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KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

“Everest: Insights from a higher ground”

Sharon Wood teaches, entertains and inspires with her personal story about reaching the top of Mount Everest. Stunning still images and video illustrate the journey of a small team who shared a bold vision to climb the highest mountain in the world by a more difficult route and with fewer physical and financial resources.

Her story powerfully demonstrates how exemplary teamwork and leadership can render the impossible possible. Sharon effectively conveys both the individual and the team perspective by stressing the importance of honoring her own passion and dreams while fulfilling a role as a member of a team - a team committed to a shared vision.

Sharon's style is personal and moving. She uses powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies to convey the elements that parallel the challenges of striving individuals and organizations. Sharon's authentic, humorous and honest approach evokes listeners to consider the value of their own resources and opportunities.

“To the Summit and Beyond” is more than an adventure story - it is a timeless, universal story about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. For anyone wanting to be more effective in his or her work or life, Sharon's story is a powerful inspiration.

Each presentation is tailored to the focus and timelines of the audience. Based on the objectives of the client the following themes can be incorporated:

  • The power of passion and curiosity
  • Fostering a shared vision
  • Accomplishing more with less
  • Thriving through change and adversity
  • Integrating personal aspirations with team power
  • Looking outside the box for creative solutions
  • Maintaining the momentum and staying the course
  • Believing “better is possible”
  • Firing on all cylinders
  • Expanding possibilities
  • Maximizing courage - diminishing fear
  • Leading from where you are - personal leadership
  • Embracing the value of diversity
  • Being and living our potential
  • Performing versus conforming
  • Recognizing, giving and accepting support