Lene Gammelgaard

The Everest Way
World Class Speaker, Visionary & Leadership Expert, Extreme Climber

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Lene Gammelgaard - World famous speaker, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, lecturer, leadership trainer. OMD-Outdoor Management Developer.

Danish mountaineer and adventurer was the 35th woman and 1st Scandinavian female to summit Everest in may 1996. For more than a decade, Lene has worked in 15 countries with management and leaders to develop their potential.

Lene Gammelgaard knows adversity and strives to study the latest research mapping the human brain to constantly adapt her work with leaders and organizations to stimulate maximum capabilities in any given situation. Lene has hands-on experience with vision creation, organizational strategy and concept development as well as implementation.

Her first encounter with the possibilities of the humongous powers driving a person from within - transpired when she with 18 finished College and decided to go to the Caribbean, making her way around the islands working as a deck-hand and chose to risk what she had eventually set out to do – Crossing the Atlantic.
This quest changed her life possibilities. Fundamentally she discovered that it was possible to transform aspirations, dreams and visions into reality.

When she was 22 years old she lost one of her brothers in a tragic accident, which propelled her into a rough confrontation with some of the unpredictability and unfairness of existence. Formulating the question: Get busy living or get busy dying? If you were to die in 24 hours, are you then living life the way you find meaningful? If not, what are you willing to do to change it?

Lene Gammelgaard implements visionary human leadership:
•What do you truly and passionately care about?
•What deeper sense of purpose would motivate you to continue to dedicate your precious creative energies to this effort?
•You can’t fake it.
•It has to be authentic
• Otherwise it does not work when the hard times hit your business
• And they will!

Lene Gammelgaard became globally famous when she summitted and survived climbing Mount Everest in the spring of 1996. Lene survived the Storm that killed many of her contemporary climbing friends.

Lene Gammelgaard now lives in the middle of nature, from where she ventures all over the worl to speak and train leaders and workforces, utlizing her unique training processes. Innovated as a combination of extensive experience based knowledge, combinde with the latest research in the best way for the brain to learn.

Lene Gammelgaard’s latest Management book "The Choice is yours!", revealing New Hight Strategies to fundamentally Change to Win, no matter what amount of adversity you have encountered – is a tribute to a very authentic, realistic and empowering way of conducting ourselves in life.

Lene Gammelgaard "Walks the Talk" by shaping her risk willingness, courage, strengthening of willpower and urges to explore and expand every experienced and perceived limitation.
Lene Gammelgaard holds a degree in Law from University of Copenhagen, Degree in Journalism and Psychotherapy. Her Book – Climbing High – Disclosing some of the dynamics that lead to the Triumph and Tragedy on Everest on May 10, 1996, published by HarperCollins, available in 13 languages – became a global breakthrough.

Lene Gammelgaard’s topics:
•   Change2Win - Mobilizing fighting spirit in leaders and organizations
•   New Hight strategies to reach seemingly unreachable goals
•   Failure is no option - From crises to success!
•   Get busy living or get busy dying.
•   The power of  vision
•   Leadership lessons of Everest case story. Sessions based on cutting edge research from Harvard University, Insead and Stanford University
•   Will to victory- disciplining the choice to persevere

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