Erik Weihenmayer on Overcoming Adversity
In this video, blind mountain-climber, Erik Weihenmayer talks about overcoming adversity to climb mountains. Tougher than the physical aspect of climbing mountains, Weihenmayer talks about the mental journey to discover new ideas, approaches, and technologies to figure out how to innovate and persevere his way forward through lots of barriers that always seem to get in the way. He believes that it is important for all of us to see ourselves as modern day pioneers.
Despite losing his vision at age 14, he is an accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker who never allows blindness interfere with his passion for pursuing an exhilarating and fulfilling life. Erik brings audiences a powerful message about harnessing the power of adversity as fuel for greatness, emphasizing the importance of building a strong “Rope Team,” and illuminating how to develop a “No Barriers Mindset.” Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Erik’s talks resonate with diverse audiences from graduating college students to large sales teams to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Erik’s speaking career has taken him around the globe from the 2005 APEC Summit in Chile to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural celebration in Washington, DC. Erik speaks to major companies in London, Dublin, Moscow, Berlin, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Abu Dhabi, as well as across the United States. Previously, he shared speaking platforms with luminaries such as Secretary Colin Powell, President Bill Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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