Ed has been a welcome and powerful addition to multiple executive seminars and stakeholder summits that we've thrown over the years. His personal story of perseverance and balancing ambition with both commitment and prudent risk-taking always resonates. I highly recommend Ed to any organizations that are looking to inspire their team members, customers, or other constituents with a message predicated on what one can accomplish through the intersection of hard work and relentless focus.
Ed Viesturs, the renowned mountaineer, author, and motivational speaker, possesses an extraordinary ability to inspire and uplift others. His speaking engagements have touched the lives of over 300 individuals at Paystand, guiding them through hard times and helping them conquer their fears. Viesturs' relatability and humble nature create a powerful connection with his audience
I wanted to say thank you to whomever invited the guest speaker, Ed Viesturs, to today's event. He hit it out of the park. I really enjoyed listening to him and his useful parallels to the working environment. The symbolic exercise of attaching our own carabiners to the rope was really powerful and pretty cool.
Ed Viesturs' presentation of his lifelong journey ("No Shortcuts to the Top") to become one of the world's most elite and accomplished mountaineers is a thrilling, passionate and inspiring story. And one not to be missed. You can't help but be on the edge of your sea level seat as Ed guides you through some of the most amazing mountaineering climbs and world record setting accomplishments - all without out the aid of supplemental oxygen
Ed Viesturs is among the most powerful and inspirational speakers I have heard during my 35-year business career. His message of preparedness, dedication, commitment, risk assessment, overcoming obstacles, goal setting, and perseverance resonates with every audience member regardless of experience or position. I have engaged Ed five times to speak to associates in the companies I have managed because his message is relevant to every business regardless of where it is in its lifecycle
When it comes to hiring a speaker for your corporate event, Ed is simply the GOAT!!! (if you live under a rock, this stands for "greatest of all time"). First, let's talk about Ed as a person: professional, timely, responsible, kind, compassionate, energetic and wise. Ed is the type of person I'd choose to have a drink with and he is especially the type of person I'd like to spend days up on mountain with (I still hope to join him up there one day!)
I have to tell you since last week Friday I have received nothing but raving reviews and compliments on your talk! Thank you very much for joining us and doing such an outstanding job. You were the highlight of the 3 days for most people (and definitely for me). I will not be surprised if you get a number of requests from RBC DS in the years to come (especially my counterparts in the East). I have already strongly recommended that they get you out to similar events.
I cannot underscore enough how inspiring your talk was to our leaders. Throughout your talk there were these remarkable moments of group awe expressed with collective deep breaths along with laughter and deep inspiration. Folks came up to me later sharing how deeply moved they were - one woman was even fighting back tears. Talk about impact! It's quite rewarding for me to discover that our "purpose driven" leaders related so deeply to your reflections and experience as an incredible climber
hank you for coming out and speaking to us. I have to share with you a note one our senior enlisted leaders sent me: "Thank you for bringing Ed Viesturs to us today. As he spoke, I was correlating everything he said to our operations, and to every other organization I've ever flown with. He was, without doubt, the best and most compelling speaking I've had the privilege to listen to in 26 years doing what we do. I'm so very appreciative
I would like to commend Ed Viesturs for the exciting and compelling keynote presentation he did for hundreds of our team members at the conclusion of the Ashley Summer Conference on June 29th, 2017. Ed's story of course is a remarkable one in terms of physical and mental achievement, but equally as important was his ability to relate his "lessons learned" to a ballroom full of business people