Susan Ershler Professional Keynote Speaker

WA - Seattle



On May 16, 2002, Sue climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest with her husband Phil. This accomplishment marked the end of a ten-year journey to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents. Sue and Phil became the first couple to climb the Seven Summits together.

"The first couple ever to scale all Seven Summits, that is the highest peaks on the seven continents, and they saved the toughest one for last, Mt. Everest. " —Diane Sawyer

It is this considerable achievement that led to global media coverage including interviews with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, Fredrica Whitfield on CNN, and countless other national television stories and extensive worldwide newspaper coverage via The Associated Press.

During those same ten years, Sue climbed the corporate ladder to the position of Regional Vice President of Sales for a global telecommunications corporation. Consistently earning annual President's Club sales awards, she balanced her time between her corporate responsibilities and climbing mountains. She uses her training as a sales leader as the foundation of her training for climbing mountains.

"Sue's presentation was an outstanding story where we share the excitement of her journey to the summit and how this experience is related with our business, specifically in terms of setting goals and teamwork. Sue performed flawlessly and the team was pleased and really motivated by this absolutely great keynote. She is truly an inspiration for all of us!. " On May 16, 2002, Sue climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest with her husband Phil. This accomplishment marked the end of a ten-year journey to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents. Sue and Phil became the first couple to climb the Seven Summits together.

—Business & Marketing Officer, Microsoft