Cedric Dumont is a man whose life revolves around extremes. The high-performance psychologist is a pioneering wingsuit flyer and BASE jumper who has had a love affair with flight for his entire life. An international Red Bull Athlete, Cedric’s partnership with the company has enabled him to develop new challenging and exciting projects across the globe.
To date, Cedric has completed over 2,500 BASE jumps and 11,000 skydives, yet he keeps on searching for more extreme adventures in out-of-the-way places. Amongst his most notable BASE jumps Cedric Dumont counts his jump from Peru’s Gocta Falls. This is the world’s third highest waterfall. He has also conducted a wingsuit flight crossing the Nazca Desert in Peru, and done a freefall over Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. This freefall is commonly referred to as the “Leap of Wonder”.
Amongst his records in BASE jumping, Cedric notes the first ever BASE jump from the 170-metre high Vilnius TV tower in Lithuania in 2009, the highest railway bridge in Montenegro, the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, which at 384 metres is the highest suspended bridge in the world, and Shanghai’s 431 metre-high Jin-Mao tower.
“This is all about freedom, commitment and pushing your limits, it takes me to amazing places, teaches me respect for the environment and others, motivates me to improve, and keeps me humble on those high gravity days.” – Cedric Dumont
Cedric, who has a degree in Applied Sports and High-Performance Psychology, has made it his life’s task, besides his own sporting adventures, to study top athletes and their methods in creating the mental state that allows them to achieve their best. His studies and own experiences have seen him coach some of the world’s highest-performing athletes, preparing them to cope under pressure and achieve their best even under extreme circumstances.
Besides his psychological background and extreme sports skills, Cedric is also a multi-linguist and is highly proficient in five languages, namely Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
As a speaker, Cedric Dumont examines issues such as why certain people take risks, why some constantly push the boundaries and the concept of ‘flow’. His talks are about confronting fears, overcoming them, leaving your comfort zone, taking risks, and surviving in high-pressure environments.
"Inspiring and very practical tools that was life changing! Thanks Cedric for a great 2 days seminar together."
"Cedric's unique combination of action sport athlete and High performance psychologist brings a perfect connection between extreme sports and business. In both high pressure environments, flow state is becoming a must and the only way to survive and thrive under pressure."
“Cedric was the keynote speaker of our annual Jumpstart event in 2016. His presentation energized everyone. His experience in team coaching and extreme sports allowed him give a very balanced view on personal commitment and group dynamics in teams: a perfect match for an event in which ‘Team of Teams’ was one of the themes. It allowed everyone to take away some personal objectives as well as team related targets. Also everyone was charmed by his presentation style: a calm and well-structured speech where personal experiences were used at the right moments to emphasize the point he was making. Very inspiring!”
“Cedric’s global approach and focus on improving your energy level and your work-life balance is a real inspiration for me.”