Tori is an accomplished speaker. She has inspired audiences across the globe and brings a wealth of experience to the stage.
Her world record-breaking expeditions offer inspiring and thought-provoking examples of endurance, personal challenge in some of the most inhospitable conditions in the world. She expertly draws out key messages for business and for education to entertain and educate her listeners.
“Tori speaks of her own courage, joie de vivre, and sheer grit and determination in a way that is inspiring, and utterly compelling to listen to. She presents with a sincerity that can only come from a huge sense of personal achievement, and her passionate delivery taps into something in all of us”
Laura Greene, Senior Training and Development Officer, Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Motivational Speaker – for business
Tori is an inspirational speaker with an ability to engage a wide variety of audiences.
“Fantastic story well linked to business”
LEAD Wales course participant (Swansea University)
“I followed Tori James [on stage], the youngest British woman to climb Everest. The prospect of realising just how inspiring James was and the prospect of facing 1500 young people made me go it alone, without a script”
Mrs MoneyPenny, Financial Times, December 2012
Her expeditions and challenges engage audiences on essential business topics:
- High-performing teams
- Goal setting
- Work-life balance
- Overcoming barriers
As an example, here is an outline of one of her most popular talks:
Altitude & Attitude
This talk focuses on Tori’s successful expedition to Mount Everest to become the youngest British female to reach the summit. It highlights the planning and preparation involved in reaching ambitious goals and the techniques involved in overcoming multiple hurdles to achieve against the odds. She covers the importance of goal setting, communication and team work, demonstrating that confidence and self-belief are central to achieving success.
Tori is continually developing her talk material so that it is relevant and topical and each presentation is adapted to maximise the engagement with her audience.
Tori’s speaking has taken her to some prestigious locations including the Royal Festival Hall where she presented to 1,500 students, the House of Lords to address members of the Circumnavigators Club as well as guests at St James’ Palace for the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation Ceremony.
For a collection of Twitter comments received during her keynote presentation at the UK Coaching Conference in June 2015, visit https://storify.com/torijtweets/ukcoachingsummit
She successfully combines a busy professional career with her adventurous activities and is passionate about encouraging others to challenge and develop themselves in the workplace and in their personal lives.
Motivational Speaker – for education
Tori has inspired students around the world, from Shanghai to the Brecon Beacons. She has the ability to engage with young people of all ages (primary, secondary, FE & university) and delivers memorable presentations that have an impact beyond the classroom.
“Just to say that I was doing some writing yesterday with Y3 & 4s about ‘Daydreaming’ and was amazed how many of them wrote that you had inspired them to aspire to do things like climb Mt.Everest one day! What an inspiration you are – it is so easy for a wizened old pro like me to forget sometimes just what an impact an inspirational speaker can have on the lives of young people”
Mr A Griffiths – Goodrich Primary School, Herefordshire
“Amazing & inspiring session by @torijtweets about keeping positive towards life and never giving up #countdowntolaunch”
Topics & themes for education:
- Mapping your Future – goal setting and visioning for students
- Mountains – learn about their creation, history, people and importance
- Altitude & Attitude – promoting aspiration and achievement
- Mud, Sweat & Satisfaction – Tori shares her love of the outdoors and promotes the importance of sport & fitness
- Why I Love Geography – the importance and relevance of this subject for your career
- Volunteering – why bother? – 10 ways to create active, community-focussed students
- Enterprising Expeditions – why enterprise skills are essential to making your ideas happen
“Tori was the perfect speaker – inspirational, yes – but so natural that she made it all seem achievable – I thought her message was brilliantly delivered”
Parent, Monmouth Haberdashers School for Girls, Sports Awards Dinner