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First Nordic Woman To Summit Mount Everest In The 1996 Storm
Lene Gammelgaard has transformed her extreme experiences into developing THE EVEREST WAY – DECENCY LEADERSHIP & HUMAN INNOVATION. Simple solutions to the complex challenges confronting us. Those seeking to lead effectively during turbulent times can utilize the proactive mental expansion and basic survival skills that are the foundation for THE EVEREST WAY strategies for disciplining the will to mobilize renewed hope and continuous fighting resilience to achieve what we aim for. Lene Gammelgaard receive – THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARD for excellence in innovative Sustainable Corporate Strategy Solutions
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About Lene Gammelgaard
Known as ‘the speaker who’s more than just talk’, Lene Gammelgaard climbed her way to fame on Mount Everest, becoming the 35th woman to reach the summit. THE EVEREST WAY Keynotes, presentations, workshops and webinars – innovate Heart-Core Vision – renewed hope and continuous stamina and resilience – Leadership for radical times. Lene works with a wide range from global organizations to local family owned business. Co-innovating with leaders and individuals, teams and companies – to become self-motivating communities where employees = people thrive and flourish through the commitment that is awakened – by individuals contributing to meaningful visions and products that the world really need.
Give people opportunity to unfold their potential – and they engage in your business.
THE EVEREST WAY is a mental disciplining transformation method to mobilize a vision, and the GPS waypoints needed to establish momentum, ongoing stamina and progress.
- First Scandinavian woman to conquer Mount Everest
- Highly successful motivational speaker. Business strategy innovator& Award Winner. Human entrepreneur.
- Over 25 years experience as an executive trainer at Fortune 500 companies
- Author of numerous popular books, including Climbing High: A
- Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy (1999)
- Live-a-board Sailor. Currently living on her Reinke S11-planning to untie the lines and sail for the rest of her life.
- In 2019 – received the EU Business Award – for scandinavians most innovative sustainable business strategy developments.
- Lock-down etc. naturally also affected Lene’s business and life. She decided to abandon life on land with Icelandic horses and are now living o her Blue-Ocean-Sailboat with her 3 teenagers.
Lene Gammelgaard has fought to achieve her aspirations and are passionate to mobilizeas many people as possible to do the same. Catriona this sentence doesn’t make sense: how can you learn to achieve your aspirations?
Lene innovated a self-programming experiment to potentially become able to summit and survive Everest. THE EVEREST WAY is a mental disciplining transformation method to mobilize a vision, and the GPS waypoints needed to establish momentum, ongoing stamina and progress.
Focusing on disciplining and strengthening mind-sets and preparing for rough challenges, Lene mobilize others to brace through tough times THE EVEREST WAY.
During the past 3 years Lene has tested the mental survival strategy of THE EVEREST WAY. And her experiences has rekindled her commitment to shar this survival strategy with leaders and organizations.
Given the contemporary turbulent circumstances – business leaders and individuals suffer from a tendency to quietly resign to powerlessness and exhaustion. Those seeking to lead effectively during turbulent times can utilize the proactive mental expansion and basic survival skills that are the foundation for THE EVEREST WAY.
We have choices.
On the tenth of May 1996, Lene Gammelgaard reached the summit of Everest via the mountains Southeast Ridge. She was a member of the Sagamartha Environmental Expedition led by Scott Fischer, who tragically lost his life on the mountain. These experiences formed the basis for her popular book, Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy, which was published in 1999 and has been translated into thirteen languages. Available on amazon.
Gammelgaard founded Lene Gammelgaard – HUMAN INNOVATION in order to innovate leadership skills in individuals and businesses to be co-innovators of a live-worthy tomorrow. DECENCY LEADERSHIP & HUMAN INNOVATION are simple solutions to the complex challenges we are confronted with.
With the current global prospects – it is of fundamental importance to innovate leadership – so that companies and organizations become co-creating communities where employees = people thrive and flourish through the commitment that is awakened – by individuals contributing to meaningful visions and products that we – PEOPLE and the world really need.
Give people opportunity to unfold their potential – and they engage in your business.
In most of the world – poverty is the norm. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the West’s progress will continue, as we had come to take for granted …
Geopolitical interests cause existential uncertainty.
Regardless of fear of war and personal political attitude – there is a common denominator – we are people and fellow human beings!
We have to live as full a life as possible and we need to create business!
Just now it seems like a snowball effect has been started, no one knows the exit and the consequences of ….
The contemporary upheavals demand well-balanced DECENCY LEADERSHIP. So we run our companies steadily – despite circumstances that are constantly producing new disruptions.
When does digitalization enrich human life – and when does digitization lead to dehumanization? We need to maintain proportions when implementing digitization and discipline humaneness as GPS, to secure that the technical innovations and AI are created for humans. We must decide that the inventions are used to create better life for more people.
Why else invest in technology?
Leaders, managers, employees are confronted with the phenomenon of resignation – Quiet Quitting: Employees who are no longer motivated by the company’s goals and their tasks – deciding to limit their efforts to meet the minimum requirements – only for not losing the job.
DECENCY LEADERSHIP & HUMAN INNOVATION is the sustainable path in the 21st century!
Lene’s love of adventure did not start with mountaineering after completing her law degree, Lene decided to break from the life that was expected of her by travelling, first to the Caribbean. After working around boats and ships, Gammelgaard decided to pursue a dream, which had once felt impossible along with six others, she crossed the Atlantic. During these times of self-discovery, she also worked with Greenpeace, making a stand for the things in which she believed. In doing so she learned that dreams are not impossible fantasies. They can be realised and can exceed even the greatest expectations. Lene Gammelgaard dedicates her passion to innovate mental methods to develop leadership, that engages co-workers by uncovering a company heart-core vision. And accelerate result achievement THE EVEREST WAY.
The loss of her brother when she was in her early twenties and the later loss of her friend Scott Fischer enabled her to see the importance of individuals realizing their potential and not holding back. Life is short and we should make the best of all our opportunities. Bringing such experience based passions to her motivational speaking mobilize the people, who listen to hers speaks. Gammelgaard really does prove inspirational, also mobilizing listeners and the leaders she is in ongoing dialogue with, to transform the foundation of inner resources to support their future success. She seeks to ask people whether they feel as if they have achieved their goals, or are on the path to do so, and if they died within 24 hours, would they be satisfied in their life’s work.
These difficult questions need to be faced in order to set about changing lives for the better.
As well as running her business, preparing Seawind for longer-distance sailing, Gammelgaard is a firm supporter of the Sherpa Educational Fund in Nepal, which assists the children of deceased Sherpas with the cost of education. And in 2020 she became PEACE AMBASSADOR for UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION.
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