Rachel Colenso is an amazing motivational speaker, with tales that you would not believe. Rachel his world headlines when she was stranded on a sheer face at 3000m during an extreme blizzard in the Swiss Alps. After surviving two nights on a tiny ledge with a 1000 metre drop each side, she was eventually saved and rescued by helicopter.
She is also part of a select number of women to have endured the rigorous British SAS Special Forces 21 selection process. This experience has enabled her to become adept at inspiring groups to go beyond their limits, and to push themselves to realise possibilities they once thought were not possible.
Over the last ten years Rachel has engaged with an impressive list of corporate clients who have endorsed her speaking. Over 80% of her events result from repeat bookings and referrals from previous clients. Having additionally worked for three years in the pharmaceutical industry and run her own company, Rachel naturally makes the connections between leading teams up difficult and demanding mountain faces; or competing as an effective team member in adventure racing events, and the hurdles and challenges one faces in a business context.
Rachel’s adventurous expeditions to promote eco tourism and sustainable development have also raised funds and awareness for charities such as the British Red Cross, and her book, ‘In a High and Desperate provides useful information for business or life on how to survive and succeed in times of extreme adversity.