Colin O'Brady


Colin is a sought-after public speaker with a reputation that inspires.


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Get inspired. See Colin in action sharing his motivational story.


We all have reservoirs of untapped potential. The biggest thing standing in our way? Our own minds.

As a sought after motivational speaker, Colin has traveled the world speaking at some of the most influential companies and events, sharing his inspirational story on the stages for NBCUniversal, Toyota, Google, Samsung, Wells Fargo, Nike, P&G, The Aspen Institute, and many others.


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What’s Your Everest? Goal Setting and Overcoming Obstacles

Striving to reach the next level? What is it that holds you or your team back? What’s your Mt. Everest and what stands in the way of you achieving it? What is the motivation you need to high perform? These are the questions that many of us struggle with at work and in our personal lives.

Colin will bring you and your team on his harrowing journey from being told he might never walk normally again to climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and becoming the world’s first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported, and unaided. Prepare for your audience to be inspired, amazed, and energized, empowering them to discover and define what their personal Everest is and receive the tools they’ll need to conquer it.


Be Possible: Change Your Mindset and Achieve Anything

There is a quote Colin continually shares, “He who says he can, and he who says he can’t are both usually right.” In order to build high functioning team, high performing leaders and increase the performance of your workforce, it always starts with mindset.

Colin has been on adventures that have taken him around the world to some of the most remote and harsh environments on the planet. But at every step, Colin was confronted with hardships, both internal and external, and it was in the face of that adversity, he found that the impossible was possible.

This keynote isn’t about the achievements of Colin, but instead it shows how ordinary people have the capacity to do extraordinary things. Find out what it takes to be a leader, to overcome self-doubt and close-mindedness to reach peak performance, and how anything is possible if you set your mind to it.


Stronger Together: Harnessing Leadership and Collaboration

Colin O’Brady’s whole life has lead him to world record success. And at no point along the way was he truly by himself on his journeys – whether he was walking across the unpredictable frozen tundra of Antarctica or taking his first step to walk after a tragic accident, he always had a team supporting his efforts. Colin knows that in order to succeed, it takes a high performing team that understands how to work together and seamlessly conquer the challenges that are sure to arise along the way.

In this talk, you will learn how to build effective teams and strengthen the ones that already exist. Colin dives deeper into business principles by illuminating the benefits of teamwork, team building, leadership, and risk management to ultimately achieve success at the top of the world on the summit of Mt. Everest and at the bottom of the globe in Antarctica.


Colin at ted

Colin took to the TEDx stage to tell his incredible story. 

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"Inspiring on so many levels."

– Mark Parker, CEO, Nike

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"Highly recommended for all audiences!"

– Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy, Wells Fargo Securities


"Hands down the best I've seen."

– Mila Bernabó, Corporate Engineering Team, Google


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