Reach new leadership heights with the world’s best rock climber Tommy Caldwell

May 19, 2020 Patrick Leddin


Tommy Caldwell is a big-wall free climber who stands on top of his chosen profession. In 2015, he completed the first-ever free climb of the Dawn Wall at El Capitan. This 3,000 foot ascent is considered to be hardest climb of its type in the world. He’s the author of the NYT bestseller The Push: A Climber’s Search for the Path, a survivor of an armed militant group kidnapping, and a guy with tremendous insight into what it takes to overcome adversity. Get this; Tommy lost a finger in an accident and still managed to climb the Dawn Wall. That’s grit and determination at the highest (pun intended) level. Tommy joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss what it means to lead yourself and to be a member of a winning team.

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About the Author

Patrick Leddin

Patrick Leddin has benefited from both hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. Patrick served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, ranger-qualified officer, worked as a Project Manager at KPMG Consulting. His consulting work has allowed him to partner with clients in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam, and many other countries around the world. In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Practice of Managerial Studies where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, and Advanced Marketing.

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