Motivational, inspirational, insightful. These are just a few of the words we hear about our general session speakers at Sales Convention. This year, we add impressive to the list with these two extraordinary speakers.
Alison Levine is no stranger to punishing environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches…and a career on Wall Street.
Levine has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle to the geographic North Pole. In January 2008 she made history as the first American to follow a remote route across west Antarctica for 600 miles to the South Pole. She completed this arduous journey on skis while hauling 150 lbs of her gear and supplies in a sled harnessed to her waist. Her success in extreme environments is noteworthy given she had three heart surgeries and also suffers from a neurological disease that causes the arteries that feed her fingers and toes to collapse in cold weather, leaving her at extreme risk for frostbite
Levine spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she focused on the topic of leading teams in extreme environments. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge, which is a compilation of lessons she learned during her various expeditions, and she’s excited to share some of those lessons with us this coming March.