Astronaut, Inspirational Speaker.
- Change Management
- Team Building
With over eight weeks in space, forty-seven hours on spacewalks and 23,000,000 miles in orbit, astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski brings an inspirational story and the knowledge he has gained about leadership and team-building back to Earth.
A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford medical school, Dr. Parazynski was selected in 1992 to join NASA’s Astronaut Corps; over the course of the next seventeen years he flew on five space shuttle missions and undertook seven spacewalks. He was allocated numerous senior leadership roles and took part in many space firsts, including the first joint US-Russian spacewalk and repairing a solar array wing further away from an airlock than any other astronaut had ever gone before.
A keen climber since his teens, Dr. Parazynski has the honour of being the first astronaut to scale Mount Everest. Also an avid scuba diver, he led a scientific dive in the world’s highest lake at 19,700 feet in the Andes on a NASA sponsored expedition. He is also a keen pilot with over 2,500 flight hours on various classes of aircraft.
Dr. Parazynski currently holds a post as Chief Medical Officer and Director of the UTMB Centre for Polar Medical Operations, which is responsible for the National Science Foundation’s medical screening and healthcare delivery in Antarctica. A member of the visiting/adjunct faculty of several universities worldwide, he also serves as a board member for several organisations and companies.
The author of many papers, specialising in space physiology, Dr. Parazynski has received many prestigious awards, including: 5 NASA Spaceflight Medals, 2 Distinguished Service Medals and 2 Exceptional Service Medals. He has appeared on all major US broadcast networks, given keynotes to prestigious medical schools, corporations and non-profit organisations, and starred as team physician and summit climber in “Everest: Beyond the Limit” on the Discovery Channel.
Scott’s presentation topics:
- Managing Risk vs Taking Risk
- The Opportunity and The Obligation to Innovate
- The Road Less Traveled: Finding Your Way Towards Really Making a Difference
- Murphy’s Law on the Final Frontier: you’d better be prepared
- Leadership Under Extreme Adversity, on and off the Planet
Praise for Scott:
“Your experiences as a NASA astronaut and adventurer gave our business audience a fresh perspective on the “No Guts, No Glory” conference theme and helped set the positive tone for the rest of the event. Our goal was to provide participants with new strategies and avenues for success in a changing economy, and your talk helped us achieve the right collective mindset to start things off.”
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