Sharon Wood has never considered herself a hero. But in 1986, she became the first woman in North America to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. It was an astonishing personal and team accomplishment under conditions of extreme physical and mental duress. It was an example of ordinary people achieving extraordinary results.
Sharon‘s climb of Everest was only one facet of more than 20 years experience as a professional and elite mountaineer, with numerous ascents of summits over 20,000 feet to her credit.
In the last decade, Sharon Wood has shared her story of achievement with hundreds of organizations throughout North America. She skillfully connects the powerful metaphor of Mount Everest to the challenges faced by individuals and teams striving for excellence in their own endeavors.
Wood has been to the top of the world and back. For anyone wanting to be more effective in their work or their life, her story is a powerful inspiration. In her presentations, Sharon teaches, entertains and inspires with her personal story about reaching the top of Mount Everest. It is a story about a small team that chose a bold vision to climb the highest mountain in the world: by a more difficult route, with fewer physical and financial resources, and in better style.
Sharon Wood effectively conveys both the individual and the team perspective. She emphasizes the importance of striving to realize her own personal aspirations. She also talks of her role as a member of a team committed to levering every component of their strategy to realize their vision.
Sharon‘s style is personal and moving. Through powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies, she conveys the critical elements of her team’s success. Each presentation is custom designed to pertain to the challenges and themes of her audience.