Shadi is co-founder of a community interest company SHAPE Hampshire which provides Mind, Body and Education support to Hampshire Schools.
Shadi is the founder of Team GC, leading expeditions and challenge experiences which have enabled her to raise thousands of pounds for charitable causes.
Shadi has a passion for education and loves working with children, sharing tales of her remote adventures.
She runs a series of inspirational talks to schools, communities and businesses. Shadi is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
Future challenge - The BIG North Pole Sea Ice Research expedition 2022
“Every experience provides us with an opportunity to grow and make a difference”.
— Shadi Ganjavian-Connor
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Living in the South Coast of England
Her former life
Wanting to make a change in her life
Discovering her passion for the outdoors
Living with the Bedouin for 6 years
Having 2 children
Undertaking personal challenges which push her limits
Growing up and being a rule breaker
Living in multiple countries while growing up
Being able to make friends easily and learning how to fit in and adapt to new situations
Having a supportive family and a safety net
Being encouraged to go for it
Wanting to take more risks in her life
Being scared of the ocean and facing her fear
Learning how to scuba dive in Egypt
Starting a family and having to re-evaluate life
How having children impacted on her desire to go on adventures
Wanting to be a role model for the children
Doing expeditions for charity
Getting into mountaineering
Climbing Mount Blanc
Figuring out what to do next
Loving the mental side of the challenge
Her routines and habits and setting herself up each day
Working with a sports psychologist
Being vulnerable and relying on other people
Needing to know what is going on
Dealing with exhaustion
The BIG North Pole Sea Ice Research expedition 2022
Her plans for dealing with the cold weather
The cost of the expedition and finalising the funding
Training and getting physical ready for the challenge
Role models and being inspired by her friends
Going with the flow….
Why the first step is saying YES!!
Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you