Speeches and Keynote
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Majka Burhardt teaches teams how to build unusual connections with passion. As an author, professional climber, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, Majka has spent two decades exploring the globe—usually by hand and foot. Her stories of taking chances, thriving in uncertainty, and achieving results have electrified audiences worldwide. They emerge un-stuck from a traditional model of change and risk, embracing unchartered territory to maximize outcomes. She is the author of books More: Life at the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood (Pegasus Books, Forthcoming 2023), Coffee Story: Ethiopia and Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa, and Executive Producer of the 2010 film, Waypoint Namibia, Producer of 2016 film Namuli, and the Founder of LEGADO.
Majka gives keynotes and seminars at tradeshows, conferences, and company events around the world. She draws upon her 25 years of experience producing multi-stage international ventures focused on current issues of cultural and global significance. Majka engages audiences in new interpretations of leadership, teamwork, and global capacity building. She will have your team foregoing traditional safety, following their new intuition, and succeeding via complexity within ten minutes of her keynote. Majka’s clients include a diverse group of organizations and companies including Starbucks, Google, Nespresso, the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, the Commonwealth Club, Banff Film and Book Festival, Colorado Environmental Coalition, universities and colleges throughout North America, and many others.
Curious how to say her name? It’s “My-ka.”
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What climbing in the wild can teach us about teams, collaboration, and true grit
How one woman is combating climate change by saving the world’s water towers
Climbing the world’s mountains and looking beyond: going deep in global entrepreneurship and conservation