Using the astounding 2011 North Pole adventure, the 2012 Everest expedition and the forthcoming 2013 South Pole challenge to speak on achieving impossible goals, pushing limits and the rewards of perseverance in the face of adversity and perceived ‘disability’, Ed Parker, Founder of Walking With The Wounded, and members of expedition teams are available to deliver fascinating motivational talks and speaker engagements.
The team has spoken at a wide ranging variety of events spanning internal corporate management events, annual corporate conferences, Literary festivals and the home of British Adventure and exploration – the Royal Geographical Society.
The team has spoken at these events/locations:
Artemis Investment Management
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Hermes Fund Managers
Lloyds Development Capital
The Royal Geographical Society
Sarasin Investment Management
The team enjoys inspiring young minds and speaking at Schools and colleges.
We feel that it is really important to engage with the younger generation, giving them an insight into the challenges faced every day by our wounded servicemen and women and encouraging them to achieve.
The team has spoken at many schools and colleges, including:
Gresham’s Prep School
Ormiston Victory Academy
“It is easy to take for granted what is done on our behalf. It was a truly humbling experience to listen to a group of people who have done so much in the face of adversity”.
Hermes Fund Managers
“Ed and two members of the polar expedition spoke at our national conference last year. The auditorium was packed and everyone listened with fascination and respect. The “boys” spoke with an easy and engaging manner, playing down the hardships and their achievements, whilst at the same time portraying the enormity of what they had undertaken. Their absolute determination and belief in their cause shone through and was truly inspirational. Speaking to members of the audience afterwards, people felt a mixture of admiration for the boys, pride in our armed forces and a gentle nudge to push themselves a little bit harder.
These boys certainly walked the walk, but they can also talk the talk.”
Richard Waite, Esri UK
“I cannot speak highly enough of the talk that Ed and Jaco came to give to the leadership team of Haven Holidays. Not only was their story compelling and inspirational but it was delivered in a way that engaged the audience from start to finish. To silence an audience of over 300 normally rowdy people is no mean feat, to get two standing ovations was testament to how well they were received and to hear people talking about the speech several weeks after the event would suggest that it really struck a chord. If you are looking for a group of people who can articulate what it means to succeed then look no further than Walking with the Wounded”
Jeremy Richardson, Director, Bourne Leisure
To contact the team to enquire about speaking engagements please contact:
+ 44 (0) 7801 418014
Victoria (@) wwtw.org.uk