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Ryan is a professional speaker who gives inspirational presentations on overcoming obstacles and leadership as they relate to climbing and guiding the world's highest mountains and completing record breaking polar ski expeditions.

Career Highlights

Topics: Adventurers Grand Slam, Overcoming Obstacles, Accomplishing Goals
"Ryan Waters holds audiences spellbound presenting his exploits around the world. In addition to being the first American to complete the Adventurer's Grand Slam (climbing all seven summits and reaching both the north and south poles on foot), Ryan has been a successful environmental consultant in a global engineering consulting company. With his self depreciating humor, he motivates and inspires while stressing the importance of teamwork and keeping a positive attitude no matter the situation. I have hired Ryan to speak at two events and will gladly do so again when the opportunity arises."John Jenkins, Black and Veatch
Topics: Leadership, Disabled Climbers and Working with Veterans, Problem Solving
"Ryan's presentation on his Everest expeditions had the entire audience completely captivated. There were individuals at all levels in varying positions with the firm, and everyone left feeling not only in awe of what Ryan had accomplished, but more importantly, inspired to go out and do something exceptional. I personally really appreciated the value he placed on teamwork and work ethic, as we are constantly looking for ways to emphasize the importance of both within our people. Ryan's presentation was absolutely the highlight of our series!"Molli Flynt, KPMG

Ryan incorporates his captivating photography and storytelling from fifteen years of exploration into each presentation. Weaving in narrative stories of his interactions with different cultures and the particular challenges of leading expeditions to the far corners of the globe. He regularly gives speeches for businesses, schools, and fundraising events.

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