born 1966

An explorer of extreme terrains, Alison Levine made history when she completed the Adventure Grand Slam. Ascending all Seven Summits {the highest on each continent} and skiing to the North + South poles, the Slam is a feat less than 30 people in the world can claim.

Being team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition gave Alison plenty of insight into good leadership practices + high-stakes decision-making. No surprise, she's now a sought-after speaker and best-selling author on those subjects ~ culling the lessons she's learned on her epic treks to help us navigate day-to-day life and business.

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her quotes

all quotes by Alison Levine (6)

"Sometimes the guy next to you is just plain BETTER THAN YOU. Take responsibility for your own shortcomings and work on getting better rather than always chalking up bad outcomes to external factors."

Alison Levine Return To Everest Blog Final Entry | june 2010

"Sometimes you have to go backwards in order to eventually get where you want to be."

7 Lessons for Business from Climbing Mt. Everest | october 2011

"I couldn’t see too far in front of me, but sometimes I think you don’t have to have total clarity in order to just put one foot in front of the other."

Alison Levine: Lessons from the ledge | june 2012

"The summit isn’t important. What is important is the journey and the lessons that you learned along the way and how you’re going to use those lessons to be better and stronger on the next mountain."

Alison Levine: Lessons from the ledge | june 2012

"There’s just no such thing as a storm that lasts forever. The key to getting through is being able to take action based on the situation and not based on some plan."

Alison Levine: Lessons from the ledge | june 2012

"You're never going to be able to control the environment, but you can control the way you react to it."

On the edge with Alison Levine and Sallie Krawcheck | january 2014
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curated with care by Angela Willard {august 2014}