“Every year for roughly 40 years our firm holds a client appreciation event for roughly 150 people where we specifically aspire to not overtly promote ourselves, but to genuinely demonstrate our thankfulness for their enduring patronage. To do that we generally seek to provide a speaker that will relate, interest and, if fortunate, even inspire. Since we hold dearly our stated corporate values of honesty, humility, dedication and a sense of family / community, it is always critical for us that we obtain a speaker that can personify and reinforce these values. Frankly, it is no easy feat to achieve. However, I am very thrilled to say that this past year our choice of speaker, Mr. Alan Mallory, surpassed even these most challenging of objectives. Alan’s presentation was truly inspiring, and he shared his story in a way that promoted achievement through effort, courage, planning and dedication. It was easy to see that Alan’s values are very much in alignment with those we seek to promote throughout our company and I was very proud to have him represent us, in front of so many of our long-standing clients, on a night that required just the right touch between entertainment and inspiration. I would heartily recommend Alan for any organization or group seeking real-life examples of extraordinary and unique achievements being done by someone who most of us can both relate to and enjoy.”

– John Burnside | President | R. J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.

“On behalf of the entire group at C3, I can’t thank you enough. What an incredible night on so many levels. A spectacular speech making this year’s banquet perhaps the best in our 21 year history!”

– Barrie Shepley | President | Personal Best Health and Performance

“Alan Mallory’s inspiring presentation and workshop session for our health & safety week was a great success! His message was very well received by our team of construction managers and was a perfect fit with our focus of strategic planning and risk management. Through Alan’s facilitation of organized group discussions, our team also benefitted by examining our own challenges and ways for continuous improvement in our organization.”

– Melissa Doyle | Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist | Voith Hydro Inc.

“Thank you again for such a great presentation and workshop! It was enjoyed by all and allowed our members to explore technical challenges in a unique and beneficial way. The workshop discussions promoted innovative thinking and provided an effective forum for generating ideas and examining some of the common problems we are faced with in our professional work. As well, your enthusiasm and genuine desire to make this event work for us was was greatly appreciated. It was one of the most engaging programs we have had the privilege of hosting and I want to express our sincere gratitude.”

– Anastasia Ledwon, B.Sc., P.Geo. | Past Chair, Northern Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

“We were very pleased to have Alan speak at our annual staff recognition event. More than 250 of our staff members listened with rapt attention as he told the incredible story of his family’s adventure to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His descriptions of the experience brought the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Nepal to life as we journeyed with the Mallorys from Kathmandu, to Base Camp, across the rickety ladder bridges to the top of the world. Alan’s message highlighted the importance of strategic planning, goal setting and teamwork, all of which resonated well with our team of public health professionals. I would recommend him for any organization seeking to entertain and inspire their team to set lofty goals and dream big.”

– Dan Flaherty | Communications Manager | Middlesex-London Health Unit

“The Ontario Hospital Association has had the privilege of featuring Alan Mallory as the closing keynote speaker at four of our conferences thus far and we could not be more pleased with the feedback we have received. Alan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who captivates the entire audience with his inspiring message and stage presence. The profound impact that Alan made was evident by the laughter and tears expressed by many of the attendees at different points throughout his presentation. We could all relate to the deeply human experience of wrestling through the hardships and sorrows we are faced with and the feeling of triumph and satisfaction when we finally succeed. It has been a pleasure working with Alan and I highly recommend him to any organizations looking for a great speaker to energize, inspire and ensure a successful event”

– Iva Stankovic | Program Manager | Ontario Hospital Association

“Thank you Alan for delivering such an engaging and entertaining workshop for our School District! Your philosophy of focusing on outcomes rather than individual tasks was a key takeaway, and one I have referenced many times since. I have also incorporated your insights on the importance of effective communication, developing a support network, capitalizing on opportunities, and proactively managing change. It has been a pleasure working with you and your program was a truly enlightening experience for our team of education professionals!”

– Tim Stefanishyn | Superintendent | School District of Whiteshell

“Thank you so much for such an insightful presentation! Our members were captivated by your incredible story and heartfelt delivery. The interactive discussion portion on strategic planning and leadership was also very valuable, providing us with practical tools and processes tailored for our industry.”

– Hannah Chala, CMP | VP Education & Programs | Meeting Planners International, Calgary

“Alan gives an exceptional presentation. Our group thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his unique saga of determination. His engaging style and breathtaking visuals would intrigue any audience.”

– Bud Wendorf | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Sargent & Lundy

“Thank you so much for sharing such an engaging and inspirational presentation at our PMI Dinner Event in September. Your talk was a truly captivating experience for our project managers and the way you tied your message in to the essential project management processes and knowledge areas was outstanding.”

– Syed Ashraf | Workshops & Events Project Manager | Project Management Institute (PMI), Lakeshore

“While I have heard others speak and watched documentaries about the ascent to Base Camp, Alan’s talk about his journey to the top of the world is simply amazing and awe-inspiring. I have heard nothing like it before. Within the first 10 minutes, he literally blew past everything that we have heard before and took all of our 2014 Chapter Leader Conference delegates along with him on this journey of a lifetime. At several moments throughout his talk, I felt that I was holding my breath without knowing it because I was so engrossed in his incredible story. What really differentiated Alan from all other professional speakers we have had in the past is that he leveraged his experience and the events throughout his talk to bring home a few important concepts of communication excellence for all our delegates. For the second half of his time with our conference, Alan moderated an interactive session with our 100+ delegates where they discussed and presented ideas about how to improve communications within our own Chapter System. From the feedback that was given, I can say that all of our delegates found that exercise to be extremely beneficial, especially when they were able to draw parallels from different aspects of Alan’s presentation to solve our own problems. To conclude, for the journey of a lifetime, the amazing pictures and story, and the interactive session about communications excellence, I recommend Alan wholeheartedly if you are looking for an incredible speaker with a great story to tell, a professional engineer, an adventurer and an apt moderator of discussions that round off the whole Alan Mallory experience. Don’t walk… Run and book Alan NOW – you will not be disappointed.”

– Matthew Ng, P.Eng., MBA, PMP | Manager, Chapters | Professional Engineers Ontario

“Alan Mallory’s presentation is captivating, and his story is inspiring for our employees. For a business audience, climbing Mount Everest is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles on the way to outstanding achievement. It shows the necessity of good planning, preparation and training to reach lofty goals. It demonstrates the importance of teamwork and maintaining good relationships even when the going gets tough. Alan’s effective storytelling, accompanied by visuals from the actual trip, helped us all experience that climb and reach the top!”

– Peter Kinver | Chief Operating Officer | Barrick Gold Corporation

“Thank you for sharing your insights and story with our PMI Chapter. It was an amazing presentation with great lessons for Project Managers.”

– Andy Miller, PMP | President | Project Management Institute (PMI), Northeast Wisconsin

“I wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your successful adventure to the top of Mount Everest. I think your accomplishment is quite amazing and I am proud that a local family has joined the relatively small group of people around the world to have achieved this quest. Congratulations once again and please accept my best wishes for continued success”

– Jim Wilson | Minister of Provincial Parliament | Simcoe-Grey

“Alan delivers an outstanding presentation. He has presented at many of our offices around the world and the results have been terrific. Alan has the unique ability to connect with the audience in a way that instills lasting purpose and inspiration. The positive feedback we have received says it all. A truly exceptional job well done!”

– Tom Reid | Global Marketing Director | Hatch Associates

“Thank you Alan for sharing such an inspirational program at our annual Staff Day! We received very positive comments about how your message impacted our staff members and the difference it will make in their lives at work and outside of work. Your amazing story was enjoyed by all.”

– Chuck Ferguson | Manager, Corporate Communications | Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

“Alan’s presentation was nothing short of outstanding! There are not many times in life we have a chance to climb step by step and witness the physical struggles, emotional and mental strains and even spiritual conflicts of reaching our dreams. Like most in the room, I was captivated by the outer and inner strength needed to endure such a journey. Through Alan’s ability to convey to us his journey, along with awesome pictures and videos, we were all completely mesmerized. Moreover, through his experiences, he is able to relay the values, abilities, focus and passion one needs to be successful in our work, home and more importantly, personal life! I would highly recommend Alan as a speaker to almost any audience or age group.  His message encompasses every aspect of life!”

– Gary Laakso, B.A.MTS, CFP, CLU, CHFC, CHS | The Co-operators | Advocis Simcoe Muskoka

“Motivating, emotional and captivating speech. Alan is a great speaker and I would recommend him as a keynote and/or closing speaker at any conference.”

– Mary Romero | Program Manager, Conferences and Seminars | Ontario Hospital Association

“On behalf of Lakefield and Area Probus Club members and guests who you held spellbound yesterday, thank you for coming and sharing your wonderful experience and family achievement of climbing Mount Everest. You gave us a unique, once in a lifetime, presentation. With magnificent photographs of the stunning Himalayas and beautiful personal shots of your family we were able to feel we were there with you.  Your talk was beautifully delivered and I think the agony and ecstasy of the entire over two month trek was felt by us all.  We are deeply indebted to you, uplifted and very proud. I have had many thanks and comments from members, such as, “best talk ever”, “wherever did you find such a wonderful speaker?”, “well delivered, clear diction, fantastic visual presentation, excellent presentation”, “his book, a gripping read”, “I want to buy his book, sorry I didn’t”, and more!”

– Charlotte Oldham | Programming Chair | The Probus Club of Lakefield and Area

“You were a great success!!! ‘Best Yet’ and ‘Best Ever’ were the comments I received from our members and I still have people in the club talking about how much they enjoyed your presentation. We had an exceptionally good group of speakers this year to date an you are at the top of that list. I also very much enjoyed meeting you personally. It really is an inspirational experience to witness the courage of the individual members of your family. I want to express my sincere appreciation for your presentation.”

– Jack Graham | Programming Chair | The Probus Club of Streetsville

“Alan’s presentation at the 2014 SHAD Cup could not have been more aligned with SHAD’s mission. His captivating photos and remarks showed that the keys to success in overcoming gigantic, complex challenges are self-confidence, courage, preparation, planning, building a high performance team, determination, perseverance and yes, some good luck helps too! Thanks Alan for sharing your family’s extraordinarily inspiring story which will help SHAD empower exceptional youth by showing them what it will take to reach of the summit of their Mount Everest, and conquer a challenge that will make the world a better place.”

– Barry G. Bisson P.Eng.(NB) | President | SHAD

“Alan’s presentation was both exhilarating and informative! His storytelling is captivating, allowing his audience to truly visualize this extraordinary journey. Alan expertly demonstrates how the formation of trust is crucial, not only while climbing Mount Everest, but in the work place as well. Instead of flipping through a bunch of wordy PowerPoint slides, he shows you through pictures exactly why it is paramount to be able to build trusting relationships with others. The presentation ensures the audiences’ engagement, as he provides raw and mesmerizing photographs and real video footage from the mountain, and how he expresses the varying emotions one feels while attempting this grueling physical and mental challenge. Alan motivates and inspires, and encourages everyone to see the value in trusting others and taking time to establish those positive relationships in the workplace. I highly recommend this presentation for its knowledge on the importance of increasing productivity and essential camaraderie in the workplace.”

– Danielle Hagg | St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

“Alan just spoke at our local Advocis chapter of financial advisors and he did a great job. He was able to tailor his presentation to suit the group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. His story was extremely motivating and we were able to take that and then discover why building trust is so important in all of our relationships and with our clients. But more importantly we walked out with a better understanding of how to build that trust. The feedback from our members was phenomenal. I would highly recommend Alan Mallory.”

– Ken McNaughton | Program Chair | Brant/Norfolk Advocis

“Alan spoke at the PMI-NEW (Northeast Wisconsin) lunch and dinner presentations in November 2015. His Mt. Everest saga was fascinating and presentation style engaging allowing for sufficient audience participation and questions. His tie in to project management principles was interesting and made more poignant with engaging personal stories of struggle and accomplishment. This was one of the few presentations where the subject was so interesting that you left wanting more.”

– Patrick Sinnott, PMP, MPM, ACP | President Elect | Project Management Institute (PMI), Northeast Wisconsin

“I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to you on having reached the summit of Mount Everest. As a family, your shared love for the outdoors, coupled with a great passion for adventure led to this incredible journey. At an elevation of 8,848 metres, scaling the peak of Mount Everest is a daunting prospect, yet your family persevered. Your determination and strength of character as you pursued your goal serve as an inspiring reminder of what the human spirit can accomplish. I join with your colleagues and friends in extending my congratulations to you on this most impressive achievement. On behalf of the Government of Canada, please accept my best wishes for every success in your future endeavours.”

– Stephen Harper | Prime Minister of Canada

“I enjoyed your presentation and it invigorated and inspired our staff. Thanks again for coming and sharing your experience with our team.”

– Dr. Maureen Carew MD, MSc, FRCPC | Medical Officer of Health and CEO | Renfrew County and District Health Unit

“We were very pleased when Alan presented at one of the PMI Lakeshore dinner events. He stimulated our members’ interests, he was engaging and empowering and his presentation fit well with the Project Management knowledge areas. He presented with energy and enthusiasm and was highly effective at the use of visuals to complement the verbal presentation.”

– Mihaela Duceag, PMP | President | Project Management Institute (PMI), Lakeshore

“Alan was clearly one of the best speakers our Probus Club has been honoured to host. His story is all about human resiliency and triumph in the most severe and unhospitable environments. ‘Moving forward despite the odds’ is given new meaning and dimension. Alan highlights his expedition with amazing videos and stunning photography that put’s any reality show to shame! Lots of trials and tribulations along the way……just like life! Unbelievable and memorable.”

– Chris Cable | Speaker’s Chair | Probus Mountain View, Collingwood

“Alan Mallory’s talk was entertaining, inspiring and informative. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer, a curious on-looker or a manager whose team is facing very different challenges, there are messages and lessons to be learned from Alan’s family’s journey to the top of the world. And, the visuals were stunning.”

– Greg Bavington | Executive Director | Queen’s Innovation Connector at Queen’s University

“Thank you for speaking at our event! I just reviewed our event surveys, with top reviews being attributed to your keynote address. Your presentation captured the audience with a lasting impression of the focus, preparation, and reliance that was necessary for your trek to the top of the world.”

– Monica Klaas | General Manager | Alberta Seed Processors

“I had the pleasure of attending Alan’s presentation at a PMI lakeshore dinner. His presentation was one the best that I have attended. It addressed the issue of trust within the project team in a different and more engaging way, the content was rich and the narrative was very attractive. Though I have attended presentations before about the experience of climbing Mount Everest, none were as vivid and rich. I would very much recommend attending his workshop.”

– Ziyad Mohamed | Project Management Institute (PMI), Lakeshore

“Thank you for your excellent presentation titled “Reaching New Heights”. It was very informative! I found it interesting how you helped the audience understand the link between “Leadership and Success” in achieving goals; in your particular case, enabling your family to summit Mount Everest. Despite the challenges you faced, leadership was a major factor in contributing to your success. Your message is a very compelling story, and I’m sure that you have enhanced the careers of the Advocis members who attended this event. Best wishes for continuing success in all your future endeavours.”

– Richard S. McCaw, CLU, CFP, CH.F.C., EPC | Advocis Simcoe Muskoka | Spectrum Financial Strategies / Worldsource Financial Management Inc.

“Alan Mallory’s presentation for our students was inspiring, engaging and right on target! His powerful message highlighted and reinforced the many leadership values and goal-setting strategies that we seek to promote and instill in our students. I highly recommend Alan for any school or group that is looking for a great speaker with real-life examples of the importance of leadership traits such as teamwork, communication, trust development and perseverance. Alan connected well with our students and combined his leadership lessons with an incredible story that will be remembered for a very long time.”

– Dave McNamara | Leadership Teacher and Athletics Coach | St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School

“The Professional Engineers Ontario 2013 Chapter Leaders Conference featured Alan Mallory as our keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Our conference theme was improving contact through communication, and Alan was able to deliver a presentation that entertained and educated participants. Alan kept the audience spellbound with his description of his family’s conquest of Mount Everest, overcoming many challenges and doing something no family has ever done before, climbing the world’s highest peak together. Alan then focused on how important communication was to their success, relating their experience to our conference theme. Before presenting, he had taken the time to customize his message to our needs, helping us meet our conference mandate. The workshop was an interactive process that encouraged attendees to participate, contributing to the process and learning by collaborating. Alan led people to understand how they could overcome their own challenges by improving how they communicate. The workshop used inspiration to engage the audience, resulting in an exceptional learning experience for all. Conference participants rated Alan’s presentation very favourably and he was certainly the hit of our day.”

– Rob Willson, P.Eng. | Conference Chair | Professional Engineers Ontario Chapter Leadership Conference

“It was a privilege to host a sold-out event featuring Alan Mallory at a Chamber breakfast. Alan’s inspiring description of his Everest experience is applicable to finding success in all that we do in life and is especially applicable to business. It displayed how a determined and dedicated spirit help you Climb to the Top.”

– Heather Gallagher, Manager, & Colin Bateman, President, Smithers District Chamber of Commerce

“Your presentation captivated our members and their comments have been nothing but ones of appreciation. One of the best presentations we have had in a long time!”

– Ron Salem | President | Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar

“To say that the audience was spellbound would be an understatement!”

– Dennis Bayley | Probus Club of Port Perry

“Alan was very professional, and a pleasure to do business with.  With his breath-taking photographs and riveting account of his amazing adventure, our audience was engaged and captivated throughout his entire presentation.  He left us all with a greater understanding of the dedication and perseverance required to undergo such a feat, and insight into overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams.”

– Diana Morris | Manager of Operations and Membership | Dufferin Board of Trade

“Thank you for the incredible presentation at the PMI Vancouver chapter today! Very inspiring and enthralling, of course. I just got my PMP less than a month ago, and this was my first PMI meeting. If they’re all of this quality, I’ll be back for many more. I’m not sure I’ll ever take on a challenge like Everest like you, but I’ve got my own bucket list of ultra-marathons that I’m aiming for and slowly building toward. I know what you mean when you say that the challenge is primarily mental, and that can apply to so many other undertakings in life. Congrats to you and your family, and hopefully we have the opportunity to connect again in the future!”

– Dennis Marchant | Project Management Institute (PMI), West Coast Chapter

“Thanks again for your great presentation on Friday. People were very impressed with you and your climb to the summit of Mount Everest. They are still talking about it.”

– Jennifer | Staff Development Supervisor | Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

“Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your talk…you had us all so very captivated! Incredible!”

– Diane Sweeney | The Probus Club of Swan Lake

“Alan Mallory’s presentation on his family’s incredible experience, that of reaching the summit of Mount Everest against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, made us ask ourselves “How did a small club like ours manage to procure this phenomenal speaker?” Our membership was in complete awe as he engaged, inspired, and entertained us while he led us on his family’s journey, via graphic visuals, all along emphasizing the extreme importance of teamwork through good planning, preparation (including predicting the risks and how to overcome them, well in advance of the actual climb), training, complete trust of each member in every other member of the team, and exceptionally strong communication. We as senior retired and semi-retired citizens were so impressed with Alan and his message, that I am sure all of us were saying to ourselves, “Yes, we are leaving our society in good hands with the likes of this outstanding young man!” Many of our members said that he was the best speaker we have ever had, or could ever think of having. Thanks so much Alan!”

– Don Cooper | Program/Speakers | Probus Club of Brockville

“Alan is an engaging, gifted speaker who captured the attention of our entire audience, which ranged from young teenagers to established senior Canadian business leaders. You could have heard a pin drop – each listener was riveted to his every word. His messages of passion, excellence, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and following your dreams resonated with one and all, and people praised his presentation for days after.”

– Wendy Zufelt-Baxter | Executive Director of Advancement | SHAD

“I really enjoyed your presentation this morning and found a great deal of relevance from it, particularly with respect to the 80 year old Japanese climber. It gives me further proof and comfort that, at the age of 70, I need not retire but rather push on to greater heights! Thank you for your wonderful presentation and autographed book.”

– Brian A. Harris, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C. | Harvest Insurance & Financial Services Inc. | Advocis Golden Triangle

“Alan’s presentation was not only very interesting but also a testament of how to successfully deal with and overcome major challenges”

– Alvaro Vivanco | President | DAV Chile

“I have had numerous comments from our residents about how much they enjoyed your presentation on the adventures of Mount Everest…it was engaging, thought provoking, funny, entertaining and educational! Everyone who attended loved it!”

– Julianne Reynolds | Life Enrichment/Activities | Princess Gardens

“It was not only an inspiration to me, but also to the young people in attendance. It is rare for a student body to sit in absolute silence during a presentation. However, this is the effect Alan Mallory had on his audience. The stunning still pictures and footage of Alan and his family summiting the highest mountain in the world were juxtaposed with Alan’s very down to earth manner and matter of fact account of the trek. His approach made students feel like they too could achieve the impossible.”

– Russell Atkinson | Principal | Barrie Central Collegiate

“The Professional Engineers Ontario’s Porcupine-Kapuskasing Chapter hosted its 2014 National Engineering Month Dinner featuring Alan Mallory as our keynote speaker. Alan delivered a captivating and inspirational presentation of his family’s two month quest to reach the highest point on earth, Mount Everest. Alan led the audience through an incredible journey of endurance and perseverance, stressing the importance of effective preparation, team work and communication; skills that transfer to our everyday lives. Alan is a brilliant speaker whose style, content and experience meshed perfectly with the evening’s agenda and left the audience feeling inspired and energized. We’ve received outstanding feedback from the audience who were awestruck by Alan’s presentation; highlighting the success of our evening. Thank you Alan for your funny, enlightening, thought provoking and entertaining presentation!”

– PEO Porcupine Kapuskasing Chapter

“Dear Alan: I would like to thank you for your presentation of your experiences in climbing Mount Everest with your family. It certainly brought to life the extenuating circumstances involved with such an undertaking, but the sense of achievement at reaching the summit must have been exhilarating. Since your presentation I have had many staff, politicians and friends express their appreciation for the opportunity to meet you and listen to your accounts. Once again, thank you and I wish you well in all of your future endeavours.”

– Brian Milne | Warden | Grey County

“Your presentation was excellent; thoroughly enjoyed by the entire group. Some specific comments I received were, “Kept us on the edge of our seats”, “Excellent presenter”, “Super presentation materials”, and “Felt like we were on the trip with the Mallory family”. The above comments speak for themselves! Thanks again for visiting us and taking the time to meet with individual members following your presentation.”

– Ruben Rosen | Chair of Speakers’ Committee | Collingwood Probus Club

“Alan’s inspirational presentation launched our 2012-13 parent/student workshops. His story of hard work, courage, perseverance, and accomplishment resonated with the audience as they were enthralled by the breathtaking visuals and his passion. As an educator, it was easy to draw a correlation between Alan’s sequences of events to that of a student making their way through high school. The concepts behind both journeys intertwined as they started with a dream, involved preparedness, finding support, demonstrating the ability to stay focused and to problem solve all while doing intermittent reality checks that would eventually lead to the ultimate goal of achievement.”

– Kay Cosner | Parent Community Services Manager for the Tempe Union High School District

“I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing presentation you gave on Friday night! We received great feedback from everyone that attended.”

– Ryan Brown | Outreach Coordinator | MEC Burlington

“Alan’s presentation showed that if you have a dream and a goal, you can achieve it. It may seem impossibly dangerous—you might have to pass through an area where lack of oxygen is an issue and if you perish, you stay there forever frozen—but if you succeed, that feeling of accomplishment will last with you forever. The crevasse can be deep and black, and you may need crampons for your shoes, but if you believe you can keep going—you will.”

– Lyndsey Pettipas | Operations Support | The Money Finder

“Hi Alan, people are still talking about your presentation – mostly that they can’t believe that you made it to the top after all the health and physical hardships you encountered. I think anyone that had climbing Mount Everest on their bucket list, crossed it off 🙂

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the snow!”

– Trudy Sweetzir | Communications Assistant | Middlesex-London Health Unit

“It is with great pleasure that I write this reference letter for Mr. Alan Mallory. Alan was involved with Students Against Drinking & Driving Association of Alberta (SADD Alberta) in May 2015 as a motivational speaker at our provincial conference. Alan’s presentation was not only empowering, but also very energetic for the students. His presentation kept the delegates on the edge of their seats. As a member of the audience you are able to connect with Alan and the presentation. Speakers that can really engage an audience are very hard to come by these days as everyone wants to be a motivational speaker, but Alan has a natural gift and is able to keep the students engaged at all time. Alan has been on of the most prepared, and energetic speakers that SADD Alberta has ever seen. His breath of fresh air did not go unnoticed and I would recommend him for any group who wants and empowering, energetic and amazing talk. We would definitely bring him back, and are ecstatic to recommend him to other groups. Should you have any questions about Alan feel free to email me at greg@saddalberta.com or phone 403-652-0607. ”

– Greg Schmidt | Provincial Coordinator | Students Against Drinking & Driving, Alberta

“We recently had Alan Mallory speak to us about his experience climbing Mount Everest. The presentation was very popular with our group – and incredibly riveting and entertaining. What an ordeal and accomplishment for the family! I’d certainly recommend this presentation for other groups! It’s a winner!”

– John Smith | President | The Probus Club of Belleville

“Congratulations, on your recent conquest of Mount Everest! Together you’ve dodged boulders, crossed formidable devices, and endured sickness, injury and weather extremes that most of us can only imagine. As a family you have common memories and adventures that will remain with you forever. In whatever you set out to achieve in your life, I’m confident that these shared experiences will serve you well. For if you can conquer mountains, you have exhibited fortitude, perseverance and confidence, and have experienced firsthand the value of teamwork. As your Member of Parliament I extend my heartiest congratulations and look forward to hearing about your future endeavours.”

– Hon. Helena Guergis | P.C. Member of Parliament | Secretary of State – Foreign Affairs and International Trade

“On behalf of the Men’s Probus Club of Lindsay, I want to thank you for your presentation on February 10th, 2015 regarding your family’s expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The feedback from our members was all positive. Your presentation was both educational and inspiring and I believe you allowed our membership to feel the highs and lows of this very arduous adventure. Again, thank you for such a fantastic presentation and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.”

– Bruce Taylor | President | The Probus Club of Lindsay

“Thank you for a wonderful presentation! I received very positive feedback and have included some of the comments below:
It was absolutely fascinating! Just loved it!
We really enjoyed it. I have a tremendous fascination of Everest so it was great to see photos and hear of someone’s personal adventure.
It was a great session. Alan was interesting and “real”; i.e. not an unrealistic adventurer.
I was very happy with the presentation. Alan’s delivery was very good and entertaining – especially considering it was done entirely without notes. The film and photo material were great; I left with a wonderful impression of what Everest – and a trip up it – must be like.
I really enjoyed the presentation! Very good speaker and the story was amazing!
Alan is an entertaining and informative speaker. He kept the pace moving and kept the tension mounting all the way to the moment his sister mounted her final ascent.
A wonderfully engaging session! Thank you!
I found the presentation very interesting and informative. Alan is an excellent speaker.
Exciting, informative, and well done.”

– Stephanie Young | Marketing, Communications & Membership Assistant | The Boulevard Club

“The feedback from your lecture has been outstanding! Have a safe and relaxing holiday”

– Ben | Queen’s Student Alumni Association

“I very much enjoyed your workshop and appreciated how you worked with the delegates at the CLC. It was a real pleasure to be able to meet you and hear your fascinating story, plus all of the family stuff that backs it up. Thanks very much for doing such a great job and making our conference a special one for everyone.”

“Alan’s presentation style is very engaging and his fascinating story keeps you on the edge of your seat. His ability to communicate the importance of teamwork and to help with trust development is exceptional and makes it simple for the learner to not only comprehend but also incorporate the beneficial methods into everyday life”

“Alan’s presentation to our Rotary Club was inspirational, motivating and entertaining. His natural and engaging style kept the audience riveted for the entire presentation. Feedback from the attendees was very positive.”

– Brian Prentice, Member, Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha

“Please accept my sincere thanks to you, on behalf of the Lakehead Chapter of PEO, for agreeing to travel to Thunder Bay and presenting on your (and your family’s) great adventure of climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest. For me, it was certainly an eye-opener as to the amount of preparation, cost and amount of gear required for this project. The other part of the presentation that blew me away was the sheer number of dangers you had to overcome: potential for avalanches and sudden severe winter storms, potential for falls into crevasses, climbing over precariously-mounted ladders with spiked boots, having to repeatedly climb up and down parts of the mountain to build up hemoglobin levels, an oxygen level so low near the summit that failure of the oxygen tank would mean certain death, and the exhaustion necessitated by the last stretch of the climb to the summit and how that can fatally blur reality for climbers. Your pictures and video clips were helpful to visualize the hardships you had to endure, and the stories illustrating the climb made the presentation a pleasure to listen to.”

– Larry A. Westlake, P.Eng. | PEO Lakehead Engineering & Technical Conference

“Last week, Alan Mallory, whose family of four climbed Mount Everest, was our guest speaker. He was awesome! Our Members were enthralled by Alan’s show.”

– Steve Ferguson | President | Rotary Club of Mississauga

“Had no issues whatsoever staying engaged with Alan. At first I was a little leery about an Everest Climb being used in a Project Management workshop but I quickly understood the relevancy. Alan used his families quest to the top of the world as a way to engage the room and I would recommend his presentations to anyone, especially to Project Managers planning difficult projects and managing the risk involved. I was sold 5 minutes into his presentation”

– Charles Latschislaw, SCMP, CIM, PMP | PMI Manitoba | Operations Manager, Eastern Prairies | ATCO Structures & Logistics

“What and interesting presentation that you provided! I enjoyed your style, story and visuals”

– Laurie Boyer | Northern Ontario periOperative Registered Nurses Association (NOORNA)

“Thank you again for joining us this week and sharing your incredible journey. People keep raving about your talk and experience!”

– Amanda Parlett | Outreach & Learning Coordinator | Mountain Equipment Co-op Barrie

“We were pleased to have Alan Mallory as our closing keynote speaker at our Rotary District Conference. Alan’s story of the experiences and challenges faced by him and his family as they climbed Mount Everest is incredible. The hardships and adversities this family faced showed all of us the accomplishments that can be achieved by setting a goal and remaining focused. Their determination and dedication to overcome the hardships faced in the harshest of conditions are inspiring. Along with the accompanying slide show we were able to appreciate all this family endured to make it to the top and set a world record. Alan gave an amazing presentation with the underlying lessons of planning well, overcoming adversity, working together, and staying focused.”

– Nancy Ottewell – Rotary District Governor – District 6330

“This evening I watched the movie “Everest” for the first time. I have to say that I preferred your telling of your family’s journey when you spoke at the Association of Administrative Assistants’ workshop a few weeks ago. I enjoyed the way you narrated your family’s story (you’re an excellent story teller) and I especially loved all of the photos you shared. Now I also want to read your book and will be looking for a copy. I thought you did a fantastic job at the workshop, and I wanted to say thank you!”

– Carrie Mittelstadt | The Association of Administrative Assistants

“Everybody knows that attempting to climb Everest is not for the faint of heart but very few realize the enormity of the physical and mental obstacles involved. Alan Mallory’s presentation, supported by vivid photographs and videos, succeeds in bringing Everest into the room, complete with all the potential mortal dangers including avalanches, gigantic ice boulders and hurricane force winds, not to mention the ‘death zone’. Between the lines it is not difficult to recognize the triumph of determination and perseverance which carried the family to the summit and back safely. Our Club was enthralled by Alan Mallory’s story and I recommend Alan to anyone seeking a fascinating keynote speaker whose example is an inspiration to all. ”

– Andrew A. (Alan) Fyfe B.Sc., P.Eng. | Treasurer / Sergeant-at-Arms | Rotary Club of Mississauga City Centre

“Alan Mallory came to the Waterford and shared the incredible story of his Canadian family planning and conquering their passion to climb Mt. Everest. This amazing family of five all had a vision to be the first family to climb to Mt. Everest. Unfortunately, Alan’s mother was unable to make it to the top, but his father, brother and sister did. Alan shared not only his story to the residents at the Waterford, but showed photographs of their journey. Alan was able to keep us sitting on the edge of our seats as we were entertained by the account of their journey. Alan’s book is a remarkable story of this family’s discipline, their risky, physical and emotional roller-coaster climb of Mt. Everest. Frost-bite, near death and a triumph of the human spirit are very much evident in this book. I would highly recommend that Alan share this Canadian adventure with you.”

– Patti Bentley | Program Coordinator | The Waterford Retirement Community

“Alan Mallory came to speak to our woman’s group in November 2015 and he was amazing. With his incredible photographs, he outlined the journey from start to finish, as he told the story of attempting to reach the top of Mount Everest with his whole family. We were sitting on the edge of our seats, as he described the elaborate preparation necessary, the incredible journey to get to the starting point and the dangers at every turn. I have to say I have seen movies, read books, but never have I understood the challenges of this climb more than listening to Alan Mallory. I was holding my breath many times during his presentation and constantly marvelling at his incredible family and their courage, determination and  attitude in accomplishing what seems to me to be an almost impossible feat. Finally, I have to say, Alan is an very talented speaker.  Warm, engaging and personable, he pulled us all into his journey, while at the same time, created a larger meaning to it all.  Although I will never climb Mount Everest, Alan used his story to describe the qualities necessary for any human endeavour.  Whatever our own personal challenges, we can use the lessons of climbing Mount Everest to inspire our own journeys. I would highly recommend Alan Mallory as a speaker for any kind of group.  He manages to both entertain and inspire with a gripping tale of a family who sets goals and works together to accomplish them.”

– Rose Reisman and Susan Gordin | Founders & Program Co-ordinators | Rosebuds Woman’s Group

“For anyone looking for an inspirational speaker, I would suggest you contact Mr. Mallory. He speaks with confidence, good humour, and in a manner that is engaging and inclusive. The audience comes away feeling happy and more empowered to take on new adventures themselves, even though those quests might be less challenging than Mt. Everest!”

– Patsy Leamon | Speakers Chair | Durham West Probus

“Thank you so much for presenting at our recent meeting. After the meeting several members thanked me for arranging your presentation. They all felt it was inspirational showing what one person (and a family) can do when they have a goal. As an amateur photographer, I was impressed with the photographs of your adventure.”

– Dr. Bob Sexton | Program Director | Rotary Club of Toronto West

“Alan Mallory was a key note speaker at our professional development workshop. He provided a magnificent pictorial presentation (including some video) outlining the challenges of the preparation and climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Alan described how a RACI chart can help teams to overcome roadblocks, face internal challenges, and continue towards a common goal. It was an incredible presentation highlighting the importance of strategic planning, goal setting and teamwork, to overcome adversity. He tailored his presentation to meet the needs of our group and focused on the importance of building trust, explaining the advantages that teams have once trust is established. It was a pleasure working with Alan and I would recommend him to any group looking for an inspirational speaker.”

– Jacqueline Pontin | National Director, President | The Association of Administrative Assistants

“Alan, thank you again for your excellent presentation today at Durham Lifelong Learning. As Janice and I had heard you before we knew you would be good and it was nice to hear the audience enjoying your very relaxed style with informative narration, pictures and video that captured the trek so well. As the contact person I particularly appreciated your prompt reply to my emails. Thanks and good luck!”

– Judy Feeney | Speaker Committee Member | Durham Lifelong Learning

“We were very fortunate to have Alan Mallory give two inspirational Presentations to our residents here at The Salvation Army Meighen Manor. One presentation was on July 15th, 2015 “Climbing Mount Everest” and the other one was an Inspirational Presentation on August 12th, 2015. Alan told the story of his family’s journey climbing Mount Everest, together, with great passion. Alan was well prepared, did not use notes and could easily adapt to the specific needs of the audience: in this case elderly seniors. He set up his power point on time and the residents totally focused on Alan and his magnificent slides of the track to the top of Mount Everest. His inspirational message that “every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” resonated with everyone in the room. Marvelous story, truly inspirational!”

– Adrienne Osborne | Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services | The Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre

“You are testament to success and making a dream become a reality”

“I have heard nothing but praise from our members, an excellent talk, and well delivered.”

– The Proubs Club of Belleville

“Just a quick email to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Everest last Friday evening – very informative on many fronts.”

“Alan, Thank-you! It’s an amazing story and you’re an amazing speaker. Thank-you so much for speaking to us!”

“Amazing! You are a true example of what hard work and determination can achieve”

“Of the human spirit, Alan has illustrated so uniquely that what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters when compared with what lies within us. That is what is inspiring about this story.”

“I was totally absorbed for two and a half hours”

“Alan…You’ve scaled the highest mountain in the world. You’ve lived and moved and clibmbed as a family. You’ve created an adventure and told a story. And in doing so, you have inspired us.”

“Alan, this was a wonderful presentation. It is a privilege to hear a first-hand account of an adventure of this magnitude. You have brought great credit to a remarkable story.”

“I am still receiving feed back from the membership all of a very positive nature. ”

“You have brought us three profound human visions: That of Inspiration. That of Teamwork. And that of Family.”

“Due to my many acquired prejudices I just did not expect this level of oratory from an engineer. I want to express my sincere appreciation for your presentation.”

“Great presentation, everything was well planned out to the last detail”

“One of the best influential speeches I have heard, every minute was entertaining!”

“It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved”

“Very Interesting and Inspiring”

“Thank-you so much for sharing your adventures in such an exceptional way”

“Very well organized and well thought out.  Obviously a passion”

“Awesome!! I felt like I was watching a movie. What an experience for your family to climb up Everest!”

“Fantastic – would love to see this presentation again!”

“Very entertaining and inspiring presentation”

“You could hear the passion of your experience”

“Your comments during the Q and A session and your full presentation was very beneficial.”

“Here’s to wishing you the best in all your future exciting endeavours.”

“Overall the best retreat in the last 4 years [since inception]”

“Thank you so much. Your presentaiton was amazing”

“Really interesting. Great Story!”

“I Love what you guys have done as a family and really would like to follow in your footsteps.”

“I’d like to say to keep on and thanks!”

“I wanted to complement you on your presentation style and abilities”

“I know all those at and around our table were extremely impressed”

“Very entertaining and an amazing story”

“It really was a great presentation”

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