Led the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition and made a comeback from total paralysis to return to the great peaks
David's leadership of the landmark 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 was intended to broaden interest in climbing on an island where the highest point is barely a pimple in the shadow of the Himalayas. There was an Everest to overcome not just in the minds of the public and the sceptics, but also within the team. A week after his return from Everest, he was totally paralysed by the rare nerve disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Artificially ventilated for 42 days, he spent six months in hospital. Though he was permanently disabled in both legs, he made a dramatic comeback in climbing the world's great mountains, and returned once more to Everest in 2001. His remarkable story made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine, and his adventures have since been covered by OUTSIDE magazine's " GO", The Wall Street Journal, and other media Widely experienced in speaking to multi-national audiences in 41 cities and 20 countries, David has engaged and entertained thousands, preferring to show as well as tell, and using a variety of audience partcipation methods. Clients do not receive a keynote, they get to 'join' an exciting journey of discovery, with laughs, tension and tears.
While there are many other " Everest" speakers in the marketplace, David's value-add include:
- outstanding experience in making an impact with international audiences- showing and telling a classic underdog, bounce-back story, where every one gets a chance to actually participate in the presentation instead of just listening- able to help event organisers with his team's teambuilding expertise, providing a seamless experience in meetings where the most popular option is often combining a keynote and a separate teambuilding session to internalise much of the keynote's lessons- offering a raft of spin-off business potential for speaker bureaus through other competencies which include, but are not limited to coaching, teambuilding, leadership and team development tools, corporate retreats In his lavishly illustrated presentations based on Lessons From Mt Everest, David speaks on importance of passion and vision. He also focuses on the need for embracing change, re-defining success and the boundaries of the possible. What are the right kind of people for projects? What are the right sort of mindsets? -8 Keys to Meeting the Challenge of Change
-Beyond the Limits -Building High Performing Teams Audience Take-aways: In a highly interactive presentation, audiences will learn: - how to create crystal clear goals - and get them - the 5 ‘ C's of team membership essential for performing teams - the Alpinist Attitude – why it's critical for survival in changing time - Fact/Belief Tool in overcoming disempowering attitudes - How to do more with less All presentations can be tailored to meet duration requirements as well as specific desired client outcomes, themes and take-aways What people are saying " Your keynote speech left ..many speechless and lost in introspection; others were searching for words to express a sudden surge of self-belief; and at least one participant kept repeating that it was an event that has already changed his life. When we did a re-cap the next morning, participants fell over each other to call out their favourite point from your presentation. We filled 3 slides with the points that were recalled. " Shyam C Raman General Manager - HR - Financial Services Group Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited Chennai, India " Thanks again for your keynote speech at UGS' executive client event in Qingdao, China. Your speech was the highest rated session at the event. The themes in your presentation were very well aligned with the business challenges that our clients face. The time that you spent with my team preparing for this event was also extremely valuable. " Ron Close VP Asia Pacific Business Strategy and Marketing UGS Asia Pacific " Very few people have the ability to capture people's hearts and minds and truly inspire them— to dream larger dreams and set their goals higher than they thought possible….You have earned this rare, wonderful power. " Ms. Lien Siaou-Sze Senior Vice –President Asia Pacific Hewlett-Packard Operations _________________ David leads Everest Motivation Team Pte Ltd, an organisation that delivers programmes designed to bring out the best in teams through a combination of coaching, cognitive behaviour profiling, and experiential learning. Popular options for clients include a combined teambuilding session with David's motivational presentation David and his team have delivered programmes and presentations in 24 countries and 45 cities worldwide. Clients include Accenture, Rockwell Automation, IBM, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, IKEA, INSEAD Business School, Intel, Ministry of Finance, Danone, AP Moller/Maersk, Oracle, Prudential, AXA, TATA Steel, ABN Amro, Nokia, Citibank, Bulgari, Singapore Telecommunications, Novartis, Pfizer and Emerson. David was educated in Singapore and Britain; and graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University. In the corporate world, he spent nearly a decade in the media industry with positions in marketing, journalism management and multimedia. David is author of the books "Mountain to Climb" , and " Against Giants " (both published by Epigram). He is an accredited coach and certified to administer many human-change tools. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.everestmotivation.com for more details. David's expedition dispatches can be found on the 'non-corporate' site http://www.everest.org.sg.
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