Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition.
From these humble beginnings, she went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams. Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice. She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances.
As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference.
Her most recent expeditions in 2017 and 2018 saw Ann working with NASA and the European Space Agency to help scientists understand what is happening in the fragile Polar ices cap. She has some exciting projects coming up soon including 2 major expeditions and a TV drama documentary series.
Her achievements have been recognised by many bodies including the Guinness book of records, The Pride of Britain Awards, The Foreign Office and the Women of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TV and radio and along with bringing up her four children is currently working on her next North Pole venture.
Thought yesterday was brilliant – you could tell everyone was captivated – you could hear a pin drop. I thought Ann was an inspiration to us all. Her messages on leadership will help us become better leaders in the future.
Thought yesterday was brilliant – you could tell everyone was captivated – you could hear a pin drop. I thought Ann was an inspiration to us all. I thoroughly enjoyed her talk.
Thank you for a superb and inspirational presentation. You are an example of what can be achieved through personal motivation and dedication.
What a speaker. We were spellbound with your fantastic presentation. You left us all feeling we could achieve that little bit more.
Ann Daniels was the best speaker we’ve had in the ten year’s I’ve been booking speakers. She was motivational and relevant to the current challenges we face in the workplace today. She inspired us all to strive to achieve so much more, individually and together as a team
Her energy, belief and determination is inspiring. She is living proof that humans really can reach new peaks.
A wonderful example of determination and true British grit.
Ann's presentation on leadership was fantastic. Our office is still talking about how to deal with their own 'Polar Bears' three weeks after the presentation.
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