Mount Everest Expedition It was the winter of 1985 and I had arrived in Kathmandu as a part of a Mount Everest expedition. Our group was invited to a party for…
Brian O’Malley, CSP
Brian’s multi-media presentations have entertained, empowered and energized audiences around the world. Using a powerful mix of photography, music and personal experience, Brian touches the human spirit and illustrates the importance of living life to it’s fullest.
His multifaceted career includes:
- Mountain Guide
- Everest Climber
- Paragliding Pilot
- Paramedic Firefighter – Featured on CBS Rescue 911
- Police Officer and SWAT Team Member
- Urban Rescue Specialist
- Mountain Rescue Lead
- Expedition Leader
- Ski Medic
- Award Winning Photographer
- Insight Principles Executive Coach
- Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Change Catalyst
- Wish Grantor for Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Author of The Secret of the Mountains
Teachers’ Choice Award Children’s Book
- Professional Speaker
- Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
- Founder and President of The Spirit of Adventure, Ltd.
- Dad & Grandfather (a.k.a. GrandBo)
Brian O’Malley began in career in Law Enforcement at the age of 16 with an Explorer Post. He became a full time Police Cadet at 18 and on his 21st birthday, he was sworn in as a police officer. As a member of the SWAT Team, he trained at the FBI Academy in special tactics. Brian became one of the first Police Officer/EMTs. He was also an ancillary member of the Bomb Squad. Drawing from his extensive climbing experience, Brian was a member of the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, training the team in technical rescue. And, with a passion for outdoor adventures, Brian guided expeditions around the world.
Brian went on to become a Firefighter/Paramedic. He retired from the Fire Service after building a reputation as one of the country’s leaders in Heavy Rescue innovation. Brian developed new equipment, techniques, and training that influenced the direction of rescue in the Fire Service.
Brian was selected as a climbing member of the American Mt. Everest West Ridge Expedition team. That experience launched a whole new career as an internationally recognized keynote speaker and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). His adventures have taken him on expeditions to Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Himalaya.
Brian has been the keynote speaker for some of the most prominent associations and corporations around the world. His audiences have included AT&T, The Washington Post, IBM, Charles Schwab, State Farm Insurance, Nordstrom, National Geographic, Marriott, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and hundreds more …