Di is a global leader and award-winning woman of influence who has inspired more than 30,000 people off the couch through shared hiking adventures, while raising over $30 million for charity and helping women lead adventurous lives they love.
Di does work she loves with people she loves the way she loves and she’s keen to help families, friends and workers do the same.
Di is passionate about motivating women to lead adventurous lives they love, creating pleasure, power and productivity from hiking adventures.
Di has climbed many extreme altitude peaks and holds the record for the world’s highest handstand on Mt Ama Dablam, 6,982m, Nepal.
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Growing up and having an adventurous spirit
Having a difficult time as a teenager
Looking for alternative places to achieve her dreams
Being called - bossy when she was younger
Learning about leadership
Getting injured after becoming the Australian National Champion in Gymnastics
Deciding to become a PE teacher
Discovering adventure in her 40s
Turning 40 and why it was worse than turning 30!
Going to climb the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere!
Being told she was a bad mother…
Not summiting Aconcagua and what she learned from this ‘failure’
The importance of having a goal booked in the calendar
How she handled the haters
Not making decisions based on fear
Maintaining the motivation over the 6 months before the challenge
Having a goal buddy
How she was feeling at the start of the challenge
Life on the mountain, fearing for her life and learning about herself
The disappointment of not making the summit
Deciding to start - Wild Women on Top
The power of failure and why you learn the most from failure
Going back 8 years later to summit Aconcagua!
Having a surprise baby in her 40s
Being a mum to 3 children and dealing with the end of her marriage
Coming up with the idea for Coast Trek
Inspiring over 30,000 women and raising over AUS $30,000,000 for charity
Using adventure to help her over come the challenges in her personal life
Walking 100K and how it pushes you mentally and physically
Building your own inner strength
Words alone are not enough - you need to take ACTION
Going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Elbrus
Living and breathing the mountains and trekking
The fear of going back to Aconcagua and not making it to the summit again
Working as part of a team
Turning 60 next year! (60 adventures in one year)
Turning 50…. and heading to Everest base camp
Turning a negative into a positive
Advice for younger women - trying new things and trusting your body
Coast trek - Sydney & Melbourne
Book - How to prepare for world class treks
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Website - www.wildwomenontop.com
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