Susan Ershler

Business Executive, International Speaker, Author & Mountain Climber

Susan Ershler Biography

Susan Ershler is an international speaker, business and sales executive, author, and Mountain Climber.

Susan's record would be remarkable enough if it only detailed her business achievements. During her 23-year corporate career, she has held a series of increasingly responsible executive positions in the sales divisions of Fortune 500 companies. She led teams to sales records, beating quotas from $1 million to $600 million. Ending as a vice president of sales for a multi-national telecommunications corporation, she was responsible for their fast-growing Internet division. She also worked at US WEST, United Technologies, FedExKinko's, and GTE (Verizon). During her business career, she earned 11 annual President's Club sales awards -- the top honors awarded to the sales people in these companies.

But as she was marking these achievements, she and her husband Phil, a professional mountain guide, were climbing the Seven Summits -- the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents.

That remarkable journey culminated at the top of Mount Everest on May 16, 2002. With that climb, she and Phil became the first couple in history to climb the Seven Summits together. They've written a book on their adventure, "Together on Top of the World: A True Story of Love and Courage," published by Warner Books.

That feat earned them world-wide media attention, including "Good Morning America," CNN, The New York Times and many others. As Alex Ward of the The New York Times put it, "Surmounting Everest's 29,035 feet remains one of the great mythic achievements, an undisputable display of skill and courage against ice and rock, bottomless chasms, body-numbing temperatures and tent-shredding winds, all in an oxygen-deprived danger zone. Ms. Ershler worked hard to get there."

Not a professional mountain climber, Susan trained by climbing the 35 stories in her high-rise office building on her lunch hour for a year -- with a 40-pound pack on her back.

Susan tells her electrifying story to audiences with clarity and passion. She lifts her audience's ambitions by showing them how hard work, dedication, perseverance and a total commitment to excellence can pay off in reaching seemingly impossible goals.

Her leadership message begins with visualizing a goal, no matter how difficult or out of reach. She continues with techniques to improve focus and discipline and shows how essential teamwork is to achievement. And she concludes with a passionate affirmation of the value of life and the thrill of celebrating your success from the top of the world. Susan's message stands apart for its credibility and power. Having climbed the mountain -- in work, and in the world, Susan Ershler is the real deal.

Susan has been actively engaged over the past decade as a donor and supporter of the American Himalayan Foundation and its ongoing program to prevent up to 10,750 young Nepalese girls each year from becoming victims of human trafficking. Going forward, she’ll be increasing these donations to help with the rebuilding and recovery efforts underway following the devastating earthquake in 2015.

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Susan Ershler Videos

Susan Ershler | Leadership | Think Like a Trusted Guide
Susan Ershler: Everest Summiter and Leadership Keynote Speaker
Susan Ershler: Mt. Everest Climber & Business Speaker

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Susan Ershler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Susan Ershler for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Susan Ershler generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Susan Ershler for an upcoming event.

Susan Ershler Videos

Susan Ershler | Leadership | Think Like a Trusted Guide
Susan Ershler: Everest Summiter and Leadership Keynote Speaker
Susan Ershler: Mt. Everest Climber & Business Speaker
Susan Ershler Keynote Speaker and Everest Summiter

Susan Ershler News

  • From Everest To The Executive Suite

    In my career as a sales executive at some of the largest corporations and a Seven Summits mountain climber, I’ve developed a set of guiding principles that has allowed me to achieve seemingly impossible revenue goals while simultaneously climbing the world’s highest mountains.


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