Finally! A Mount Everest Motivational Speaker Who Will Genuinely Inspire Your Audience

Mount Everest climbing stories combined with resilience and fear-conquering techniques

Dozens of Associations and Companies Have Trusted John Beede to Be Their Conference Keynote Speaker

Motivational speaker at hundreds of events in 48 states and 6 countries.

Conquering fear
Rock Climbing
= Amazing Event


Who is This Motivational Speaker?

John Beede has climbed to the top of the tallest mountain on every continent, including Mount Everest. In fact, more people have orbited in space than have climbed these '7 Summits.' He has survived hurricanes, earthquakes, avalanches, tribal warfare, and was once struck by lightning.
He is the author of three books including the acclaimed, The Mini-Manual for Becoming Super-Awesome.

In his keynote presentations, John teaches a researched, proven, and powerful grit-building formula that your people will actually put to use.

Your audience will learn John’s resilience techniques that put him on the summits of Earth’s tallest mountains. He combines these leadership lessons with jaw-dropping mountaineering stories. All of this makes John a sure-fire speaker for your event.

Consistently rated one of the top motivational speaker during his 16 years as a professional speaker, John and his "Climb On!" success strategies are loved by audience members and meeting planners alike. 

Everest Climbing Stories Combined with High-Altitude Resilience Strategies

Finally, a Super-Entertaining, Proven, and Impactful Motivational Speaker
16+ years experience
Mount Everest stories
Resilience strategies
'Fall-off-your-seat' funny
Breakout sessions

Our 400 jet-lagged sales representatives came from 21 countries and spoke 7 different languages. John delivered exactly what we were looking for. The feedback was tremendous.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

John's experience climbing to the top of Mount Everest will inspire anyone to climb towards their life's greatest goals.

Jo Townsend

Producer, 60 Minutes

It was unanimous that John was one of, if not the best, speakers we've ever had.

Jim Ponder


"That's great! ...But what does he actually speak about?"

'7 Summits' Adventures

Epic Mountain Tales

John's stories about climbing earth's tallest mountains are riveting, motivational, and hilarious. However, they're simply attention-getters for the real reason for the event: teaching your students goal-setting, resilience, and leadership.

Proven Success Strategies

Goal-Setting & Leadership

Each student in your audience walk away knowing how to pick their mountaintops, create a bomb-proof expedition plan,  keep climbing with resilience, persistence and grit... despite the obstacles they'll inevitably face.

Trusted, No-Hassle, & Fun

Your Best Event... Ever!

You need a sure-fire speaker who is easy to work with, will crush it on stage, and bring a powerful message based on a real-life story of a massive adventure.

"If Bear Grylls and Tony Robbins had a baby, it would be John Beede."

Jason Manning

The Peak 102.7 FM

Frequently Asked Questions

*Actually* asked questions by past clients!

How is John different from other motivational speakers?

There are three things that set motivational speaker John Beede apart from every other speaker who is out there:

1. He does NOT speak from the standard formula of, 'this bad thing happened, I overcame it... and you can too!" While that's often helpful and valuable, John teaches student leaders how to craft and architect the life, lifestyle, and society of their dreams, no matter their starting place. "You don't have to wait for a bad thing to happen to start your inspirational journey. You just have to decide to start," John says.

2. His stories come from real-life mountaineering adventures... and he's still climbing! John has climbed over 100 mountains in his life. Some big in size and notoriety, some unheard of. Therefore, while his lessons are supported by research, they aren't sourced from a textbook. They're real, one-of-a-kind adventures and not something that John did in the past. John still IS the person you hear on stage.

3. The multimedia is mind-blowing. The videos, music, and photos make John's events feel more like a motivational rock concert than just another boring 'speech.' You don't want your team thinking they are forced into listening. 

Can he offer a virtual keynote speech on Zoom or Teams?

John offers a pre-recorded 'mountaintop keynote' in which he climbs a literal mountain and, using a drone, GoPro, and 360 camera, he delivers the keynote to your audience from a literal mountaintop. 

He is also available for live virtual presentations from his home studio.

Please get in touch with your event dates and preferred option.

Does he offer workshops or breakout sessions?

Absolutely. Many groups add workshops to give students a richer experience. The workshops are 60% technical, 40% entertainment while the keynote is 60% entertainment, 40% technical.

In our experience, those who choose to attend breakout sessions get a richer learning experience from John as a result of the sessions. They are recommended for every event. 

What does it cost for John to speak at our event?

John is one of the top youth motivational speakers in the world and charges accordingly.

 Please contact us with your event dates and Brandon or Cristina with Top Youth Speakers will let you know John's rates. 

In case John's rates are outside of your budget's limits, they'll also be able to provide you with an alternative.

Send a quick message with your questions to John's agent, Brandon Spinnazola and he'll get back to you on the same day within normal business hours.

Is he, like, an annoying diva to work with?

The dude regularly sleeps while hanging from cliffs and spends his free time on glaciers while starving and thirsty.

He has few needs for creature comforts.

At your event, all this youth motivational speaker requests is a screen, projector, lighting, and sound system. He'll bring the rest, including laptop cables and microphone.

If he agrees to your event, it's because he wants to be there. Meaning, he will show up early and stay late, interacting with each and every person who's interested in chatting.

John prides himself in being 'super-easy to work with' and 'super-easy to book.' Email John's agent to get the ball rolling. 

My association/organization is interested. How can I get in touch?

Just tap or click one of the the 'BRING JOHN TO YOUR EVENT' buttons anywhere on this page.

Which subjects does John speak about? 

Motivational John Beede typically speaks on:





and getting to net carbon negative.

Rarely do his motivational messages stray from these subjects, but if you think there could be a natural fit for your desired subject, email John's agent, Brandon Spinnazola. 

"It was unanimous that John was one of, if not the best, speakers we've ever had."

Jim Ponder

RYLA Co-Chair

"John's experience climbing to the top of Mt. Everest will inspire anyone to climb towards their life's greatest goals... and that's why we made his harrowing story a part of our 60 Minutes feature about the legendary mountain."

Jo Townsend

60 Minutes, Australia

"We had John speak at both the BPA and DECA state conferences to over 1,200 attendees. He had them laughing hysterically, gripped in suspense, and best of all, really thinking about their goals for the future."

Christine Phipps

New Mexico State Advisor


What Real Audience Members Say About Motivational Speaker, John Beede

Oh man i don't even know how to say how much i loved your speech... first of all, your enthusiasm was the best! you connected soo well with everyone and we appreciate that so much! You have no idea. Your stories were inspirational and I had an overall incredible time listening." 

Morgan M.

Massachusetts Student Leader

hey man you came to my school today and im usually sleeping during presentations but wowwwwowowow yours was great you taugt me alot in life what to do and the tips and that you can do anything you want you just have to live life to the fullest well you made a big impact on my life and i thank you again for the wonderful presentation YOU ARE MY ROLE MODEL!"

Jared M.

Nevada High School Student

You were WONDERFUL. I always told myself anything was possible, but never truly believed it. You reminded me and assured me that anyone can do anything, they just have to have a good mindset. You set this positive energy in everyone and WITHOUT A DOUBT, CHANGED LIVES TODAY."

Alison P. 

Texas Association of Student Councils

NEVER BEFORE HAD I HEARD WORDS THAT WERE SO INSPIRING, that even today I can remember the pening line to your keynote. You made a big impact on my life and I thank you again for that wonderful presentation. You are my role model."

Alicia A.

California Student Leadership Conference Attendee

"Most speakers just drag the audience along. I actually did not want it to end when it did. I was sitting there, wanting more, which is something tough to get from a speaker. I came back for one of your workshops the next day because I wanted more. Most motivational speakers leave you thinking, "Yeah right," or "That's not possible." I left your workshop feeling more confident in myself, as if I could do anything. You're the best I've seen." 

John Thompson

Minnesota Conference Attendee

The way he started his speech was like nothing I have ever heard! The climbing story really got. me into his speech. I really loved it and I know more about leadership and success to help me in my new State President position. Climb On!"

Amanda L.

North Dakota Leadership Student

You had a completely different style of speaking that made you more interesting and more personable than other speakers. You were the favorite speaker of my entire state officer team. I'm glad we had a refreshingly different speaker like you to wake us up in the middle of the day."

Kenji Brown

Georgia Teen Leader

Out of all the speakers I was introduced to, you were my favorite. I felt that I could connect with you the most, because you told me a part of you, not just something that you've learned. The fact that you were interesting and funny, but were telling something personal, made you keep the attention of me and the other attendees."

Ashley D.

North Carolina Youth Business Leader

Your Students Will Thank You.

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