Angelas enthusiasm for life is deep
seated in her passion for mountains and over twenty years of
following her dreams, exploring remote corners of the world.
Himalayan Alpinist, AMGA Certified Rock Guide, and sponsored
Athlete, Angela is one of the most experienced and accomplished
women in the vertical realm. She has led over 20 high altitude
expeditions, including 5 on Denali, and her explorations have taken
her from ski traverses of Lapland to the South Summit of Mt.
Everest, at 28,875ft. She has climbed throughout Nepal, Pakistan,
Indian, Patagonia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Alaska and Canada
and extensively in the U.S.
For the past 20 years, Angela has worked as a professional climbing
guide for some of the countrys most respected outfitters. In a male
dominated workplace, Angela has gained her respect as a highly
competent, passionate and motivated individual. She has always wed
service with adventure and in 2001 earned a Master of Arts degree
for her work in International Mountain Conservation. As Deputy
Leader, she was instrumental to the success of the 1998 Everest
Challenge, which made the First Disabled Ascent of Mt. Everest, and
with her leadership carried out a major clean-up high on the
mountain. In 2001, she led a successful expedition to Aconcagua,
with amputee Tom Whittaker, and again carried out a major clean-up
high on the mountain.
Much of her service work has been carried out in the Nepal Himalaya,
where she has worked to protect the Mountain Porter, trained women
to work as guides and led expeditions to high peaks. In 2003, she
guided an all womens ascent of Ama Dablam, 22,545, leading her
team, without the support of Sherpas, to the top of this highly
technical peak while at the same time raising over $23,000 to start
a safe house for girls in the region.
Dynamic, Goal-Oriented Leadership
Two decades of teaching and leading teams to the top have given
Angela valuable insights into how individuals and groups function
well together under adversity. Angela draws upon numerous metaphors
relating goals in the workplace to climbing a mountain, illuminating
the importance of vision, focus, and creative use of resources to
help teams succeed. In this session, she will share compelling
stories and images of how dynamic leadership can motivate and
inspire others to reach the top.
Setting and striving for high-powered goals requires preparation,
discipline and a strong will to succeed. In her endeavors to high
places, Angela has learned valuable steps for team success. Rarely
is the path straightforward and often challenges unanticipated
arise. Decisions and actions have to be calculated in harsh
environments where the consequences are real. Angela relates how
commitment to the team, an open-minded approach and problem-solving
skills are key to achieving success.
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