On 25 May 2018, David Lim, the leader of the 1998 Singapore Mount Everest Team, celebrated the 20-year Anniversary of the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition. The expedition was not just about personal success, it contains many lessons that David shares to inspire other lives.
Read more about David Lim’s Lessons from Everest here.
David Lim has a B.A. in Law from Cambridge University but he is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He was in management at a publishing house for nearly a decade until 1998.
Because of his expertise in negotiation, facilitating change and creating experiential learning programs, David has been a sought-after leadership coach since 1999. He has delivered presentations and workshops across 43 cities, and 22 countries.
David is also an Associate Meta-Coach, certified practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. His coaching practice has been widely profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Singapore’s The Straits Times newspaper.
A past President of the Asia Professional Speakers ( 2007-8), his work included being an adjunct lecturer for INSEAD Business School (2000-2009).
Additionally, David is a CSP(Certified Speaking Professional), the first and only Singaporean to be conferred the highest designation for professionalism and consistent quality by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). He joins a group of fewer than 10% of 5000 professional members of the GSF who have this accreditation.
David’s most popular presentation “Lessons From Mt. Everest” has been described as “world-class” and raved about by many. David Lim’s clients include IBM, INSEAD Business School, Prudential, ABN AMro, Citibank, Actis, Novartis, sanofi aventis. Pfizer, Boston Consulting Group, Maersk, Amadeus, Maruti, TATA Steel, Singapore Telecommunications, Bvlgari South Asia, Ministries of Manpower, Defence and Education ( in Singapore ) Media Development Authority ( Singapore ) and many more.
Outside of his work, David hasn’t given up climbing, and is a veteran of over 60 alpine and expedition ascents around the world, and most recently returned from the Tien Shan ranges in Kyrgyzstan, having climbed three virgin peaks.