Expand your horizons with Ben Saunders, speaker, record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer.
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How To Manage Difficult Conversations.
By thinking outside the box, questioning the status quo, and looking at things from alternative perspectives you'll constantly be considering how you could improve. Explore how to do things differently to achieve better results.
How to Get Seemingly Impossible Things Done
World-record breaking polar explorer and three-time TED speaker, Ben Saunders, shares his story about giving everything he had to achieve something that hadn't been done before. His inspiring message of overcoming adversity, determination, perseverance, and working towards achieving a seemingly impossible goal in the face of extreme conditions and obstacles, Ben encourages others to go after their own seemingly impossible goals and achieve the impossible, and explains how to get seemingly impossible things done.
Staying Positive in Times of Doubt
Ben Saunders has explored both the North and South Poles and completed the longest ever polar journey on foot. Imagine being in freezing conditions and caught in a snowstorm with little visibility, what would you focus on? Saunders shares how his positive mindset aided the success of his numerous expeditions. A memorable and impactful speaker on peak performance and overcoming adversity, Saunders stories are stories you will want to retell! The heroic tales of Saunders' exploration adventures are also full of wisdom, inspiration and insight on the mentality that drives him forward. Feeling afraid or being a little overstretched aren’t bad things, everyone has experienced those emotions at some point. Saunders cautions against expending mental energy on the things you can’t affect and shares examples of why mental and emotional intelligence are paramount.
Ben Saunders | Speaker Biography
Ben is one of the world's foremost polar explorers, renowned for his record-breaking long-distance skiing expeditions in the Polar Regions. Since 2001, he has traversed over 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) on foot. Notably, he led The Scott Expedition, which holds the distinction of being the longest human-powered polar journey in history. Furthermore, Ben achieved the remarkable feat of completing the expedition that had eluded both Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton—an arduous 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
Ben's accomplishments extend beyond the Antarctic. He is also the third person in history to ski solo to both the North and South poles. Moreover, he holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a British explorer. Having achieved so much, Ben now dedicates his efforts to inspire and empower others to embrace a more adventurous lifestyle.