Workshop Options

All of Alan’s topics can also be delivered as an interactive workshop instead of as traditional presentations. This is a very popular option for groups that would like the audience to get involved discussing and sharing their own thoughts and ideas. This makes for a very productive learning environment and often participants can learn from each other as well with Alan facilitating the group discussions.

Alan offers two delivery models with his workshops:

The first model is to separate the presentation and workshop portion. This is the most popular model and is very effective. For the first half of the allotted time slot for the workshop, Alan delivers a presentation which sets the groundwork for the material that will be discussed.

This gets everyone excited and inspired to learn and discuss the material in more detail. A popular option is to have the presentation portion in the morning, then a break for lunch or coffee, followed by the workshop portion in the afternoon (or after the coffee break depending on timing). The workshop portion is filled with discussion questions and short activities and continuously refers back to the material that Alan shares earlier during the presentation.

The second model is to have the workshop discussion questions and short activities spread throughout the allotted time slot for the workshop. Alan presents the material for a specific focus or subject and then facilitates a short discussion before moving on the the next item in the workshop.

Both of these options are equally effective and it is entirely up to the organizer which workshop model is preferred for the group.


“Simply amazing and awe-inspiring. An incredible speaker with a great story to tell.”

— Matthew Ng, PEng, MBA, PMP | Manager, Chapters | Professional Engineers Ontario

Building Trust

Alan’s dynamic programs on building trust highlight the tools and essential steps that are involved in developing a level of trust in professional relationships. This is the foundation of effective teamwork and a collaborative, transparent work environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • The importance and advantages of building trust
  • Fostering an environment that encourages trust development
  • Strategies, tools and techniques for building trust
  • Gaining team member alignment and commitment
  • Open and transparent communication without placing blame

Coaching & Motivation

Motivating and developing others is an art that requires a unique skill set and adaptation of various techniques. For leaders and managers, coaching skills are essential in order to effectively identify strengths, transfer knowledge and empower others.

Learning Objectives:

  • The importance and impact of coaching for teams and individuals
  • Tools and techniques for motivating and engaging people
  • Effective coaching communication strategies
  • Distinguishing characteristics of outstanding coaches
  • Common coaching mistakes and how to avoid them

“Nothing short of outstanding! Alan’s message encompasses every aspect of life!”

— Gary Laakso, CFP, CLU, CHFC, CHS | Program Chair | Advocis Simcoe Muskoka

“The one standing ovation presentation
at District Conference”

— John H. Donovan | District Governor | Rotary District 5710, Eastern Kansas


Effective leadership in today’s society requires a shift in mentality to embrace more agile and collaborative approaches that empower people, leverage technology, instil confidence and boost performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Empowering your team and earning individual commitment
  • Agile practices and current global trends in effective leadership
  • Result-based vs. task-based leadership frameworks
  • Leading with integrity and making a positive, lasting impact
  • Innovation in leadership practices to drive purposeful change

Team Building

Developing healthy professional relationships between team members is essential for clarifying roles, breaking down barriers, gaining alignment on team goals and effectively collaborating to find innovative solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Building strong interpersonal relationships
  • Responding quickly and efficiently to issues that arise
  • Healthy competition and effective collaboration
  • Improving group morale and identifying individual strengths
  • Overcoming adversity and resolving interpersonal conflicts

“We’ve had nothing but positive
feedback since!”

— Autumn Smith | Manager | Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce

“I have no idea how I am going to even come close to matching your presentation for future conferences!”

— Steve Head | Executive Vice President | Telephone Association of New England

Strategic Planning

Alan’s strategic planning programs focus on setting strategic goals, developing a clear vision of future outcomes, gaining alignment from individual contributors and establishing the steps involved in achieving desired outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Developing a comprehensive strategic plan
  • Setting priorities and focusing energy and resources
  • Adapting the strategic plan to environmental conditions
  • Communicating the plan and gaining alignment from stakeholders
  • Creating a sustainable culture of commitment and implementation

Sales & Marketing

To win in today’s competitive marketplace, organizations have to embrace diverse marketing strategies, understand societal trends and constantly create remarkable customer experiences centered around value, integrity and relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding customer expectations and changing mentalities
  • Creating a true customer experience of value and transparency
  • Selling with integrity and focusing on providing quality solutions
  • Expanding and innovating customer touchpoint opportunities
  • Overcoming objections and reframing opportunities

“I just reviewed our event surveys, with top reviews being attributed to your keynote address. You captured the audience with a lasting impression.”

— Monica Klaas | General Manager | Alberta Seed Processors

“Such an insightful presentation! Practical tools and processes tailored for our industry.”

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


Focusing on customer engagement, people-first management, boosting performance and overcoming business challenges, Alan’s business programs have received tremendous feedback from corporate audiences in a wide range of industries.


Learning Objectives:

  • Current business trends and insights
  • Adapting to changes in workforce mentality and expectations
  • Putting people first – the foundation of performance and profits
  • Essential steps in successful business planning and operation
  • Determining, understanding and taking calculated risks

Innovation & Critical Thinking

Innovation is what drives the world forward. Alan’s background is in innovation through custom machine design and his programs on innovation are a unique combination of technical know-how, critical thought processes and creative problem solving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Generating ideas and evaluating alternatives
  • Proactive strategies for advancement and initiating change
  • The innovation process – conceptualization to implementation
  • Strategies for developing unique solutions that create value
  • Agile innovation focusing on outcomes and customer needs

“The positive feedback we’ve received says it all. A truly exceptional job well done!”

— Tom Reid | Global Marketing Director | Hatch

“Alan gives an exceptional presentation. His engaging style and breathtaking visuals would intrigue any audience.”

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

Organizational Development

Exploring the strategies and processes involved in shaping organizations for long-term success by creating work environments and policies that enrich employees’ lives, which in turn boosts productivity, innovation and organizational growth.


Learning Objectives:

  • Initiating organizational change and strategic development
  • Organic and mechanistic organizational structures
  • Adapting to complex, rapidly changing operating environments
  • Social responsibility and advancing social justice
  • Talent recruitment, training and organizational cultures

Time Management

In our busy lives, it often seems as though there just isn’t enough time in a day. Learning and practicing time management strategies is key to reducing stress, boosting productivity, focusing energy and making the most of the time we have.

Learning Objectives:

  • Limiting and controlling common distractions
  • Prioritization techniques and proven strategies
  • Technology for time management – advantages and challenges
  • Planning and facilitating effective and efficient meetings
  • Assessing activities to eliminate or delegate low-priority tasks

“In a room of over 100 people you could have heard a pin drop for the entire hour. An almost unbelievable story of hardship and perseverance.”

— Paul A. Mitcham, P.Eng., MBA | Commissioner, Community Services | City of Mississauga

“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


These popular programs are centered around effective communication strategies, overcoming communication barriers, clarity of information transfer and the importance of creating an open and transparent communication culture.


Learning Objectives:

  • Transparency and integrity in the way we communicate
  • Identifying communication barriers and challenges early
  • Communication technology – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Two-way communication models and non-verbal communication
  • Managing formal and informal stakeholder communications

Students & Young Professionals

Education moves society forward and our student leaders are at the forefront of shaping the future. Alan is committed to investing in the development of young people and empowering students of all levels to reach their full potential.

Learning Objectives:

  • Student leadership qualities and opportunities
  • Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Finding your passion and making your voice count
  • Courage to stand out from the crowd and shape your own destiny
  • Setting ambitious goals in life and making them a reality

“Leadership, perseverance, trust, family bonds and personal limits…A must behold experience!! We absolutely loved the full day Alan Mallory experience!”

— Dave Walker | Outdoor Education Teacher | Milton District High School

“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”

— Iva Stankovic | Program Manager | Ontario Hospital Association

Health & Wellness

If we don’t have our health, we don’t have quality of life. It is often difficult to maintain good health in our busy lives which is why it is so important to study, understand and implement the strategies and lifestyles that promote health and wellbeing.


Learning Objectives:

  • Finding the right balance in life
  • Incorporating physical activity into our routine
  • Proper nutrition and healthy fuelling habits
  • Understanding the impact of stress on our emotional health
  • Our immune system and the effects of sleep and hydration

Safety & Risk Management

Alan’s safety programs are not about avoiding risk altogether, they are about studying and thoroughly understanding the safety challenges so that risks can be identified, minimized and controlled for safe and successful results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safety planning, preparation and establishing procedures
  • Agile practices in risk identification and management
  • Incorporating lessons learned and historical information
  • Contingency planning and developing response strategies
  • Root cause analysis and preventative action

“A perfect fit with our focus of strategic planning and risk management”

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

“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.”

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

Mental Health

Mental Health is one of the biggest challenges that we face in today’s society. Alan has had his own journey with mental health and his programs combine personal experience with research and insights to help others through their journeys.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying internal struggles and challenges
  • Mental health stigma and discrimination
  • Understanding stress, anxiety and phobias
  • The influence of technology on mental health
  • Establishing a healthy, supportive environment

Athletics & Performance

Alan’s programs for athletes and competitive teams are fascinating sessions that explore the mental fortitude, physical endurance, personal commitment and unwavering perseverance that winning athletes and championship teams exhibit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Self-motivation, visualization and positive self-talk
  • Determination and resilience in overcoming obstacles
  • Controlling our focus and managing stress
  • Setting ambitious goals that stretch us beyond our comfort zones
  • Conquering our own Everest, whatever that may be

“I can’t thank you enough. What an incredible night on so many levels.”

— Barrie Shepley | President | Personal Best Health and Performance

“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
“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. 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’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.
“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.
“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
“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 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
“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
“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

Below is a list of the underlying themes and learning objectives for Alan’s presentations and workshops, which are customized for the particular areas of focus that are determined to be most beneficial to each audience:

  • Improving Communication Effectiveness and Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Developing a Stronger Level of Trust in Professional Relationships
  • Effective Methods of Dealing with Conflict and Adversity
  • Understanding and Overcoming Internal Challenges that Inhibit Performance
  • Controlling our External and Internal Focus and Improving Mental Health
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