Motivational speaker, Bonita Norris, is one of the UK’s leading adventurers. She went from novice climber to the world’s highest peak in just two years having raised significant sponsorship in order to secure her place. She has since taken on some of the toughest expeditions possible. Bonita has skied to the North Pole, led charity teams, and climbed a total of five Himalayan peaks—three of which are over 8000m high. In 2017 her book, The Girl Who Climbed Everest, was published.
Bonita has co-hosted television coverage of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. She is also an ambassador for several charities. A youth ambassador for many education institutions, and previously nominated Cosmopolitan Woman of The Year, Bonita represents a perfect example of what it is possible to achieve with enough determination.
Bonita is a highly experienced and professional speaker with over eight years experience delivering conference key notes, after dinner speeches and awards presentations to clients in the U.K and internationally. Her inspiring story of going from novice climber to standing on top of Mt Everest in only two years speaks to the hearts and minds of every audience member. Bonita talks about the need to take one step at a time in order to achieve your bigger goal.
Accompanied by stunning photographs from her expeditions to the Himalayas, Bonita’s talk is heart- warming, humorous and inspiring. She tells of the lessons she learnt as an ordinary girl taking on an extraordinary challenge. Her messages of trusting marginal gains, learning to push past the point of giving up, and always asking one simple question can revolutionise how we approach the best and worst challenges in life.
Clients include Bentley Motors, PWC, Veolia, Shell, Zurich, Roche, Ivanti, Robert Half Recruitment, Skipton Building Society, Right Move, Squire Patton Boggs, European Sponsorship Association, Marks & Spencer, Pitney Bowes and AOL.
“She was absolutely perfect, came across totally authentic and so inspiring. It landed so many team/business messages for our marketing team with her incredible story.” Lucy Winch, Event Executive Simply Health event 2022
“Great speaker with a real passion.” Axxsys Consulting
“Very positive response from the audience, an inspiring and remarkable lady.” PF Awards
“Bonita was really engaging and inspiring – she had a great story and all the delegates were very impressed with her.” Grace & Tailor
“Bonita’s presentation was exceptional. I have had some really good feedback, one person even quoting “I got goose bumps” she delivered the story really well, and was I also told this was the highlight of the day.” Pitney Bowes
“A brilliant speaker who engaged with the audience and had everybody captivated.” Ramblers UK
“Exactly what we were looking for to push our audience to keep on fighting to achieve their goals however impossible the challenge might seem. Moving out of one’s comfort zone to seek new challenges was perfectly voiced.” CuldeSac Experience
“Fabulous! She had attendees with their mouths literally agape. She was professional from start to finish, engaging with guests before and after the event. We would highly recommend her!” Somerset County Council