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John Amatt

Mountain Climber & The World's Best Adventure Speaker

Bio

John Amatt has been described by International Celebrity Management (Australia) as "The world's best adventure speaker" with a speaking career of 32 years that has included over 2000 presentations to more than 1,000,000 people, in more than 49 countries around the world. An educator by training, John Amatt's mission is to encourage people to push beyond their self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contribution of others.  +

For over 30 years, John Amatt has led expeditions to remote regions of Northern Norway, Peru, Nepal, China, Greenland and has explored areas of the Arctic on six occasions, making many first ascents of previously unclimbed peaks. At the age of 20, John spent two weeks lashed to tiny ledges while making the first ever ascent of Europe's highest and steepest mountain precipice - the 5000 foot "Vertical Mile" Troll Wall in Norway.

Later in 1981, he was a leader of the 1st Canadian mountaineering expedition to Western China, which made a lightweight ascent of 24,757 foot Mount Muztagata - the highest peak in the world to have been ascended and descended entirely on skis.

More recently, John fulfilled a lifelong dream by organizing and taking part in Canada's first successful expedition to reach the top of the world - the 29,035 foot summit of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.  --

Topics

No Mountain too High: Challenging Change with the Adventure Attitude

An educator by training, John uses the lessons learned from his own life and death adventures in the world’s most remote places to articulate down-to-earth strategies for meeting the challenges of challenging times. He uses his amazing storytelling ability and the power of metaphor to address the themes of goals and expectations, risk and adventure, embracing fear and anxiety, the value of commitment, and many more.

Straight to the Top and Beyond: Nine Keys for Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times

By definition, adventure involves dealing with the uncertain, the unpredictable and the unknown, just as change involves moving towards a future in which there are no guarantees. To succeed in the uncertain world, we must learn to embrace change, and to become visionary and adventurous in dealing with the economic, social, and political environments in which we must all operate.

Climbing Your Own Everest

John Amatt's most popular presentation explores the metaphor of striving to reach the top of the world. Illustrated by magnificent color photography from his successful expedition which climbed Everest, this presentation investigates the qualities we must all bring to bear in climbing to the top in the difficult and unpredictable economic environments.

Meeting the Challenge of Change

Designed as an in-house program, this thought provoking seminar has also been effectively integrated into annual meetings or conventions. Meeting the Challenge of Change will motivate your staff to embrace new opportunities in a changing world, to open up their minds to new realities, and to develop the "Adventure Attitude" strategies that will be the key to success in the future.

John Amatt is represented by K&M Productions. To inquire about John Amatt's speaking schedule, fees & booking John Amatt, contact us.

Testimonials

In close to 30 years of public life, I have listened to a lot of speeches and presentations. Your story stands out as one of the best I have ever heard. The test I apply to any given speaker is whether or not I have learned something significant. On that score you were outstanding, both in content but also in tone. I sincerely hope that you will continue to share the benefits of your journey with many other Canadians.

–Oilmen's Executive Conference; Jean Charest, Former Premier of Quebec

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In close to 30 years of public life, I have listened to a lot of speeches and presentations. Your story stands out as one of the best I have ever heard. The test I apply to any given speaker is whether or not I have learned something significant. On that score you were outstanding, both in content but also in tone. I sincerely hope that you will continue to share the benefits of your journey with many other Canadians.

–Oilmen's Executive Conference; Jean Charest, Former Premier of Quebec

You have left us with a clear vision of what will be required of our managers, present and future: Commitment, resourcefulness, endurance, flexibility to meet the challenge of change, and above all, the courage to keep a clear perspective of the goals in spite of any adversities.

–Air Canada

John Amatt is a modern adventurer who can not only spin a great yarn, but who possesses the rare knack of turning his journeys into universal revelations that guide his readers and listeners on how to survive and prosper in the global village.

–Peter C. Newman, Best-selling Author & Award Winning Business Journalist

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