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Corporate History


One Step redtri25.jpg (1134 bytes) Beyond WorldWide was founded by John Amatt in 1983, following his participation in Canada’s first successful expedition to climb Mount Everest, 29,028 feet, the world's highest mountain. The name of the company evolved from his desire to go 'one step beyond' Everest, to take the lessons of Everest and apply them to the challenges of corporate and professional life.

After more than 25 years of full-time operation, the company has evolved into an innovative educational and motivational organization, dedicated to meeting the challenges of change in the increasingly uncertain and unpredictable global business environments of the 21st century. Working with clients from every corner of the earth, One Step Beyond has developed an enviable reputation that can broadly be defined as follows:


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We are unique in our use of the metaphor of adventure, and the lessons that can be learned from it, for assisting individuals and teams to develop innovative strategies for success in the unpredictable world of the next millennium

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We partner with more Everest climbers and global adventurers than any other agency, talented communicators who share the lessons of hard-won experience in the most difficult environments on earth

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We have strong alliances with leading training organizations, who believe in our "Adventure Attitude"™ strategies for improving the 'bottom line' performance in the workplace

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Since 1983, we have made meeting planners and organizers look good by organizing over 2000 keynote presentations and leadership/team development seminars, representing audiences of more than 750,000 people, in more than 45 countries worldwide

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       "Adventure isn't hanging on a rope on the side of a mountain.  Adventure is an ATTITUDE that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles of life - facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential"

- John Amatt, Founder and President
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