Squash Falconer was the First British woman to climb and paraglide from the summit of Mont Blanc having ridden there from the UK on her motorbike. She is a multi-record-breaking adventurer, mountaineer and speaker. When speaking to corporate and business audiences she shares her extreme adventures, from summiting Mount Everest to becoming the world’s highest ever bum boarder.
Mirroring real day-to-day workplace challenges, Squash involves each individual in the audience on a very personal level. Participants leave inspired, motivated and confident that they too can overcome anything and achieve their goals.
Squash holds claim to be the world’s highest ever bum boarder, a title she gained on Cho Oyu, an 8,201m peak, the 6th highest mountain in the world.
The elements essential to the success of her expeditions and goals include; teamwork, resilience, discipline, motivation and creative thinking. Being able to adapt in rapidly changing environments where decisions must be made under high pressure and still perform at the highest level are key components in the success of Squash’s remarkable endeavours.
In 2013 Squash completed a 3000mile journey on an ElliptiGO setting a new distance record for travel by Elliptical bicycle. She was also the European Women’s ElliptiGO Champion for three consecutive years.
Using film and TV to share her adventures Squash has self-shot many of her trips and received accolade for the short films she’s produced. BMW in Mexico invited Squash to co present a program where she travelled through Baja California on a motorbike. Then for a separate extreme adventure travel documentary she rode thousands of miles through South America on her BMW GS 800.
Booking Squash Falconer as a keynote speaker isn’t just getting motivation; it’s welcoming a living proof to human potential and resilience. With her, you’ll unlock insights into leadership, teamwork, goal setting and adaptability that will drive your organization to new heights. Squash Falconer exemplifies achievement and is here to ignite your team’s full potential.
Becoming the First British Woman to Fly from Mt Blanc and Summiting Mt Everest
In today’s demanding business landscape, performance expectations are higher than ever. The ability to excel under pressure, make tough decisions, and innovate is crucial. In this captivating keynote presentation, Squash Falconer shares her journey from a farm girl with a penchant for adventure to achieving incredible feats. From recounting chilling moments on mountains, to taking calculated risks and jumping off them Squash reveals the genesis of her mountaineering endeavours and the unexpected path that led her to the summits, or not, in some cases.
Squash reflects on pivotal experiences and imparts lessons on teamwork, resilience, and unwavering determination—qualities essential across life’s spectrum and highly relevant to corporate challenges. Her journey unfolds as she takes the audience through thrilling mountaineering exploits. She shares the importance of crafting systems and rituals to reach goals, drawing parallels between this approach and business success. Squash’s account delves into the Everest expedition – an overwhelming endeavour that tested her physical and mental limits. The preparation, training, and team dynamics were key to her success. Her relentless determination to embrace challenges, no matter how daunting, is a recurring theme.
Her climbs signify the power of taking the first step and continuously moving forward, even in the face of uncertainty. She encourages leaning into discomfort, nurturing genuine connections within teams, and unapologetically pursuing audacious goals. Squash’s message motivates and inspires audiences to embrace discomfort, connect deeply, commit to relentless progress and achieve the extraordinary within themselves.
"One of the best inspirational speakers. Understanding your team, working as one team, being part of a team to achieve your goals. If you are looking for a speaker in your business, I would highly recommend Squash Falconer."
Gill Holland, Bidfood
"Had the honour of listening to Squash Falconer at a Finance conference today, a mesmerising speaker and a true inspiration"
Zara Dobson, BAE Systems
"Your story was so impressive; your journey mirrored a lot of the challenges we have in our corporate lives."
"A brilliant talk, you'll leave inspired and motivated."
Sir Clive Woodward
"It was a real pleasure to have Squash as our guest speaker in Dublin on International Women’s Day this year. During our initial meetings, Squash really understood the brief for this audience and more than delivered on the day. A superb story teller, she takes you on a journey to the top of Everest. She draws on her extraordinary experiences to provide very valuable insights for businesses about teamwork, trust, leadership and managing risk but most of all, what it takes to achieve the impossible. Squash takes you on an emotional journey through her amazing stories and videos which really reinforces the message that if you believe in yourself you can achieve great things. Squash was also very engaged with everyone on the day and spent lots of time with the attendees afterwards in a casual setting to answer any questions and provide further insights. Thank you Squash for sharing your amazing story with BHFS."
Rosemary Reilly, CAO, Booking Holdings Financial Services
"I booked Squash to speak at a private event for a group of friends as something a bit different. The audience was a mix of female lawyers, management consultants, oil industry professionals and business-owners. Squash spoke eloquently about her journey that led her from growing up on a farm in rural UK to summiting Everest. I can honestly say that we were all spellbound. The talk was interspersed with footage of Squash’s expeditions and photos and from start to finish we all enjoyed every minute of it!"
Irena Davies, Oil Trader, London
"Squash represents a rare breed of adventurer who gets out and does real stuff, not any of the fluffy adventure that we see so much of these days. Her passion, drive and determination seem boundless. I always feel motivated and alive whenever she is around."
Kenton Cool, Britain’ s leading Alpine climber, successfully climbed Everest 16 times
"Squash was an absolutely fantastic addition to our corporate event. She had us all captivated with her funny, thought provoking and inspiring stories. We wanted someone to leave the audience feeling energised and motivated and she did not disappoint. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any event."
Sarah Reid, Head of Fleet Management Passenger, Bombardier Transportation
"Squash has been a regular guest speaker at our ski Chalet. Audience numbers vary between 30 and 60 and their response has been excellent. She has great content on which to base her talk and delivers it in a clear and precise way, with lots of humour. The whole evening is truly inspirational to our guests of all ages."
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