Alex Staniforth is an adventurer, endurance athlete, inspirational speaker, author and fundraiser from Cheshire. He is no stranger to overcoming adversity – suffering epilepsy, stammering, bullying in early life. He survived the 2015 Nepal earthquake during his second attempt to climb Mount Everest.
In July 2017 he became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops, advocating his struggle with depression and eating disorders. He won the Pride of Britain Granada Reports Fundraiser of the Year, raising over £85,000 for charities so far. Through his outdoor challenges, Alex is committed to helping others overcome their own challenges in life.
Alex regularly delivers inspirational, keynote and after-dinner talks to corporate teams, conferences, awards presentations and many more across the UK. Overcoming his life challenges through outdoor challenges, Alex addresses our fear of failure and demonstrates that we can all make better choices towards the adversity in our lives.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.