On May 27th, 2016 Colin broke two mountaineering world records; he claimed the speed records for both the Seven Summits (132 days) and the Explorers Grand Slam (139 days), climbing the tallest mountain on each continent and skiing the last degree of latitude to the North and South Poles. These world records are part of a larger venture coined BEYOND 7/2.
Five Game-Changing Truths
To change your life, something has to give. Maybe it’s your self-deprecating way of talking about yourself or maybe it’s a series of habits you’ve developed that leave you exhausted. No matter what your challenge, you can rise above it. I absolutely guarantee it!
Ron Kaufman : Uplifting Service
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Pat Riley : Miami HEAT
The current President of the Miami HEAT, Pat Riley is a seven- time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only Head Coach in NBA history to capture Coach of the Year honors with three different teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, and the Miami HEAT. Coach Riley reached the 1,000 victory plateau faster than any other Coach or Manager in the 4 major North American professional sports leagues.
Gordon Ramsay : Celebrity Chef
Gordon Ramsey is a television star both in the UK and internationally, with UK shows such as GORDON BEHIND BARS, ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE, GORDON’S GREAT ESCAPES and GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT, as well as four top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 countries worldwide: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF US and HOTEL HELL. He is also a published author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world, most notably his autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen.
John Foley : High Performance
John Foley logged thousands of hours in the cockpit of F/18s and other jets when he was an aircraft carrier pilot, a Naval instructor pilot for the Marines and a member of the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. He’s logged thousands more hours traveling the world as a much-in-demand keynote speaker.
Ariane de Bonvoisin : Change Optimist
Ariane de Bonvoisin is the Founder, CEO and Chief Change Optimist of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and getting divorced. She also hosts a popular on-line show, “ChangeNation,” where she interviews experts and thought leaders on all aspects of life changes.
Ed Viesturs : Mountaineer
Ed Viesturs is America’s leading high altitude mountaineer, having climbed many of the world’s most challenging summits, including ascending Mount Everest six times. He recently completed a 16-year quest to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains (above 8,000 meters) without the use of supplemental oxygen. In doing so, he became the first American and the 5th person in the world to accomplish this. He reached the summit of his 14th peak, Annapurna, on May 12, 2005.
Ken Blanchard : The One Minute Manager
With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and best-selling books. Universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most influential and compassionate leadership experts in the world, Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership. In fact, few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Blanchard.
Erik Stolhanske : Comedian Actor
Erik Stolhanske, an actor, writer and producer, is a member of Broken Lizard, a well-known comedy group. He is probably most recognizable in his role as “Rabbit” in the hit comedy Super Troopers.
Jim Courier : Tennis Star
“Jim” Courier, Jr. (born August 17, 1970) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. He holds the record for being the youngest man to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments, at the age of 22 years and 11 months.
David Bach : Finish Rich
David Bach is a best-selling author, renowned motivational and financial speaker, and the Chairman of FinishRich Media, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people learn about money. Known as America’s most popular financial expert, Bach has helped millions of people around the world take action to live and finish rich. Often featured in the media, Bach has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has regular appearances on The Today Show, Weekend Today, CNN, Larry King Live, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, The Early Show, ABC News, Fox News, and CNBC.
Daymond John : Shark Tank
A young entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, a highly regarded marketing expert, and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding experts, business, and motivational speakers in the country.
Nastia Liukin : Olympic Gold Gymnast
The story of 2008 Olympic Champion gymnast Anastasia “Nastia” Liukin is that of the true American dream. Born in Moscow, Russia to Valeri and Anna, both champion gymnasts themselves in their native country, the Liukin’s moved to the U.S. when Nastia was two & a half years old, wanting to give their daughter every opportunity. Valeri won four medals including two gold at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and Anna is the 1987 rhythmic gymnastics World Champion. The family moved to New Orleans before settling in Texas. In 1994 Valeri along with a former teammate opened WOGA in Plano, TX.
Zoë Keating : Artist Empowerment
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
David Nour : Networking
David Nour is a social networking strategist and one of the foremost thought leaders on the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, David and his team are solving global client challenges with Strategic Relationship Planning™ and Enterprise Social Networking best practices.
Anthony “AB” Bourke : Fighter Pilot
Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircrafts, and he was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on 9/11.
Chester Elton : Leadership Guru
Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution by Simon & Schuster have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN.
Avital Zeisler : Self-Defense Expert
Avital Zeisler is a self-defense expert and motivational speaker. This once professional dancer, who trained at the National Ballet School of Canada, overcame the trauma of an assault, leading her to re-define self-defense for herself and other women. After studying self-defense in Israel, she began her career as a hand to hand combat instructor, specializing in Krav Maga, the self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Nando Parrado : Miracle in the Andes
Nando Parrado was born in Uruguay and had a keen interest in sport as a child. It was this love of sport which ultimately led to his involvement in one of the most astounding survival stories in living memory; on October 13th 1972, the plane carrying Parrado and his rugby teammates and family crashed at 18,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. For two months, Parrado and his fellow survivors battled the elements and a lack of provisions, spirit and ingenuity helping them to remain alive in the harsh conditions.