Bertrand Piccard


A forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability, Bertrand Piccard’s dual identities as a medical doctor and explorer give him a unique perspective on psychological capabilities and the way to manage changes and crisis.

Last Updated on 10 January 2020 by EithneJones

Bertrand Piccard is one of Europe’s most sought-after motivational speakers, applying his adventurous experiences to discuss motivation, adventurous spirit, the psychology of communication and team-working along with the management of stress and the unknown.

Most recently he was the initiator behind Solar Impulse, the first airplane to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. He has also launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, and with it the goal of selecting #1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way to bring them to decision makers by COP24 (2018) and encourage them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.

Originating from a family of explorers, it is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and push back the boundaries of the possible, as he did with his two round-the-world flights – with Solar Impulse and before that, non-stop in a balloon. A trained psychiatrist, Bertrand constantly sets out to challenge certitudes and convictions, and advocates for an innovative and pioneering spirit to improve the quality of life on Earth.

Envisioning ecology through the lens of profitability, promoting clean and profitable solutions that are “logical” more than just “eco-logical,” Bertrand demonstrates the opportunities that lie in solving climate change.

With his dual identities as explorer and medical doctor, he has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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Last Updated on 10 January 2020 by EithneJones

  • Solar Impulse: The Future is Green
  • Adventure is a state of mind: the metaphor of the round-the-world balloon flight
  • Change Altitude – drop ballast
  • Team spirit and psychology of communication
  • Coping with crisis situations


What people say about Bertrand Piccard

Last Updated on 10 January 2020 by EithneJones

“Fascinating and gripping presentation. We were very impressed and motivated by your wisdom, your attitude and your brilliant advice.”

Barry Callebaut AG

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“Your speech outlining the importance of respecting the humanitarian values was thought-provoking and eloquent.”


Chairman of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

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“We were all moved by your speech and by the way you approach challenges and life in general – your words were motivational for us all.”

World Economic Forum

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