PATRICK HOLLINGWORTH - Inspiration & Motivation

PATRICK HOLLINGWORTH - Inspiration & Motivation

You find yourself at the Edge.

Patrick Hollingworth is a normal, everyday person from the flattest state in Australia, who leads a double life as a highly accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. 

Having decided early on that a life half-lived is a life wasted, Patrick pursued his love of the mountains and ultimately committed himself to an unguided ascent of the world's highest mountain. After a decade of hard work and perseverance, his dream was achieved on May 17th 2010. 

Standing on the summit of Mount Everest confirmed his suspicion that it is only when we move outside our comfort zones - when we truly stretch ourselves - that we find out who we really are. What Patrick discovered is that you find yourself on the edge. 

Obsessed with sharing this discovery with others, he founded a practice that shares this message through the delivery of keynote presentations, training workshops and outdoor leadership programs. The key themes covered include: 

  • * Inspiration & resilience

  • * Safety & risk management 

  • * Leadership & team engagement

Patrick is still an active climber, and as well as conducting leadership and team engagement activities in the Australian outdoors, he regularly leads expeditions to the Himalayas and further afield. Thus, he is able to continually refine his understanding of the above topics and ensure his material is current and fresh. 

In addition to his mountaineering credentials, Patrick has over 15 years experience as a consultant to the oil and gas, resources and land development sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours, has been awarded Professional Membership of the National Speakers Association of Australia, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management. 

Patrick is a warm and engaging keynote speaker, and is able to customise any presentation so that it meets the event brief. He also runs workshops and programs designed as team building and leadership learning experiences. Workshops are suitable for groups of 5 to 300 people and programs for teams of up to 15 people. 


'Patrick is an amazing yet humble individual and his story is truly inspiring. His presentations to the Bankwest technology Leadership Group was well constructed and delivered in a unique way, where the audience could draw their own conclusions. Patrick's openness, honesty and willingness to share some of his own personal challenges make his story all the more motivational. I would strongly recommend Patrick and his story of passion, teamwork, resilience and humility to any organisations. You won't be disappointed!' - Andy Weir, Chief Executive Enterprise Services and CIO, Bankwest

'Patrick's story was perfect for the time in our organisational evolution. With a mixture of storytelling about his magnificent achievement of conquering Everest he clearly demonstrated that if you set goals undertaking sufficient preparation surrounding yourself with the correct team whilst using data to your advantage you can achieve anything, Patrick comes highly recommended.' - David Timmel, General Manager, Skilled Group. 

I decided early on , that a life half-lived is a life wasted.