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Speaking Excellence

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, he has climbed Everest 16 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. 

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Kenton delivering a leadership talk at an Allianz conference

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.

Kenton discusses motivation and leadership at the Leaders Summit

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.

Kenton talks motivation and clear decision making with Avanade

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?

Kenton discusses taking calculated risks in tough conditions with Natilik
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"Kenton’s achievements are truly exceptional. He can literally and metaphorically get your team to climb to new heights! An outstanding motivational speaker."
David Radford
UK BRAND DIRECTOR
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"Kenton is, without question, a consummate professional obviously in the climbing world but also in the corporate motivational speaking environment. Both our clients and staff were truly inspired by his story."
Chris Dunford
HR DIRECTOR
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"Kenton was superb! His talk was totally inspiring and motivating and his stories and footage of his summit trips were very impactful. Absolutely brilliant and would definitely recommend to others!"
Meryem Brassington
HEAD OF STRATEGY & PLANNING
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"Many thanks from everyone at Natilik for the excellent keynote you delivered at our Anniversary Event. Your many stories on Everest were truly amazing and inspirational. Taking the time to talk individually with many of our clients and partners after your keynote was much appreciated."
Mike Danson
CEO
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"Kenton is, without question, a consummate professional obviously in the climbing world but also in the corporate motivational speaking environment. Both our clients and staff were truly inspired by his story."
Julian Winser
CEO
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“On behalf of everyone I would just like to say the afternoon session with you was absolutely outstanding – everyone was enthralled by your presentation and the way you made it relevant to business was extremely good. Thank you so much again and you certainly made a huge contribution to what turned out to be our best and most productive conference ever.”
Andrew Baines
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR