Today, our featured guest is an inspirational speaker and coach whose achievements in business and adventure have inspired 1000s of leaders worldwide to step out of their comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results.
She encourages people not just to dream. But to take action.
Her story is unusual and inspiring. Her thirst for adventure began at 22 years old when she joined a three-month expedition to Northern Kenya. Among a group of young people worldwide, she climbed Matthews Peak (1860m), trekked with camels, and carried out community projects. Having realized she was capable of more than she imagined possible, she spotted an advert in the newspaper in 1996 stating, “Wanted – 10 novice arctic explorers”. She sent off for details, and the brochure arrived showing all photos of male explorers with the caption “Are you brave enough for the Ultimate Challenge?”
This made her determined to win a place in the team. She was eventually selected from over 500 applicants to join the expedition. A 30-day journey in one of the most extreme environments in the world, she went on to become the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. She then followed up this success with expeditions to Chile, Antarctica, Geographical North Pole, and Greenland, and in 2005 was recognized as a Pioneer to the Nation by HM the Queen.
She has also been an accomplished athlete, having represented Scotland in athletics where she learned about the importance of determination, focus, and never giving up. When she finished runner-up in Channel 4’s Superhuman, this was put to the test, undergoing some of the most challenging scientific challenges ever seen on TV.
In business, she has also had her fair share of excitement, as her career included a period with the United Nations in a war zone. As an executive coach and leadership consultant, she has worked with over 300 organizations and 15,000 leaders, including C-suite leaders in FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies, leaders in Olympic sports, and non-profit organizations worldwide leading business schools on motivation, risk, and leadership.
She holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and MSc in Quality Management and is an author, having written seven books, including Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs, Risk, The Personality Workbook, and Cope with Change at Work.
Welcome to our featured guest, Sue Stockdale.
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