Are you in search of an internationally renowned motivational speaker who can transcend cultural boundaries and deliver a message that will resonate with audiences worldwide? Look no further than Ruben Payan Jr. As a global presenter, Ruben embodies the spirit of resilience, determination, and the relentless pursuit of excellence on an international scale. His remarkable journey of conquering the world's highest peaks in honor of humanity serves as a universal metaphor for overcoming challenges, setting audacious goals, and embracing the boundless potential within each of us. Ruben's exceptional ability to connect with diverse audiences and his passion for inspiring individuals from all corners of the globe make him the perfect choice to motivate and empower your team. Invite Ruben Payan Jr. to your event, and experience the transformative impact of his cross-cultural message on your audience's mindset, motivation, and collective drive to reach new heights. Unlock the potential within your organization and inspire your international workforce with Ruben's awe-inspiring story of triumph and perseverance.
This inspirational event unfolds the true story of Ruben's remarkable Mt. Everest Northface Expedition. As a Marine Corps veteran with a mission to conquer the Seven Summits of the world, Ruben Payan Jr. finds himself in the perilous death zone on the Chinese-controlled northern slope of Mount Everest. In the company of the world-renowned Sherpa, Lhakpa Gelu, their journey takes an unexpected turn just minutes away from the summit – Ruben loses his eyesight. However, Lhakpa's unwavering determination ensures that Ruben's dream is not lost. He skillfully guides him to the summit, fulfilling their mission. Now, the challenge lies in the descent, with Ruben blind and Lhakpa facing a critical decision: to save himself or attempt a daring solo rescue, risking both their lives. This choice tests the boundaries of human courage, kindness, and selflessness.
The Marine and The Sherpa transcends a mere tale of a daring climb; it embodies the strength born from unwavering determination. It underscores the extraordinary friendship forged by Ruben and Lhakpa amidst danger. Their story imparts a profound lesson: even in the darkest moments, a spark of hope can ignite into a blazing fire of strength and unity. Join us to discover the power of resilience, the magic of unexpected friendships, and the triumph that arises when people unite. It's shows that even in the toughest times, taking the smallest steps forward can lead us toward the light.
The Power of Resilience
This life changing talk underscores Ruben and Lhakpa's unwavering determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Organizations can learn how resilience propels individuals and teams to overcome obstacles and achieve remarkable goals.
Importance of Teamwork and Unity
The collaboration between Ruben and Lhakpa underscores the significance of teamwork and unity, especially during challenging times. Organizations can glean insights into fostering strong bonds among team members, leading to exceptional outcomes.
Adapting to Adversity
Ruben's loss of vision at the pinnacle of his dream ascent emphasizes the need for adaptability when confronted with unexpected adversity. This aspect teaches organizations the value of flexibility and resourcefulness in tackling unforeseen challenges.
Leadership and Selflessness
Lhakpa's decision to guide Ruben despite personal risk exemplifies leadership and selflessness. The presentation imparts valuable lessons on how organizational leaders can prioritize their team members' well-being and make tough decisions.
Cultivating a Positive Organizational Culture:
The story's focus on kindness, hope, and friendship reminds us of the positive impact of these values on individuals and organizations. The presentation encourages organizations to nurture a culture of support, compassion, and shared purpose. Ruben and Lhakpa will serve as a wellspring of inspiration for your organization, elevating internal dynamics, leadership methodologies, and overall resilience when confronting challenges.
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Marine Corps Veteran and Adventurer Ruben Payan Jr; motivates athletes, coaches, and top business professionals to reach their full potential.
As an elite coach and motivational speaker, Ruben frequently taps into his experience conquering the Seven Summits to inspire others to dream big, take action, and live life to the fullest. Ruben moved to China in 2007 and established Human In Motion, the nation’s first functional training performance center. He quickly became one of China’s top fitness educators, collaborating with international brands such as the Institute of Human Performance, The Westin, Nike, The Northface, GQ, and Men’s Health magazine. In 2019, Ruben solidified his professional career by coaching Mixed Martial Arts fighter Zhang Weili as she became Asia’s first UFC female champion. Since then, Ruben has returned home to the US and is continuing his journey as the CEO of Powerful Human spreading the word of love and oneness.
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa was born around June 23, 1967, in the Solu Khumbu district in Jubing Kharikhola, Nepal. The ethnic Sherpas of Nepal do not record birth dates, so the exact date of his birth is not known.
Lhakpa Gelu is best known for holding a world speed record on Mount Everest, climbing from base camp to the summit in just 10 hours, 56 minutes, 46 seconds, on May 26, 2003. But his achievements in mountaineering, particularly on Everest, do not end there. He has reached the summit of Everest Fifteen times and has scaled many other high peaks in the Himalaya and abroad.