Tori James


The first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest, Tori James became one of the most talked about people in Wales at the age of 25. With her demand and reputation continually growing following her incredible achievement, James was in the BBC documentary, On Top of the World which was produced to document her expedition. Also the author of Peak Performance, a book which describes her record-breaking climb to the summit, the Pembrokeshire woman that grew up on a farm claims to have gained much of her toughness for venturing outside in all weather.

Having been awarded the Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister in recognition of outstanding volunteering over the last 10 years. Tori James now works extensively as a motivational speaker and consultant delivering leadership training, team and youth development projects. Tori’s exceptional work has led teams in both corporate and charitable organisations where her work has stemmed across sectors that include aviation, entrepreneurship and sport. An ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Wales and Girl Guiding UK, Tori James is available to hire as a motivational after dinner speaker through the Champions Speakers Agency.

Having gained a degree in Geography from the Royal Holloway University of London, Tori James secured her dream job working for British Exploring, a charity founded by a member of Scott’s Antarctic Expedition and based at the Royal Geographical Society in London. James was a member of the Pink Lady PoleCats in 2005, making her a part of the first all-female team to complete The Polar Challenge, a gruelling 360-mile race to the Magnetic North Pole. Not one to settle, just five years later Tori cycled the length of New Zealand, a total of 2400km, unsupported from north to south. These experiences and endeavours both within her employment and adventures have allowed Tori to compile a host of tales and anecdotes to share with her guests at events that are certain to engage, motivate and educate all in attendance.

A was part of the 2014 Beeline Britain team who became the first to travel in a straight line from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of the British Limbless Ex- Servicemen’s Association. The teams 1,100km journey involved sea kayaking, road cycling, mountain biking and hiking and such was the magnitude of their achievement it was documented in the award-winning film As The Crow Flies. Setting a record for the longest open sea kayak crossing in UK waters, kayaking non-stop for 200km from Land’s End to Pembrokeshire, Tori James became a celebrated and sought after figure that has since used her inspirational story and experiences to motivate people in a range of fields to push the boundaries of their potential.

A record breaker, trailblazer, consultant, motivational speaker and pioneer, Tori James is one of the most engaging and enchanting motivational speakers that can be hired. Never one to give up or believe in limitations, following an event with Tori you and your guests are certain to leave motivated and ready to achieve anything you want. Making the impossible possible, the youngest Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest, Tori James is ready to transform the lives and limiting beliefs of your guests.

To book Tori James as the motivational 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, Tori is known to cover the following topics:

  • High Performing Teams
  • Marginal Gains
  • Goal Setting & Resilience
  • Generating Common Goal
  • Situational Communication
  • Overcoming Setbacks
  • Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
  •  Achieving Things Against The Odds

“Tori was the perfect speaker – inspirational, yes – but so natural that she made it all seem achievable – I thought her message was brilliantly delivered” – Monmouth School for Girls

“Brilliant talk from @torijtweets last night, who says small can’t be powerful?!” – Member of GB Rowing Team

“Exceptional people are a privilege to listen to…@torijtweets is one of the most exceptional I’ve ever heard. Authenticity & Achievement!” – Justyn Price at the UK Coaching Summit

“Tori was professional and engaging to work with. She took her own specialised subject and adapted it to work with our event theme with strong personal anecdotes and experiences. Tori’s talk demonstrated her passion for the subject and was both enjoyable and clearly presented.” – Simon, The Camping & Caravanning Club

“Tori was fantastic, you could have heard a pin drop when she was talking, she absolutely captivated the audience with her heroism and bravery. What a woman!” – Kerry, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation