Reaching New Heights Presentation By Alan Mallory, MA, BSc, PMP, PE, PEng
Columbia Valley Centre- Friday, November 8th 2019.
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Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical and mental endurance. The exciting expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a two-month journey filled with unparalleled challenges through some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable.
Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three members of his immediate family, reached the summit. The expedition challenged the limits of their entire beings and at every stage of the ascent demanded an unwavering commitment to resilience and perseverance.
Alan’s dynamic presentation is an engaging visual and educational journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short videos captured along the expedition. From teetering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting the many altitude-related sicknesses to clambering up vertical ice faces, every segment of the climb was filled with intense, extraordinary challenges.
The real story is much more than the climb; it is about a purpose driven team that set an ambitious goal, committed to the planning and preparation, adapted to the challenges, persevered with passion and eventually achieved success. The powerful strategies and skills that contributed to this achievement, especially during the intense and at many times critical situations, can be applied to all aspects of work and life. Above all, Alan’s keynote the about the mentality and passion involved in conquering one’s own ‘Everest’, whatever that may be.
“One of the few presentations where the subject was so interesting that you left wanting more” – Patrick Sinnott, PMP, MPM, ACP | President Elect | Project Management Institute, NE Wisconsin
“Incredibly empowering and motivating!” – Kate Underwood | Huron Health Unit
There is also a lot of insight to be gained about personal development and finding the spark within each of us that drives us to do the things we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. We as leaders need to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to continuously improve ourselves and those around us. Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience by integrating captivating mountaineering and adventure stories with his innovative leadership, psychology, engineering, project management and training experience.
Alan is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action. Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. Alan has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and solutions to complex challenges. Living and working abroad has given him the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures. Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the journey of a lifetime and set a world record on Mount Everest along with three members of his immediate family. It was a two month expedition through some of the most exciting yet terrifying conditions imaginable and their success demanded an unwavering perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.