Cave Explorer, Risk, Crisis, Resilience Expert Author, Royal Canadian Geographical Society Speaker
With passion Christian Stenner delivers awe-inspiring presentations, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats through his energetic storytelling and visuals of his fascinating and dangerous lived experiences.
Caves formed on icy volcanoes are incredible, dynamic environments and amongst the least understood in the world, and Christian Stenner has explored the largest and deepest. When a Canadian volcano appeared to awaken, he led the groundbreaking expedition to take the first measurements from within.
Stenner has explored the largest cave systems in Canada; including the Royal Canadian Geographical Society expedition of the year which confirmed the deepest cave in Canada. As a leader of teams in uniquely challenging, undiscovered places, Stenner has an exceptional perspective on leadership and success in high consequence environments.
Unique amongst explorers, Stenner has combined his experience in high risk, high consequence environments with an extensive background in risk and crisis management. Christian holds a Master of Science in Organizational Resilience, and has been a corporate security, technical rescue, crisis management professional, and military officer for 20 years. He has training and experience in training program development, adult and youth education, and group facilitation. This distinctive combination gives him incredible real-world insight into risk management, decision making and leadership, grounded in theoretical knowledge, and the background to deliver that learning effectively.
He has delivered presentations and learning sessions on risk, leadership, and citizen science to hundreds of corporations, non-profits and associations, and education institutions. These organizations have included NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, National Geographic, and governments.
Stenner has been recognized as a National Geographic Explorer and as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He has appeared on Discovery Channel, CBC’s The Nature of Things, the Globe and Mail, the BBC, and regularly writes for Canadian Geographic. He has been recognized with diverse Canadian honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal for services to exploration.
Stenner’s enthralling presentations have enhanced the capability of individuals and teams to navigate uncertainty and achieve their potential, and have encouraged thousands to adopt the mindset of an explorer to make a better world around them.