Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, he has climbed Everest 17 times to date, along with many other epic and challenging mountains around the world.
His motivational presentations and keynotes are energetic, entertaining, inspiring and humorous, focusing on themes of team-building and leadership. There is a serious aspect too, as Kenton uses photography and videos to share some of the most adverse situations he’s encountered and the personal fears he’s had to overcome.
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.
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.
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?