Hannah McKeand


Hannah McKeand became the fastest person ever to trek to the South Pole, solo or unaided. Pulling a sledge that weighed up to 100kg (16st) for 690 miles from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole. A terrific motivational speaker, Hannah has achieved amazing feats in her life, leading to truly inspiring presentations at events.

Hannah’s exhausting solo trek meant she lost three stone despite her diet of fudge and chocolate. Her record still stands for the fastest woman solo or unsupported to the South Pole. Hannah’s remarkable talks as an after dinner speaker tell a tale of incredible, motivational achievement and drive.

Hannah’s determination, dedication, vitality and resourcefulness was elementary in her South Pole success. Hannah believes that in order to overcome adversity, focus and positive visualisation are vital to survive in the polar environment whether on your own or as part of a team, an attribute discussed in detail as a motivational speaker.

Hannah’s inspirational story as an after dinner speaker of peak performance, leaving your comfort zone, managing risk and effective teamwork is applicable to all businesses across all sectors. Hannah’s natural and engaging style of providing after dinner speeches makes her favourite with both social and corporate worlds.

To book Hannah McKeand as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Goal Setting – Raising The Bar
  • Change & Risk (Peak Performance In A Hostile Environment)
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Challenge: Overcoming Setbacks
  • The Environment

“Hannah gave us a fascinating insight into her remarkable journey – proving that you can do almost anything if you have the spirit and courage to go out there and succeed.” – Bupa

“Hannah talks with great candour, warmth and enthusiasm about the practicalities of her experiences, what they mean to her and, importantly, what they tell us all about the future of the planet. She gave us a fascinating insight into her extraordinary life as a polar explorer, both from an adventure point of view and from a business angle. Her images and insight regarding climate change and its effects on the polar regions left no one in any doubt of the reality of the issues. She is a powerful and impactful speaker, yet engaging on a personal level, and entertaining too. Her talks work on several levels, and I thoroughly recommend her.”– Bayer