Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker

Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker
Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker

Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker

Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker is one of South Africa’s leading female mountaineers.

In her 15 year career as a high altitude mountaineer, she has been on 14 major expeditions to five continents.

In 1996 she made history by being part of the first group of South Africans to plant the new democratic flag on the top of Mt. Everest. Book through Speakers Inc

As a novice climber Deshun was only able to reach Camp 2 at 6,500 metres (21,325 feet) that year, but subsequently returned to Everest in 2003. Bad weather, however, thwarted that attempt as Deshun made her way to the summit.

Again she had to turn back – this time a mere 500 metres from the top (8,848 metres, 29,028 feet).

Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker

Deshun has been an active promoter of high altitude climbing among women in Africa, where the sport is not widely known.

She has had to fight stereotypes as an African female mountaineer in order to accomplish her high altitude dreams.

Although her dream to reach the top of Mt. Everest has not yet being realised, her climbing exploits have inspired hundreds of South Africans to see high altitude mountaineering as a reachable goal.

Over 15 years of climbing, Deshun has lead groups to Mt. Everest Base Camp, including Olympic decathlon legend and Laureus World Sports Academy member Daley Thompson, as well as three groups to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

She has also successfully climbed Mount Meru (Tanzania), Mount Kenya (Kenya), Mount Elbrus (Russia), Mount Kala Pathar (Nepal) and Mt. Blanc (France).

She holds a Higher Diploma in Education from Rand College and Rand Afrikaans University and spent five years as a school teacher before taking up mountaineering.

 Deshun Deysel-Adventure Motivational Speaker

In 2010 Deshun enters her fourteenth year in the speaking, training and consultancy industry.

This, following on the initial five-year experience gained as a school teacher in the early 1990’s.

Her key skills are those of motivational speaking; facilitating and training. Follow on Twitter

Using the three skills above, her firm D Deysel & Associates focuses on issues crucial to both corporations and individuals:

* Leadership
* Goal-setting
* Team-building
* Dealing with success and failure
* Persevering to the end

Her goal in each case is invariably the same – to assist individuals and teams in their own development.

Her method, however, is customized to the need of her clients. Most recently she anchored an annual Leadership seminar for women in Malawi (on behalf of WMC).

She not only participates in conferences and seminars, but also combines theoretical training with the experiential – having lead corporate groups on treks to Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.