History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author
Susan Ershler's Bio
As a history-making mountain climber, business executive and bestselling author, Susan Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach new heights of business and personal success.
Susan Ershler tours the world speaking about her life journey and sharing with others her
secrets for success, determination, and achieving seemingly impossible goals.
Susan's record would be remarkable enough if it only detailed her business achievements. During her 23-year corporate career, she has held a series of increasingly responsible executive positions in the sales divisions of Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, CenturyLink, United Technologies, and FedEx. She's led teams to sales records, beating objectives from $1 million to $600 million, ultimately as a Vice President. Along the way, she earned 11 annual President's Club awards - for leading teams to top performance.
During that era of corporate achievement, she, and her husband Phil, were climbing the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each of the world's the seven continents. That remarkable journey culminated at the top of Mount Everest on May 16, 2002. With that climb, she and Phil became the first couple in history to climb the Seven Summits.
That feat earned them world-wide media attention, including Good Morning America, CNN, the Today Show, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and many others.
In her first acclaimed book, Together on Top of the World; The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits, Susan shared her remarkable Everest adventure and the life lessons she learned on the mountain. Now, in her latest book, Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales: From Everest to Every Business, Achieving Peak Performance (published by HarperCollins), Susan examines the habits of success anyone can master to achieve peak performance in selling, business and leadership, using the same techniques and determination that empowered her to climb the world's highest mountains.