Gabriel Filippi

Gabriel Filippi

Montreal, Quebec
Mountaineer - Leadership, Change and Resilience Expert
Gabriel Filippi is a mountaineer and sought-after expert in high altitude logistics, and climbing strategy with over twenty Himalayan expeditions under his belt. Gabriel Filippi annually guides climbers to the summit of Everest and his track record of safety and success is unmatched when it comes to safely guiding clients into 8000m territory.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Bilingual & French
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Every organization has to manage its growth, prepare for the next step, reach forward and grasp it. New challenges become the driver of success. Leaving your comfort zone is the only way to gain the most precious rewards. After 50 years of dealing with his aquaphobia, Gabriel Filippi faced the unimaginable, he signed up for an Ironman triathlon without even knowing how to swim and completed it successfully. This experience led to an understanding that every success, great or small, carries valuable lessons.

Gabriel Filippi believes that the success of larger projects depends on the cooperation of the participants. It’s imperative to capitalize on the strengths of everyone to guide a heart transplant patient to the top of Mont Blanc. The summit was the point of convergence of each participant’s contrasting expertise. Relying on innovation to adapt to a situation in constant flux. In business, you obey the law of the jungle. On a mountain expedition, you live it. Gabriel Filippi became the first Quebecer to climb both faces of Everest. He believes that in order to accomplish your goals, you have to think outside of the box.Gabriel Filippi’s presentation demonstrates that the key elements to success are passion, adapting to change, teamwork, hard work and preparation. These elements allow one to complete a specific project or climb the world’s highest peaks. To keep your blue sky in focus, you need the right tools and knowledge to use them at the right moment. Gabriel Filippi gladly shares his secrets to success during his presentations with targeted examples that are relevant to your business or organization. He draws on his management experience and adapts these skills to his high-altitude adventures.

Gabriel Filippi addresses the business world through the mountain aided by breathtaking video clips and pictures. You will see that the challenges in mountaineering are the same as those you face every day. His on-stage energy can move mountains! You will be inspired to submit your own mountain whether on the professional or personal front. Join the many businesses that have asked Gabriel Filippi to motivate, inspire or empower their employees.




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Gabriel Filippi Topic Presentations

together to the top

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  • There is only one way to climb Everest safely. Gabriel is intimately acquainted with this 8850-m peak: he is the sole Quebecer to have climbed both its faces. This feat was the outcome of a series of fortunate meetings, valuable advice, life-changing moments, hard-earned lessons and above all unshakable determination. Thanks to Gabriel’s gift as an orator, you can experience each of the key moments that carried him to the top.

    This lecture is woven around the achievement of a dream. Through the characters that take part in this quest, you will see the exact scope of every choice and learn how every decision can affect a situation as it unfolds. What should you do to get to your intended destination?

    You can trust Gabriel to be your guide. This presentation covers these topics:

    • Finding the value of people
    • Self-responsibility in facing failure and bouncing back
    • Accepting and embracing change
    • Follow the rules or die
    • Breaking the rules (innovating)
    • Learning is surviving

trapped by time: when life is hanging by a thread

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  • When a job is life-threatening: talking about health and safety on the job is often taboo. But Gabriel is well aware that on the mountain, the line between life and death is especially close. Why he survived while friends died? What about in the workplace? One thing is certain: the traps that lead to injury or even death are similar in every situation.

    This presentation is all about health and safety at the workplace.

    • Recognizing the danger
    • Being pro-active
    • Learning from the past
    • Managing our environment
    • Training and safety= winning team
    • Risk management

diving into fear: swimming toward success

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  • What is your greatest fear?
    Gabriel’s deepest, most petrifying fear was water. So he took a drastic measure to overcome 50 years of aquaphobia: the Ironman triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 118 -mile bike, 26.2-mile run). From Day 1 of this journey until the day of the competition, only his coach (and him!) believed he could do it. This lecture will show you how to confront and overcome fear and turn it into strength. At the end of the presentation, the audience will be person is glued to the images and listening to the unbelievable outcome.

    This story reveals how to achieve unhoped-for success.

    • Commitment
    • Building a passion
    • Overcome the unthinkable
    • The fear of the fears
    • Discipline
    • Importance of communication (trainee – trainer)

adapt to new heights

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  • Set off alone, with 60kg of equipment. End up alone, without a tent or a sleeping bag to ward off the elements. It was in pursuing a personal challenge – to climb to the summit of North America without assistance – that Gabriel was suddenly thrust into a perilous and totally unexpected situation. A few hours from the summit, a surprise blizzard trapped him in a shelter. He survived four days in a snow cave with only two days of provisions. Take yourself in hand, make effective decisions quickly, rely only on yourself, have a Plan B…these are the skills that danger forces us to develop.

    You will learn about:

    • Plan A & Plan B
    • Working with less resources
    • Quitting is not an option
    • Adapt to change or die
    • Problem solving / decision making

recipe for success

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  • For Gabriel, success depends on a few critical things. Whether your quest is personal or professional, come and discover the five keys that lead to success.

    • Leadership
    • Discipline
    • Teamwork
    • Perseverance
    • Action


What a pleasure listening to your presentation! Your performance dazzled the audience. The words you choose are echoing with ours. It is exactly what we are trying to instill to our managers. Any change requires perseverance and will. Your story is very inspiring. The pictures and videoclips are amazing. I felt like I was on top of the world with you. Thanks for this great performance.

Bruno Gingras

Mr. Filippi is an articulated speaker with a good sense of humor. His conference was very motivating and uplifting. He inspired employees to challenge themselves and to refuse to accept the status quo. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a speaker.

Jean-Luc Blais

The board of directors and the management team greatly appreciated the conference. They liked the notion of ‘never giving up’ when facing obstacles… they all saluted your courage and humility.

Richard Sévigny

Immunotec Research Ltd. recently had the privilege of having Gabriel Filippi address a gathering of over 500 of our independent distributors at a meeting held in conjunction with the Grand Opening of our new corporate headquarters.Gabriel’s presentation was one of many over the course of three days. However, it was considered THE highlight of the event. We look forward to working with Gabriel Filippi in the future and would recommend him as a speaker at any event, large or small, where the...

Kathryn Stephens

At our January symposium, Gabriel was able to captivate the attention of the educators present and to touch their lives. As he told the stories of his outstanding endeavors, he successfully demonstrated the importance of collaboration, of perseverance, of appreciation of others, of conquering fears and challenges with positive attitude in reaching one’s goal. His inspiring message gave hope for the pursuit of dreams in a real life situation, one step at a time. Gabriel is dynamic, humble, and...

Philippe Serruya

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