John Beede

Success Strategies from an Everest Mountaineer

  • Topics:
  • Leadership Development
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Resilience
  • Audiences:
  • Grade 6-12 Students
  • College Students
  • Teachers & Staff

Fee Range: $3K-5K

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Seven Summits Mountaineer Including Mount Everest
Featured by 60 Minutes and The Weather Channel
Author of “The Warrior Challenge” (Random House)

John Beede is a dynamic speaker with the perfect blend of leadership strategies, humor, goal-setting techniques, and a powerful message. Top it off with jaw-dropping worldwide adventure tales (including reaching the summit of Mount Everest) and you’ve got a recipe for something your students and staff will be talking about long after it’s over.

Struck by lightning. Attacked by a 5-foot iguana. Swam with whale sharks, crocodiles, great white sharks, and a pod of 300 dolphins. Leaped off a 500-foot bridge in Ecuador. Was stuck on a slab of ice sliding towards the edge of a 1500+ foot cliff while climbing in France. Has climbed the tallest mountains on every continent except Antarctica. Rode a bamboo raft between the legs of an elephant in Thailand.

Avalanches. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Floods. Forest fires. John has survived them all. Heck, he even did the hokey-pokey in the eye of a hurricane. But of course, there’s also the adventure of climbing the world’s tallest mountain…Mount Everest.

John’s speech is results-driven while remaining highly interactive. Your audience will be on their feet, laughing and cheering back at John, yet minutes later, riveted to their seats by true stories of life-threatening adventures that were experienced in earth’s harshest environments. Most importantly, these tales are perfectly integrated with actionable strategies for improved performance and higher productivity. You’ll see your students set bigger goals and have step-by-step processes to achieve them.

Along with reaching his lifelong dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, John has been featured in dozens of prestigious media outlets such as 60 Minutes and The Weather Channel. He’s presented to over 580,000 live audience members in 46 US States and 6 countries, including TEDxCapeTown, which was attended by South Africa’s most influential thinkers and leaders.

A life-enthusiast who lives his message of goal-setting, productivity, and high performance, John is in the constant process of architecting his life into a great adventure.


“The advisers were thanking me for the best keynote in the history of our organization, and I tend to agree. Yours was the perfect keynote to kick off our conference in a positive and exciting direction.”
Judy Reynolds, Washington FBLA
“John kicked off our conference, speaking to our 1,300 students and he definitely had the group motivated and fired up for the rest of the conference. He was swarmed with students for the rest of the time he was on site. His leadership and goal-setting definitely stuck with our kids.”
JJ Colburn, Texas Association of Student Councils
“Six-hundred students and advisors were laughing hysterically and hanging on every word of John’s presentation.”
Jen Staley, Indiana Department of Education
“By FAR, the favorite speaker of our conference delegates.”
Theodore Gehring, North Carolina ASC
“John’s experience climbing to the top of Mount Everest will inspire anyone to climb towards their life’s greatest goals… and that’s why we made his harrowing story a part of our 60 Minutes feature about the legendary mountain.”
Jo Townsend, Producer

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