Hernán Leal, entrepreneur, businessman, mountaineer and speaker. Founder of the proven 3-step methodology designed to help make dreams come true.
Chilean author of the self-help book “Las montañas que llevamos dentro”, presently writing his second book, and an acclaimed speaker, Leal has inspired thousands of people to ‘WAKE UP from autopilot’, enabling them to lead a fuller and more satisfying life and to fulfill those dreams that they had never even imagined before.
His training as a financier and salesman led him to consolidate FASTCO, a multi-Latin financial
services company that currently employs close to 2,000 workers throughout the region. And just
when he was experiencing one of his highest points of success as an entrepreneur, he decided
to redesign his life and find a new purpose. It was then that he left behind the management of
his own company to dedicate himself to extreme mountaineering.
In 2011 he undertook a trip to Nepal, where he got to know the ancient Tibetan culture, a rich and symbolic culture based on values such as peace, compassion, deep respect for nature and the willingness to grow as individuals. It was also on this trip that he began to meditate, to practice yoga and where he developed an enormous attraction for trekking, a sporting discipline that became one of his greatest passions; so much so that during his stay in this Asian nation, he decided to climb Mount Everest for the first time.
With a thyroid condition that left him with 85% of his respiratory capacity and after an accident that destroyed the trapezius of his right arm (which left him only half as strong), Hernán was determined and managed to conquer the summits of mountains such as Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Denali in North America, Elbrus in Eastern Europe, Everest in Asia and Carstensz in Oceania. Such has been his effort and commitment that in 2018 he became the seventh Chilean to conquer the 7 Summits. That same year, on the summit of the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, he achieved a new record by positioning himself as the first South American mountaineer to climb Everest and Lhotse in the same expedition, despite two physical limitations. By doing so, he demonstrated that limits are often levers to achieve dreams and that having a purpose, making a plan and preparing according to one’s limitations are key steps to achieve one’ s expected results.