Sean Swarner first goal was to crawl 8 feet from the hospital bed to the bathroom. He went on to Redefine Impossible by climbing 29,035 feet to the top of Mt. Everest with one lung! From there he stood atop the highest point on all 7 continents, skied to the South and North Poles, and completed the Hawaii Ironman. Sean has been interviewed by Steve Harvey, CBS Evening News, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Huffington Post, Outside the Lines, Sports Center, Washington Post, USA Today, Sports Center, and countless others. His numerous articles with thought leaders such as Sir Richard Branson and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu put him in a category by himself.
The first cancer survivor to stand on the top of the world!
With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world… Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.
Sean was diagnosed with two deadly, different, and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. After an incredibly poor prognosis, and being read his last rites, Sean astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases. He realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great, no peak too high.
Sean proved his theory when he crested the peak of Mt. Everest. As the first cancer survivor to do so, Sean decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the “7-Summits”. Upon skiing to both the South and the North Poles, Sean completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam.
With the completion of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Sean is the only person in history to accomplish these inhuman feats.
As Sean continues to defy the odds, test his own endurance and inspire and motivate people around the world, he shares his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of the non-profit organization, The CancerClimber Association, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the globe.
Titles | Achievements
- 2-Time Cancer Survivor
- 1st Cancer Survivor to Summit Mount Everest
- 1st Cancer Survivor to Complete the 7-Summits
- Hawaii Ironman Finisher
- Author of “Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World” Internationally-Renowned
- Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
- President of Swarner Expeditions, LLC.
- Co-Founder of the CancerClimber Association
- Endurance and Marathon Runner
- Grand Traverse Competitor
- South and North Poles
*Only person in the world to have gone through and accomplished this.
Sean Swarner has lead millions of people around the world with his expert guidance on Personal Leadership, Coaching, Goal Accomplishment, Teamwork, and Perspectives. Incorporating tips and tools used to make history, Sean guides you not to success, but to the underlying deeper understanding of constantly succeeding, helping you Redefine YOUR Impossible.
Sean Swarner has been dubbed one of the most powerful speakers ever by institutions such as IBM, Roche, Unilever, The New York Giants, and countless other organizations around the globe. He’s been voted one of the top 8 most inspirational people in history, and has an uncanny ability to empower people to achieve greatness and fulfillment in both life and in business.
Sean uses his experience, expertise, proven tips and tools to help you find effective strategies that produce results. Everyone has an empowering story, a unique perspective, and the potential to change their world. Sean guides you to your meaning and Personal Leadership to create a mindset for greatness.
With his motto of Redefining Impossible, after hearing Sean speak, your life will never be the same.
Travels from: Denver, CO
Speaking fee: from $15,000 – $20,000