inspirational and motivational keynote speakers and events
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about extreme connection

We all look for connection with individuals offering the insights, tools and truth needed to transform ourselves professionally and personally. Our network provides such connection.

Founded in 1992 by Ann Krcik, Extreme Connection represents the world's foremost creative leaders in the field of adventure - expedition leaders, environmentalists, anthropologists, explorers, authors and photographers. Our speakers are people who not only know how to perform in the extremes of nature, but also know how to bring the message home.

This select group of creative, motivational and inspirational experts present unforgettable keynote presentations and seminars at sales meetings, customer events, incentive programs, conferences and executive retreats - wherever they can be of service.

Our programs are successful because we offer much more than entertainment. Hundreds of companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100's, have benefited from the unique insights brought back from the wildest corners of our planet by Extreme Connection speakers. Extreme Connection speakers share with our business clients a passion for increasing performance, a focus on excellence, calculated risk, visionary ideas and setting audacious goals.

"Our speaker's program was completely customized to support our company's objectives. Extreme Connection were real pros - they handles all the details for us, were flexible and very nice to work with." - NuVasive
As an Executive at The North Face, Ann realized that a few climbers' presentations were more than interesting - they were profoundly inspiring. Ann launched Extreme Connection in 1992 to pursue her vision of connecting these unique individuals and their stories with those who seek to be challenged, rejuvenated and inspired to new levels of achievement.

Ann has 20 years of experience in the specialty outdoor industry, is co-founder and past board member of the Outdoor Industry Women's Council and 2005 recipient of the Pioneering Woman award for outstanding and lasting contribution to the Outdoor Industry.

Her favorite adventures have included climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking up the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh Northern India, exploring the Amazon and Sacred Valley in Peru, Southern Thailand and hiking to Base Camp in Nepal to visit friends climbing Everest.