Liv (pronounced ‘leave’) Arnesen is a highly sought-after motivational speaker among corporations, schools and non-profit organizations. Through her diverse roles as a polar explorer, educator and motivational leader, Liv ignites passion in others to reach beyond their normal boundaries and achieve their dreams by sharing her own stories about exploring some of the most remote places on earth. Liv will share her lessons from making history with Ann Bancroft as the first women to ski across Antarctica’s landmass a 94-day, 1,717-mile trek or her first expedition to Antarctica, on which she made international headlines by being the first woman to ski solo and unsupported – a 50-day, 745 (1,200km) to the South Pole. Liv also has fascinating lectures on climbing but not making the summit of Mount Everest, crossing the Greenland Ice Cap, and can also focus on career development. She motivates with topics of teamwork, passion and leadership and captivates audiences with her wit, her expertise and her adventures.
As an educator, polar explorer, and outdoor adventurer, Liv has a vast knowledge in leadership, self-management, teamwork, dealing with constantly changing conditions and adapting these messages to the workplace. Liv’s expeditions have been featured by the BBC, CNN, and National Public Radio. Liv also has been featured in national print publications, such as People, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Current Biography Magazine, Outside, Sports Illustrated for Women, O, the Oprah Magazine, and Time for Kids, as well as more than 50 international newspapers and magazines in Japan, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, England, Australia, Italy and Chile. Liv is an internationally recognized leader and role model for women and girls. The Bancroft Arnesen Expedition (2001) engaged over 3 million students in 46 countries.