Laurie Skreslet

First Canadian to Summit Mt. Everest

Laurie Skreslet is a top inspirational keynote speaker who wrote the bestselling book To the Top of Everest. It was nominated in two categories, the “Children’s Choice” Award and the “Canadian Book of the Year for Children” Award. Everyone has their own “mountains of endeavor” to climb, and Laurie Skreslet inspires his audiences to reach their best, overcome the fear of the unknown, and go beyond their self-imposed limits.

  • Laurie Skreslet`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Laurie Skreslet`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

  • Laurie Skreslet`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Laurie Skreslet`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

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Climbing Your Own Everest

In this captivating multi-media presentation, Laurie Skreslet describes the teamwork and organization that go into reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. He also underscores the value of giving your personal best and controlling your fear of failure....

In this captivating multi-media presentation, Laurie Skreslet describes the teamwork and organization that go into reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. He also underscores the value of giving your personal best and controlling your fear of failure.
According to Laurie Skreslet, one of the barriers to achieving anything difficult is the fear of the unknown, that irritating psychological fear that can limit our activity to that which we have done before. Because of our need for security, and our fear of leaving behind the structures with which we are familiar, we can become captive to the safety that security offers. We then run the risk of limiting our growth, or failing to reach that rich potential of which we are all capable. In the positive response to challenge, we can break those barriers, says Skreslet.
At a time when business and industry are searching for a means to improve productivity, it is evident that the motivation of our human resources is critical. Laurie Skreslet’s presentation conveys clearly how personal commitment, teamwork, preparation, planning and dedication to excellence, were the keys to success on Mount Everest.
During Laurie’s presentation your organization will learn the following:
•  the value of teamwork and organization required in any challenging endeavor
•  the importance of giving your personal best and controlling your fear of failure

•  the limits you think you can not go beyond are mostly self-imposed
•  achievement is not a matter of luck or destiny but a philosophy and a process that can be applied to any situation
•  mental preparation is required to maximize performance and to realize potential
•  a willingness to try is often the most important ingredient to success

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About Keynote Speaker Laurie Skreslet

On October 5th, 1982, Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest.

Since then, Laurie Skreslet has recognized the parallel between climbing the mountain and the challenges people face daily in the business community. By sharing these similarities with over 2000 organizations, Laurie Skreslet has become an expert motivational speaker and touched the lives of more than 500,000 people.

But Laurie Skreslet hasn’t retired from climbing. Over the years he has participated in more than 30 world-class expeditions into the Canadian Rockies, Nepal, South America and India. And Laurie continues to operate his Business Leadership and Challenge Courses in the Canadian Rockies.

Laurie Skreslet wrote the bestselling book To the Top of Everest. It was nominated in two categories, the “Children’s Choice” Award and the “Canadian Book of the Year for Children” Award.

Everyone has their own “mountains of endeavor” to climb, and Laurie Skreslet inspires his audiences to reach their best, overcome fear of the unknown, and go beyond their self-imposed limits.

More About Laurie Skreslet . . . 
A clear parallel exists between the challenges of world-class mountain climbing and the challenges people face daily in business. Laurie Skreslet brings this parallel to life with his thrilling description of his history-making climb to the top of Mount Everest. Laurie Skreslet’s inspiring, captivating presentation, complete with spectacular multi-media visuals, conveys how personal commitment, teamwork, preparation, planning and dedication to excellence were central to his success reaching the summit of the world’s tallest mountain and are central to success in the corporate world.

Laurie Skreslet has been a professional mountaineer for over 3 decades with extensive experience in the North American Rockies, South American Andes and Asian Himalayas. His expertise spans technical ice climbing, rock climbing, alpine and high altitude mountaineering.

Laurie is a Certified ACMG Guide (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), with over 32 high altitude expeditions to his credit. He has also been an instructor at the Colorado and Canadian Outward Bound Mountain Schools, teaching over 45 courses.

Laurie Skreslet has led over 20 guided trips to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits.

Testimonials

“A week after the conference, people are still talking about your wonderful and inspiring message… your presentation was clearly the highlight of the event.”

Robin Woods

Sprint

“You exceeded our expectations in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a motivational speaker for any conference.”

Kari Harvey

Rural Economic Opportunities Conference

“Thank-you for your most inspiring presentation. Our sales team was captivated by your enthusiasm and your unique ability to associate your experience with our business environment. Presentations this profound are rare.”

Paul Drake

Novartis

“Your presentation to the group was nothing short of fantastic! You made it relevant to our business while taking everyone on your journey to the summit. You truly made the conference the success it was because of your inspiring and ‘real’ style.”

Daniel Geraci

Fidelity Investments

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