Ann Daniels

Keynote & Virtual Speaker

Looking for a virtual speaker in these difficult times. Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition. From these humble beginnings, she went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.

Experiencing temperatures as low as -50°C and dealing with various encounters with polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice. She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances. As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference.

Her most recent expeditions in 2017 and 2018 saw Ann working with NASA and the European Space Agency to help scientists understand what is happening in the fragile Polar regions.

Ann tailors every presentation to ensure she hits the key messages needed for each event. She takes time to ensure the skills and lessons she has learnt to achieve in the most extreme environments in the world are transferrable and match those of her audience. She has been speaking for over 20 years and has a natural manner and cares deeply about the needs of each and every presentation she gives.

“Ann’s presentation on leadership was fantastic. Our office is still talking about how to deal with their own ‘Polar Bears’ three weeks after the presentation.”

The Home Office

“Thought yesterday was brilliant – you could tell everyone was captivated – you could hear a pin drop. I thought Ann was an inspiration to us all. Her messages on leadership will help us become better leaders in the future.”

Business Network International

“You were a magnificent speaker and a wonderful example of what can be achieved with precise planning, determination and a will to succeed.”


“Ann was the best speaker we’ve had in the ten years I’ve been booking speakers. She was motivational and relevant to the current challenges we face in the workplace today. She inspired us all to strive to achieve so much more, individually and together as a team.”


“The key message I took away was about our challenging environment and I thought her approach was very refreshing – don’t waste time/energy getting angry about the environment you are in and the challenges you face but instead start planning how you are going to deal with them. I think this is relevant for us all at work and outside work.”