Extreme sport athletes Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan are a husband and wife team. who are passionate advocates of an active-adventure and plant powered lifestyle.
They are World Record Holding extreme sport athletes, high performance Wingsuit pilots and climbers.
They are sought after inspirational keynote speakers and trainers specialising in Inspiration, Peak Performance and 'Fearlessness'.
Glenn and Heather are recipients of many awards, including 'The Spirit of Adventure' Medal from Australian Geographic. They've featured three times on 60 Minutes, twice on Australian Story, in the recent international documentary 'A Search for Freedom', and in countless other media stories about their adventures and philosophy.
Glenn and Heather continue to set and achieve new adventure goals while inspiring others to pursue their own 'what's possible?'.
Dr. Glenn Singleman is one of Australia's most successful adventurers.
Over his long career in extreme sport he's notched up World Records, World Firsts and many prestigious awards.
Glenn is also a practicing medical doctor specialising in Emergency, Remote and Rural Medicine. He's medical director for some of Australia's most prestigious adventure races such as the Six Foot Track Marathon, the North Face 100 and the Big Red Run.
As a Doctor Glenn regularly works in remote Aboriginal communities,
Even more remote, Glenn has been doctor for countless expeditions ranging from climbing Mt Minto in Antarctica to James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenger expedition.
As a professional adventurer, Glenn has been part of bold expeditions to Antarctica, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, Europe and the USA, to the highest mountains and the depths of the oceans.
Glenn says. "Most importantly I've developed a deep understanding of the profound benefits of an active adventure lifestyle to genuine peak performance and I'm especially interested in the role of fear in degrading our health and happiness. Years of bold wilderness expeditions combined with my work as an emergency doctor has taught me how to harness fear to progress, rather than hamper my goals."
Heather met Glenn at one of his inspirational keynote presentations nearly 20 years ago. At the time she was managing one of Australia's largest speakers bureaux, with offices around Australia and in New Zealand. Listening to speakers was a big part of her role.
When she first heard Glenn speak he made a profound impression on her. She found him authentic, and deeply inspiring. They became friends and married a few years later.
Glenn turned Heather's life upside down (in a good way). She was not adventurous, she was a corporate executive, yet today by following an active adventure lifestyle and a process to overcome irrational fear and build physical and emotional strength, she is an extreme sport athlete. She's studied fitness, nutrition and meditation to further her ability to pursue bold adventures.
She is also a performance and wingsuit coach.
When they're not adventuring or speaking Heather follows her passion for writing and photography. She is is the author of three books and many articles. You can read one of her inspirational stories on legendary skydiver Wendy Smith in SkyDivingMag and amazing 60 Minutes reporter Liz Hayes in Renegade Collective Magazine. Or check out her photography website - a1000words.com.au.
Glenn and Heather's approach to Fearlessness doesn't mean they have no fear, far from it. Glenn says, "Fear is essential, it's a protective mechanism and without it none of us would last long, but the outmoded fear system humans share with all other animals is ill-equipped to deal with modern life and more often than not it stands between us and our true potential."
A "Fearless LIfe' is an attitude built on commitment and powered by understanding, embracing, and using fear to be who we want to be and live the life we want to live.
This is what Glenn and Heather teach in their Keynote Speaking Presentations, Workshops, Trips and Treks and coming soon their new book 'A Fearless Life'.
They teach from Glenn's background as a Physician specialising in remote medicine, their long history in extreme sport, in life and love, and since men and women experience fear differently, from a male and female perspective.
Today Glenn and Heather are a successful team, in life, and also in adventure.
Glenn and Heather's partnership has produced three world records and two Australian records in extreme sport, including the Guinness record for the worlds highest BASEjump in a wingsuit from 6604m on Mt Meru in the Indian Himalaya (the BASEClimb 3 project) and the first (and only) wingsuit crossing of the Grand Canyon (April 9th 2015). They've flown across Sydney Harbour, Brisbane city, Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound. They've climbed together in Nepal, Pakistan, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Europe.
Glenn and Heather believe in the power of adventure in the wilderness to inspire and transform.
They are keen trail runners, mountain bikers, kayakers, skiiers, climbers, trekkers and wingsuit skydivers.
They're long time vegans, happily maintaining a plant powered lifestyle as the most ethical and heathful way to live in modern society.
Glenn is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker. He's made many successful films for National Geographic including BASEClimb.
BASEClimb is one of the most watched adventure documentaries of all time. It won 21 International Awards including the 'Peoples Choice Award' at Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Glenn and Heather had fun making our own documentaries - BASEClimb 2 & 3, and working with 60 Minutes (three times) and Australian Story (twice) and working with Jon Long on his new feature documentary 'The Search for Freedom'. Through these films they've been able to share something of their incredible adventures with hundreds of millions of people around the world. Glenn is also part of James Cameron's documentary team. Most recently he worked with him on 'Deep Sea Challenger' - Jim's most ambitious and personal project to build and pilot a submarine to the deepest part of the ocean - The Marianas Trench.
Glenn and Heather are fortunate to speak all over the world to all kinds of audiences - sharing their story along with their hard won insights into FEAR, PERFORMANCE, PARTNERSHIP, HAPPINESS & HEALTH. They've spoken to tens-of-thousands of people, at corporate, community and government events all over the world.
Glenn and Heather love sharing their stories and expertise and so they hope to meet you at one of their INSPIRATIONAL speaking presentations soon. If you're an event organiser you can make that happen by BOOKING US for your next event. It's easy - just contact us direct or via your favourite Speaker's Bureaus.
If you'd like more information about their speaking presentations or to check availability simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn and Heather live just outside Sydney on their little farm where Heather cares for a number of rescue horses, dogs, sheep and chickens. Their healthy lifestyle includes trail running most days, a healthy vegan lifestyle, meditation, mindfulness and challenging themselves intellectually and physically.