Warren MacDonald

Travels from: United States

A motivational speaker with an incredible story to tell 

Categories: Motivational Speakers

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

As a passionate environmentalist, Warren MacDonald is strong willed and determined to make a change. Having once been arrested after protesting and chaining himself underneath a bulldozer, Darren lets nothing stand in his way. 

On a fateful day in 1997, Darren went exploring, however he became trapped under a fallen boulder. His only hope for survival was a Dutch traveller he had met earlier who went to get help. It wasn’t until two days later that help finally arrived. Unfortunately, both of Warren’s legs need to be amputated, however this hasn’t slowed him down. 

After ten months in rehabilitation, Warren climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain. He is the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro as well as the first over the knee amputee to ascend Canada’s ‘Weeping Wall’, a frozen waterfall. 

An inspiration to all he meets, Warren motivate his audience to never give up no matter the challenge. He covers several topics, including change management, productivity and motivation

Speaker Topics

One Step Beyond: Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals
It is all well and good to set seemingly impossible goals; the kind that has your team looking at you like you are nuts. You need to convince them, to inspire your team to follow you. To show them what is possible when you are prepared to go One Step Beyond.
Return on Resilience: Bouncing Back is Just the Beginning
If there is one certainty, in business and in life, it is that we will all face challenges; that we will all, at some point be faced with a seeming insurmountable obstacle or obstacles. When that happens, our greatest ally is found in our ability to endure; to adapt. When that happens, it pays to have banked some resilience. This keynote presentation focuses on what we can do to prepare for our challenges in advance. On how we can fortify ourselves against the curveballs and roadblocks before they happen by practicing resilience.
The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity
We have all heard it a million times; change is constant, the only certainty in life is change, change or perish. Warren will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth. You will learn to see change as an inevitable, ongoing process that we are all engaged with; not just something that happens to us. You will never look at adversity in the same way again.
The Power of Perception: Building a Breakthrough Mindset
If we cannot see where it is we need to go, what are our chances of getting there? If your team or your members cannot see where you are going, what are the chances they will get on board? This keynote presentation is designed to hit reset on how your team sees their role in your organization. Expect them to come away empowered, engaged, inspired and ready to take action. They will begin to see challenges and opportunities with fresh perspectives and renewed vision.


The presentation you delivered was heartfelt and more than inspirational. You captured exactly what we were looking to hear and you weaved your story and teachings brilliantly throughout. We have been back to work a few weeks now and people are still talking about some of your key take-away messages. They were so simple and resounding..how could they not!


It was a pleasure having Warren at our meeting. He is one of the most effective speakers that I have listened to. He has a unique ability to deliver his powerful message in an authentic and down to earth style. The attendees felt privileged that Warren made the effort above and beyond his speaking commitment to be a part of the event.

Canada Life

Warren Macdonald is a must for any organization with Leaders looking for development and obstacles that need to be turned into opportunities.

Whistler Blackcomb

Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference.


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