Warren brings audiences the mindset shift required to change their perception; to breakthrough mental barriers and limiting beliefs
Topics: Change Management | Resilience, Leadership, Motivation | Inspiration
Warren Macdonald works with innovative, forward thinking organizations and associations looking to foster a shift in perception. Warren's life's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Island's tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh. Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222ft), and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada's landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft "Weeping Wall" in Alberta. Warren's first book, "A Test of Will" is an Australian best seller and the subject of the "Trapped under a Boulder" episode of the Discovery Channel series "I Shouldn't Be Alive". His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia most challenging mountain summit, "The Second Step", has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious "Banff Mountain Film Festival". Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including "Larry King Live", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", and "The Hour" with George Stroumboulopoulos. He lives in Canmore, Alberta with his partner Margo Talbot.
"Over the past 32 years, we have hired hundreds of speakers around the globe; many considered to be best of the best. Personally, for me, Warren’s Story is beyond compare. But it is in meeting this man, and how every time I see him or speak to him, he has an attitude that is always positive and exciting. I would place Warren in the Top 10 in the World for Motivational speaking, and we have had Presidents, Mayors, actors, activists, political and religious leaders, and everyone in between."
Rob Thorsteinson, President
Cascadia Motivation Inc
"Warren, you were warmly embraced with a standing ovation before you even reached the stage! Your message of perception and determination deeply touched the entire audience. It has renewed and reenergized our sales force to reach for new heights. We are so excited to have you work with us again. Climb on!"
Director, Corporate and Employee Events
Warren Macdonald's Challenge of Change
Sales or Kickoff Meeting Keynote Speaker
15 MINUTES OF FAME
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