Mission: Astronauts Bring Leadership Lessons Learned in Space Back to Earth, to Teach and Inspire
Bishop-McCann had the opportunity to help a hospitality client plan a corporate event for their company leadership. The client wanted two speakers to present to corporate leadership. Both speakers needed to support the event’s (space) “mission” theme. The first speaker had to present a leadership message that would be memorable. The second speaker also had to be inspirational while encouraging leadership to focus on what is most important.
Astronaut and hero Jerry Linenger survived on an out-of-control spacecraft, which was on fire and tumbling through darkness. He endured a trying space mission, in which he faced chaos, low oxygen, the worst fire ever to occur in space, and a language barrier with fellow crew members who only spoke Russian. While aboard the Mir space station, life’s true priorities crystallized for Lineger and motivated him to survive.
Astronaut Rick Searfoss was a contributing author to the book Leadership on the Run – How to Get Better Results Faster. He also consults regularly for numerous entrepreneurial space ventures. As a high-content speaker on leadership, teamwork, and peak performance, his extensive leadership experience in space enabled him to fulfill his mission of sharing these lessons while bringing the wonders of space to Earth for all to enjoy.
Jerry Linenger’s opening video was a fantastic way to set the scene, introducing the audience to their conference theme and to Jerry’s story. The indelible images, amazing stories, and memorable lessons left the audience feeling inspired and motivated. Rick Searfoss effectively applied his messages to the client’s business, leaving them with leadership lessons that won’t soon be forgotten.
Two speakers with unsurpassed credibility and experience coupled with out-of-this-world speaking skills made this event a huge success!