performance mindset, leadership, innovation, and flawless execution. He shares invaluable insights on creating a safety net for success and propelling your team towards higher achievements.

Every organization aspires to reach its Everest, and with Kenton Cool as your guide, you’ll learn to navigate the most rugged corporate landscapes. His story of ‘failing to defy gravity’ only to return stronger than ever speaks to the core of what your team needs – the drive to persevere and the tools to reach unprecedented heights.

So, when you’re searching for a keynote speaker who can bridge the gap between the challenges of everyday corporate life and the achievements of a mountaineer who’s conquered Everest 16 times, look no further. Book Kenton Cool for your event, and let his insights and inspiration elevate your organization to its own pinnacle of success.

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Standard keynote

Kenton is an energetic keynote speaker and he is the perfect choice to inspire during a kick-off meeting, to entertain as an after-dinner speaker, to motivate during a conference, or to add sparkle to an awards evening.

Recent client briefs have included:

  • Overcoming adversity in hostile environments
  • Striving to attain a goal
  • Critical decision-making in the ‘death zone’
  • Leadership under pressure

Kenton draws on his lived experience in the mountains and aligns it with relatable challenges we face every day. His motivational presentations and keynotes are energetic, entertaining, inspiring and humorous, focusing on themes of team-building and leadership.

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Extreme Leadership

What does success mean when the price may be too high? Kenton Cool faced this question in extreme conditions on the then unclimbed South West face of Annapurna III.

His insights into leadership in extreme times hold audiences enthralled and teach them about the prices and perils of decision-making and teamwork.

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Creating a Goal-Focused, Proactive Team

Leading teams into uncertain danger in the mountains (and bringing them back alive) provides valuable guidance about the criteria for a peak performing team. What are the ‘must-haves’ when the stakes are unsettlingly high?

Kenton Cool shares his experiences in the mountains, moving from compelling stories of near-death experiences into deep insights about how to create great teams.

Kenton’s keynote is a must-do experience for any team seeking success in today’s hyper-competitive business environment.

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Decision Making When It Matters Most

In this address, Kenton reveals his approach to decision-making as a leader under extreme pressure, at high altitudes, on unforgiving mountains.

He draws on practiced lessons that are precisely applicable in today’s deeply competitive business climate. How do we make decisions quickly when we have little information, when time is against us or when it’s life or death? What do we do when the options are dwindling and less than perfect? How to achieve the same goal by re-calibrating the pathway?

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Adventurer Kenton Cool on climbing Mount Everest twelve times

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