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Matthew D-Thornton

Motivational Speaker Matthew D-Thornton
  • Young international mountaineer who has summited Mount Everest as part of the youngest ever team for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
  • Global Ambassador for 'Global Angels' and 'Climate Unchange'.
  • Combines his expedition experiences with pioneering work in the oil and gas industry at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.
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Matthew D-Thornton

Motivational Speaker Matthew D-Thornton
  • Young international mountaineer who has summited Mount Everest as part of the youngest ever team for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
  • Global Ambassador for ‘Global Angels’ and ‘Climate Unchange’.
  • Combines his expedition experiences with pioneering work in the oil and gas industry at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton is a mountaineer and analyst with experience which belies his young age. In 2012 at the age of 22, Matthew stood atop Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world as part of the youngest ever team to accomplish the feat. Minutes before just 50 meters from the summit, he ran out of supplemental oxygen and instantly felt the hostile hand of ultra-high altitude squeezing away the little energy he had left.

“Her Majesty sends warm good wishes for every success to you and to all those involved in the expedition, for the achievement of your goal and your safe return.” – Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Less than a month after standing on top of the world, Matthew continued to search for his own limits as he raced the length of the UK by bicycle.

Prior to Everest, Matthew competed as a world class squash player and co-founded his own company at the age of 19, all whilst studying for his degree in Human Physiology, the knowledge of which would help him push the limits of human endurance in countless expeditions and challenges.

Currently, Matthew combines expeditions across the globe with his position as an analyst in a geological company within the oil and gas industry. It is this experience which sets him aside from others in the field as Matthew shows not only how it is possible to combine a ‘normal life’ with expeditions to the most extreme environments on the planet, but also how lessons learnt and decisions made on the world’s highest mountains such as the management of risk mirror those which shape modern day business in every aspect.

Speaking

Citing his previous position as one of the youngest directors in the country and success in sourcing corporate funding for the hibu Everest 2012 Diamond Jubilee expedition, Matthew has delivered presentations on a breadth of topics ranging from ideas and creativity, to brand marketing and engagement. In addition to this, his versatile experience and speaking ability has allowed him to give presentations to diverse industries such as the satellite and aerospace industry where his experience of pioneering efforts in modern day mountaineering and cutting edge materials technology in the oil and gas industry makes a seamless transition.

With striking images captured from the most hostile and unforgiving environments combined with images from the edge of science, Matthew delivers an inspired performance which is both as motivating as it is captivating, linking all commercial applications in a way never previously considered. Through his talks, Matthew imparts upon the audience a wholly motivating presentation which makes audiences laugh, possibly cry, but crucially makes audiences think in ways they may never have done; thinking in new ways about creating, interacting and driving their teams, about striving for long term goals, and ultimately reaching for excellence.

Matthew’s keynotes focus upon key lessons borne out of failure, the creativity of ideas, the development in technology. His talks include risk management and crisis avoidance, and how people can use others around  them to inspire themselves to continually push the boundaries of new frontiers.

Whether your goal is in increased productivity and engagement or simply increasing employee morale, thanks to striking images captured from the most hostile and unforgiving environments combined with images from the edge of science Matthew inspires individuals and groups to raise their game.

He has given keynotes to prestigious organisations including; The BBC, Boeing, Burberry, Marks & Spencer, Sky, Tesco, Hibu and SES. In addition to his speaking engagements, Matthew is a well rounded author, making regular contributions to The BBC, the Huffington Post, and has published a full length account of his expedition on Everest.

Matthew currently sits on the board of external investment, providing advice on support acquisition and branding at COREX UK.

Biography

Client Testimonials

'It was a real pleasure to meet you in Prague last week, and thanks for answering my (and everyone’s) many questions about your Everest climb. For so many of us “desk jockeys”, stories like this are fascinating and inspiring, and it was clear the themes were well received by the audience.'

“Her Majesty sends warm good wishes for every success to you and to all those involved in the expedition, for the achievement of your goal and your safe return.”

Client Testimonials

'It was a real pleasure to meet you in Prague last week, and thanks for answering my (and everyone’s) many questions about your Everest climb. For so many of us “desk jockeys”, stories like this are fascinating and inspiring, and it was clear the themes were well received by the audience.'

“Her Majesty sends warm good wishes for every success to you and to all those involved in the expedition, for the achievement of your goal and your safe return.”

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