“Thank you so much for inspiring our team. Your expertise, experience and presentation will help us as we align our leadership to create a higher value company.”

SM Energy

“Building the next generation of leaders is possible because of people like you sharing your story.”

National Leadership Academy

"You were awesome!!! The feedback I have received is off the charts!!! You woke up a sleeping baby, that I hope turns into a monster!!!"

CEO/Founder, Next Level

"Thank you so much for coming! I’ve gotten so much positive feedback from your session. I was – once again – amazed by your storytelling and passion. This was a much-needed inspiration day for our team and a great launching pad for us to embrace the future and create our own path."


"You outperformed other outside speakers!"

Senior Director, Comcast/NBC Universal CFOs

"You were super terrific! We already had so much GREAT feedback about your presentation. Thank You!"

American Water Works Association

"You’ll be thrilled to hear your talk has inspired a lot of follow-up debate on shoring up our team’s four key performance attributes (passion, vision, partnership, perseverance), including a working session today with managers across the globe on the “improbable goal” we want to set for ourselves and the team in 2013. THANK YOU again for working your magic with this group and setting a fantastic foundation on which we can achieve that next summit as a team!"

Director, Google

"I couldn’t articulate it yesterday but I now understand why your presentation impacted me so heavily. After a huge financial investment and 18 months of homework hell in the EMBA program, it was great to be reminded what really, truly matters in life. Seeing footage and hearing your account of the sacrifices you made for the well being of other people did just that."

University Of Maryland Exec MBA Student

"Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your personal K-2 story with us today and highlighting some of the key traits that will help our leaders make the transition to being great coaches. You did a great job and I am sure that everyone at the conference will be sure to remember your speech for many years to come when they are forced to confront a difficult situation (such as someone sleeping in their tent)."


"Talk about damn smart, caring and crazy skilled."

Google Director

"That was fantastic!! A perfect start to our program."

CEO, Liberty Global

"Your brilliantly engaging presentation left the group with much to take away from your experiences as a team leader, extreme guide and athlete."

Colorado Academy Board of Trustees

"Bravo to you and the team you have assembled. It blows me away that you are able to give others such incredibly rich experiences."

Google Leadership Development Dept.

"Blizzard conditions, battling personalities, dead bodies, life and death on a mountain, profound words of wisdom…..Chris Warner’s talks have it all and more. Students at Johns Hopkins were mesmerized by his tales of climbing some of the largest and most treacherous mountains in the world. Whether sleeping on the edge of a cliff on Mt. Shivling in India or trudging by bodies frozen in the snow on Mt. Everest, Mr. Warner’s experience, clear head, and sheer luck have always brought him down safely. He shares with students what he has learned about leadership, teamwork, patience, and making the split-second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death. As experienced and worldly as many college students are today, Hopkins students had never seen anyone with the energy and passion of Mr. Warner. He inspires his audiences to think about what they would do in impossible situations, to think outside the box, to come up with options. Climbers must use all these skills to get out of life-threatening situations. These are some of the same skills that will lead to success in business today. His audience will experience suspense… fear… disbelief…. and finally intense admiration for him and what he has accomplished."

Professor, Johns Hopkins University

"Thank you for delivering such a powerful presentation at our meeting last week! People were talking about your story the entire weekend! You were definitely inspiring & motivational!"

President, Monumental Life

"At SmartCEO Magazine we put on about 12 events per year and have brought in more than 60 speakers over the last five years. Chris Warner’s “Leadership Lessons from Climbing Mount Everest” was the most riveting event we have produced. No one left the room even for a moment. All eyes were glued to the front of the room from beginning to end. The lessons taught were presented in a manner that will be long lasting in the minds of the audience."

Publisher, SmartCEO

"Chris is a riveting storyteller and a keen CEO/Entrepreneur.  He has the ability to actually place you and your teams on K2, the most dangerous Peak in the world, facing peril, making decisions that are a matter of life and death.  His messages are simple yet far reaching – Leaders have the most impact on team success and choose the right players for your journey or be forced to deal with the weakest links that will hinder your climb both up and down the mountain.  Every organization deals with dysfunctional team dynamics; Chris takes a very candid approach to showing you why that could be catastrophic.  He made a great impression on our leadership staff and is causing everyone to assess their teams to determine if we have what it takes to summit our peak.  I would highly recommend Chris to any organization that wants to liven up their strategic planning sessions and allow leaders to see how high performing teams are essential for success in today’s business environment."

Founder/CEO, Force 3

"Thanks for a tremendous presentation! It was exactly what we wanted, especially as the last session of the day. I also think your workbook is excellent and provides great support for those details. Above and beyond the presentation, it was just great getting to know you. As a person, you are an inspiration about what’s it’s really possible to achieve."

Founder/CEO, 10XCEO

"Thank you so much for your presentation at our annual meeting.  Our members were overwhelmed with the intensity of your experience and riveted by your stories."

Executive Director, National Council of the State Boards of Nursing

"Thank you so much for your excellent presentation at our offsite! I received so many enthusiastic and appreciative comments about your talk from my colleagues immediately, and having now had the time to study the survey we conducted, you consistently (and uniquely by the way) received an evaluation of “10” on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being a segment of the most value!! I personally also found your account of the challenges you faced and overcame, both from nature and human nature, inspiring and informative! Thanks again!"

National Counter-Terrorism Center

"Your performance was just EXCELLENT. Thank you for sharing your knowledge at the Vistage conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina."

Member, Vistage

"Thank you for presenting at our conference last week. You were a big hit! Everyone was buzzing about your presentation. And thank you for taking the time to sign your books. That made it all the more personal and special."

Board Member, National Business Aviation Association

"We are getting rave reviews…which certainly won’t hurt your future engagements with WPO."

Board Member, Washington Chapter World Presidents Organization

"You were absolutely fantastic…and really left an impression.  I felt that your talk was amazing and I do so appreciate you taking the time out to join us for dinner as it was a lot of fun. You are a remarkable individual…"

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

"On behalf of our WPO chapter, thank you for being such a riveting and informative speaker. As a mountaineering “wannabe”, I was spellbound by your presentation. I was also really interested in your presentation about the necessity for Passion, Vision, Partnership and Perseverance in high functioning organizations. I am interested in organizational leadership and found your 4 characteristics to be spot on."

Member, World Presidents Organization

"Let me thank you on behalf of Polaris Aviation Solutions and all the attendees of the leadership conference for an incredible seminar. The feedback from the group has been incredible and positive. You showed us that to be a high performance/altitude leader it takes a team that totally trusts each other, is passionate about what they are doing, is totally focused, establish definite goals and above all can clearly verbalize all of these things to the rest of the employees. We spent the rest of the next day putting together the Why, How and What that you challenged us with the previous day."

Founder/CEO, Polaris Aviation

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