Explorer, author and Seattle keynoter draws lessons from her remarkable journey traveling alone to the North Pole.

Helen Thayer

Recent client comment: Helen was AMAZING! Jaws were dropped – her story is so phenomenal! I  heard nothing but great feedback. 

Honored by the White House, recognized by National Geographic and National Public Radio as one of the Great Explorers of the Twentieth Century, and the recipient of the prestigious Vancouver Award by the Explorers Club are just a few of the many awards of achievement and recognition Helen has received throughout her incredible career as an explorer, best selling author, business woman, athlete, and motivational keynote speaker.

At 50 years old she was the first woman to travel alone to the magnetic North Pole

The first woman to walk 4,000 miles across the Sahara Desert

At 63 years old she was the first to walk across the 1,600-mile Mongolian Gobi Desert

The first non- Indian to Kayak 1,200 miles of a remote area of the Amazon

In a unique study she lived with wild wolves for one year above the Arctic Circle

These firsts are all without guides or outside help. In addition she has climbed many of the world’s highest mountains, represented three countries in international track and field, and was the USA national luge champion.

Helen is the author of Three Among the Wolves, Trekking the Mongolian Gobi Desert, and best selling Polar Dream.

She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and in National Geographic and Readers Digest to name just a few of her national media appearances.

Her keynotes have included an audience of 2,500 at the Seattle Benaroya Hall for National Geographic in addition to engagements for corporations, conventions, non profit groups, educational establishments, and governments including the Kremlin.

The purpose of Helen's exploration is to create educational programs for Adventure Classroom in which she takes the four corners of the world into schools nationwide to motivate students to set goals, plan for success and to be persistent. All of Helen’s keynote speaking fees support Adventure Classroom.

Helen's clients describe her speaking style as electrifying, dynamic, enthusiastic, yet warmly humble and down to earth as she easily relates to audiences of all ages both men and women.

She addresses: goal setting, planning for success, problem solving, leadership, live life without limits, reach for the sky and make your dreams come true.

Helen's inspiration is caught up by her audiences, keeping them on the edge of their seats. She inspires people of all ages to look to higher levels of achievement, a total commitment to success, an absolute belief that their goals will be reached whether it is in private life, business or exploration. Her audiences feel a renewed energy and an electrifying enthusiasm. After hearing Helen speak they know they can each for the top and succeed.

From our clients - MCA: Helen Thayer was definitely one of the best received speakers we have ever had. Her keynote presentation was absolutely riveting.

US Courts - Helen Thayer was amazing and very motivational. Staff feedback was incredibly positive. Her presentation nailed the overall theme of our retreat.

What a delight to hear Ms. Thayer’s story. Some employees commented that this was the best ever presentation we had at our annual luncheon. Port of Bellingham