Brian O’Malley

Adventurer, Author, Climber, and Award-Winning Photographer

Brian O’Malley Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Colorado, United States

Brian O’Malley Speaker Biography

Adventurer, Author, Climber, and
Award-Winning Photographer

Adventurer, author and award-winning photographer, Brian O’Malley has entertained, empowered, and energized hundreds of audiences. By drawing parallels from his experiences, his multi-media presentations inspire audiences to better handle the everyday challenges and adventures of life.  Using a spectacular blend of photography, music, and personal stories, Brian illustrates the importance of living life to the fullest.


Brian O’Malley began in career in Law Enforcement at the age of 16 with an Explorer Post. He became a full time Police Cadet at 18 and on his 21st birthday, he was sworn in as a police officer. As a member of the SWAT Team, he trained at the FBI Academy in special tactics. Brian became one of the first Police Officer/EMTs. He was also an ancillary member of the Bomb Squad. Drawing from his extensive climbing experience, Brian was also a member of the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, training the team in technical rescue. And, with a passion for outdoor adventures, Brian guided expeditions around the world.

Fire Service

Brian went on to become a Firefighter/Paramedic. He retired from the Fire Service after building a reputation as one of the country’s leaders in Heavy Rescue innovation. Brian developed new equipment, techniques and training that influenced the direction of rescue in the Fire Service.

Keynote Speaker

Brian was selected as a climbing member of the American Mt. Everest West Ridge Expedition team. That experience launched a whole new career as an internationally recognized keynote speaker and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). His adventures have taken him on expeditions to Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Himalaya.


Brian has been the keynote speaker for some of the most prominent associations and corporations around the world. His audiences have included AT&T, The Washington Post, IBM, Charles Schwab, State Farm Insurance, Nordstrom, National Geographic, Marriott, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and hundreds more.

Brian O’Malley Speaking Topics

The Spirit of Adventure

Brian was a member of the American Mt. Everest Climbing Team on the longest, highest route in the world, the West Ridge Direct. While sharing his Mt. Everest and other life adventures from his heart with humor, humility and passion, Brian provides audiences with a new perspective. A perspective that allows them to experience a renewed respect for the value of taking risks, facing adversity, setting goals and working as a team. Brian motivates people by challenging them to remain goal-centered as they cast fear aside and take that next step forward. Your team will leave inspired to climb their own mountains with passion, purpose and to climb strong!

The Secrets of an Adventurer

What are The Secrets of an Adventurer and how do they apply to your business and personal life? Today’s ever changing world requires you to go where you have never been before. By applying the secrets of an adventurer, you will gain a new perspective on your life. Come take a journey to explore your imagination and elevate your own wisdom to create new thinking and achieve results. In his The Secrets of an Adventurer keynote presentation, Brian O’Malley shares his lifetime of adventures to help inspire his audiences to see new ways of moving forward with their own adventures. A breathtaking HD multi-media experience!

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Brian O’Malley Speaker Testimonials

I must say that our theme of challenging ourselves to view our future as equal to an ascent of Everest has worked better than we planned... They heard loud and clear that great challenges are really hard, and they have responded in what I guess is the best way possible, by saying, "Bring it on!"

- Bill Nordstrom | Nordstrom’s

"Brian's presentation uniquely combines photography, music, high adventure and personal experience to entertain, inform and inspire. Today, it's rare to find a professional speaker who can captivate an audience as well as Brian's presentation uniquely combines photography, music, high adventure and personal experience to e leave people with a lasting and meaningful message. Brian is such a speaker."

- Janet Henderson Schoniger | CoBank, Director of Corporate Communcations

Congratulations on your well-deserved standing ovation! Your presentation rating was off the chart as you received a 5+ on a scale that only went up to 5. This is a direct reflection of the impact you had on our group.

- Dave Taylor | Sr. Manager Enterprise Process / Raytheon

In addition to the beauty of the photography and the description of the adventure, the presentation proved to be thought provoking and inspiring.

- Steven M. Snyder | Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical

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