- Colonel Chris Hadfield is a heavily decorated astronaut, engineer and pilot including having received the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross and NASA's Exceptional Service Medal. He has been inducted into the Canadian Aviation's Hall of Fame and was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Airforce and US Navy.
- He is the author of international bestselling books, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here and The Darkest Dark children's book.
- He has been a part of 3 space flights
- Colonel Hadfield has the esteemed reputation of being "the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong"
- An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth
Colonel Chris Hadfield shows audiences how to “think like an astronaut.” Sharing the useful and practical lessons he’s learned throughout his remarkable career in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and science and technology, his vivid and refreshing insights motivate audiences to achieve their dreams and will completely change the way they view life on Earth.
- Leadership: From The Calm Into The Storm
After serving in the military and holding several leadership positions within NASA throughout the course of his incredible career, Colonel Chris Hadfield has accrued compelling stories that show all phases of leadership are keys to team victory.
- Aim To Be A Zero
Life often has distinct peaks and valleys, and no climb up the ladder is truly permanent. Anticipating this, and making it part of your personal and professional culture, is a surprisingly key component of success. Colonel Chris Hadfield presents his “Aim to be a Zero” methodology, helping audiences find the right way to deal with transient success and new situations, and how to understand themselves and their work in a new way.
- Managing Complexity and Change
Commanding a spaceship during an emergency has the highest of stakes: human lives, irreplaceably expensive equipment, and worldwide scrutiny. Spaceflight is an unforgiving business, with industry success riding on every launch and critical event. Colonel Chris Hadfield held multiple leadership and management positions during his 21 years in the astronaut corps, navigating tragedy, delays, program changes, and much more. Using examples from his tremendous career, he illuminates the necessity for both preparation and reaction to complex change.
- The Sky Is Not The Limit: Inspiration In Success
Drawing on his experience from over two decades as an astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield shares multiple stories and examples that highlight the fundamental necessity of inspiration as a vital component of success.
Colonel Chris Hadfield has worked with countless students and teachers, from pre-school to post-doctoral, for decades. Speaking in schools and at education conferences throughout his 35-year-career as an engineer, pilot, and astronaut, his rare mixture of personal experience, memorable ideas, and a warm, fun, interactive style has influenced a generation. Most recently, his extensive teachings from Earth orbit, recorded on-board the International Space Station, continue to be seen by millions via YouTube.
Hadfield strongly believes in the necessity to give every student the tools and the inspiration to succeed. His face and accomplishments are in Canadian science textbooks, as both a role model and clear example of where STEM education can lead. Using real-world examples from his unique experiences, he enables audiences to see beyond their normal horizons, and helps give them the tools and ideas for personal growth and achievement in learning.
The presentation by Chris Hadfield at SickKids was extremely well received by everyone. We had really hoped that his talk would celebrate our trainees and inspire them to think big and get excited about their work and there is no doubt that he accomplished this in spades!...It's a week later and people are still talking about it.
Sick Kids Hospital
Chris's participation at the reception and his keynote address was exceptional. The event organisers were so impressed with how Chris worked with them and engaged them in conversation.
Chris was an absolute star! An incredibly well spoken presenter with an inspirational story. The highlight of our conference.
Global Head of Events, Albourne
He was amazing! The highlight of our event.
Development Excellence Leader, Roche
Chris was unbelievable. Feedback from our 1,300 attendees was overwhelmingly positive. He entertained, inspired and captivated the audience, all while staying relevant to our briefing - on point re: leadership, change and innovation.
Vice President, Communications, CIBC