Inspirational Women

Victoria Humphries

Victoria Humphries is a polar adventurer, three times Guinness World Record holder, mountain climber, marathon runner, author, Bath based businesswoman and a ‘normal’ person.
FEE : £1k – £3k+

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Inspirational Women

Victoria Humphries prides herself on being just your average woman who happens to believe that Anything is Possible if you put your mind to it.

Life is full of challenges, and we always have a choice – step forward or run away, be overcome by the enormity of it or be brave and step into it. What’s the worst that can happen? Just give it a go!

In 1997 Victoria Humphries, along with her mother Sue, became part of the first all-female expedition to the North Pole. Along the way they experienced temperatures of -40oC, constantly shifting ice and at one point they both fell into the Arctic Ocean finding themselves in a life or death situation. The expedition tested their resilience, their ability to cope with a constantly changing environment and most of all, their courage.

Victoria is unusual in that she combines stories from her various adventures and challenges with her extensive commercial experience to create a talk that is both inspirational and relatable to the challenges of the modern day workplace. She is known for avoiding corporate jargon and simply use her real life experiences to inspire and motivate.

She focuses on helping your workforce to recognise that they live in a ‘non-linear’ world; one where there will be constant change, they will fall over, they will need to change direction and there will be many times where they don’t know all the answers. She explains how resilience is not about being strong but about learning to pick yourself back up again and keep going.

Book Victoria Humphries

When not accepting challenges and generally being a little bit bonkers Victoria Humphries has spent 25 years working in the education sector as a teacher, governor, Managing Director of an EdTech, consultant and trainer. She now works with businesses around the world, across a range of sectors, giving keynote speeches and running resilience workshops; encouraging delegates to use their lived experiences to build their ‘resilience toolbox’.

 

Depending on what clients would like my session to focus on, delegates will leave:

-Feeling inspired and believing that they can achieve anything both individually and together.

-With an increased self-awareness which will better equip them to respond to the challenges of leadership and business.

-Thinking differently; challenging themselves to be curious, to take opportunities and to break challenges into bite size chunks.

-With an increased understanding of resilience and of how their lived experiences can be transferred to the workplace environment.

 

Why book Victoria?

Victoria’s talks have messages around overcoming adversity, leadership & teamwork and resilience along with encouraging curiosity, empowerment and a sense of perspective when things are tough; most importantly the talk is also full of humour and inspiration. She uses stories from her North Pole trip and other challenges to spread a message about how anyone can overcome their fears and how anyone can achieve anything – it’s all about taking one step at a time, being curious and saying yes! Her talks are deliberately jargon free and fairly informal so as to put the audience at ease and allow them to really soak up the messages that she is giving.

 

Podcasts that Victoria has appeared on

Modern Perspectives – the podcast where B2B leaders talk about how they’re tackling today’s challenges across strategy, systems and teams

The Career Success podcast – the podcast where senior business leaders talk about the lessons they’ve learnt

Passion Struck – a journey into the minds and philosophies of the world’s most insightful people

ESPN 30 for 30 – the story of our Arctic adventure

Featured Topics Include:

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Managing Change in a Changing World…one step at a time
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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You
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Managing Change in a Changing World…one step at a time
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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You
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What an amazing speaker. A truly inspirational speaker, her talk was absolutely compelling."

AkzoNobel

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The whole team would like to thank Victoria for motivating us to face new challenges and build resilience. We can't recommend her enough for your company's team day/session or development!"

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