First North American Woman to Climb Mount EverestSharon Wood teaches, entertains and inspires with her personal story about reaching the
top of Mount Everest. Stunning still images and video illustrate the journey of a small team
who shared a bold vision to climb the highest mountain in the world by a more difficult route
and with fewer physical and financial resources.
Her story powerfully demonstrates how exemplary teamwork and leadership can render
the impossible possible. Sharon effectively conveys both the individual and the team
perspective by stressing the importance of honoring her own passion and dreams while
fulfilling a role as a member of a team – a team committed to a shared vision.
Sharon’s style is personal and moving. She uses powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies to
convey the elements that parallel the challenges of striving individuals and organizations.
Sharon’s authentic, humorous and honest approach provokes listeners to consider the value of
their own resources and opportunities.
“To the Summit and Beyond” is more than an adventure story - it is a timeless, universal
story about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. For anyone wanting to be more
effective in his or her work or life, Sharon’s story is a powerful inspiration.