David Lim, Everest Motivation Team Pte Ltd, a specialist Business Speaker from Singapore | Expertbase

David L.'s Profile

Everest expediton leader,helping people and teams perform
David L. is best known in Singapore for leading the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 which succeeded in placing two members on the summit. The climb captured the imagination of the entire country and helped reset the parameters of what could be achieved by the small, flat, tropical island nation.

A week after his return from Everest, he was totally paralysed by the rare nerve disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Artificially ventilated for 42 days, he spent six months in hospital before returning home. Though he was permanently disabled in both legs, he made a dramatic comeback to climbing the world's great mountains.

He now leads a company that helps organisations:

- build teams and grow leaders
- create, track, deliver and measure ROI on teambuilding outcomes
- up organisations' motivational levels

It does this through a combination of leadership coaching, behaviour profiling, and teambuilding. Specialising in developing resilience in teams and people, he has spoken to audiences from 20 to 12,000 strong. His teams have delivered teambuilding programmes from 12 - 220 persons

He and his team have delivered programmes and presentations in 13 countries and 23 cities worldwide. Popular keynotes include topics on the challenge of managing change, overcoming obstacles and self-leadership.

David was educated in Singapore and Britain; and graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University. In the corporate world, he spent nearly a decade in the media industry with positions in marketing, journalism management and multimedia. David authored two books and is an accredited trainer in many human-change tools and a certified Meta-Coach.

David’s Clients include (selection):

Citibank, ABN Amro, HSBCm Standard Chartered, OCBC Bank, Cholomandalam, Nokia, Dell, IBM, Teletech, SIngapore Telecommunications, INTEL, Oracle, UGS, Rockwell Automation, Emerson, TATA Steel, Maruti, Murugappa Group, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit, AP Moller, Maersk, AXA Asia Pacific, Prudential, Manulife, Bain &Co., PWC, Accenture, JD Power, IKEA, Bvlgari, INSEAD Business School, Singapore Ministries of Defence, Education and Finance

David: Overview

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2006) AGAINST GIANTS( 2003 )

Career Highlights

BA in Law
Cambridge University

David's Work Experience

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David's International Experience Visualised
United Kingdom
New Zealand

David: Insights

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Delivery Styles

In Person

Expert Category

Business Speakers

Travels from

Singapore, Singapore

Citizen of





51 to 55

David's Fees

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Serious About My Work
Less Serious About Myself. Chatty
Loyal To Those Who Have Aligned Values


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David's Expertise

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28 Years of Experience
Motivational speaker on how to build sustainble motivation on a personal and team level. Creator of the Action-Motivation Quadrant. Certified in administering the Motivation Profile ? aassessment tool.

Adds value to regional and international conference through his well-known Lesson From Mount Everest presentation by changing mindsets , shifting unproductive beliefs and liffting an audience.
Your keynote speech?has left every one of us at once inspired and humbled. Many were speechless and lost in introspection; others were searching for words to express a sudden surge of self-belief; and at least one participant kept repeating that it was an event that has already changed his life. When we did a re-cap the next morning, participants fell over each other to call out their favourite point from your presentation. We filled 3 slides with the points that were recalled. Thank you for an outstanding performance.

Shyam C Raman
General Manager - HR - Financial Services Group
Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company ited
Chennai, India

Immediately prior to attending the program, I was going through a period of introspection and certain degree of frustration, mainly because I had allowed myself to be affected by the behaviour of a few people around me. Your program helped me to refocus my attention on what I can do instead of thinking about how I am affected by others.

Dr. S.S.Pillai,
Vice President (Bioproducts),
E.I.D.Parry (India) Ltd.
+24 4


28 Years of Experience
Leader of 55 expeditions and alpine climbs, including the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition. Expert in 360 reviews, and various other leadership development tools
You pressed all the right buttons and subtly yet impactfully reminded all of the leadership and attitudes that bring success for a team. Your session was very well received by all members of our team.

Diana Yeo,
Hilton Hotel
Operations Director

+86 22

Team Building

20 Years of Experience
Offers a unique process in needs analysis, team profiling in eight competencies with quantitative and qualitative outcomes; followed by tracking of ROI further to teambuilding programmes. Utilises action learning and experiential methodologies

To tell the truth, I was sceptical at first - that this teambuilding programme could make a difference. But since the programme, people have been more pro-active, and I have been getting more reports and information from staff in a timely and helpful fashion?

Gerrit Kuyntjes,
Managing Director
J.D. Power Asia Pacific, Inc.

+40 14

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