Michael O'Donnell

  • World Class Explorer
  • Masterful Mountain Guide

For over 30 years, Michael O'Donnell has been one of the worlds most respected mountain guides and world class explorers. He is also an expert corporate trainer and personal life coach. O'Donnell's life is a story of challenge, commitment, and survival. When not guiding experienced or physically challenged climbers to the summits of the world's highest peaks, O'Donnell assists top executives from around the world to develop new insights for leadership and organizational development. In May 2001, O'Donnell and his teammates reached the summit of Mt. Everest. On the expedition, Michael was instrumental in guiding climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to reach the top of the world. As an acclaimed team builder and corporate coach he brings the same passion and expertise in guiding organizations to peak performances. When guiding or motivating a work force through a tumultuous business atmosphere, O'Donnell does so with the magic of an alchemist.

Woven into his life experiences is a lifetime of business management expertise in a variety of industries. A successful 10-year management career with Schlumberger offshore helped Mr. O'Donnell develop key insights into business cultural affairs. He has also worked extensively in the power line industry as a highly sought after rigging and safety consultant. The recipient of numerous safety and management awards Michael has helped many companies achieve new heights in safety and time management.

In addition to his broad industry experience Mr. O'Donnell has also been actively involved in the movie industry both as a climbing and rigging consultant and as a personal coach and trainer for such notable actors as Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, and John Belushi. From safety to set design Michael has done it all. Mr. O'Donnell has helped produce high powered results in industries across the board. He uses a very powerful but simple process called Best Year Yet to help achieve results in organizations throughout the world. For more than twenty years Best Year Yet has helped individuals, teams and organizations produce results year after year. This simple but effective process is an annual planning and implementation system designed for leadership teams that want to create focus, alignment, accountability and breakthrough.

Michael has been featured in numerous articles and radio and television broadcasts. Michael O'Donnell delivers a high impact multi-media presentation designed to give his audience take it to work and use it tomorrow principles and techniques. A master of motivation, he hands each audience member the same tools that allow him to achieve and survive in the world's most demanding environments, whether they be indoors or outdoors.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Coaching, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Arizona

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

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For over 30 years, Michael O'Donnell has been one of the worlds most respected mountain guides and world class explorers. He is also an expert corporate trainer and personal life coach. O'Donnell's life is a story of challenge, commitment, and survival. When not guiding experienced or physically challenged climbers to the summits of the world's highest peaks, O'Donnell assists top executives from around the world to develop new insights for leadership and organizational development. In May 2001, O'Donnell and his teammates reached the summit of Mt. Everest. On the expedition, Michael was instrumental in guiding climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to reach the top of the world. As an acclaimed team builder and corporate coach he brings the same passion and expertise in guiding organizations to peak performances. When guiding or motivating a work force through a tumultuous business atmosphere, O'Donnell does so with the magic of an alchemist.

Woven into his life experiences is a lifetime of business management expertise in a variety of industries. A successful 10-year management career with Schlumberger offshore helped Mr. O'Donnell develop key insights into business cultural affairs. He has also worked extensively in the power line industry as a highly sought after rigging and safety consultant. The recipient of numerous safety and management awards Michael has helped many companies achieve new heights in safety and time management.

In addition to his broad industry experience Mr. O'Donnell has also been actively involved in the movie industry both as a climbing and rigging consultant and as a personal coach and trainer for such notable actors as Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, and John Belushi. From safety to set design Michael has done it all. Mr. O'Donnell has helped produce high powered results in industries across the board. He uses a very powerful but simple process called Best Year Yet to help achieve results in organizations throughout the world. For more than twenty years Best Year Yet has helped individuals, teams and organizations produce results year after year. This simple but effective process is an annual planning and implementation system designed for leadership teams that want to create focus, alignment, accountability and breakthrough.

Michael has been featured in numerous articles and radio and television broadcasts. Michael O'Donnell delivers a high impact multi-media presentation designed to give his audience take it to work and use it tomorrow principles and techniques. A master of motivation, he hands each audience member the same tools that allow him to achieve and survive in the world's most demanding environments, whether they be indoors or outdoors.

Pioneering the Impossible
Inspiration and Motivation
Challenge of Change and Courage
Life Balance
Team Building and Goal Setting
Leadership Development

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