SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS
Adventure | Inspiration | Motivation | Teamwork
Dave Rodney is one of the few mountaineers to successfully summit Mt. Everest twice, both in 1999 and in 2001, and the first Canadian to do so. Dave Rodney is a prolific professional speaker, and also an adventure guide, writer, film producer, and humanitarian.
Dave Rodney lives a life that many people only dream about. His global adventures provide content for conversations in a world starved for leaders and heroes, and Dave Rodney's life defines both roles. In one year he earned his master's degree, climbed the tallest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas, and developed a direct-from-Mt.-Everest business and education website that was the first of its kind. This degree of accomplishment typifies the life of a man whose personal credo is "To pursue personal and professional excellence through outer and inner exploration!" He has also earned a number of degrees, worked in third world countries and built his own business, all while being involved in education, writing and documentary work.
Dave Rodney is responsible for spearheading the curriculum for "Adventure Everest On-Line '97" and for documenting the expedition over the course of hundreds of pages, which were beamed electronically via satellite to sponsors around the world. Since then, his work has been printed in magazines and newspapers all over the world, including Maclean's, Westworld, and The Globe & Mail, just to name a few.
A seasoned and dynamic motivator, Dave Rodney shares his refreshing and insightful explanations of what compels people to attempt to climb and succeed at summiting the various mountains of their lives. He relates the intrinsic motivations and obstacles found on expeditions to the events people are faced with daily. His keynotes are delivered to corporations, top executives and association directors, and are customized for the specific needs of each event.
Dave Rodney's videography has been utilized by National Geographic, North American, and European national broadcast companies, American corporations, and on African TV. His photography has been published in North American and European books and texts. Mr. Rodney has been interviewed across the globe and his team received the City of Calgary's "Special Achievement Medallion" for its Mt. Everest efforts. In 1999, Dave Rodney was named one of Calgary's most influential people.
Dave Rodney is most proud of the rewards he has gained from service with charitable, educational, civic, and corporate organizations. He runs his own company, SpiritQuest Enterprises, Inc. which caters to "Adventure on the Inside, and on the Outside." and founded "The Top of the World Society for Children" to aid the Sherpa people of the Solu-Khumbu Valley in Nepal. Dave Rodney still takes time to "climb with a conscience," assisting in celebrity charity events involving local, national, and international causes.