Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

In hundreds of presentations to tens of thousands of people worldwide, Jake Norton has gotten nothing but praise and rave reviews.

Often called “the best speaker we’ve ever seen”, Jake’s humble yet powerful messages and real stories of success and failure, triumph and tragedy on the world’s highest peak makes a deep impact on his audiences.

Without fail, they leave inspired to climb their Everests!

Here’s what some of Jake’s past clients have said:

Your message was riveting about the obstacles and successes you have experienced during your numerous climbs of Mt. Everest. And your analogies, tying it back to the journey we just traveled, was fitting. You completely delivered on everything your website promised…you were authentic, personable and mingled with our team with ease.

– SC Johnson & Company

Your presentation was a spellbinding masterpiece. It was crafted with scholarship, produced with uncommon creativity and a rich photographic feast, and presented with a most personal touch and an obviously very caring passion. I sat there imagining the incredibly blown away crazy emotions you must have experienced, some terribly poignant. It was an utterly beautiful experience. Thank you for sharing.

– Tom Hornbein, Author, “Everest: the West Ridge”

You have followed an impressive list of speakers at College of the Ozarks. Margaret Thatcher, Mike Krzyzewski, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, J.C. Watts, Benjamin Natanyahu, Bob Dole, Tommy Franks, Tony Snow, and Tom Brokaw are a few of our past speakers. After personally hearing all of them, I would highly recommend you for any organization. Your sincerity, professionalism, caring attitude, and effective delivery sets you apart as an exemplary speaker.

– Ron Martin, Director of the Career Center, College of the Ozarks

Jake, you didn’t beat my expectations…you shattered them! I’ve never seen a standing ovation for a speaker at our opening events!! Everyone is ready to climb our collective Everest – it will be tough, but we’re inspired and ready to go. Thank you!

-Ritz Carlton

The feedback has been wonderful.  Everyone really enjoyed the day with you and the way you closed it out with a story many have heard about but never given much thought to. It was icing on the cake!

– Shell Oil Products US

Jake simply mesmerized our group of High School freshmen and sophomores waiting to take their CSAP tests today! All of them watched spell bound and entranced by Jake’s keynote presentation! To grab and hold the attention of an auditorium full of early high school kids is a fantastic feat in itself but Jake pulled it off effortlessly. He relates to his audience and they get his message. We are anxious to see how well our students perform on their CSAP test, (crossing a crevasse, climbing their Everest), in response to Jake’s personal challenge. Thanks Jake for a fantastic, inspirational presentation!

-Walt Van Bibber, Conifer High School Leadership Council

Your keynote address was very inspirational, motivating, and captivating!
Jake Norton was exceptional!
His story had real substance and forced me to look inwards.
Excellent! Best speaker in years!
10 times better than last year!

– Praise for Jake’s keynote address to 800 people at the RMRTA Annual Conference from conference participants

I can’t thank you enough for bringing your story to our customers – it was the highlight of the Conference for many…you have set the bar for future speakers, and you’re going to be hard to match!

-Jen Barnum, MTM International

With passion and beautiful photographs, Jake Norton mesmerized me with his journeys to Mt. Everest. If you want to know your potential then you must hear Jake. He showed me how to confront my fear, change it into an opportunity and how to become a high performing team member. Jake has a gift of helping you to see the “rungs” in the ladder, and not between them. Although I will never go to Everest, he got me to climb my own!

– Brent Henley, The Pyramid Group, Inc.

 We just concluded a very successful Saturday morning Wealth Management Symposium for our best clients. I believe that we had 120-150 clients in attendance…Our luncheon keynote speaker was a gentleman by the name of Jake Norton…Jake gave an absolutely electrifying presentation on how one must work as a team and utilize the services of advisors to survive an expedition on Mt. Everest. The audience was very impressed and energized by his presentation. If you are looking for such a speaker for one of your meetings, I suggest you contact Jake Norton. I can promise you won’t be disappointed.

– Scott Pann, Senior Vice President, Smith Barney

Jake was unbelievable! I expected his talk to be fascinating and knew from talking with him he would be incredibly humble. I did not expect to be almost in tears here and there, on the edge of my seat half the time, elated, inspired, and just totally awed. The length and strength of the applause at the end indicates that everyone else felt the same way.

– Alison Chase, BTA/BOLT

Thank you for speaking to us yesterday. Your outstanding presentation struck a chord with everyone there…You inspired us all to strive toward our own personal Everest and to value the process.

– Werner Stark, President, Colorado Springs-InterQuest Rotary Club

Spectacular! All of us at Keynote Systems, Inc., thank you for presenting to us…It was a perfect ending to a difficult week, and just the motivation we need to tackle the Everests in our business!

– Umang Gupta, President & CEO, Keynote Systems, Inc.

What more can I say that I haven’t already? Your spirit and passion for what you do and the people around you is as infectious as it is awe inspiring. What’s more, you’re just a terrific photographer.

– Dina Roman, Vice President, Discovery Communications, Inc.

 Everyone loved your presentation tremendously and are still talking about it. Thank you!

– Phyllis Sabin, Director, Matrix:Midland Festival

 I know I speak for the group when I say we were amazed at the pictures of the expedition as well as your presentation.

– Evan Sternschein, Senior VP, Discovery Communications, Inc.

 One of the best speakers ever at our Medical Staff Meetings. I enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of the presentation. Fantastic!

– John R., Longmont United Hospital

 Again, our very best thanks for the great day yesterday! Your talk was both moving & exciting, and all of us enjoyed every minute of it!

– Frank Perrine, School Headmaster, Massachusetts

 The Everest presentation was one of our best ever…It was excellent and your stories were unforgettable. Our clients were thrilled with the whole project, from beginning to end.

– Pat Burke, Account Manager, Discovery Communications, Inc.