Cathy O’Dowd’s Story
The years she spent on or around Everest were, for her, a degree ‘in living’. The insights she discovered about herself, and about individuals and teams under intense stress in the face of overwhelming challenge, are ones she has been sharing with her corporate audiences ever since. She has been a professional speaker for nearly 20 years and has presented her message to companies in over 40 countries on six continents. She is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association of UK/Ireland, who have given her their highest award, the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence. She is also a Global Speaking Fellow.
Find out more about Cathy O’Dowd’s inspiring book, Just for the Love of It.
Activities & Adventures
Cathy is actively involved with charities focused on female leadership, notably the Rwenzori Women for Health project in Uganda, and the ASTRAIA Female Leadership Foundation in Germany.
She is also a jury member for the ISPO Innovations in Outdoor Products awards, and the European Adventurer of the Year award.
In her free time she does technical rock-climbing and ski-mountaineering. Cathy O’Dowd is currently living in Andorra, in the Pyrenees Mountains, while she pursues her speaking career, and explores the mountains of Europe.