Rhys Jones: Biography highlights

An inspirational speaker, expedition guide and world record-breaking mountaineer. His speaking career began after a successful ascent of Mount Everest, where he reached the summit on his 20th birthday, having climbed the highest mountain on every continent; known as the Seven Summits Challenge.

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Rhys has since worked with a broad spectrum of businesses across all sectors, delivering safety leadership keynotes, inspirational and after-dinner speeches.

Drawing upon lessons learnt in the most extreme environments, Rhys is able to tailor presentations to focus on key areas including leadership, risk management, teamwork and attaining results. He has worked in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S with companies such as Areva, INEOS, Vinci, Network Rail, B.A.E, Mulberry, Legal and General, Allianz, Old Mutual, URS, Sir Robert McAlpine, and HSBC.

Rhys has lived the lessons he recounts in his talks, for example having turned back 200 meters from a summit in order to achieve the main objective of any climb: to get back safely. He is acutely aware of the difficulties faced achieving results in high risk projects, and how to manage a team to work effectively within that environment to reach their objectives.

Unlike many adventure speakers, the presentations are on a very human and relatable level, and not simply a regurgitation of expedition life. He’s able to make an emotional connection with audiences, driving home the key messages of the event. An informative, inspirational and highly entertaining speaker, his presentations cover the physical and emotional roller coaster of climbing the world’s highest peaks, as well as the aspects which are often overlooked.

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After Dinner Engagement
Organisation Development Programme

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INEOS Supports The Youngest Person to Climb The World's Seven Summits
INEOS Supports The Youngest Person to Climb The World's Seven Summits
St Philip Howard Catholic High School

Thank you so much for coming to our Senior Presentation Evening last night. You did a top job and those who attended were very much inspired! Governors who attended were still talking about it at our meeting tonight!

Bedales School

I just wanted to express my gratitude for speaking to our 6th Form. There was an amazing reaction from the students after the talk and it is very clear that you have inspired and motivated them to make targets and work hard to achieve them. They particularly enjoyed your humour and confident, flowing presentation style.

INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA, Texas

Thank you for delivering such an inspirational message to our employees for our Annual Safety Training event. Our employees were motivated by your message and laughed along the way! We hope to work with you again in the future

Jersey College for Girls

Thank you so much for coming over and speaking to our girls. Your talk was wonderful and the feedback from both students and staff was extremely positive. They all enjoyed your presentation immensely and have asked that you come back again!

South Dartmoor Community College

Thank you so very much for making the D of E celebration evening so special last night. Your presentation was fantastic and I only wish we had had more time. I will be booking you again for a longer one! You are so inspirational and the way you pitched everything was perfect.

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