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Ann Daniels

Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition. From these humble beginnings, she went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, along with her teammate Caroline Hamilton, became the only women in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.


About Ann Daniels

Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice.  She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances.  As a Polar guide and ice leader of the high profile scientific Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference.

She has worked with NASA, The European Space Agency and many scientific institutions globally, tracking and measuring ice and collecting data at the extreme ends of the planet, to help understand the environmental impact humans are having on the world.

Ann tailors every presentation to ensure she hits the key messages needed for each event. She takes time to ensure the skills and lessons she has learnt to achieve in the most extreme environments in the world are transferrable and match those of her audience. She has been speaking for over 20 years and has a natural manner and cares deeply about the needs of each and every audience.

Ann’s achievements have been recognised by many bodies including the Guinness book of records, The Pride of Britain Awards, The Foreign Office and the Women of the Year Awards.  She has appeared on t.v. and radio and spoken to thousands of audiences around the world.

To book Motivational Speaker Ann Daniels, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Ann’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Environmentalism
  • Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Resilience
  • Diversity
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"A wonderful example of determination and true British grit."

King Charles III

"Her energy, belief and determination is inspiring.  She is living proof that humans really can reach new peaks."

The Times

"You were a magnificent speaker and a wonderful example of what can be achieved with precise planning, determination and a will to succeed."


"Thought yesterday was brilliant – you could tell everyone was captivated – you could hear a pin drop. I thought Ann was an inspiration to us all.  Her messages on leadership will help us become better leaders in the future."

Business Network International

"Ann’s presentation on leadership was fantastic.  Our office is still talking about how to deal with their own ‘Polar Bears’ three weeks after the presentation."

The Home Office

"Ann was the best speaker we’ve had in the ten year’s I’ve been booking speakers.  She was motivational and relevant to the current challenges we face in the workplace today.  She inspired us all to strive to achieve so much more, individually and together as a team."


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