Imagine working for 12 hours a day in a place where the temperature is down to -40 degrees - twice as cold as your freezer. Imagine skiing uphill, into the wind, for 46 days pulling an 80kg sledge. Add to that a severe and very painful cold injury to both legs from Day 7. If anyone knows about mental toughness - I do. I have learned resilience first hand and understand how to perform enduringly in the toughest of conditions. From Skiing to the South Pole to Yacht Racing around the world, I have learned how to thrive in hugely challenging circumstances. Combine this with over 30 years working with leaders and running businesses and add a Masters’ Degree in Applied Positive Psychology.
The sweet spot - where the magic happens - is where the three overlap. Business Knowledge + Expedition Experience + Academic Expertise = Adventure Psychology.
Through my unique combination of extensive business intelligence, personal extreme expedition experience* and MSc in Positive Psychology my expertise is unparalleled in being able to equip today's leaders with the tools to thrive in challenging and uncertain conditions. I apply extreme endurance strategies and tips realistically to business and support the development of healthy mindsets.
I have created tried-and-tested models to develop the wisdom, resilience and growth needed to thrive in difficult times. To gain focus and clarity and expand your mental capacity to drive better performance.
Known as a Performance Catalyst, I am an expert speaker, mentor and facilitator. I have written four books and delivered a TEDx talk on the Stretch Zone.
*Expeditions to date include: Yacht Racing around the World (10 months); 3rd British female to Ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole (46 Days); Cycling across 12 Countries; Paddling the Mekong; Kayaking the Thames; Walking across England, Scotland and Ireland; living among the hidden tribes of West Papua and Dayaks of Kalimantan.
Skied full distance from the Coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.
Yacht raced around the world: 35000 miles, Westwards and around Cape Horn.
TEDx talk on Stretch Zone.
Masters in Positive Psychology.
Paddled the Mekong: 300 miles in dugout canoe.
Pioneered Adventure Psychology.
Cycled across 12 countries.
Accomplished author of four books including Live Life to the Full.