Araceli Segarra

  • First Spanish Woman on the Summit of Everest
  • Alpinist, Bestselling Author & TV Host
  • Adventurer & Explorer


As an adventurer and explorer, and the first Spanish woman to summit Mt. Everest, Araceli Segarra's great skills as a communicator and her wide thematic spectrum make her an excellent transmitter of concepts that fit both the business world and the personal world. Her talent to personalize these themes gives her an adaptability that pleases business, university or women's empowerment audiences.

Araceli Segarra's talks are authentic, humble, engaging and passionate.

In her motivational talks, she uses climbing as a metaphor to value the different aspects of human nature, in which these conditions are pushed to the limits. Araceli shares the analogies that exist between the complicated ascent of a mountain and the challenges facing businesses.

She personalizes and adjusts every talk for each company to relate her experience during the shooting of the famous IMAX documentary movie Everest, and the rescue, climbing in Patagonia or giving up the summit of K2. 

 

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Rave Reviews About Araceli Segarra
I cannot say enough about the impact of Araceli’s presentation. She has a powerful and inspirational story. She tells it well, with sincerity, clarity and passion. There is no question that our team was left motivated to take on our “next mountain” after heating her narrative. Her professionalism and affability made the entire experience of working with her a sincere pleasure. I highly recommend Araceli.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Araceli Segarra
  • Oracle
  • Novartis
  • IBM
  • Volkswagen
  • Microsoft
  • Intel
  • ROCHE
  • Toshiba
  • ZEISS
  • Uber
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The Mindset of a Team to Conquer the Summit and Their Goals

Every person is a unique door to a different world, and together we can do great things because our diversity of thoughts, skills, creativity, etc. will help us to face new challenges and succeed. Mindsets can profoundly affect learning, skill development, relationships, achievement, and success. Th ...

Every person is a unique door to a different world, and together we can do great things because our diversity of thoughts, skills, creativity, etc. will help us to face new challenges and succeed.

Mindsets can profoundly affect learning, skill development, relationships, achievement, and success.

The mindset of a team is basic when working with others, empathizing, responding to group needs, being flexible, finding motivation, and leading effectively.

Driving Purpose

Finding meaning and a sense of purpose in our job or in our lives is the closest feeling to finding happiness. Where do we invest and focus our energy, especially in the workplace? Increasing a sense of meaningfulness at work is one of the most potent–and underutilized–ways to increase productivity, ...

Finding meaning and a sense of purpose in our job or in our lives is the closest feeling to finding happiness. Where do we invest and focus our energy, especially in the workplace? Increasing a sense of meaningfulness at work is one of the most potent–and underutilized–ways to increase productivity, engagement, and performance.

Trust: The Core of Leadership, and How to Overcome Crisis

In times of crisis, leadership emerges when people who have demonstrated their values ​​and principles and are capable of leading in tough situations because they generate trust. Trust and cooperation are not an instruction; they are a feeling that you cannot buy, you have to earn, and it will lead ...

In times of crisis, leadership emerges when people who have demonstrated their values ​​and principles and are capable of leading in tough situations because they generate trust. Trust and cooperation are not an instruction; they are a feeling that you cannot buy, you have to earn, and it will lead to overcoming crisis.

Stress Management and Dealing with Uncertainty

Taking actions based on decision making to deal with uncertainty can be can be stressful, exciting, unnerving and confidence building. It is the very condition that impels us to unfold our powers. Life is a journey marked by uncertainty; dealing with it instead of destiny is often what leads to prog ...

Taking actions based on decision making to deal with uncertainty can be can be stressful, exciting, unnerving and confidence building. It is the very condition that impels us to unfold our powers.

Life is a journey marked by uncertainty; dealing with it instead of destiny is often what leads to progress in this journey of ups and downs, of success and failure. Once you control it, a world of infinite possibilities opens up at your fingertips.

Women's Empowerment

The main questions Araceli Segarra got when she came back from Everest, were: -Was it harder for her to climb that mountain being a woman? -Why?  Her response: "Did the slope of the mountain change when a man stepped on it or when a woman stepped on it? Mountains don’t make a distinction, and she ta ...

The main questions Araceli Segarra got when she came back from Everest, were:

-Was it harder for her to climb that mountain being a woman?

-Why?  Her response: "Did the slope of the mountain change when a man stepped on it or when a woman stepped on it?

Mountains don’t make a distinction, and she takes nature's judgment for good.

The Attitude That Leads: “Not That High and Not That Difficult

This talk is based on her book, where we approach our goals as we climb a mountain, taking them step by step, reaching high camps. Not That High and Not That Difficult is a genuine crossover; a work that all kinds of readers will love, and for different reasons. It is the story, told in first person ...

This talk is based on her book, where we approach our goals as we climb a mountain, taking them step by step, reaching high camps.

Not That High and Not That Difficult is a genuine crossover; a work that all kinds of readers will love, and for different reasons. It is the story, told in first person, of the first Spanish speaking woman to climb Everest. It is a practical book of how the same tenacity and resolve can help readers to achieve any goal they set for themselves. It is also an eyewitness account of many important events. For instance, the 1996 four expeditions to Everest suffered fatalities, which caused a huge international stir and gave rise to a major controversial bestseller, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.

Araceli was part of the rescue team and in Not That High and Not That Difficult she shares her fascinating and dramatic first-person account. Inspirational. Controversial. Dramatic. Araceli Segarra's debut as a writer will, logically, reach new heights. When she decided to take part in a film about mountaineering, the result was Everest, the biggest IMAX film box-office success of all times. And when she decided that her experience could help a lot of companies achieve excellence, her motivational speeches were (and still are) requested by the biggest corporations.

Change management, leadership, mindset, teamwork, dealing with uncertainty, fear, risk and effort, overcoming obstacles, attitude, breaking paradigms, visualization, adversity, resilience, determination, decision-making, work-life balance, strategy and many other concepts will take you on a great journey. The first Spanish woman to scale the heights of Everest. International model. Motivational speaker for internationals companies. For the first time Araceli Segarra shares the secrets of her exceptional life….and how you can make your own life exceptional. “This book will take you on a journey that few have taken and many have not known about.”

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Biography

Araceli Segarra was born in Lleida, Catalonia. (Spain) She is a well-known international Alpinist for her high skills and versatility on all terrains, cross country skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing and high altitude mountaineering. Ms. Segarra began in mountain sports at age 15 with a spelunking course.

In 1996 she became the first Spanish woman to climb Mont Everest. Her ascent was chronicled in the IMAX documentary EVEREST. On the same expedition, she was a member of the rescue team during the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest, when 13 people died.

She has participated in more than 30 climbing expeditions, some of them to open new routes in Iran, el Chad, Patagonia, Oman, Mali, Sinai, Canada, Alaska, Bolivia, Peru, Tanzania, Morocco, Pakistan, China, Lebanon, Syria, Mexico, India, Tibet, etc…

As a Speaker, she has delivering more than 300 motivational conferences around the world. Araceli Segarra's great skills as a communicator and her wide thematic spectrum make her an excellent transmitter of concepts that fit both the business world and the personal world. Her talent to personalize these themes gives her an adaptability that pleases business, university or women's empowerment audiences.

She also works in media and communication, hosting Radio & TV shows or working behind the camera. 80cm TVE, “7 years in Tibet” with Brad Pitt. “Expedition Alaska”, Discovery Channel. “Women of K2” National Geographic. “EVEREST” &  IMAX. “The great climb”, BBC. “Human Hearts on Half Dome”

In addition, as a Writer she has published a series of illustrated children's books “Tina’s Journeys’” . The complete series of "Tina at the 7 summits" has been translated to Chinese. Her first book “Not that high and Not that difficult” addressed to the business environment, sport environment and personal growing, has been published in Spanish, English, Catalan and Italian.

Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson for advertising campaigns: Biotherm, Danone, Salomon, CORTEFIEL, , Whas & go, Evax, Aosta Valley, Taurus, Skoda, Nike…Graphic illustrator. Creator of the mountain jewelry T-shirts brand “Shirtas” Graduated in Physiotherapy, specialized on child disease