Warren Macdonald understands change. More than that, he understands why people don’t want it. He is a change management expert whose knowledge comes from real life and struggles. Warren inspires groups to face change and see it as a process rather than a result. He can help people embrace change and function through transition.
His story pivots on a 1997 accident in Australia. He was climbing the tallest peak on North Queensland’s Hinchinbrook Island when he became trapped under a one-ton slab boulder. It took two days for a rescue, and he had to have both legs amputated at mid-thigh.
Warren climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain just 10 months later using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. He was the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2003 and Warren created history in a climb of El Capitan, America’s tallest cliff face. He is also the only above-knee amputee to climb the “Weeping Wall” in Alberta, known as Canada’s landmark 600-foot frozen waterfall.
Warren’s presentation helps people understand they don’t have to change their dreams or plans when things force change upon them. However, they will need to change how they accomplish their plans. Audiences leave his keynotes inspired and ready for change.