Shifting Your Perception On Change
Warren Macdonald has climbed over obstacles most people cannot imagine. Having lost both of his legs from a freak accident while he was backpacking off the coast of Australia, Macdonald not only decided that his injuries wouldn’t slow him down―he decided they would propel him to new heights. Just ten months after the incident, Warren climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and later summited both Mount Kilimanjaro and El Capitan. Inspiring audiences to turn challenge into change, Warren’s talks foster the desire to seek opportunities and overcome obstacles.
Warren is the author of A Test of Will: One Man’s Extraordinary Story of Survival, which chronicles his two-day ordeal of being trapped under a boulder, his subsequent rescue, the amputation of his legs, and his journey toward recovery. His film The Second Step, documenting his epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia’s most challenging mountain summit, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker.
As a speaker, Warren’s clients include PepsiCo, Blackberry/ Marketstar, HSBC, Sun Life Financial, Suncor, Novo Nordisk, among many others. In 2013, he spoke at TEDx Ajman “No Strings Attached” in the UAE.