What’s your epic? What is that business goal, that challenge, or that personal dream you’ve always wanted to fulfill? Many people give up early on daunting goals or don’t even attempt them because they aren’t sure where to start, what resources and support they’ll need, or because they don’t think they’ll ever finish. Professional speaker Anne-Marie Alderson has a unique and engaging way of cativating and inspiring her audiences through tales of her ultra cycling endeavors and the lessons she’s learned from them. During the lead-up to the race as well as the 61 hours it took to reach the Race Across the West finish line in Durango, CO, several themes became evident to Anne-Marie. These themes included the importance of teamwork and surrounding oneself with a dependable “crew”; perseverance when faced with adversity; the importance of being versatile and able to efficiently adapt to change; breaking down a daunting goal into manageable chunks; what it means to be a “leader”, and how small, seemingly insignificant steps can lead to something EPIC. These themes form the pillars of Anne-Marie’s signature keynote, What’s Your Epic? What I Learned About Succeeding in Life While Pedaling Across the Desert. Anne-Marie learned these lessons through ultra racing, and uses her experiences to demonstrate how everyone can apply these same concepts to nearly any aspect of their own life, including business, relationships, and personal quests. She introduces the framework that brought her to where she is today – a framework that anyone can use for approaching their next EPIC, regardless of what that EPIC is. This talk is well-suited for trade shows, association meetings, incentive trips, company-wide meetings, sales meetings, product launches, marketing campaigns, race expos, and many other events.