Sharon Wood Biography

Sharon Wood has never considered herself a hero but, in 1986, she became the first woman in North America to climb Mount Everest – the world's highest peak. It was an astonishing personal and team accomplishment under conditions of extreme physical and mental duress. It was an example of ordinary people achieving extraordinary results.

Wood's climb of Everest was only one facet of more than 20 years' experience as a professional and elite mountaineer, with numerous ascents of summits over 20,000 feet to her credit. Since climbing Mount Everest, Wood has addressed hundreds of groups worldwide as a keynote speaker. Her presentation is a compelling true story of beating the odds. She speaks about meeting that challenge, and about the associated struggles and gains that closely parallel those of most striving individuals and organizations. Through her personal disclosure of confronting and overcoming challenges and fears, she succeeds in using the imposing example of climbing the highest mountain in the world to provide her audiences with a tangible means of grasping the essence of her story – living and working closer to our potential.

Wood's dedication to the pursuit of our potential was also expressed in her service as founder and chairperson of a fully accredited, non-denominational private school in her hometown of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The school's objective is to foster confidence and lifelong learning skills, while inspiring development of the unique strengths possessed by every child. Today, Mountain Gate Community School has expanded and continues to offer an alternative education option to the community.

Through powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies, Wood conveys the critical element of team success. For anyone wanting to be more effective in life, her story is an inspiration.

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Sharon Wood Videos

Sharon Wood Climbing Mount Everest - YouTube
Sharon Wood — Mountaineer & first Canadian woman to summit Mt ...
Sharon Wood: Unlocking the Potential Within

How to book Sharon Wood?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sharon Wood for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sharon Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sharon Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sharon Wood?

Booking fees for Sharon Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sharon Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sharon Wood?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sharon Wood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sharon Wood for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sharon Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sharon Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sharon Wood is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Personal Growth and Strategy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sharon Wood for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Sharon Wood generally travels from Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robyn Benincasa, Neal Petersen and Bear Grylls. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sharon Wood for an upcoming event.

Sharon Wood Videos

Sharon Wood Climbing Mount Everest - YouTube
Sharon Wood — Mountaineer & first Canadian woman to summit Mt ...
Sharon Wood: Unlocking the Potential Within

Sharon Wood Speaking Topics

  • Reaching for the Top

  • Everest: Insights from a higher ground

    Sharon Wood teaches, entertains and inspires with her personal story about reaching the top of Mount Everest. Stunning still images and video illustrate the journey of a small team who shared a bold vision to climb the highest mountain in the world by a more difficult route and with fewer physical and financial resources.

    Her story powerfully demonstrates how exemplary teamwork and leadership can render the impossible possible. Sharon effectively conveys both the individual and the team perspective by stressing the importance of honoring her own passion and dreams while fulfilling a role as a member of a team - a team committed to a shared vision.

    Sharon's style is personal and moving. She uses powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies to convey the elements that parallel the challenges of striving individuals and organizations. Sharon's authentic, humorous and honest approach evokes listeners to consider the value of their own resources and opportunities.

    “To the Summit and Beyond” is more than an adventure story - it is a timeless, universal story about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. For anyone wanting to be more effective in his or her work or life, Sharon's story is a powerful inspiration.

    Each presentation is tailored to the focus and timelines of the audience. Based on the objectives of the client the following themes can be incorporated:

    • The power of passion and curiosity
    • Fostering a shared vision
    • Accomplishing more with less
    • Thriving through change and adversity
    • Integrating personal aspirations with team power
    • Looking outside the box for creative solutions
    • Maintaining the momentum and staying the course
    • Believing “better is possible”
    • Firing on all cylinders
    • Expanding possibilities
    • Maximizing courage - diminishing fear
    • Leading from where you are - personal leadership
    • Embracing the value of diversity
    • Being and living our potential
    • Performing versus conforming
    • Recognizing, giving and accepting support

How to book Sharon Wood?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sharon Wood for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sharon Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sharon Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sharon Wood?

Booking fees for Sharon Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sharon Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sharon Wood?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sharon Wood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sharon Wood for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sharon Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sharon Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sharon Wood is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Personal Growth and Strategy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sharon Wood for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Sharon Wood generally travels from Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robyn Benincasa, Neal Petersen and Bear Grylls. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sharon Wood for an upcoming event.

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