Tori James

Tori James at Great British Speakers

First impressions of Tori are incredibly deceptive, and this is what makes her so unique. Tori is barely 5”2 in height and with a petite, feminine appearance that is mismatched with the most extreme environments in the world.

Tori James, at the age of 25, became the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest. The BBC television documentary ‘On Top of the World’ featured her climb to the summit.

She was also a member of the first all-female team to complete the Polar Challenge, a 360-mile race to the Magnetic North Pole. Most recently and against the odds, she was part of the Beeline Britain team who set a record for the longest open sea kayak in UK waters when they became the first to travel in a straight line from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This journey is featured in a multi-award-winning, international recognised documentary called ‘As The Crow Flies’.

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Tori has also featured on the BBC’s The One Show and CBBC and recently presented ‘A Big Welsh Adventure’ for ITV. She is a published author with her own book ‘Peak Performance’ and has also written a number of adventure articles for Geographical magazine.

She was awarded a ‘Points of Light’ Award by the Prime Minister in recognition of outstanding volunteering in 2014 and was nominated in the ‘Adventurer of the Year’ category of the National Adventure Awards in 2016. She is a proud ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and 
Girlguiding UK.


Tori has delivered over 300 presentations on 6 continents. Her talks are engaging and inspirational. She has an authentic style which never fails to motivate and encourage people to consider the art of what is possible.

She asks, “What do you do when you're faced with a challenge that scares and excites you in equal measure?”

Tori expertly combines experiences drawn from some of the most challenging environments on the planet with the roles she has held in both charitable and corporate organisations in sectors as diverse as aviation, entrepreneurship, sport and youth development. Tori is passionate about encouraging teams and individuals to challenge themselves and take their business activities to the next level. Her messages are immediately applicable to the workplace and she consistently receives feedback demonstrating rejuvenated motivation, increased confidence and enhanced growth mindsets for her audiences.

Tori James Everest climber adventurer motivational Service speaker at Great British Speakers


Tori talks about achieving things against the odds in some of the most extreme environments in the world including on Mount Everest and in the Arctic. A typical key-note or motivational talk lasts 30-45 mins.

Tori’s talks are suitable for a wide variety of audiences and industries.

Tori’s established themes include:

• High Performing Teams

• Achieving things against the odds

• Stepping outside your comfort zone

She expertly weaves the following themes and concepts into her talks to suit the needs of the

client: Leadership, Resilience, Growth Mindsets, Goal Setting, Importance of Common goals,

Effective Communication, Planning, Overcoming Setbacks, Risk.


Accenture, ACCA, British Psychological Society, Institute of Directors, GE, Go Compare, GB Rowing, Barclays Wealth, Natural History Museum, Royal Geographical Society, Chartered Management Institute, TEDxCardiff, Dulwich College Shanghai, Visit Wales, and the DVLA.

What the clients say:

“Exceptional people are a privilege to listen to...@torijtweets is one of the most exceptional I've ever heard. Authenticity & Achievement! “

Justyn Price via Twitter at the UK Coaching Summit

“Tori speaks of her own courage, joie de vivre, and sheer grit and determination in a way that is inspiring, and utterly compelling to listen to. She presents with a sincerity that can only come from a huge sense of personal achievement, and her passionate delivery taps into something in all of us”

Laura Greene, Breakthrough Breast Cancer

“Brilliant talk from @torijtweets last night, who says small can't be powerful?! “

Tweet from member of GB Rowing

“One of the most engaging and inspirational speakers I've ever heard...loved how she was able to adapt the lessons learned from her challenges into the workplace”

Employee, DVLA

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