Our next Knowledge Guild event is taking place on Monday 6th February 2017 and to inspire you for the year ahead we are talking extraordinary lives.
Run in conjunction with the Speaker’s Corner, we have put together a panel of motivational speakers who will tell us how they progressed from humble beginnings to achieve amazing things.
The Path to Achievement: Extraordinary Lives event will begin at 6:15 PM at The Brewery with a drinks reception before the talk begins at 7.15pm.
Our speakers are:
Miles Hilton-Barber – Sledging across Antarctica, running ultramarathons through the Sahara and climbing 17,500 feet into the Himalayas are just the tip of the iceberg with Miles Hilton-Barber. The adrenaline junkie leaves no stone unturned and no mountain unclimbed.
Did we mention that he lost his sight in his early 20s? A champion of not letting the past determine your future, Miles’s stirring story helps us all to recognise the fragility of life as we know it. Poignant and heart-felt, Miles’s ability to overcome adversity is positively infectious, spurring any individual to dream big and conquer their own mountain peaks.
Cathy O’Dowd – Cathy was the world’s first woman to climb Mount Everest from both the North and South sides. Despite surviving life-threatening storms, treacherous avalanches and critical food shortages, Cathy maintains that the biggest challenge to any mountaineer is team communication.
An expert in self-motivation and challenge accomplishment, Cathy’s incredible tale of leadership and risk assessment leaves her audience on the edge of their seats, as she draws comparisons between the soaring peaks of Everest and the sky-scrapers of the corporate world.
Liz Johnson – After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, Liz Johnson was introduced to swimming to help with her neurological condition. Falling in love with the sport, at just 14 she rose to a national level and by 2008 she had fulfilled a lifetime ambition of becoming a Paralympic champion, despite her mother passing away during the Games.
With a home medal under her belt from the 2012 Games and a spot as a Paralympic pundit in Rio 2016, not to mention an accounting degree too, Liz’s unstoppable enthusiasm, energy and resilience is undeniably inspirational.
To book your place at this inspiring event, contact us today or if you are unable to attend you can follow the conversation online using #KnowledgeGuild.