World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders, spoke about “Achieving the Impossible” at the recent FPA Fall Conference.

Ben has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and has accomplished some of the world’s most impressive polar expeditions. He is the youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. He also holds the record for the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and is the third in history, and the youngest by 10 years, to reach the North Pole alone and on foot. Since 2001, he has skied more than 3,730 miles (or 142 marathons) in the Polar Regions.

Ben discussed why he believes “impossible is just someone’s opinion,” and shared the keys to beating the odds and staying motivated through challenges, risks, and setbacks. According to Ben, “no one else is an authority on your potential, as individuals, as organizations, as companies.”  You are the only one who decides what your limits are. With enough stubbornness, determination, refusal to take “no” for an answer, self-belief, resilience, and with the right tools, technology, and team around you, anything is possible.

FPA thanks Flint Group and Sun Chemical Corporation for sponsoring Ben’s appearance at the conference.

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FPA members can view Ben’s presentation and video at by clicking on “Download Presentations from the FPA 2017 Fall Executive Conference” in the Spotlight section on the homepage.