conquer mountains. The conquest occurs within the mind of the climber, in penetrating
those self- imposed barriers of fears, doubts and limitations, and getting through to that
good stuff - that stuff called potential, most of which we rarely use..."
Sharon Wood has never considered herself a hero. But in 1986, she became the
first woman in North America to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. It was an
astonishing personal and team accomplishment under conditions of extreme physical and
mental duress. It was an example of ordinary people achieving extraordinary results.
Sharon's climb of Everest
was only one facet of more than twenty years experience as a professional and elite
mountaineer, with numerous ascents of summits over 20,000 feet to her credit.
Since summiting Mount
Everest, Sharon has shared her
story of achievement with hundreds of organizations throughout North America. She
skillfully connects the powerful metaphor of Mount Everest to the challenges faced by
individuals and teams striving for excellence in their own endeavours.
Sharon Wood has been to the top of the
world and back. For anyone wanting to be more effective in their work or their life, her
story is a powerful inspiration.