Pen has been receiving an increasing number of well wishes from friends, journalists and most recently a particularly interesting note from 10 Downing Street…
Motivational Speaker & Environmental Adviser
Pen's highly regarded as an engaging, inspirational and thought-provoking keynote and after-dinner speaker across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. His speeches draw on his work as one of the world’s leading explorers, and his work running the pioneering environmental sponsorship organisation, Geo Mission.
Pen rose to global fame in Spring 2003 when he became the first person to trek solo, and without resupply, from Canada across the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice to the North Geographic Pole – a feat that has not been repeated since, and was likened to the first solo ascent of Mt Everest without oxygen. He is also the only Briton to have trekked, without resupply by aircraft, to both the North and South Geographic Poles.
Hailed by The Times as the ‘thinking man’s explorer’, Pen continues his pioneering scientific exploration work through Geo Mission partnering businesses with environmental research programmes addressing the biggest environmental questions of our time.
For example, Arctic Survey, Geo Mission’s spectacularly successful multi-year programme, investigates the rates, causes and global impacts of the unexpectedly fast loss of the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice.
The themes of his motivational conference speeches, corporate talks, and private briefings include:
- Finding the personal motivation to succeed against all the odds
- Increasing team performance for the most challenging environments
- Leadership - Some insights and ideas from the 'bleeding edge' of exploration
- The changing North Pole environment and the imperative for sustainability in business
Valuable insights, amusing anecdotes, fresh perspectives, striking images, and extraordinary video footage combine to create a memorable experience.
To listen to Pen on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, click below
Pen talks about the early years before Solo
Pen talks about becoming the first person to trek solo, and without resupply, from Canada across the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice to the North Geographic Pole http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/max12-pen-hadow-how-i-walked-440-miles-to-the-north-pole-and-claimed-my-place-in-history/
Pen talks about his life after Solo
Pen talks about dealing with failure