Cathy O'Dowd

(02 Jul 2008)
Cathy O’Dowd is the first woman ever to climb Mt Everest from both the south and north sides.

Cathy shares with her audiences the principles of leadership, and teamwork that twice took her to the summit of the world’s highest mountain and has become of Europe's top motivational speakers.

Reach for the heights!
Team dynamics and leadership on the slopes of the world’s highest mountain. Discover 3 hidden obstacles and 6 hidden challenges that undermine effective teamwork.

Discover 6 key tools to motivate yourself and others in the face of the world’s biggest obstacles.

As a motivational speaker, Cathy O'Dowd combines adventure, drama, failure and success, sharing with you lessons learnt from one of the world’s most spectacular challenges: Everest. She weaves together the literal adventure of the climb and the metaphorical challenge of reaching for the peak of achievement, sharing her stories of challenge, adventure, passion for life and the reality of death.

Her inspirational keynote speeches focus on self-motivation, team dynamics, risk-assessment and tackling seemingly overwhelming challenges one step at a time. All presentations are illustrated with spectacular photographs and are available as 50 minute keynotes or three hour seminars.

Cathy has been speaking professionally for eight years, presenting to corporations in 22 countries on 5 continents. She is the author of two books, including Just for the love of it, the dramatic account of her first three Everest expeditions. She continues to be an active adventurer, with some of the world’s highest peaks in her sights.

Evaluated to 99% satisfaction’ IBM

‘Effective, entertaining & inspiring’ Nokia

‘By far the best talk I've ever heard; motivational, inspirational, very touching at times...’ Baxter

An excellent speaker and one which I would recommend unreservedly to others. JP Morgan Chase
To book Cathy O’Dowd for your next event please call Speaker Solutions on 01 6190243 or email

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