Both Sophie and Sandy captivated the audience by providing clear examples of team work, leadership skills and mental resilience that allowed them to reach their goal of crossing the Antarctic ahead of schedule. Important skills that are applicable in a business environment. It was great to hear their experiences delivered in such a candid and humorous manner.
We invited Sophie for quite a challenging audience of bankers that were taken out of their comfort zone. Following a beatboxer and some famous professors, Sophie was the cherry on the cake, with an inspiring story of the impact of psychological safety on the success of the Ice Maiden team. She fitted perfectly with our ‘human powered’ theme and I look forward to hearing her again.
Not all of us are able to cross Antarctica, but we all engage in projects that require planning and preparation, and an understanding of our team’s strengths and weaknesses. Their talk focused on the role teamwork plays in achieving your objective and this was a language we all understood.
It was a really engaging story with real take-aways about team work and what ordinary people can achieve. She presented her life experiences in a way that relates to the work environment - terrific talk, the best I have been to.
It’s always a challenge to find a speaker to entertain and bring relevance to the business message for our team of Finance Directors. For us, Sophie and Sandy’s story is an inspiration, they captured beautifully what makes great teamwork and the success that brings, whether in business or life.
Sophie Montagne keynoted at the Business Analysis Conference Europe 2018 and enthralled and entertained the audience. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any speaking engagement, she was a great speaker and a joy to work with.
Incredible delivery, with humble honesty. Great to hear the story, challenges and solutions such as preparation, communication and teamwork that are so applicable to the business world. The highlight of the conference for me.
The points they made were very relevant to our business, and an opportunity for colleagues to take something personal away from the talk. The format was tailored to the different audiences, and they delivered one style presentation to the school children and another to the corporate environment.
“It is one thing to have a story to tell, quite another to tell it well. Sophie and Sandy are not only courageous but also captivating. They tailored the account of their extraordinary achievement to suit everyone, from wide-eyed Year 3 pupils to admiring adults. Delivered with humility and an endearing honesty, theirs is an inspiring story.”
I have had the pleasure of seeing Sophie and Sandy present on a number of occasions and I cannot recommend them enough. Their story is obviously very inspirational, but it’s their ability to bring the tale to life with honest and candid insight that makes their presentations so engaging.