Motivational Speaking

Aim High

Motivational talks by Amy Beeton, the only living British female mountaineer to have attempted K2, the world's most difficult mountain.

Amy's courage and determination, her tenacious will to succeed against the odds, make her the ideal conference speaker, able to inspire and equip men and women of all ages and backgrounds to realise their own 'impossible dreams'.

Amy takes her audiences into some of the most hostile places on earth-and out again the other side. Journey with her through the raw reality of climbing in the dark at -45 C; battling 150 mph winds in the Death Zone; being trapped in a snow hole without food or fuel, and staying awake for six days and nights through sheer determination to stay alive.

If Amy can hold down a challenging and full-on career whilst preparing in military-style detail for her Everest expedition, including having surgery only weeks beforehand, then anything is possible for any of us.
— Nigel Jackson, Head of Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland

In a decade of top-class mountaineering success across four continents, Amy's expeditions have taken her from the Atlas Mountains to the Himalayas, from Alaska to the Annapurnas. In 2007 she reached the summit of Everest-amazingly, only weeks after undergoing major surgery. In 2009, a year that saw no summiteers on K2, Amy returned from an experience she describes as "haunting, tragic and exceptionally difficult on every level".

A warm, witty and engaging woman operating in a tough, male-oriented environment, Amy's managerial background in the corporate world combined with her experience in meeting extreme challenges uniquely qualifies her to connect with both corporate and non-corporate audiences.

A great learning resource as to how we handle ourselves as we go through work and life with the opportunities and challenges we face. Amy is spellbinding.
— Jo Rzymowska, Managing Director UK & Ireland , Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Line
Talkeetna glacier in Alaska

Talkeetna glacier in Alaska

Amy draws on her experiences in the mountains to show how the qualities needed in surviving life-or-death situations apply equally to overcoming major challenges in day-to-day life. Her humour and directness in recounting adventures that tested her to the physical and psychological limits leaves her audiences spellbound, stunned-and laughing. Amy challenges entrenched and negative thought processes and opens minds to new possibilities. She inspires and empowers people, from company chairmen to schoolchildren, to bring out the very best that is within them and make real changes in their lives.

The room was full of awe, but above all she left us with the need and desire to go out there & prove something as individuals.
— Carol Dray, Managing Director

Amy will work with you to tailor her talks to meet your specific needs. Clients have included all three armed services, companies, banks, educational establishments and charities, and Amy's audiences have ranged from members of the SAS, corporate managing directors and board members to teenagers. Find out more about Amy's approach in Working with Clients.