If one is curious, then life is always energised by the pursuit of answers. Sue satisfied much of her curiosity by being a consummate physical adventurer all over the world, as you will read in this book. Her stories inspire, motivate, and enthral in equal measure. Those who have had the pleasure to hear Sue speak, as I have, will know exactly what I mean.
Excerpt from Foreword by John-David F. Bartoe
Retired astronaut, solar physicist and former Research Manager of the International Space Station
In 1996, Sue Stockdale became the first UK woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. Prior to that she has never been further north than Scotland, never done any cross-country skiing and never worn the same clothes for an entire month.
She realised that we are all capable of being more than we imagined possible, but often the only person stopping….is you. And from then on, Sue made it her life’s work to inspire others to explore their potential.
In EXPLORE Sue recounts the story of her adventures from challenging beginnings to exploring some of the world’s most remote environments including North Pole, Kenya, Chile, Antarctica and Greenland. She also demonstrates how the adventurous mindset can be applied to business, explaining in her subtly humorous style, how she started up, grew and sold a business, and became a sought-after motivational speaker and executive coach working with CEO’s and leaders in some of the world’s top companies.
'EXPLORE is a captivating and inspiring memoir that reaffirms the belief that we are empowered to shape the boundaries of our life experiences—as challenging as that may sometimes be.'April 2022
"From difficult beginnings, greatness can develop. Sue's book reminds us that every day can be a learning opportunity."April 2022
"Filled with incredible lessons about achieving more than you ever thought possible. EXPLORE reminds us that the human spirit can carry us as far as we want to go. This book made me feel like I was right there with Sue on all of her adventures!"April 2022
"In a year like 2022, there is no point putting our lives on hold, as we will soon find that we aren’t truly living. Reading Sue Stockdale’s book reminded me to recommit to be courageous, take time to reorientate my inner compass and find the passion to be adventurous every day."April 2022
I've had the privilege of seeing Sue speaking in person about her incredible adventures. A presentation as compelling as it was honest, delivered by a speaker who was as passionate about her subject as she was knowledgeable. The biggest compliment I can give this book is it is written very much in the same vein. With the added detail and analysis which a book allows, Sue examines her life and the choices she's made pursuing her passion for adventure, highlighting why "stepping outside of your comfort zone" is key to living a fulfilling life and achieving your potential. Read this book, it will encourage you to take that first step out of your comfort zone.April 2022