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Rona C.'s Profile

Motivational Speaker, Adventurer, Author, Business Advisor
Only a few short years ago, before embarking upon her epic rite of passage to become the renowned world traveller, adventurer, and inspirational communicator she is today, she was the epitome of "ordinary" - an unexceptional, middle-aged, single parent.

As an alarmingly novice sailor she join a Round the World Yacht Race in 2000. Her triumphant achievement was followed soon after by numerous other adventures including trekking the notorious West Coast Trail where a combination of bears, cougars and injury made the demanding trek even more treacherous.

She tackled the challenge of the Arctic, dog-sledding across the frozen wilderness in temperatures as low as -30C. A mere three weeks later she went on to win the inaugural Round Britain Challenge on the same boat in which she sailed round the world. Hardly pausing for breath, 2004 saw her tackling the journey they said couldn?t be done - dog-sledding 600 kilometres to the northernmost tip of Europe on the Nordkapp Expedition.

Aware of the powerful parallels which can be drawn between human behaviour in the workplace and, at the other extreme, people facing the rigours of an Arctic expedition or a round-the-world yacht race, she launched her business development consultancy to help organisations and individuals introduce and implement effective behavioural change.


Client Comments
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"Highly motivational and inspiring. She is able to make the impossible, possible and in the telling of her adventures encourages others to try to make changes that they want to happen in their lives too. Thank you for bringing your spirit of adventure to our workplace and for your help in motivating us to introduce something new or different into our work and personal lives". - LLOYDS TSB

"She is a great story teller, who is able to demonstrate the value of teamwork and a positive attitude. Whilst being entertaining, she clearly highlights lessons learned regarding planning and organisation skills, as well as the value of delegation and recognising the strengths within a team. This message will always be of value to any Company or organisation" - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEDERATION

"A remarkable woman and as such it was an inspiration to hear her speak. - I take on the gems of leadership and managerial courage from this. Superb! Leadership, teambuilding, focus, dedication, strength, courage, success, failure - although I'd heard this before, in this format it was extremely powerful." - SAVE THE CHILDREN CONFERENCE 2004

"You had us spellbound with your adventure and the management and leadership lessons evident in the experience." - HSBC BANK PLC

"Fantastic speaker, inspiring", "Interesting, amazing story", "Brave lady", "Very good way of looking at leadership skills and the way a team should work together". - IIR FINANCE LTD.

Rona: Overview

Rona C.

Fluent Languages

English

Publications

A Challenge Too Far?

Career Highlights

B.A. Hons. English &
Geography
Diploma in Private Secretaryship

Rona's Work Experience

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Rona's International Experience Visualised
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
New Zealand

Rona: Insights

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Delivery Styles

Virtual
In Person

Expert Category

Business Speakers

Travels from

Oxford, United Kingdom

Citizen of

United Kingdom

Gender

Female

Age-Group

> 65

Rona's Fees

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Strengths

A Hugely Motivating Example Of The Benefits Of Action Over Inertia. Living Proof That Whoever You Are And Whatever Your Background
Everyone Can Become The Person That They Want To Be. Dynamic
Passionate
Yet Reassuringly Down To Earth.

Hobbies

Sailing
Trekking
Dog-sledding
Expeditions

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Rona's Expertise

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Performance Management

21 Years of Experience
Conquering challenge and change, overcoming fear of failure, and effectively leading and being led ? she uses her experiences as powerful demonstrations of how every person, no matter what their background, status, or function can work with others to achieve the seemingly impossible. Full of energy and excitement, her presentations are not just enthralling and entertaining, but provide a template for businesses seeking to ride the challenges of an increasingly fast-paced world tailored to convey specific business messages.
She is what every company is seeking ? a twenty-first century alchemist. Her great strength is her ability to inspire and motivate others to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals; whilst her combination of down-to-earth true grit, infectious enthusiasm and humour generates a communication style that is quite inimitable.
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Organisational Development

21 Years of Experience
She is a great story teller, who is able to demonstrate the value of teamwork and a positive attitude in a way which is both meaningful and memorable.. Whilst being entertaining, she clearly highlights lessons learned regarding planning and organisation skills, as well as the value of delegation and recognising the strengths within a team and the way they should work together. This message will always be of value to any company or organisation. It is a powerful format in which to address issues of leadership, teambuilding, focus, dedication, strength, courage, success, and failure.
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Motivation

21 Years of Experience
Highly motivational and inspiring. she is able to make the impossible, possible and in telling her adventures she encourages others to make the changes that they want to happen in their lives too. She brings her spirit of adventure to the workplace and helps individuals and groups at every level motivate themselves to introduce something new or different into their work and personal lives.
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