Alex Staniforth is no stranger to overcoming adversity.
In 2017, Alex became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops by bicycle, foot and kayak, covering over 5,000 miles in 72 days. By the age of 25, he had already attempted to summit Mount Everest twice and survived two days trapped in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The adventurer and mental health advocate, Alex authored 2 books and founded the mental health charity ”Mind Over Mountains” – after overcoming his own crippling anxiety from bullying and a stammer which lead to poor mental health and an eating disorder.
He is now dedicated to helping others to climb their own “Everest.” As a motivational speaker, Alex helps to restore mental well-being and resilience through outdoor experiences and to date has held over 200 presentations and activities worldwide.
As part of our ‘Chat with…’ series at Great British Speakers, our director Jane Farnham, sat down with Alex to discuss his adventurous career, fundraising and what makes Alex such an engaging and motivational Mental Health speaker.
Through the lens of adventure, ultra-endurance and anecdotes of his own mental health journey, Alex Staniforth shares his strategies through inspirational presentations to help teams:
• Build the tools to stay resilient and productive during crises and periods of high stress
• Proactively manage their physical and mental well-being
• Redefine success to take advantage of adversity and achieve the extraordinary
• Maintain motivation and performance when the goalposts are shifting