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A Woman at the Top : One Story of Resilience & Self-Leadership

Brain Hemorrhage Survivor who climbed the highest mountains in the world, Everest and Lhotse

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In a gripping and inspiring keynote address, Orianne Aymard shares her remarkable journey of resilience and determination. At the young age of 25, in the remote corners of North India, Orianne's life took an unexpected turn when she suffered a devastating brain hemorrhage. The medical prognosis was bleak, condemning her to a life devoid of the high altitudes and mountains she loved. However, against all odds, Orianne embarked on a quest that would redefine the limits of human potential. With unwavering determination and a spirit unbroken by adversity, she not only defied medical predictions but also achieved the unimaginable. Orianne scaled the highest peaks on Earth, conquering Lhotse (8,516m) and standing atop the majestic Chomolungma, also known as Everest (8,848m) - the Mother Goddess of the world.

In her captivating keynote, Orianne shares her incredible journey with humility and authenticity, providing insights into her daring adventures, triumphant victories, and moments of doubt. Her story unfolds as she walks the audience through the pivotal milestones that led her to the summits of Lhotse and Everest. Her experiences offer profound lessons in the art of self-transcendence and the ability to confront crisis situations head-on. Moreover, Orianne's narrative is a testament to the boundless capacity of the human spirit for resilience and leadership. Her extraordinary journey serves as a source of inspiration and empowerment, encouraging individuals to overcome their own challenges and reach for their dreams, regardless of the obstacles they may face.

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Orianne Aymard exemplifies resilience, having survived a brain hemorrhage and ascended Everest and Lhotse. 

Beyond her mountaineering feats, her diverse career spans diplomacy, humanitarian aid, and academia, reflecting her dedication to making a positive impact. 

Orianne's humanitarian work includes significant roles with the ICRC in conflict zones and contributions to earthquake relief in Haiti. Her diplomatic efforts addressed critical global issues, enhancing discussions on religious tensions and human rights. 

Holding a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, she's also an acclaimed author, sharing her journey of overcoming adversity. 

Residing in Chamonix, Orianne's life story make her an inspirational keynote speaker, promising audiences a compelling narrative of triumph over adversity, emphasizing that with determination, anyone can overcome challenges and achieve greatness.

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Orianne Aymard

Dr. Orianne Aymard, a brain hemorrhage survivor, defied odds by climbing Everest and Lhotse, embodying resilience and determination in her keynotes

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