Lee Den Hond

CEO Blue Platinum Events/ Author/Speaker/Former Businesswoman of the Year

“Never give up. Quitting is not an option. When you think it is not going to get harder, think again. It is.”

Inspirational speaker, adventurer, athlete, entrepreneur, 2015 South African Businesswoman of the Year award-winner, and undeniable optimist, Lee den Hond is living proof that when purpose is bigger than challenge, nothing is impossible.

In addition to being the third South African woman to summit Mount Everest in 2013,

Lee has also completed the Marathon des Sables in Morocco in 2017, a race known as the toughest footrace in the world.

6 Full Ironman endurance events and a 500km adventure endurance race in South Africa

Drawing on her life-changing experiences, challenges, journeys, and lessons learned along the way, Lee is an engaging, powerful speaker who inspires business owners, self-starters and teams to achieve and maintain success through a combination of vision, stamina and passion, proving what a difference purpose can make to success.

Her inspiring talk, Be Inspired, has gained critical acclaim, highlighting the ability to overcome challenges in the pursuit of goals.

Her ability to relate to her audience and link strategy execution and the obstacles of running a business to the difficulties faced on the summit of Everest and the often brutal trails of the Sahara desert make Lee a highly in-demand motivational speaker.