Midnight, at 40 degrees below zero, 1,400 feet from the summit of Mount Everest, amidst gusting wind and snow, Lei Wang, struggling for air and beginning to panic, asked herself, “What am I doing here?”
Mt. Everest was her final climb in a quest called the Explorer’s Grand Slam to ascend the summits of the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents and ski to the north and south poles. It was here she discovered the force that not just took her to the icy mountain tops and frozen poles, but drives each one of us to do our best, shapes our world and has the power to propel even an ordinary person to the heights of success. A force so pervasive that it’s hiding in plain sight.
The secret: excitement.
Today she travels the world as a speaker, author, and mountaineer showing individuals and organizations how to tap into the power of excitement to achieve their highest aspirations. Her audiences are on the edge of their seats as she reveals her story of daring and determination and the steps she took, steps that will empower an ordinary person to achieve extraordinary success.
“All of our event attendees were impressed and inspired by Lei’s journey. Lei doesn’t have super-human physical ability and yet she has achieved what many professional athletes would consider impossible. Lei, you are a truly refreshing inspiration!” -Credit Suisse
“Lei was exactly the keynote and conference opener we needed for our District 31 Spring Conference. Her message about working as a team to overcome adversity was well received by our group. Lei is a blockbuster example of the “locally talented” speakers Boston has to offer.” -Stefano McGhee, Toastmasters International
“Lei’s session was inspiring and perfect for our Chinese delegate guests. Everyone was so excited to hear her speak; we even made sure to purchase her memoir for all of those in attendance to take home as a souvenir. The seminar was a great experience, and we are looking forward to inviting Lei to return for our next event.” -Perfect China
“Lei, we cannot express enough gratitude for your involvement at our Circle of Excellence event in Singapore. Thank you for sharing your story with us – your underlying message about challenging oneself to overcome barriers and obstacles on the path toward success was well received by all of our attendees. Thank you again for closing our program on such an inspiring note.” -HSBC