Rebecca Stephens has been respected as a leading motivational speaker for over twenty years and is at the top of her game. She is a mountaineer, and it is stories from the extreme and often dangerous high peaks that she vividly brings to life for her audience, however she has also worked on the inside of corporations and educational establishments – and is a journalist, practised in the written and spoken word – and repeatedly adds value and communicates in a language her audience understands.
Rebecca Stephens talks primarily on personal development - defining one's passions and goals, self-belief, growth through management of fear, calculated risk, tenacity and commitment - and crucially for businesses today, the subject of leadership and effective teamwork.
Again and again she inspires people to seek new horizons and achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams.
To listen to Rebecca talk about Everest is to be up there on the mountain with her and to feel the gut-wrenching effort of every high-altitude step. It's to feel the misery of looking failure in the face, and the jubilance of turning everything around and standing 'on top of the world.'
The Seven Summits of Success - Keynote Presentation
Not satisfied with only climbing Everest, Rebecca Stephens went on to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the world's seven continents. By her own admission, it was an extremely steep learning curve. She had to acquire the requisite mountaineering skills, but also the transferable skills of leadership - both of oneself, and others - to ensure success.
They are presented as follows:
1. Kilimanjaro (Africa) - The First Step
2. Denali (N.America) - Training, planning and preparation
3. Everest (Asia) - Communication and effective teamwork
4. Elbrus (Europe) - Coaching and leadership
5. Cartstensz Pyramid (Australasia) - Recruiting the best people
6. Aconcagua (S.America) - Positive thinking
7. Vinson (Antarctica) - Tenacity to the last
Together the Seven Summits provide a unique opportunity to look at the seven principles of leadership in a dramatic and memorable way. On each mountain, Rebecca learned what it takes to succeed in extreme and often dangerous conditions. By bringing back this learning to the training arena, she uses the mountains to explore the peak principles of success that unleash the power within all of us to create winning teams today.
Team Building Climb
For the adventurous of spirit, Rebecca Stephens offers team building and exploration trips for corporate teams to Kilimanjaro. The nine day expedition enables a full seven days to climb the mountain with the benefit of Rebecca's immense experience (in addition to comprehensive safety training/procedures etc).
Rebecca Stephens combines her public notoriety with well-honed skills as a presenter, broadcaster and journalist. As a facilitator she is adept at presenting company issues and communicating in simple, yet effective terms.
A quick thinker, she has unquestionable stage presence, warmth of personality, sharp interview technique, clarity of diction and humour. This service provides real added value for organisations, as Rebecca not only facilitates events, but can also present her own mountaineering experiences within the day.