"Tonya and Brad’s presentation was simply captivating. It was the first time I have ever seen 300+ salespeople “pin drop quiet” for 45 minutes! It was a great story about teamwork, overcoming obstacles, managing risk, perseverance, and planning! The story and videos lets you “experience the climb” from your seat!"

- Pat Fletcher, General Manager - Nalco, Downstream Americas


"Your style and approach to conveying one of the most intense and dangerous undertakings available to man blew away our customers. We felt like we were on the  mountain with you and your team.  The way you tied preparing, approaching, and sumitting Everest to the everyday challenges of managing a salesforce or running your business was amazing. Every one of my customers and sales team walked away with a new appreciation of what their "Everest" is in their business and a renewed vigor to go climb it."

 - Chris Eichmann, Director - Johnson Controls, Product Sales North America


Thank you so very much!  Your presentation was well received.  It opened hearts and minds as to what is possible.  We are always talking about being uncommon - your amazing story certainly speaks to that.  We appreciate your taking time to make a difference in the lives of our young men....Thanks again, you were GREAT!"

 - Dan Hawkins, Head Coach - Colorado University Football


"Your inspiration and real world experiences helped all of us in our learning to plan for success as well as finding the determination within to face the many challenges we face each day.”

- Mike Beaman, Founder and CEO - Quincy Resource Group

“Wonderful parallels between success in the mountains and success in business - all tied together with incredible stories and remarkable photos and video - straight from the tallest mountain in the world!  Your presentation made me not only want to jump up and go after my  goals - but helped me to see the best path to make my goals a reality.”

- Joe Lucero, President - Communications Marketing Services, Inc.

“You gave us one of the most engaging presentations we've ever had on CenterStage.
When can we book an encore visit?"

-Al Wiman, Vice President for Public Understanding of Science - The St. Louis Science Center

“Brad was very motivational and very real.  He had a wonderful connection with the audience.  All of his ideas and strategies for climbing Mount Everest were applicable to our business.”

- Matt Plocher, Managing Director - The Qualy Group, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network


"Our audience of over 200 found Tonya's story both inspiring and relevant.  Tonya wove in our business concepts into her presentation:  How to: focus; work as a team to achieve the good of the team; and overcome adversity.  The audience was highly engaged and rated it as the "highlight" of our four day conference.  A year later colleagues are still talking about it, sharing it with friends and customers.  And as a team, we managed our business challenges and grew our business by more than 40%"

- Karen Fletcher, VP of Operations - Healthways