Are your teams striving, or simply surviving?
Do they lack the resilience to break through adversity?
Has fear of failure stranded them at base camp?
Are they embracing the journey, or looking for the next threat?
Do they have the tools to maintain mental well-being?
Albeit only 24 years old, Alex knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity – having survived the two consecutive biggest disasters in Mount Everest history. He has already experienced, learned, succeeded (and ‘failed’) enough to share a compelling journey of resilience that anyone can connect with, particularly millennials facing new challenges in the ever-changing world.
Alex is a refreshing and unique speaker delivering inspirational presentations and keynotes to business teams, conferences, awards giving and school events in the UK and Europe. The fact that Alex is a lifelong stammerer is testament to his message of breaking through barriers to reach our potential.
Success has a different definition to everyone, but reaching the top of a mountain only tells half the story. Alex takes audiences through the process of peaks and troughs, sharing his vulnerabilities to challenge our fear of failure, and embrace the mountain ahead.
“Alex’s keynote address positively inspired our Leaders of the Future conference audience – whatever their age. His impassioned talk transformed our day from being just a good one to being exceptional. He was also a very tough act to follow!”
– Philip Lawson, CEO of BOSS Federation
It’s more than ‘being inspirational’…
Common themes include:
- Re-defining success and failure
- Resilience through adversity
- Building positive mental well-being
- Embracing vulnerability and conversations about mental health
- Taking ownership
- Facilitating goals
I can especially relate to millennials and help them find purpose and navigate the new challenges in the workplace.
Looking for something bespoke? Alex takes the time to ensure each talk is tailored to suit your event and reinforce your message with maximum impact.
“As one of our members said, if we could have a spoonful of Alex with our Cornflakes every morning, it surely would set you up to tackle the day ahead no matter what life threw at you!”
– Shared Services Forum UK Annual Conference
“We have invited Alex to speak to our managers at our Open Leadership programmes on numerous occasions. His story offers a refreshing take on resilient leadership, delivered in an engaging and unassuming way that our team can relate to the challenges within their own roles.”
– Trudy Rush, HR Director, Smurfit Kappa
“The universal feedback from all delegates was that the session was inspirational, stunning, awesome and engaging delivered by a stand-out speaker. We cannot underestimate the messages delivered or their embodiment in determination to continue in the face of setbacks”
– Peter Batty, Chairman, SASCAL Conference
“This young man has a special charisma, he tells his incredible story in an unassuming and simple way that captures the imagination and inspires action”
– Sophie Beardsall, Acting MD, Melton Foods
“Alex’s preparation for the presentation was meticulous, he customised his presentation to my need, message, and audience. The timing was good, the message was brilliant and the whole team were captivated with his story. The message of overcoming obstacles to still come out on top was simply thrilling”
– Dan Hallett, VP Health & Hygiene, Reckitt Benckiser
“Thank you for sharing your story with us today, I found it deeply moving, thought provoking, helpful and humbling. Keep up the good work in speaking out about mental health”
–‘Futureproof’ Conference, The Personal Finance Society
“Told with humility and humour, Alex’s story of resilience and persistence in the face of adversity gave us all a renewed sense of motivation to overcome the barriers that are present in our work and home lives.”
– Stephen Deadman, National Association of Hospital Education
“It was wonderful for us all to know that we are not alone when we experience similar feelings that we all certainly do. You were mesmerising. You could have heard a pin drop.”
– International School of Geneva
“You have definitely inspired me to keep looking at everything that happens in a positive way. Every experience is a learning experience!”
– BOSS Federation ‘Leaders of the Future’ Conference
“He spoke in a way that inspired the audience to think about how they may help not just the students in their organisations but their own mental health and the mental health of people close to them. I think that everyone left his talk feeling empowered to tackle their own peaks and find their purpose”
– Sanaa el-Busaidy, Universities UK