David Lim

Led the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition and made a comeback from total paralysis to return to the great peaks

David Lim, CSP is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He worked in media for nearly a decade until 1999.

Since 1999, David has been a sought-after leadership coach, with expertise in motivational and negotiation skills, and, building high performing teams. These add value to any client event or sustainable change initiatives.  David has a B.A. in Law from Cambridge University, and a workshop leader with a decade of experience delivering solutions in negotiation, leadership and team skills across 51 cities, and 26 countries (and still counting!).

David’s presentation style is breezy with lots of humour, audience-interactive and backed not only by decades of leadership achievement, but also with the rigour of an understanding of how adults learn. This makes his solutions to a presentation or event programme so very different than just hiring an ‘achiever’ type of speaker who may lack a people-development background.

David is also an Associate Meta-Coach, certified practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. His coaching practice has been widely profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Singapore’s The Straits Times newspaper. As a mountaineer, The Sunday Times described him as “unstoppable” after he summitted his 7th virgin peak in Sept 2012.

A past President of the Asia Professional Speakers ( 2007-8), his work included being an adjunct lecturer for INSEAD Business School (since 2000). David hasn’t given up climbing, and is a veteran of over 70 alpine and expedition ascents around the world, and most recently returned from Qinghai, having scaled a 6000-metre virgin peak.

David is a CSP(Certified Speaking Professional), the first and only Singaporean to be conferred the highest designation for professionalism and consistent quality by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). The CSP is an independent audit of five year’s information on the firm’s quality, processes and maturity.He joins a group of fewer than 11% of 6000 professional members of the GSF who have this accreditation.

David also received in the new CSPGlobal designation in Dec 2013 -The  credential is conferred on those who have proven mastery of the core global speaking competencies with fewer than 30 professionals worldwide having attained this credential.

To book David Lim call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Coaching / Mentoring, Humor, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Singapore

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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David Lim

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David Lim, CSP is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He worked in media for nearly a decade until 1999.

Since 1999, David has been a sought-after leadership coach, with expertise in motivational and negotiation skills, and, building high performing teams. These add value to any client event or sustainable change initiatives.  David has a B.A. in Law from Cambridge University, and a workshop leader with a decade of experience delivering solutions in negotiation, leadership and team skills across 51 cities, and 26 countries (and still counting!).

David’s presentation style is breezy with lots of humour, audience-interactive and backed not only by decades of leadership achievement, but also with the rigour of an understanding of how adults learn. This makes his solutions to a presentation or event programme so very different than just hiring an ‘achiever’ type of speaker who may lack a people-development background.

David is also an Associate Meta-Coach, certified practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. His coaching practice has been widely profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Singapore’s The Straits Times newspaper. As a mountaineer, The Sunday Times described him as “unstoppable” after he summitted his 7th virgin peak in Sept 2012.

A past President of the Asia Professional Speakers ( 2007-8), his work included being an adjunct lecturer for INSEAD Business School (since 2000). David hasn’t given up climbing, and is a veteran of over 70 alpine and expedition ascents around the world, and most recently returned from Qinghai, having scaled a 6000-metre virgin peak.

David is a CSP(Certified Speaking Professional), the first and only Singaporean to be conferred the highest designation for professionalism and consistent quality by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). The CSP is an independent audit of five year’s information on the firm’s quality, processes and maturity.He joins a group of fewer than 11% of 6000 professional members of the GSF who have this accreditation.

David also received in the new CSPGlobal designation in Dec 2013 -The  credential is conferred on those who have proven mastery of the core global speaking competencies with fewer than 30 professionals worldwide having attained this credential.

To book David Lim call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Motivational Presentations:

David Lim knows something about leadership and overcoming obstacles.

In 1998, he made history as leader of the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition. The landmark climb captured the nation’s imagination about the art of the possible, and ignited the need for calculated risk-taking, courage and imagination in the flat, tropical island nation of Singapore.A week after his triumphant return from Everest, he was struck down by the rare nerve disorder, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and paralysed completely from eyes down. Spending six weeks on a ventilator and six months in hospital, he emerged permanently disabled from the ordeal. He regained his life through sheer will and focus, and made a successful return to the great mountains.

WHY CHOOSE DAVID FOR YOUR PRESENTATION?

BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE:

David delivers presentations on leadership, motivation and overcoming obstacles, and is founder of Everest Motivation Team. He is a sought-after international motivational speaker and has addressed hundreds of audiences of up to 12,000 people, and regularly clocks up 70 engagements annually, a third of those being international assignments. These include adding value to:

  • Partner / distributor events
  • Sales, annual and divisional kickoffs
  • Global congress keynotes e.g the 2005 Project Management Institute and 2007 Visa Global Congresses
  • Corporate retreats
  • Evening / dinner / luncheon presentations
  • Regional business conferences
  • Incentives and reward meetings

Since 1999, David has delivered exciting, content-rich motivational presentations in over 25 countries and 47 cities worldwide.David is the first Singaporean to receive the Certified Speaking Professional(CSP) designation, the highest accreditation that any of the 5500 members of the International Federation For Professional Speakers(IFFPS) can receive. That there are fewer than 10% of these who are CSPs is a reflection of the consistent quality and professionalism CSPs bring to the industry, as well as the high standards required to received the designation. Meeting planners, speakers bureau and event organisers can be assured of a top level presentation, as well as the lead up to the event.

CONTENT:

He delivers a timeless message of overcoming the odds, the need for passion, inventiveness and perseverance. His most popular keynote presentation, Lessons From Mt. Everest, has been described as “world-class”. Depending on the presentation focus, you will learn about:

  • Creating a shared success vision
  • The Wake Up test of personal values
  • How to set goals, and get them
  • Lim’s Action-Motivation Quadrant in bringing dreams into reality
  • Overcoming enormous odds
  • Doing more with less; having the Alpinist Attitude
  • The Five ‘C’s choosing the right people and the right team
  • The Fact/Belief Tool

STYLE:

David has a breezy style, with plenty of humour that works with international audiences. Using a number of interactive tools that engage and entertain audiences, his presentations not only involve the telling of stories from which we can learn life’s greatest lessons, but will show us what we need to do to succeed. Audience interaction, emotional engagement, humour, stunning visuals, and a powerful call to action are hallmarks of David’s presentation

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Regional Human Resource Director, AXA Insurance

I enjoyed your session and benefited from it; particularly the interactive style you adopted and the exercise you engaged participants on the selection of your Mt Everest team for final push. The use of actual life examples was powerful to illustrate each of your strategic points. For me, your session of 90 minutes or more just flew by.

Sr. Vice President - Retail Insurance Murugappa-Cholamandalam Group

Thanks a lot for the Resilience Quotient™ profiling. It was an interesting session and the feedback that we have received from participants has been very positive. They feel that your session was extremely useful for them and they were able to relate it to their work. Thanks once again and hope to interact with you in other assignments in future.

Senior Vice-President and Chief Agency Officer Agency+ Distribution, SE Asia American International Assurance

Your presentation was right on Target, these top Premier qualifiers are in the top one tenth of 1% but account for well over 10% of our new business. You have raised their sights and made them realize that they have so much more to achieve if they take advantage of the here and now. Your real life examples touched our hearts and minds. As you said, achieving meaningful stretch targets is the real key because anyone can simply set a goal.

Managing Partner, Bain Capital Asia

The program was great and appropriate level for our team. Lots of fun and some learning.
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