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Pauline Sanderson Inspirational Speaker

Pauline Sanderson   - EVERESTMAX – THE WORLDS LONGEST CLIMB

Much can be learnt by both individuals and teams from this Guinness World Record adventure. Through rigorous preparation with the event organiser, Pauline Sanderson ensures that the audience will benefit as much as possible from the story of her extraordinary journey.

Pauline Sanderson's story will take you from the team's starting point on bikes at the Dead Sea in Jordan, through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal and finally to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. There, they exchanged bikes for crampons and climbed the great mountain itself. Pauline puts the secret of their success down to 'lots and lots of laughter, positive attitude and belief in the goal'.lots and lots of laughter, positive attitude and belief in the goal'

The EVERESTMAX journey had to deal with every team challenge you could throw at it. The teamwork was the reason it was a success. Pauline Sanderson will draw on the many experiences to explain how and why their team managed an array of difficult situations such as people dynamics, constant change in logistics, adversity of weather, riots, bureaucratic obstacles, threats, personal and team esteem and of course physical endurance.

As a speaker, Pauline Sanderson takes you with her on this emotional and inspirational journey that started and finished with 7 people in perfect health and still talking…quite an achievement!

Pauline Sanderson  - Inspirational Speaker

Pauline Sanderson Inspirational Speaker

Pauline Sanderson's varied and colourful career enhances her ability to relate to a wide variety of people and workplace roles.

LONDON BARRISTER – 6 YEARS

Six years working as a barrister in London were immensely enjoyable. Pauline Sanderson worked with Customs and Excise in the VAT Tribunals. This has given her invaluable experience in personal preparation and presentation skills. However, the team was always right there behind her and although her role was often perceived as ‘individual’, it was the team that made the system work so well. Pauline was also responsible for the first ever Christmas Review. This consisted of a team of lawyers writing and performing sketches, as well as song and dance routines for the whole office. They are still talking about it!

Pauline Sanderson went on a team building week and was so inspired by the outdoors and the positive results that came with the experience; she decided to have a career change.

OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR – 1 YEAR

It took one year of living, training and working in Wales for Pauline Sanderson to become an outdoor instructor. It was a fabulous year and ended with the decision to take it one step further and spend the last of her savings going to Nepal to see if she could become an expedition leader for tour companies.

COMPANY DIRECTOR – 4 YEARS

After 2 months of climbing mountains and kayaking the rivers in Nepal, Pauline Sanderson  was lucky enough to meet Gerry Moffat and Mahendra Thapa of Equator Expeditions. They ran a rafting company and after some discussion Pauline agreed to come back and join their office team in Kathmandu. At the end of that season, sales were so good they invited her to become a director of the company. Things developed and the next season saw the company expand to trekking, mountaineering and travel. Within one year the company had tripled turnover. The success of the partnership continued for four years. Pauline lived and worked with Mahendra and his family and learnt a great deal, about managing people and customers. She experienced the peaks and troughs of running a business and a team with different nationalities and cultures. She learnt lessons and had experiences that will stay with her for the rest of her life. It is great being the boss…………..when it is going well!

After four years, love and marriage brought Pauline back to the UK, where she worked with a team building company in the Lake District.

“I learnt lessons and had experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life…..and I want to share them!

TEAM BUILDING - 5 YEARS

Catalyst is a superb team building company that delivers their inspirational events all over the world. Pauline Sanderson  joined the sales team and would often get involved in the delivery of the events too. A passion for management development saw her and other members of the team develop this arm of the business. She was involved in developing and creating one day and multi-day programmes for teams. This means that Pauline Sanderson is more than able to relate and understand the many issues teams need to address. This will be apparent with the many analogies that can be drawn from her presentation to real life situations.

MARKETING - 5 YEARS

Pauline Sanderson worked for 5 years at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre. During that time, she organised events, co-ordinated the brochure and website and created a marketing strategy that successfully nearly doubled the turnover. It was a superb environment to work in and allowed her to develop yet another area of expertise adding to her appeal of the broad spectrum of audience she will meet while presenting.

POSITIVE MINDSET CONSULTANT 

Pauline Sanderson  is currently working with SkyRocket Wellness as part of the team offering workshops to make life and work a healthier place. Pauline has created a half day Positive Mindset Workshop to help people grow an awareness of how they can take on the challenges of everyday life, work and play while exploring their potential. 

When she is not motivating and inspiring delegates all around Europe, she is off with her husband having adventures in the hills, mountains and cafes of the World!

Pauline Sanderson Inspirational Speaker

AIRBUS- Caroline Legler- Airbus Event Co-ordinator

"No problem to ask Pauline Sanderson for a speech after lunch break. The energy and the enthusiasm that Pauline spreads through the room is incredible! What an incredible journey of life she experienced - we all wished we could have been part of it! If your team needs motivating, Pauline is your lady!"Pauline's infectious energy excites the audience even before the presentation begin


BP Jo Norman- Senior Counsel, BP Legal

"Pauline Sandersons infectious energy excites the audience even before the presentation begins. Against a backdrop of stunning scenery, I was captivated by her uplifting drive and passion as she transported us across the Middle East, regaling us with team antics, meeting the locals, armed escorts, sewage floods and much more. The Everestmax team embodied our corporate values - Safety, Excellence, Respect, Courage and One Team - to overcome the difficulties they encountered, but above all, their commitment, humour and enjoyment shines throughout their fantastic achievement. "


ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY -Siobhan Doyle- Asset Management Professional

"Everyone was expecting an interesting talk but no-one expected the energy and infectious positivity that fills a room when Pauline Sanderson enters it. She really brings her story to life and engages you from the minute she starts speaking. Whether you are mountain-mad outdoor enthusiast or a suited and booted City type, there is something for everyone to take away from the talk"


Collyer Bristow LLP solicitors Roger Billins- Consultant

"Pauline Sanderson's talk was deeply impressive, illustrated by fantastic footage and was never dull. She is an instinctively positive and upbeat person who can break down the walls of cynicism and negativity. Several attendees commented that they would like to have her to talk at corporate get togethers. I have no hesitation in recommending her."

Many speakers may claim to motivate and inspire but Pauline Sanderson really does!


Lathallan School - Richard Toley- Headmaster

"Many speakers may claim to motivate and inspire but Pauline Sanderson really does. The EverestMax expedition clearly demonstrated to pupils the importance of attitude, how to enjoy your journey through life and to grasp opportunities. I am sure I will see some of our pupils following in her footsteps soon and would urge you to invite her into your school her story is one not to be missed..."


James Woodhouse- Head of Outdoor Education, Lathallan School

"Pauline Sanderson  delivered a fantastic keynote speech at our Expedition festival. The combination of humour and honesty showed Pauline's true determination and described how we should all enjoy the journey we're on. And if not, change the journey. I don't think I've seen a presenter with more energy than Pauline. She really inspired our leaders to go back into schools and youth centres across Scotland to motivate and engage more Duke of Edinburgh participants to enjoy their journey!"

Everyone was expecting an interesting talk but no-one expected the energy and infectious positivity that fills a room when Pauline enters i


Duke Of Edinburgh Conference -Alex Cumming- Assistant Director - DofE Scotland

"Everyone was expecting an interesting talk but no-one expected the energy and infectious positivity that fills a room when Pauline Sanderson enters it. She really brings her story to life and engages you from the minute she starts speaking. Whether you are mountain-mad outdoor enthusiast or a suited and booted City type, there is something for everyone to take away from the talk"


AIRBUS -Anja- HR

"Pauline Sanderson is a great motivational speaker who impressed me by the story of her expedition, but also by her sense of humour, energy and enthusiasm. She showed that if you have the drive, the focus and the commitment you can realize whatever you want to achieve. Just make your life happen."


Loic Questiaux- Event Co-ordinator

"Pauline Sanderson  managed to energize a 100+ people's room. Not with a presentation, but with a story that allowed everybody to find something relevant with their own history and daily concerns. Her story is as the crossing of private and professional experience, and covers personal and team behaviour, spirit, attitude and advice to not only overcome the hardest moments, but also emerge stronger after them."

Gordonstoun Dougal McE Year - 6th Year Student"

As Pauline Sanderson  took us through their trip in an upbeat and interesting talk, she also got across her key point that no matter where you are going in life, although reaching your goal is important, it is just as important that you enjoy the journey along the way."

Pauline is a great motivational speaker who impressed me by the story of her expedition, but also by her sense of humour, energy and enthusiasm. She showed that if you have the drive, the focus and the commitment you can realize whatever you want to achieve. Just make your life happen "


House Prep School -Harry Hastings

"Pauline Sanderson is one of those rare personalities in life to whom you warm instantly. Gutsy, self-effacing, hugely positive (without being overbearing) and highly intelligent (without a hint of her telling you so), Pauline has a wonderful story to tell, which she does in truly inspiring fashion. I was engrossed in the whole experience of her Presentation, which she brought alive with passionate delivery but quintessential modesty. I found it very easy to draw parallels from Pauline’s own experiences to those endured by the organisation within which I work. If there are those in management or leadership positions out there who are wondering whether to have Pauline present or not, my wholesale recommendation is to go for it – you will not be disappointed."

RAF -Andy Hine, Royal Air Force Station Commander

"An energetic, articulate, but above all, very human speaker; has the sort of “can do” attitude that will ensure success in any organisation. Mrs Sanderson’s enthusiasm for life was infectious."


Allan   Deputy Chief Legal, RAF

"I went expecting to be told a story about something amazing that somebody else did, but I left believing that my own story could be just as amazing."


Chrissy, Training Officer RAF

"I think the most infectious part of the whole thing was Pauline's absolute enthusiasm and personality. A compelling and fascinating evening, which I enjoyed immensely."


Balfour Beatty -Kirsten Sadler - Business Development Manager 

"Pauline Sanderson is a remarkably accomplished woman, full of energy and highly entertaining. Her inspirational presentation to Balfour Beatty hit the mark perfectly!"


Team UK Worldskills 2011-Pete Hubble UK Team Leader

"I asked Pauline Sanderson to deliver a motivating and inspirational talk to the 2011 UK Team for the Worldskills competition. She managed to do just that in a captivating and entertaining way, Pauline's lively down to earth delivery made the story captivating for every individual in the room whilst managing to deliver key messages throughout. In short the talk left the whole team thinking and feeling that they could go and compete on the world stage in London 2011...."


KENDAL FILM FESTIVAL -Chris Blackburn G.P. Hawkshead

"Pauline Sanderson, having been seriously addicted to hills all my life, I've not infrequently watched great climbers bore the pants off audiences when delivering dreary presentations on what should have been the most exciting mountain stories. I was delighted to attend your 'Longest Climb on Earth' talk in Kendal last Monday. Thank you for taking me on your incredible journey and sharing with all of us there, your thoughts, fears, feelings and philosophy of the people and places en route. Perhaps you can find time in your busy schedule for a short course on power point presentations for famous mountaineers! "


Tiso Group Ltd.- Louise Ramsay, Head of Marketing 

"Presenting as part of our Tiso lecture series, Pauline Sanderson's talk on her outstanding achievement captivated and enthralled a sell out audience at each of our venues . Pauline managed to inspire, entertain and engage her audience in a presentation which seemed to reach out and touch everyone in the room. To achieve this is a talent in itself."

"Pauline captivated, motivated and enthralled a group of one hundred Chief Officers from voluntary organisations across Scotland at our annual conference with her enthusiastic presentation style and fascinating visuals."


Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations - Pat Armstrong, Executive Director 

"Pauline's presentation was full of life and energy - very motivational and very meaningful from a leadership point of view. I took away many points from her talk which will help me in my leadership and team work throughout my career."

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