Helen Sharman is one of the most popular speakers on the circuit, a feat credited to her incredible insight into outer space and naturally charismatic presenting style. Considering such recognition, it is no surprise that Helen is our March featured speaker!
Learn all about the first British astronaut, cosmonaut and the first female Western European space explorer, in our latest post.
Helen Sharman Can Be Booked As…
A truly versatile speaker, Helen Sharman regularly captivates audiences with her thrilling tales from the Mir space station. Such stories include transferable advice on teamwork, leadership and goal setting, which ignites her corporate attendees’ potential for workplace performance.
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From her experience of space travel to the importance of team spirit, Helen’s speaking topics complement a wide range of corporate events and public conferences. She supplies audiences with a behind the scenes view of the life of an astronaut.
Training & Preparing For Space
Launching Into Space
What Weightlessness Feels Like
Living & Working in Space
The Importance of Teamwork & Team Spirit
Adjusting to Life Back on Earth
Helen Sharman’s Previous Events
We have had the pleasure of booking Helen for events of all shapes and sizes, including the following previous engagements.
Date: April 2020
During the UK’s first national lockdown, we booked Helen for a virtual presentation with the CFO of Clinigen. She first discussed how she managed isolation in space and afterwards took part in a Q&A led by one of the company’s senior members. Her attendees received a professional insight into the future of space travel.
Date: September 2020
Alongside Naga Munchetty and Shaun Wallace, we booked Helen for a virtual talk on working remotely, adapting to change and working with people from different cultures. Her introductory speech and following Q&A enthralled audiences, who received key advice on adapting to the “new normal”.
Date: December 2020
Discussing the theme ‘A Whole New World’, Helen was booked for an online speech with ADP. The pre-recorded talk and live Q&A explored our post-Covid-19 world and gave audiences the opportunity to ask their own unique questions.
Date: January 2021
To celebrate Samsung Galaxy’s latest product launch, we booked Helen for a virtual event with 400 company VIPs and B2B partners. She celebrated the company’s latest phone release with a pre-recorded speech and guided Q&A session.
Testimonial From Virtual Events:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Helen adapted her usual speaking engagements to an online format.
“We were delighted with our first virtual event, with Helen Sharman, which covered the challenges of working as a team in extreme conditions and in isolation. The results were excellent and much appreciated by the wider group. Helen handled the brief superbly, and she was calm and patient as we worked through the technical details before the event.”
- Clinigen Group
Testimonial From In-Person Events:
No stranger to grand stages and even bigger audiences, Helen has enjoyed a long and successful career presenting at traditional events.
“I was lucky enough to hear Helen speak at the recent UK Space Conference in Liverpool. She was a superb presenter – lively, engaging, humorous, honest and insightful – and gave the audience an inside perspective on her selection and mission to the Mir space station.”
- Science and Space Journalist
Who is Helen Sharman?
Learn about the woman behind the spacesuit, Helen Sharman.
Following her PhD from the University College London and a career in chemistry for Mars, Helen responded to a radio advertisement for British astronauts. Standing out from over 10,000 applicants, she was chosen for Project Juno, a Soviet Union–British mission.
Helen underwent intensive flight training, before boarding the Mir space station in 1991. For several days, she completed various tests and spoke with British schoolchildren via a radio call. In taking part in the Soyuz TM-12 mission, Helen became the first European woman in space, as well as the first British astronaut and cosmonaut.
With her feet firmly back on earth, Helen later embarked on a speaking career, and published several books including her autobiography, Seize the Moment. She has since worked with the National Physical Laboratory and the Imperial College London, continuing her study of chemistry, space and nanoanalysis.
Considering Helen’s incredible achievements, she has received many accolades including:
Bronze, Silver & Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club
Appointed OBE, HonFRSC & CMG
Order of Friendship of Peoples by the USSR President
For Merit in Space Exploration by the Russian Federation President
11 Honorary Degrees
Honorary Fellowship from the British Science Association
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