Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard

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Topics

  • Solar Impulse Project
  • Cross Cultural Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Stress Management
  • Motivation and Winning
  • Human Behaviour
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Renewable Forms of Energy and Sustainable Development

What he offers

Bertrand is a highly sought-after speaker both with the general public and the business world. He deals with his personal experience from the point of view of motivation and adventurous spirit, the psychology of communication and team-working, management of stress and the unknown. His fascinating insights into achieving the longest and highest flight ever recorded by a solar-powered plane are powerful and memorable.

How he presents

Bertrand is a flamboyant speaker and his spell binding presentations captivate audiences with their dramatic images and examples from his amazing adventures.

Bertrand Piccard is the record breaking round the world balloonist, President and initiator of the Solar Impulse Project which was launched to take on a new challenge: flying round the world in an airplane propelled uniquely by solar energy, without fuel or pollution, in order to promote the immense potential of renewable energies and their new technologies. In July 2010 he achieved the first major step: the solar airplane flew through the night for the first time ever, touching down after 26 hours non stop.

Bertrand is a psychiatrist, aeronaut and internationally renowned lecturer, president of the humanitarian foundation “Winds of Hope”. The United Nations appointed him
a goodwill ambassador for its Population Fund (UNFPA). He is also the Pioneer of free flight and ULM (Unified Life Model) in Europe, winner of the first transatlantic balloon race (Chrysler Challenge 1992), Bertrand Piccard was also the initiator of the Breitling Orbiter project.

Publications:

  • Spure am Himmel (2004)
  • Mit dem Wind um die Welt (2001)
  • The Greatest Adventure (2000) or Around the world in 20 Days (1999) (these books are with the same content from different publishers)
  • A Trace in the Sky (1999)

Awards:

  • Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor in Science, Letters and Technology
  • Gold Medal of Youth and Sport
  • Harmon Trophy
  • Hubbard Medal (1999)
  • FAI Gold Air Medal
  • Winner of the first trans-Atlantic balloon race (1992 Chrysler Challenge)
  • Légion d’Honneur (Chevalier)
  • Officer of the Order of the Alawites
  • Médaille de l’aéronautique
  • Highest Distinctions of the National Geographic Society and the Explorers Club
  • Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques

Testimonials:

“I would like to thank you very much for bringing power and motivation to us with your valuable participation and presentation opening new horizons for all of us by sharing your rich knowledge with the participants of the conference. I would like to thank you once again for your participation to 25th Sustainable Change Conference with your valuable presentation containing information and experiences that shape the future, and I wish the continuance of your achievements.”

“Excellent. Dr. Piccard was very inspiring as well as pragmatic and applicable to business and private life. The audience very much appreciated the speech.”

“Bertrand is very authentic and thought provoking and was excellent how he transfers his experience to life in general. The audience was stunned!”

“Dr. Piccard’s keynote speech on ‘Leadership from another perspective’ was perfectly prepared and very informative. He was extremely enthusiastic and very well received by the audience; some delegates even mentioned that they have never heard a better speech!”

“Bertrand Piccard’s keynote speech at our internal seminar was truly excellent. He spoke in a passionate and personable style and received a well deserved standing ovation from the audience.”

“Your presentation was without any doubt the key to the evening’s success. You brought your thrilling, epic round-the-world balloon flight magnificently to life. The lessons that you learned, and which you shared with us, will stick in our minds for a long time. The short period you spent with us taught us a great deal about other people and about ourselves.”

“Just a few lines to thank you from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of all the staff at J&J Medical, for an unforgettable afternoon. I say afternoon, because even after you had left, you were still very present in our minds and in our conversations. Not only because of your amazing achievement, but also – and above all – for your humanity and the messages you conveyed during your presentation.”

“The content of your presentation and all your other contributions made an exceptional impact on all the participants, who were filled with enthusiasm and emotion. We are certain that everyone will be able to apply at least a few of your ideas in their daily lives, both professional and private.”

“Just as your balloon flight was a complete success, so too, thanks crucially to your presence, was our seminar. I am convinced that your presentation will have contributed greatly to re-motivating our staff. Judging from the feedback I have received, all have absorbed the fact that – struggling against the wind serves no purpose – instead learn to use it to arrive at your destination in life.”

“We were honoured and really delighted to give our guests an opportunity to benefit from hearing your sincere words, the fruit of all your wonderfully rich experiences. You succeeded in transmitting a message of great philosophical depth, but with simplicity and great feeling. We received nothing but compliments on your contribution. We just wanted to send these on to you in these few lines, together with our own warmest expression of thanks.”

“The Organizing Committee’s hopes were fulfilled, in that this 40th anniversary conference of the International Federation will certainly remain in our memories as an exceptional occasion. The 23 March was in all respects a remarkable day. Your presentation grabbed everybody’s attention, and you will certainly have sensed the intense emotion that was running through the audience.”

“The Organizing Committee’s hopes were fulfilled, in that this 40th anniversary conference of the International Federation will certainly remain in our memories as an exceptional occasion. The 23 March was in all respects a remarkable day. Your presentation grabbed everybody’s attention, and you will certainly have sensed the intense emotion that was running through the audience.”

“It’s already been said countless times, but you really do force everybody to admire you, not only because of your exploit in March 1999, but also and above all because of your personality. Despite fame and honours, you remain approachable and modest, disconcertingly so to many, including the undersigned. And that’s without mentioning your faith, and love of family, which do you great honor.”

“Everyone was touched by the warmth and humanity of your words, because you addressed them directly to the heart of each individual. You were able to place the daily preoccupations of our managers in a new perspective by showing them that, in order to succeed in their various projects, whether individual or collective, private or professional, they must above all not be frightened of failure, but understand and accept how this can be turned to good use. We now appreciate, thanks to you, the importance of relations with others and of team-member selection when tackling the various challenges that we all have to face up to.”

Presentation Languages: English, German, French

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