"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” Jim Valvano
With Andrew Buerger, you get all three in one hour. His hilarious, vivid mountain climbing stories along with touching tales of overcoming life’s challenges, has his audiences laughing, crying, and thinking.
Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and TEDx Speaker
After his closest family members were struck with devastating diseases, Andy suddenly discovered his purpose in life: to take a bite out of disease.
Andy then turned his pain into passion. He started a non-profit, Jodi's Climb for Hope, to raise money for disease research by climbing mountains around the world.
With engaging mountaineering, business, and personal stories, Andy portrays the guiding principles that help others navigate the peaks and valleys of their lives.
Andy’s talk inspires people, entrepreneurs, and teams to:
Find their purpose in life
Learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable — doing the hard thing without quitting
Be more successful in all spheres in their life
“I've been teaching leadership for 35 years. I know the single most important trait people use to describe leaders forward-looking. Andy's a normal guy, dealing with the struggles of a family business and the tragedy of his sister, who casts a vision for combining adventure with curing cancer and MS. His willingness to exposes himself to new and uncomfortable situations motivates others to embrace the vision.” — Chris Warner Mountaineer, leadership educator, and entrepreneur
“Andy is an inspiring and transformational leader. All the volunteers that work with Jodi's Climb for Hope are driven by the vision that Andy casts.”
— Ricky Haro
Founder Rare Earth Adventures and former U.S. Air Force SERE Specialist
"Andrew Buerger is one of the most engaging speakers I have ever seen. From the moment he walks on stage, he connects powerfully with his audience. Not only do you learn about mountain climbing from someone who has climbed some of the highest peaks in the world, but his message of turning pain into passion through anecdotes about mountain climbing, his career as an entrepreneur and his charity work will resonate with you and your audience. He is funny, fascinating and unforgettable. He made me and our organization look good, with people coming up right after he spoke to tell me how valuable his words were to them. You can't go wrong with Andy."
Catholic Business Network of Baltimore
"I had the opportunity to hear Andrew Buerger speak at a Business Network monthly meeting this year. His story was compelling and he had the audience's attention throughout. I could picture the details of his story and it has stayed with me! I highly recommend Andrew as a keynote speaker for your event. You will not be disappointed! The audience will be inspired and captivated by his delivery and his message."
Lynda Katz Wilner -Professional Development | Communication & Soft Skills Specialist | Professional Speaker | Accent Modification Expert