The Speaker

Take an inspirational journey to the top of Africa

Looking for a way to motivate your team; to inspire them to achieve something extraordinary?

Daniel Dorr, author of Kissing Kilimanjaro; Leaving it All on Top of Africa, takes attendees on an entertaining and inspirational journey to the top of the African continent.  Dorr is an ordinary guy who followed his dream to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Now he shares his life-changing journey and the lessons that have made him a better person, professional and teammate.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is no different from any other major challenge we want to overcome in our lives.  Whether we want to launch a new product, lose weight or mend a broken relationship we’re all climbing a mountain of sorts.  These experiences require us to be stronger than we think we are, endure more than we think we can, and become more than we dreamed possible.

Take an hour to discover how you and your team can successfully climb your own mountain.  Check out this 1 page brochure overview for more details.

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Organizer quotes:

P&G: “As anyone who’s hired a corporate speaker before knows, stories inspire. . . slides don’t.  Dan Dorr has an inspiring story!” -Paul

Google:  “Daniel Dorr shares the ‘typical’ lessons learned about risk-taking, perseverance, and failure, but uniquely weaves them in the context of climbing Kilimanjaro, making his presentation engaging and inspirational.  A great speaker with the ability to motivate, Dorr delivers a talk that may just make you want to take on the physical and mental challenge of climbing Africa’s highest mountain.”  – Lauren

AdNet Conference: Daniel Dorr is an incredible motivational “guy next door” who knows how to engage all audiences. He makes it real and relevant.  I highly recommend him. – Lisa Jolley, Co-Chair AdNet Conference 2012

Moody’s:   “Daniel does a phenomenal job of engaging his audiences while connecting his Kilimanjaro climb to the aspirations of anyone in attendance.  There were a lot of tired people going in for just another talk and a highly motivated bunch coming out when it was all said and done.”  -Sumit

REI: “Daniel’s presentation on Kilimanjaro is perfectly crafted – a wonderful blend of inspiration and practical tips. Attendees were wowed by his expertise and engaging style. Dan speaks from the heart, which makes his experience come alive. Fantastic program!”  -Polly

Attendee quotes:
“Lessons that were both down-to-earth and inspirational”
“A powerful and uplifting presentation.”
“I really enjoyed the personality, honesty and bits of humor.”
“Left me wanting more”
“Excellent storytelling”

  • Reviews:

    "Kissing Kilimanjaro is a terrific account of the physical and emotional journey to the top of Kilimanjaro and it is told with humor, an eye for detail, and a sense of humbleness. I started the book the afternoon I received it and I could not put it down until I finished it. Anyone who has ever climbed a mountain, trekked across some storied route, or just dreamed of adventure will relate to this story."

    “Daniel Dorr’s Kissing Kilimanjaro is a marvelous story, the kind of narrative that will appeal to readers of hardcore mountaineering literature and casual travel mis-adventure stories alike. His observations about East Africa, the cultures and wildlife, and the adventure he ultimately circles in on—that is, climbing ‘Kili’—are a delightful escape.”
    —Cameron M. Burns, author, Kilimanjaro & East Africa: A Climbing and Trekking Guide