Tommy Caldwell

Legendary Rock Climber & Motivational Speaker

An exceptionally inspiring figure that summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history, Tommy Caldwell not only took on but conquered Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the gruelling and almost impossible route. An accomplishment that was stacked against all odds and defied belief, Tommy Caldwell’s incredible achievement was the climax of a lifetime dedicated to pushing the limits, possibilities and capabilities of not only himself as a person but also of his limits as an athlete.

One of the most inspirational and motivational speakers in the world that has spent his life pushing boundaries and taking on what is perceived to be impossible, the epitome of mental toughness, resilience and determination, Tommy Caldwell is available to hire as a speaker for events, dinners and functions across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency.

During his work as a motivational speaker, Caldwell shares the incredible journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instil toughness in his son. Developing into a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit, Caldwell’s affinity for adventure was obvious for all to see and led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. Tommy’s mesmerising evolution as a climber certainly did not come without a fair share of challenges. Tragically and terrifyingly held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan in his twenties, Caldwell shares the account of the unthinkable in a manner that is guaranteed to capture the attention of his guests as they live out one of the most intimidating circumstances you could face.

Enough hardship and terror for a lifetime, Tommy’s challenges did not stop there, losing his left index finger in an accident soon after was followed by not only wife but also his primary climbing partner leaving him. A series of events that alone could break a person let alone in collective succession, Caldwell’s incredible ability to turn his hardships into a renewed sense of purpose and determination make him the perfect motivational speaker to hire for any event through the Champions Speakers Agency.

Setting his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face, the Dawn Wall, Tommy’s epic assault took more than seven years, during which time he redefined the sport, found love again and became a father all while facing one of the most gruelling and difficult challenges known to man.

The Push, an account that is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, both Tommy Caldwell’s performances as a speaker and book appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world. Delivering insightful, breath-taking and life changing tales, advice and motivation that has the ability to change the lives of his audience, the inspiring Tommy Caldwell is available to hire as a motivational speaker for all manner of events and engagements through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Tommy Caldwell as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Tommy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Rock Climbing
  • Peak Performance
  • Setting Goals
  • Overcoming Obstacles