Alan Mallory

Alan Mallory

Toronto, Ontario
Mountain Climber - Leadership, Change, Teamwork & Communication Expert
Alan Mallory is a keynote speaker on leadership, innovation & teamwork who is passionate about helping others improve their skills in managing change to reach new heights. Alan Mallory engages the audience by integrating his innovative leadership and technical and psychological experience with fascinating mountaineering and adventure stories. Alan educates, motivates and activates the audience to learn new skill sets and inspire new ways of thinking in their careers and lives. Your personal Everest is waiting for you to climb, and Alan will guide you step by step!
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Adventurers
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive & Experience


Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author, and performance coach passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we can cultivate innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action.

Alan Mallory holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. Alan has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager, developing patents and solutions to complex mining and metals-related challenges. Living and working abroad has allowed him to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity, and successfully adapt to different organizational structures.

Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008, Alan Mallory embarked on the journey of a lifetime. He set a world record on Mount Everest with three immediate family members. It was a two-month expedition through some of the most exciting yet terrifying conditions imaginable, and their success demanded unwavering perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. Through his experiences as a mountaineer and summiteer, Alan Mallory delivers several exciting presentations and training programs designed to help individuals, team members, and organizations reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take to achieve breakthroughs in leadership, teamwork and health.




Real Money Talk

Jon Vasallo,

The Value of Climbing Mount Everest

Alan Mallory Topic Presentations

reaching new heights

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Reaching new heights is a gripping and informative program supported by stunning photos and videos captured along the challenging ascent of Mount Everest. The concepts and strategies that Alan shares help develop great leaders and teams by focusing on the professional skills and mindsets essential for success. Alan’s insights highlight important qualities for effective leadership, teamwork and human performance.

    They include practical tools and examples that can be implemented to achieve results in participants’ personal and professional lives. Alan leads by example and has tested these strategies in his own life with tremendous results. Above all, Alan’s programs exemplify the mentality and passion involved in conquering the challenges we take on – our own Everests. By integrating his innovative leadership, psychology, engineering and project management experience with captivating mountaineering and adventure stories, Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for each audience.

expedition leadership: expanding the leadership mindset

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  • Throughout this presentation on leadership mentality, Alan focuses on some of the moral dilemmas that we are often faced with, especially when working in teams and when there is internal tension and feelings involved, and the attitudes and mindsets that help get through these dilemmas.

    Alan shares some of his family’s dynamics and some of the challenges they have gone through both as a family and as a climbing team. Maintaining integrity at all times in what we say and do is of utmost importance, especially as leaders and when others are looking up to us. This is one of the most uplifting presentations Alan offers. It focuses on attitude and the choices we make on a daily basis regarding the attitude we want to foster. How we feel truly is a result of how we react to events, not the events themselves, and this is almost 100% controlled by the attitude and mindset we choose to carry around with us.

peak innovation: ascending from vision to reality

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This engaging session explores the innovation approach and methods to increase the chances of successful innovation. It is all about opening our minds to innovation and allowing ourselves to think outside the box. The simplest path is usually to follow the status quo of how things have always been done but only by taking a step back and expanding our minds to consider new thoughts and ideas, can true progress be made.

    The innovative process has a lot of parallels to what Alan and his team went through on the mountain so the sequential process of planning and executing the expedition paints an excellent picture of what is involved and allows Alan to clearly illustrate the innovative process. As a Mechanical Engineer specializing primarily in custom machine design and innovation, Alan also shares knowledge and anecdotes from his professional career to supplement and reinforce the key takeaways.

exposure to change: the importance and fundamentals of change management

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Change is a fact of life. Situations change, people change, teams change, businesses change, budgets change and environments change. It is how we deal with these changes that makes the difference. This presentation on change management explores ways of effectively accepting change when it is important to do so and working with change instead of fighting it. It focuses on methods of embracing the changes that occur andcapitalizing on times of change in ways that result in positive and improved outcomes in the long run.

the apex advantage: team building for group success

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  • Alan’s session on Team Building is a fast-paced and engaging message specifically designed to enhance and encourage working effectively and efficiently as a team. In order to succeed and reach full potential in any given organization, teamwork is a must. This session explores ideas and methods of growing stronger as a team and working together to achieve common goals.

scaling the hillary step: proven steps for approaching and overcoming challenges

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • When approaching and undertaking any given endeavour, there are certain steps that we need to follow in order to increase our changes of success. It is vitally important to have a plan in place and follow through with the steps of the plan one at a time. A successful plan includes methods of dealing with and working through challenges that arise along the way.

    Alan shares these important steps throughout this entertaining and informative session and draws parallels between the steps that led to his team’s success during their expedition on Mount Everest.

a mountaineer's guide to safety & risk management

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Alan’s presentation on risk management focuses on safety challenges and the different ways of controlling and mitigating the risks that arise when executing projects and pursuing goals. Ideally, we want to eliminate any and all possible risks but this is very difficult to achieve. Being able to control and reduce risks is essential for a safe and successful outcome. This was of course of paramount importance on the mountain and Mallory’s ability to be able to mitigate the risks as much as they could is the reason they all returned home safely.

    Through proper planning and careful execution, risks can be greatly mitigated even in the most challenging endeavours. Join Alan on this incredible journey as he shares the many different types of challenges the team faced and how they were able to step back and systematically work through these challenges. Many of the situations and risks can be closely paralleled with challenges that we are faced with regularly in the workplace or especially on field visits and construction sites. During this engaging session, Alan adds new light and perspective to the importance of risk management and risk mitigation.

technically speaking: communication excellence & soft skills development

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Alan’s session on Communication Excellence is a fast-paced and engaging message specifically for technical or analytic audiences. Technically minded individuals have so much great knowledge and wisdom to share but often the lack of effective communication skills makes information transfer a challenge. University programs in engineering and other technical studies focus so much on theoretical and specialized knowledge that soft skills such as communication are frequently overlooked. In order to succeed and reach our full potential in this day and age, effective communication skills are a must!

    Communication difficulties are one of the biggest reasons teams fall apart and projects fail. In order to function well as a team and as an organization, communication is probably the most important element to maintain and improve upon on a daily basis. Recognizing communication difficulties that technical professionals are faced with and exploring how to resolve them and improve the flow of communication is what this session is all about.

the importance of building trust in relationships

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  • This engaging presentation focuses on the fundamentals of how to develop a strong level of trust in professional relationships and why it is so important to do so, especially between team members. It highlights the major elements involved in building trust in relationships, maintaining a high level of trust between individuals and rebuilding trust that has been broken. Alan shares many of the techniques that he and his team used before and during their expedition to the top of Mount Everest.

    The experiences that the team went through together beforehand and on the mountain helped build the trust needed to survive and work as a single unit. On the mountain, many teams fall apart each year and are unsuccessful due to a lack of trust, which is a sad but fairly common reality. Every year, only about 29% of climbers reach the summit and one of the major reasons is that they have not developed a strong enough level of trust to effectively work together in the harsh environment that the mountain creates. The strong message that Alan delivers during this session summarizes the many different advantages that teams have once trust is present and explores how and why this is so important in the workplace and in any given team endeavour.

connecting by communicating: developing strong professional connections

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This session focuses on the types of coummunicaiton that are important to capitalize on in todays society. Communication difficulties are one of the biggest reasons teams fall apart and businesses fail. In order to succeed as a team or as an organization, communication is probably the most important element to maintain and improve upon on a daily basis. Recognizing communication difficulties and how to resolve and improve them through advanced communication and the use of technology is what this presentation is all about.

high notes - the psychology of connection

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Many of Alan’s programs focus on psychological strategies and the external, internal, and interpersonal factors that connect individuals. These programs explore the importance of emotional intelligence, personality, and character traits within ourselves, our team members, and other stakeholders we interact with. The ability to form strong connections is a crucial capacity to develop as it plays such a critical role in motivating team members, critical thinking, problem-solving, resolving conflicts, and gaining alignment. Integrated through some of Alan’s programs are live electric violin segments that create a very upbeat, engaging, and entertaining environment for knowledge retention.

summit secrets: 7 essential keys to project success

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  • Throughout this fast-paced and exciting session, Alan speaks about the 7 essential keys for project success. Whatever the nature of the project is, there are certain steps and key processes that should be in place in order to help ensure a successful outcome. By drawing parallels between situations encountered while mountaineering and in the real world, Alan makes it clear what these keys are and why they are so important.


The Ontario Hospital Association has had the privilege of featuring Alan Mallory as the closing keynote speaker at four of our conferences thus far and we could not be more pleased with the feedback we have received. Alan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who captivates the entire audience with his inspiring message and stage presence. The profound impact that Alan made was evident by the laughter and tears expressed by many of the attendees at different points throughout his presentation. We...

Iva Stankovic

Program Manager
Ontario Hospital Association

We were very fortunate to have Alan Mallory give two inspirational Presentations to our residents here at The Salvation Army Meighen Manor. One presentation was on July 15th, 2015 “Climbing Mount Everest” and the other one was an Inspirational Presentation on August 12th, 2015. Alan told the story of his family’s journey climbing Mount Everest, together, with great passion. Alan was well prepared, did not use notes and could easily adapt to the specific needs of the audience: in this case...

Adrienne Osborne

Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services
The Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre

Alan Mallory was a keynote speaker at our professional development workshop. He provided a magnificent pictorial presentation (including some video) outlining the challenges of the preparation and climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Alan described how a RACI chart can help teams to overcome roadblocks, face internal challenges, and continue towards a common goal. It was an incredible presentation highlighting the importance of strategic planning, goal setting and teamwork, to overcome...

Jacqueline Pontin

National Director, President
The Association of Administrative Assistants

Alan is engaging. At first I was a little leery about an Everest Climb being used in a Project Management workshop but I quickly understood the relevancy. Alan used his families quest to the top of the world as a way to engage the room and I would recommend his presentations to anyone, especially to Project Managers planning difficult projects and managing the risk involved. I was sold 5 minutes into his presentation.

Charles Latschislaw

Operations Manager, Eastern Prairies
ATCO Structures and Logistics

Please accept my sincere thanks to you, on behalf of the Lakehead Chapter of PEO, for agreeing to travel to Thunder Bay and presenting on your (and your family’s) great adventure of climbing to the summit of Mt Everest. For me, it was certainly an eye-opener as to the amount of preparation, cost and amount of gear required for this project. The other part of the presentation that blew me away was the sheer number of dangers you had to overcome the potential for avalanches and sudden severe...

Larry A. Westlake

Professional Engineer
PEO Lakehead Engineering and Technical Conference

It was a privilege to host a sold-out event featuring Alan Mallory at a Chamber breakfast. Alan’s inspiring description of his Everest experience is applicable to finding success in all that we do in life and is especially applicable to business. It displayed how a determined and dedicated spirit help you Climb to the Top.

Heather Gallagher and Colin Bateman

Manager and President
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce

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