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Warren MacDonald

Adventurer, Author & Motivational Speaker; Double Above the Knee Amputee

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 Warren MacDonald Biography

Warren Macdonald’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh. Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants.

In February 2003, Macdonald became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222 ft) and, more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over four days, made history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above-knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada’s landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft “Weeping Wall” in Alberta.

Macdonald’s book, A Test of Will, is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the “Trapped Under a Boulder” episode of the Discovery Channel series I Shouldn’t Be Alive. His film, The Second Step, documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia’s most challenging mountain summit, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Macdonald has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker.

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A Test of Will: One Man's Extraordinary Story of Survival

A Test of Will: One Man's Extraordinary Story of Survival

One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond

Speaking Topics
  • A Test of Will: Finding Opportunity in Chang

  • One Step Beyond: Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals

  • Next Level Quality of Care: A Patients Testimony

    Healthcare workers face the fallout every day for themselves and their patients. Then when we add all the changes going on in healthcare, it’s easy to forget why you got into the healthcare profession to begin with. One of the strongest connections Warren feels with an audience is when he gets to share his patient story with those in healthcare. He has seen firsthand what work healthcare professionals do; He’s been there, on the receiving end. Warren had never even been in hospital until that night, after being rescued off of the side of a remote mountain, and then wheeled on a stretcher into your world…Ten days in intensive care, a month in the first hospital, then seven months of rehabilitation; learning how to live as a double above knee amputee. Whether you’re a front line practitioner or clinician, a caregiver, caseworker or a hospital administrator, what you do changes lives. Warren’s story represents someone who really could feel sorry for himself but instead has pulled himself up (literally) to excel at living a meaningful and productive life. He will share his patient testimony to show how you should never forget that you make a difference in the lives of so many. His story is awe inspiring and reminds healthcare workers that they are in a position to help/hinder others, including themselves. Warren will help your maintain your belief in the human spirit that exists in each one of us!

  • Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

    We’ve all heard it a million times: “change is constant,” “the only certainty in life is change,” “change or perish.” We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Macdonald’s Challenge of Change presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth
    • that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

  • It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Take a lesson from someone who has seen his world change on a scale few could imagine. Waking from the operation that claimed both legs, Warren faced a whole new world and a whole new reality. Navigating such change takes courage, and the number one tool in creating our future is PERCEPTION. We need a vision for the kind of world we want to live in. You can react with fear, apathy, or straight out denial, or you can respond from a place of possibility. We have an opportunity now to create something new; something better. But we need to see it first, and Warren Macdonald can help us form that vision for a better world. In this keynote presentation, Macdonald shares the lessons and tools he’s used to create a remarkable life from what many would have considered a “game over” scenario.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Warren MacDonald for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Warren MacDonald for your next private or corporate function.
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Warren MacDonald

Adventurer, Author & Motivational Speaker; Double Above the Knee Amputee

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Warren MacDonald Biography

Warren Macdonald’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh. Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants.

In February 2003, Macdonald became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222 ft) and, more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over four days, made history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above-knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada’s landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft “Weeping Wall” in Alberta.

Macdonald’s book, A Test of Will, is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the “Trapped Under a Boulder” episode of the Discovery Channel series I Shouldn’t Be Alive. His film, The Second Step, documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia’s most challenging mountain summit, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Macdonald has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker.

Warren MacDonald Videos

  • Warren MacDonald - Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker ...
  • Find Your Connection | Warren Macdonald | TEDxAjman - YouTube
  • Warren Macdonald on Relevance

Warren MacDonald Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Warren MacDonald

Warren MacDonald Speaking Topics

  • A Test of Will: Finding Opportunity in Chang

  • One Step Beyond: Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals

  • Next Level Quality of Care: A Patients Testimony

    Healthcare workers face the fallout every day for themselves and their patients. Then when we add all the changes going on in healthcare, it’s easy to forget why you got into the healthcare profession to begin with. One of the strongest connections Warren feels with an audience is when he gets to share his patient story with those in healthcare. He has seen firsthand what work healthcare professionals do; He’s been there, on the receiving end. Warren had never even been in hospital until that night, after being rescued off of the side of a remote mountain, and then wheeled on a stretcher into your world…Ten days in intensive care, a month in the first hospital, then seven months of rehabilitation; learning how to live as a double above knee amputee. Whether you’re a front line practitioner or clinician, a caregiver, caseworker or a hospital administrator, what you do changes lives. Warren’s story represents someone who really could feel sorry for himself but instead has pulled himself up (literally) to excel at living a meaningful and productive life. He will share his patient testimony to show how you should never forget that you make a difference in the lives of so many. His story is awe inspiring and reminds healthcare workers that they are in a position to help/hinder others, including themselves. Warren will help your maintain your belief in the human spirit that exists in each one of us!

  • Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

    We’ve all heard it a million times: “change is constant,” “the only certainty in life is change,” “change or perish.” We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Macdonald’s Challenge of Change presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth
    • that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

  • It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Take a lesson from someone who has seen his world change on a scale few could imagine. Waking from the operation that claimed both legs, Warren faced a whole new world and a whole new reality. Navigating such change takes courage, and the number one tool in creating our future is PERCEPTION. We need a vision for the kind of world we want to live in. You can react with fear, apathy, or straight out denial, or you can respond from a place of possibility. We have an opportunity now to create something new; something better. But we need to see it first, and Warren Macdonald can help us form that vision for a better world. In this keynote presentation, Macdonald shares the lessons and tools he’s used to create a remarkable life from what many would have considered a “game over” scenario.

FAQs on booking Warren MacDonald

  • How to book Warren MacDonald?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Warren MacDonald for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Warren MacDonald, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Warren MacDonald or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Warren MacDonald?

    Booking fees for Warren MacDonald, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Warren MacDonald, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Warren MacDonald?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Warren MacDonald for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Warren MacDonald for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Warren MacDonald or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Warren MacDonald or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Warren MacDonald is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Warren MacDonald for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Warren MacDonald generally travels from VancouverCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Roger Crawford, Mike Schlappi, Jim Abbott and Caitlyn Jenner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Warren MacDonald for an upcoming event.

Warren MacDonald Speaker Videos

  • Warren MacDonald - Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker ...
    Find Your Connection | Warren Macdonald | TEDxAjman - YouTube
  • Warren Macdonald on Relevance

Warren MacDonald Speaking Topics

  • A Test of Will: Finding Opportunity in Chang

  • One Step Beyond: Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals

  • Next Level Quality of Care: A Patients Testimony

    Healthcare workers face the fallout every day for themselves and their patients. Then when we add all the changes going on in healthcare, it’s easy to forget why you got into the healthcare profession to begin with. One of the strongest connections Warren feels with an audience is when he gets to share his patient story with those in healthcare. He has seen firsthand what work healthcare professionals do; He’s been there, on the receiving end. Warren had never even been in hospital until that night, after being rescued off of the side of a remote mountain, and then wheeled on a stretcher into your world…Ten days in intensive care, a month in the first hospital, then seven months of rehabilitation; learning how to live as a double above knee amputee. Whether you’re a front line practitioner or clinician, a caregiver, caseworker or a hospital administrator, what you do changes lives. Warren’s story represents someone who really could feel sorry for himself but instead has pulled himself up (literally) to excel at living a meaningful and productive life. He will share his patient testimony to show how you should never forget that you make a difference in the lives of so many. His story is awe inspiring and reminds healthcare workers that they are in a position to help/hinder others, including themselves. Warren will help your maintain your belief in the human spirit that exists in each one of us!

  • Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

    We’ve all heard it a million times: “change is constant,” “the only certainty in life is change,” “change or perish.” We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Macdonald’s Challenge of Change presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth
    • that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

  • It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Take a lesson from someone who has seen his world change on a scale few could imagine. Waking from the operation that claimed both legs, Warren faced a whole new world and a whole new reality. Navigating such change takes courage, and the number one tool in creating our future is PERCEPTION. We need a vision for the kind of world we want to live in. You can react with fear, apathy, or straight out denial, or you can respond from a place of possibility. We have an opportunity now to create something new; something better. But we need to see it first, and Warren Macdonald can help us form that vision for a better world. In this keynote presentation, Macdonald shares the lessons and tools he’s used to create a remarkable life from what many would have considered a “game over” scenario.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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