Charlie Wardle

Corporate High Flyer Turned Charity Founder

Charlie Wardle was a Qualified Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoppers in London, has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and held several senior finance positions with large PLC companies including BT, Santander and Elsevier.

In 2008, he quit the corporate life to set up the ‘Climb Your Mountain’ charity – helping anyone who had their own personal mountain to climb in life with the charity focused on people’s health & wellbeing (stress, depression, anxiety, confidence, motivation and other health issues).

Charlie suffered with stress related depression during his corporate days and found how beneficial physical challenges and climbing mountains were to deal with this. Taking groups hiking and climbing mountains became the main way of funding to provide advice, workshops, courses and books to people for free. He has supplied over 100,000 free books, 3,000 people have attended courses and workshops he’s delivered and approximately 2,500 people have climbed mountains with him.

In recent years he has have delivered many talks on his own personal experiences, health & wellbeing and ‘mountain adventures’…..  and more recently he has developed a concept called ‘Mountain Parallels’ with the philosophy being the distinct parallels that exist between climbing mountains, business performance and our personal lives.

If you would like Charlie Wardle as the motivational speaker for your next event or are interested in finding out more about his charity, contact Champions Motivational today on +44 1509 85 29 27 or fill out the online form and a member of our team will get back to you.

  • My story – successful corporate high flyer, stress related depression, charity founder, mountain climber and adventurer and health & welbeing expert
  • Mountain Parallels – how mountains are so much like life and business
  • Health & wellbeing – how to deal with, manage and prevent stress, depression and anxiety
  • Mountain adventures – my stories about encouraging people to get outdoors and experience mountains (companies, charities and general public)


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