Stacy Allison can help people overcome their challenges. She has climbed the world’s most famous mountain becoming the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest.
Her adventures began when she started getting serious about alpine climbing at age 21. Stacy was successful as she reached the highest North American point, the top of Mt. McKinley in Alaska within a year. Her first attempt on Mt. Everest failed. She returned with the Northwest American Everest Expedition and reached the summit after 29 days in 1988. She later led a successful K2 expedition on the world’s second highest mountain.
Mountains aren’t her only successes. She owns and operates Stacy Allison Gemera; Contracting where she and a team of builders specialize in high-end restoration. She is also an author of Beyond The Limits: A Woman’s Triumph on Everest that details her expedition. She has a second book Many Mountains to Climb: Reflections on Competence, Courage and Commitment that relates anecdotal accounts of climbing challenges.
Stacy challenges audiences to set a foundation for risk by accepting responsibility for their lives. She focuses on recognizing and valuing everyone’s contribution to a team.
Beyond The Limits; Lessons from Everest
“Our sense of adventure keeps us alive, and through challenge – pushing ourselves beyond our limits – we grow.” Stacy Allison
Stacy’s signature keynote delivers a powerful message on Vision, Focus, Agility, and Perseverance.
Stacy’s breathtaking multimedia presentation will sweep you to the top of the world. It’s a journey that will inspire you to apply the lessons of risk, motivation, challenge, and change learned at high altitude to the down-to-earth aspects of everyday life. Her message invites you to reconsider your own possibilities both personally and professionally.
Before Sir Edmond Hillary and Tensing Norgay stood on top of Mt. Everest in 1953, climbing to 29,028 feet was thought to be impossible. Now this formidable mountain has come to symbolize human achievement.
Mt. Everest evokes a powerful metaphor. It is one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. For every three people who reach the summit, one dies trying. When the stakes are this high, each team member plays a critical role, not only in the team’s success, but its very survival.
Even though you and your associates may not experience arctic temperatures, hurricane force winds, or seemingly bottomless crevasses, you do face an increasingly competitive marketplace, a dynamic and demanding customer base, and the challenge of consistently doing more, better, faster. Running a successful company is like climbing a mountain. Just like a climbing expedition, you must forge an inspiring vision, build an accomplished team, overcome obstacles and stay focused, to consistently be your best and reach the top. Each team member’s leadership, teamwork and motivation play critical roles in this success.
Stacy will show you how to thrive in your workplace through personal vision, relationship building, clear communication, and accepting responsibility for choices, actions, and outcomes. Stacy’s presentation will encourage and inspire you to take a visionary look at opportunities and move beyond your limits.
We Can Get There From Here, Teamwork it Works! – Trust, Respect, Communication
“If you see yourself trying to beat the mountain, eventually the mountain will win. You don’t conquer mountains, you cooperate with them.” Stacy Allison
It’s true for any team project—cooperation works! More than an idea, teamwork is essential for your organization’s success and survival. Learn how to create a team environment that will improve the quality of life and level of performance for you, your co-workers and your organization.
Reaching New Heights; Risk Taking – Courage, Accountability, Discipline
“Only when we take full responsibility for our lives will we have the confidence and courage to risk.” Stacy Allison
Our accountability to ourselves and others defines our character. It determines our success and our ability to adjust to the challenges, changes and risks confronting us in today’s world. Stacy demonstrates how the principles involved in climbing mountains apply to our everyday lives and how all of us can tap into our abilities and climb into the future with confidence and courage.
“…you tied your experiences in with our ever-changing environment and sense of urgency to meet the challenges that we are facing…”
“Your story touched the entire audience. The standing ovation is an indication of the enormous impact you had on them.”
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation
American Farm Bureau