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Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker whose business and adventure experience has helped hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs achieve extraordinary results.  She started her career in Corporate Training and Development, working for British Gas and then moved on to a role with the United Nations in the Former Yugoslavia.  Sue has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, an MSc in Quality Management and is an accredited coach.  She is the first British woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole and has also been on expeditions to the Geographical North Pole, Antarctica and Greenland.  She finished up runner-up in Channel 4’s Superhuman, undergoing some of the toughest scientific tests ever seen on TV.

Sue founded her own business, Mission Impossible, has spoken at hundreds of businesswomen’s networks across Europe and built an extensive network of contacts in the women’s enterprise sector. Sue is now Chapter Chair of Women Presidents Organisation and Director of WEConnect. Europe.

She has written three books Kickstart your Motivation, Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs and The Growth Story as sole author and four books Managing Change at Work, The Personality BookMotivating People and Risk with co-author Clive Steeper which were published by Hodder & Stoughton.

In Sue’s compelling new memoir Explore: A Life of Adventure, published in April 2022, she describes how from challenging beginnings, she embarked on a lifetime of adventure, exploring some of the world’s most extreme environments including the North Pole, Antarctica, and Greenland. Sue shares important life lessons gained from these adventures and describes how the mindset, discipline and commitment needed for adventurous activities is also useful in professional life.

See blog:

14.04.15: Podcast Interview featuring Risk

See here for radio interview.

Daily Mirror -

CEO Today Magazine -

Business Express -

BBC Radio Wiltshire - Sue Kinnear show (at 2hrs 13 mins into show) -

BBC Radio Solent - Pat Sissons (at 1hrs 37 mins) -

Training Journal -

BBC Radio Berkshire (From 2.08.30 from the Start) -

The Herald (Page 1) - Read Now

Humans at Work Podcast -

Female First (An Open Letter to Enid Blyton) -

BBC Radio Wales (Starts at 1.12.30) -

The Breakdown - Learn to get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Irish Tech News - The Extreme World of Business

An Open Letter to Enid Blyton

News Talk with Bobby Kerr

We Are The City

Intrepid Magazine - Adventure Bulletin July 2022

CEO Review Monthly

The Metro

Metro - Lost Your Sense of Adventure? It's Time to Shake Things Up

Luxurious Magazine podcast
Doffing the Hat to Sue Stockdale, Explorer, Author and Motivational Speaker
Listen on Apple Podcasts

Inspire your people in tough times (.pdf)

Always-on Mindset in the Digital Age (.pdf)

Article in Business Leader

Podcast - All About You

Podcast - Communicating with your authentic voice

Polar Explorer Receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

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