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Mr Warren Macdonald (SPK02571)

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Canada
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Adventure
 
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Language:
English
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He is known for being the first double amputee to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro. Warren's ability to manage transition, to create opportunity from any situation, and his ability to share insights on how we can all live 'larger than we dreamt possible', sees him increasingly in demand as a speaker and corporate motivator.



Warren MacDonald's life's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Islands tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.

Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants.

In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,330ft) and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada's landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft 'Weeping Wall' in Alberta.

Warren's first book, 'A Test of Will' is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the 'Trapped under a Boulder' episode of the Discovery Channel series 'I Shouldn't be Alive'. His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia's most challenging mountain summit, 'The Second Step' has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious 'Banff Mountain Film Festival'. He became an ambassador for 'Climb for Change' in 2010.

Imagine what it would mean to have your team:

Genuinely engaged and motivated.

Acting with a newfound sense of purpose and perspective.

Actively seeking solutions to challenges faced.

Switch their reaction to change from 'Not my job' to 'I'm on it!'

All of these and more needn't remain a dream… Warren Macdonald can help change the way you see the world, and your place in it….

One of life's certainties is that nothing stays the same; that things change and this in itself can be challenging. Equipping yourself and those around you with a mindset that seeks solutions, that looks for opportunities rather than obstacles may well be the best investment you'll ever make.

That's where inspirational keynote speaker/ motivational speaker Warren Macdonald comes in…

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Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference.

European Head of Wealth Management

(HSBC Bank)

It was a pleasure having Warren at our meeting. He is one of the most effective speakers that I have listened to. He has a unique ability to deliver his powerful message in an authentic and down to earth style. The attendees felt privileged that Warren made the effort above and beyond his speaking commitment to be a part of the event. I have and will keep recommending Warren.

Sanjeev Khosla

(Canada Life)