“Tell me what you want to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Rebecca’s reputation travels before her and she is regularly invited to deliver talks and inspire young people at schools across Britain and overseas. She inspires young people again and again (and often their parents, too) to climb ‘their Everests’. She has two children herself, one at primary and one at secondary school, and understands well the issues that young people face today.
Her enduring message is to listen to your inner voice and be true to yourself. Choose subjects you love, set your goals high, and don’t be put off by seemingly long periods of study or if your chosen path seems a bit risky. Be confident in the choices you make for yourself, and if you don’t know what it is you want to do, don’t fret. You’re far from being alone. Stick to the subjects you love and in time all will become clear. And finally, do your best. You can’t do more than your best, and with this knowledge you’ll find contentment, and with contentment, a generosity of spirit that will allow you to enjoy the success of others as much as your own.
Rebecca is commonly invited for Speech Days, typically to deliver a short talk and present prizes. But she enjoys spending more time with the young people and is equally happy to talk at length on her climbing exploits and expeditions around the world, as well as the history of mountaineering and on the legendary expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
“BEST SPEECH GIVEN BY A VISITING SPEAKER EVER HEARD” | Gateway School
“BRILLIANT- INSPIRING AND, AT TIMES, BREATH-TAKING” | Radley College
“ALL THE GIRLS WHO HEARD REBECCA SPEAK HAVE BEEN BUBBLING WITH IDEAS…SHE HAS QUITE CLEARLY LIFTED THEIR HORIZONS” | The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
“I HAVE NEVER KNOWN AS MANY POSITIVE COMMENTS FROM PARENTS, CHILDREN AND STAFF WHO WERE ABSORBED BY THE STYLE AND PRESENTATION OF HER LECTURE” | Brighouse High School
“EXCELLENT! THE COURAGE AND DETERMINATION SHE SHOWED ACHIEVING HER GOALS CLEARLY LEFT A POSITIVE IMPRESSION…THE STUDENTS WERE ENTHRALLED” | Whalley Range High
“INSPIRING TALK…WE WERE ALL FASCINATED BY SUCH A LUCID ACCOUNT OF HER EXPERIENCES”