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Biography: Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson


Others say

"He was absolutely superb and took the audience on such an amazing journey of emotions. Everyone loved him! Thank you!"
Event Manager, Barclays

"The evening with Joe was a tremendous success. Although he denies it, he is a very good, very natural public speaker. Everyone in the room was fully engaged. I have never seen the interest in Q&A afterwards so high at our events we could have kept him up late into the evening. I only wished we were in a smoky pub in Sheffield after a good days climbing."
Morgan Stanley

"Im still on site in Las Vegas, but I wanted to send you a quick message to let you know we had rave reviews from all of our clients. Joe is truly one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to meet. We are already talking about booking him for next year."
Project Manager, Russell Investment

"Joe is a very gifted communicator who held our international audience of more than 200, in the palm of his hand, for one hour...I had the onerous task of trying to close the meeting after he had left the podium and confess that I was completely lost for words.I recommend Joe Simpson very highly indeed. I have heard a lot of sportsmen and motivators speak, making links between their world and the world of business and their words are instantly forgettable. Joe spoke from the heart and stole the show. Everybody was blown away and Im sure they will remember the occasion for many years to come, as will I."
European Marketing Director, TDI

Joe Simpson has drawn from his experiences as one of the world's most successful and respected mountaineers to become a leading author.  'Touching the Void', the story of his amazing survival, having shattered his leg and been left for dead in a crevasse high in the Andes, has sold over a million copies worldwide.

He now brings his powerful story to the corporate sector in an amazingly inspirational presentation, focussing on Teamwork, Leadership, Personal development, Risk assessment, Management style, and Training.

His story has become a classic of mountaineering, hailed as an account of psychological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion.

It is a tale of two men thrown into a nightmare of terrifying life and death choices and heartbreaking decisions.  It is about agony and terror, courage and weakness.  It tells of trust and friendship tested to the very limits of human endurance. It is about the triumph of the human spirit, the immense instinct to survive and the innate strength we have within us to succeed.

"Joe Simpson flew in from the USA, shrugging off jet lag, he proceeded to captivate our entire sales and service teams, holding them in the palm of their hand and taking them on an emotional roller coaster ride from shock, horror to humour. We were all overawed and inspired by Joe amazing story. Needless to say we will be beating a path to the bookstore to buy Joe recently released book, The Beckoning Silence."
Customer Service Manager, Abbott Diagnostics

Following the sale of the movie rights of Touching the Void to Tom Cruise's and Sally Field's Movie Company, the rights to a 90 minute drama documentary were sold to the independent producers Darlow Smithson.
The drama documentary film Touching the Void won the 2004 Baftas Outstanding British Film of the Year beating Cold Mountain, Love Actually and Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Evening Standard Best film of the year 2004. It is now officially the most successful documentary in British cinema history.

'Touching the Void', the best-seller was translated into 14 languages, won the Boardman Tasker Prize 1988, NCR Non fiction Award 1989, Deutches Literaturpries 1990, and Premio del libro do Montagna 1993.  It has sold over one and half million copies world wide, and is now available as an E-book.

He is also author of the novel The Water People and The Beckoning Silence, This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence, and Dark Shadows Falling. To date all his non-fiction books have been short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize.

Speaking Topics

  • Planning
  • Strategy
  • Teamwork
  • goal setting
  • leadership
  • responsibility
  • decision making
  • motivation

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