Sue Stockdale

Polar Explorer, Author and Speaker

Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker, whose achievements in business and adventure have inspired 1000s of leaders worldwide to step out of their comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results.

Using dramatic images, and thought-provoking anecdotes, Sue encourages people to not just think….but do. Using a unique combination of knowledge and experience gained from elite sport, polar adventure and business Sue brings an incredibly informative, intelligent and professional delivery.

In 1995, Sue saw an advertisement in a newspaper titled “Wanted – novice arctic explorers to ski to the Magnetic North Pole”. As an elite athlete who had represented Scotland, Sue knew she might be fit enough, but had no experience of cross-country skiing or arctic temperatures. She sent off for details and when the brochure arrived stating “are you man enough for the Ultimate Challenge?” she became even more determined to win her place on the team.

Following months of assessments and gruelling tests, she was eventually chosen from over 500 applicants, and after raising £15,000 she achieved her place on the expedition. During the 30-day expedition Sue was continually tested both physically and mentally but this was not without reward as she became the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. After this success, Sue took part in expeditions to the Geographical North Pole, Chile, Antarctica and Greenland. She was recognised as a Pioneer of the Nation in 2005 by HM The Queen.

Sue now is in demand as a keynote speaker, executive coach and leadership specialist. Sue’s own career background is in Corporate Training and Development spending 12 years in this field with British Gas, she has worked with many Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 companies and has also spent 12 months working for the UN in a war zone. Sue has spoken at leading business schools on motivation, leadership and change.

Sue has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and MSc in Quality Management and is an accredited coach. Sue is also author of an impressive nine books with titles including: Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs, The Growth Story, Motivating People and Risk: All that Matters.

Sue has spoken to audiences all over the world including top companies and international conferences. Her enthusiasm, passion and ability to engage the audience combined with her extensive business knowledge and adventure background make Sue an in demand and popular speaker.


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