Brigitte Muir is the first Australian woman to have climbed Mount Everest and the first Australian, male or female, to have climbed the highest mountain on each continent. Her nine year quest, which included four dramatic attempts on Mount Everest, gives her a unique insight on achieving long term goals, on maintaining personal motivation and on the most important skill needed when working with people: communication!
Rare footage from the top of the world, stunning pictures, her passionate personality and honesty make for powerful presentations which inspire audiences to climb the mountains in their lives.
Her key points are illustrated by striking stories such as being abandoned by her team near the top of Everest, the 1996 disaster where eleven people died in a single night and what challenges await after you have climbed the highest of all mountains.
Brigitte makes a genuine connection with people, engages them and gives them a real sense of the journey, be it in business, at school, or in life. Her willingness to talk with participants after presentations allows them to absorb some of her determination and passion into their own goal setting and ways of acting.
Brigitte is the recipient of the Australian Geographic Award for Excellence (1997), the Australia Day Council Australian Achiever Award (2008), the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Mountaineering (2000), the Centenary of Federation Medal (2003) and in 2001 was made a Member of the First Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Her amazing and inspirational life from her native Belgium to the top of the world featured in The Eighth Summit, a television documentary screened in Australia and internationally in 2010 and 2011.
Brigitte Muir's riveting autobiography The Wind in My Hair is a tale of true heroism, courage and an unconquerable determination.
In recent years, she has given her heart towards positive change in her beloved Eastern Nepal, creating inspirational documentaries and leading fundraising treks for ongoing capacity-building initiatives including the Beyond the Smile women's literacy program.
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To say Brigitte’s speech was utterly enthralling and inspiring is an understatement. One does not go through life generally meeting people who have actually climbed the highest peak on Earth ... keep reading and to meet someone like Brigitte who has such a wonderfully understated demeanour about her was an absolute pleasure. My staff appreciated the opportunity to meet someone like her and she has been an inspiration to achieve our own goals, which is to climb our own Everest. I would highly recommend Brigitte to anyone considering a key note speaker designed to create a feeling where pushing the envelope, embracing the unknown and striving to go to new heights is the desired outcome. That outcome has certainly been achieved with my staff through an articulate and spellbinding speech. Carl Le Souef, Chief Executive, Private FormulaView more