Alex Staniforth – Keynote Speaker

Record-breaking adventurer, Everest avalanche survivor, ultra-endurance athlete, motivational speaker, published author and mental health charity founder

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Specialist Subjects

  • Re-defining Success: why staying at Base Camp kills our potential
  • The Adventure Mindset: how to embrace the unexpected
  • One Small Step: how to beat burnout and go the distance
  • Invisible Mountains: opening the conversation on mental health
  • Vulnerability
  • Growth Mindset
  • Resilience through Adversity
  • Embracing Uncertainty
  • Fear of Failure
  • Proactive Well-being

Language

  • English

Biography

At just 26, Alex Staniforth is no stranger to overcoming challenges, having survived the two biggest disasters in Mount Everest history as a teenager. His biggest challenges have been much closer to home however, suffering with epilepsy, stammering, bullying and mental ill health since childhood.

Alex is a now a record-breaking adventurer, published author, charity founder and motivational keynote speaker in the UK and internationally – despite a lifelong stammer. He shares a relatable vulnerability in the world of extreme adventure and ultra endurance, to help individuals connect with their own challenges and enable positive conversations about mental health.

In 2017 Alex Staniforth became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops by bike, foot and kayak, covering over 5,000 miles in 72 days. He has raised over £120,000 for charities, carried the London 2012 Olympic Torch and won Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year in 2017. He published his first book Icefall in 2016, endorsed by Bear Grylls, and his second title Another Peak in 2019.
In 2020 he co-founded Mind Over Mountains, a national charity to restore mental well-being through nature and ran the National Three Peaks Challenge, climbing and running 452 miles between the UK’s three highest peaks in just 9 days.

High performance isn’t sustainable without positive well-being. Alex Staniforth has already helped organisations including Rolls-Royce Submarines, Bank of America, Shoosmiths, FedEx, Smurfit Kappa, Reckitt Benckiser, Heineken and the NHS to build the tools and mindset to embrace challenges, maintain positive mental health, and stay motivated during times of adversity and change.

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