Lynne Cox

  • Most Acclaimed Long Distance Swimmer of the Modern Era
  • Author of Swimming to Antarctica

Determination. Bravery. Adventurousness. Testing the limits of human endurance. These concepts are the hallmark of Lynne Cox’s spectacular career. A bold risk- taker with a proven record for overcoming monumental obstacles, Ms. Cox is one of the most dynamic motivational speakers to emerge in recent decades.

 
  

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Lynne Cox is in a very unique position to articulate her achievements and relate them to an audience from CEO'S to manager level positions. Her lectures and take aways apply not only to business, education, not for profits etc, but also to economies and environments. As the former CEO of Starbucks, I brought Lynne in to speak to about 600 employees. Her message at the time centered around her accomplishements and activities that earned her "hall of fame" status. Lynne made us feel that anything is achieveable if you apply the right thoughts and processes....as a speaker myself, at the risk of losing business, I consistently communicate with Lynne to stimulate my own style and message. I highly recommend her.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Lynne Cox
  • Gretchen Goodall Managing Director, Citigroup
  • Jesse Bond, Bond Financial
  • Craig D. Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Director of Marketing and The Client Experience - Morgan Stanley; Smith Barney
  • Thomas A. Coleman, San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association
  • Lauren A. Curtin, Agency Support - New York Life Insurance
  • Jim Donald - Former CEO Starbucks; CEO Haggne Food Company
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TEAM BUILDING/LEADERSHIP

Lynne draws upon her own experiences, both national and international, and speaks about ways to approach important and complex projects. Every success she has had required a dedicated team. Through her own example she shows how to select the perfect team and then to inspire them, hot to encourage t ...

 Lynne draws upon her own experiences, both national and international, and speaks about ways to approach important and complex projects. Every success she has had required a dedicated team. Through her own example she shows how to select the perfect team and then to inspire them, hot to encourage them to problem solve, and how to combine strengths, and mental agility to achieve great goals. She teach you howto reach beyond the individual and harness the strength of the team.

GOAL SETTING

Lynne'ssuccess is based on achievements others said were impossible. She discusses the ways to create high goals; how to do the research; ways to overcome, rethink, rework, and adapt to challenging situations and obstacles. She show how your company or group can achieve their objectives in exciting ...

 Lynne'ssuccess is based on achievements others said were impossible. She discusses the ways to create high goals; how to do the research; ways to overcome, rethink, rework, and adapt to challenging situations and obstacles. She show how your company or group can achieve their objectives in exciting new ways. She describes the hero's journey, and how this journey connects the hero in each member of the audience.

SUSTAINING SUCCESS

Lynne's background is an exampleof sustained success. At age 15 she first swam the English Channel and broke the men's and women's world records, and by the time she was in her 40's she swam in 32 degree water to the shores of Antarctica. And she is still going strong. Lynne explains how she achieve ...

 Lynne's background is an example of sustained success. At age 15 she first swam the English Channel and broke the men's and women's world records, and by the time she was in her 40's she swam in 32 degree water to the shores of Antarctica. And she is still going strong. Lynne explains how she achieved this and how you can build upon your own achievements and reach beyond what you've done before. She believes that once success is attained it is simply a stepping-stone to the next great adventure as exemplified by her own life and that of the great polar explorers.

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Biography

Testing the limits of human endurance through determination, bravery, and a sense of adventure are the hallmark concepts of Lynne Cox’s spectacular career. A bold risk- taker with a proven record for overcoming monumental obstacles, Cox is one of the most dynamic motivational speakers to emerge in recent decades. A New York Times best-selling author, and world record-breaking athlete, she has been named Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, awarded Glamour Magazine's Woman of the year, honored with the UCSB Award for Courage, and inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame.

Her heroic story, and the vital lessons drawn from it, has audiences standing up to cheer.

Lynne Cox started making headlines as early as age 15, when she broke the men’s and women’s records for swimming the English Channel. At age 17, she shattered the men’s record for swimming the Catalina Channel and her list of record breaking accomplishments only grew from there: she swam the Cook Strait in New Zealand, between the north and south islands; she was the first person to swim Skagerrak, between Norway and Sweden; in 1987, she swam the Bering Strait from Alaska to Siberia, opening the US-Soviet border for the first time in 48 years; she was the first person to swim Lake Titicaca (altitude: 12,500 feet) from Bolivia to Peru; in 2002, she was the first person to swim more than a mile to the shore of ice-bound Antarctica in 32 degree water. Lynne is the most acclaimed long distance swimmer of the modern era, swimming the coldest and most treacherous waterways of the world and emerging with an ice-melting smile.

Breaking all world records for open-water swimming she was the first person to swim across the Bering Strait (and she swims without a wetsuit!). Lynne also broke the men's and women's English Channel records twice when she was fifteen and sixteen years old. With support from her South African special forces crew, she swam around the Cape of Good Hope, encountering twenty foot waves, sharks, and sea snakes. She was the first person to swim across the Straits of Magellan in forty-two degree water, and in 2002 she was the first to swim 1.22 miles in thirty-two degree water from the ship the Orlova to the shores of Antarctica. In 2007, following the route of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who led the first successful sailing of the Northwest Passage, Lynne swam  off Greenland, Baffin Island, Prudhoe Bay, and in the Chukchi Sea.

Lynne has spoken to: Citigroup, Prudential Insurance, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Architectural Data Convention, Nike, TYR, The New York Times, Smith Barney, Johnson & Johnson, Orthobiotech, Covance Pharmaceuticals, Powerwithin, Canada lecture series, London University, University of California Santa Barbara, Tokyo University, Tufts University, and other corporations.

Lynne Cox is the author of Swimming to Antarctica, Grayson, South With The Sun, Open Water Swimming Manual, and a children’s book, Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas