SIR RANULPH FIENNES OBE

Keynote speaker and motivational speaker.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes 

"My admiration for Ranulph Fiennes is unbounded and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him" - HRH Prince Charles.

 

 Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer and Mount Everest conqueror, is one of the world's top inspirational business motivational speakers and has thrilled audiences everywhere with his superbly illustrated and highly motivating talks and presentations.

As a measure of his abilities, he was chosen by IBM New York as their chief motivational speaker out of 700 top international speakers. He spoke at 65 major conferences world-wide.

Amway selected him as their main speaker at four key European conferences - each attended by an audience of 13,000 distributors.

BT, J P Morgan, British Airways and many others have used him as their after dinner speaker for small groups of top-level managers.

The Guinness Book of Records has described him as "The World's Greatest living explorer". During the last 25 years his astonishing feats of physical and mental endurance have claimed 10 expeditionary world records. 

The Daily Telegraph has referred to him as "one of the Top Twenty international speakers"

Fiennes' entertaining and inspiring presentations are adapted not only to suit each audience or conference theme but also to keep up with his latest expeditions.

A burning message of personal motivation relevant to any demanding activity in the increasingly competitive business field is guaranteed to fire up any audience with enthusiasm.

 Presentation titles include: 

NOTHING IS BEYOND YOUR REACH: personal motivation and determination, stressing the importance of teamwork, leadership and persistence. A very valuable and highly motivating lesson for any company.

LIVING DANGEROUSLY: a life of adventure.

THE ATLANTIS OF THE SANDS: the long search for the lost city of Ubar.

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: the Transglobe expedition was the first journey around the Earth's polar axis, setting new standards for achievement.

By Drawing the analogy between nature's most dangerous and difficult challenges and the very real day to day challenges faced by everyone in the 1990's, Fiennes involves each individual in his audience on a personal level.

The elements vital to the success - indeed the survival - of Fiennes and his expedition colleagues include teamwork, leadership, determination, patience, discipline, enthusiasm and creative thinking: all equally important in less hazardous occupations. Building a team with the right character and attitude is of paramount importance. Persistence; tolerance; understanding; planning skills; high organisational ability; fitness for the task in hand; flexibility to meet and beat unexpected obstacles; goalsetting and performing under extreme pressure are clearly all factors in Fiennes' remarkable endeavours.

This is true in any highly competitive career, whether in business, sport, the arts or academic life.

This inspiring message is relevant to anyone - male, female, young or old.

You can choose either a 30 minute talk without illustrations or a longer superbly-illustrated presentation (from 45 to 75 minutes). Sir Ranulph is also happy to be involved in Question and Answer sessions. Call us now to book him for your next conference or motivational session.

 

PROFILE

 

"LOOK FOR A BRAVE SPIRIT" is the Fiennes family motto - and a thousand years of courageous and resourceful ancestors, traceable directly to Charlemagne, live on in Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Born in England in 1944 and brought up in Africa, he followed his father's path into the Scots Greys before joining the elite SAS regiment. He was then the youngest captain in the British Army but was dismissed for blowing up the film set of Doctor Doolittle. After 2 years with the Sultan of Oman's forces, he began a series of expeditions. 

Up the White Nile in a hovercraft; parachuting onto Europe's highest glacier; forcing his way up 4,000 miles of the mightiest rivers of Canada and Alaska; trekking on foot and unsupported to the North Pole and the great Transglobe expedition in which Fiennes and his companion Charles Burton became the first men in history to reach both Poles.

He was the Personal Representative (Europe) of Doctor Armand Hammer, Chairman of Occidental Oil, from 1984-1992.

In 1993, the Queen awarded him the OBE for human endeavour and charitable services. His expeditions to date have raised over GBP5 million for charity.

He has published 12 books including The Feather Men, which was the UK and Commonwealth Number One Bestseller as well as Mind Over Matter and Living Dangerously - both of which are available to clients as personalised gifts at business conferences. 

In November 2003, Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud completed an incredible seven marathons in seven days: a global adventure that began in the wilds of South America and finished in New York's concrete jungle.

In March, 2007, despite former frostbite injuries, limited climbing experience and a fear of heights, at the age of 63, Ran successfully climbed the North Face of the Eiger to raise money for the Marie Curie cancer charity after losing his wife, mother and sister to the disease over an 18-month period.

At the age of 65 and at his 3rd attempt, he conquered Mount Everest. He told the BBC, "This is the closest you can get to the moon by walking."

COMMENTS:

"Your presentation was the most outstanding I have ever heard. Our delegates were unanimous in their praise and the message you gave will, I am sure, raise their own goals and ambitions in the future" - Rod Byrne; Assistant General Manager, Zurich Insurance Company, Australia.

"You provided a fascinating insight into your amazing exploits. You are an inspirational figure and an admirable example of what can be attained by extending the limits of personal motivation and challenge." - Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce

"I have never in my experience been approached by so many customers and colleagues who have complimented us on our selection of an after dinner speaker - BT

"I have attended a number of keynote speeches to the UK Marketing Forum. We have had top-level business leaders, the best educationists, knights of the realm and American gurus. None of them approached your address to us in range, content or inspiration. On rare occasions, something happens that one feels will live in memory for years to come and your address to us emphatically fits into this category." - Chief Executive Unilever UK and US.

Your speech was both enjoyable and motivating. We were all struck by the similarities between your challenges and ours - Cable and Wireless.

Most feedback calls highlighted your fascinating and hilarious presentation as their particular favourite - Digital Equipment.


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