Toted by German newspaper Zeit as one of the most successful communication professionals, Peter Brandl is an exceptionally well-qualified professional pilot, flight instructor, management consultant, and entrepreneur. He is also the author of multiple books.
Peter Brandl, who is a commercial pilot, has trained cockpit crews in such as aspects as crew resource management and the effects of human limitations in respect of aircraft operation. His books see him using this knowledge, making it applicable and accessible to people in a business environment. His book, Hudson River – The Art of Making Tough Decisions was nominated one of the best career books to be published in 2013.
Besides his aviation career, Peter Brandl is considered one of the most experienced and exceptional keynote speakers around. In his over 20 years of speaking and training, he has not only coached top business professionals but addressed over 3,000 audiences in over 15 countries across the globe. Amongst his many clients, Peter counts the likes of Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Mazda, IBM, Microsoft, Porsche, Audi, Airbus, and Microsoft. Peter’s huge success as a speaker has seen him elected the president of the German Speakers Association.
When it comes to his qualifications, Peter Brandl is a Social Pedagogics graduate, a Sales Manager, a Professional Pilot, and Flight Instructor. He has, since 1993, advised and done training with various companies in such areas as communication, customer acquisition, negotiation techniques, and conflict management, combining the latest insights gained from brain research and neurobiology and his insights into the world of aviation. This allows him to help companies with situations encountered on a daily basis pertaining to the corporate culture and routines.
Considered one of Germany’s most successful keynote speakers, Peter Brandl is considered one of Europe’s leading communication professionals. He has the knack of creating reachable images, taking his audience on an exciting journey that spans both the situation in an aeroplane cockpit and business challenges, using cases from the field of aviation and business to create examples of communication that suit all situations.
Teams today must be able to become learning organizations. Changes now take place so quickly that there is no chance of coping with them through training plans or structured programs. “Positive Failure Culture“ – welcoming mistakes as learning opportunities – is a buzzword, but in practice, people look for culprits. This is understandable because it‘s human. However, it leads to mistakes being covered up since no one likes to be punished. But when mistakes are covered up, it‘s impossible to learn from them. And so we continue to fall into the same traps, continue to fail due to the same mistakes and continue to rebuild over the same crap. In the economy, this costs billions – in aviation, it‘s deadly. We need a culture where mistakes can be made. This is the only way we can break the vicious cycle of covering up and repeating mistakes. Only then can mistakes and failure really be a chance for improvement.
Why don‘t many people live the life they want to live? Why do so many projects fizzle out without any results? Why do we so often lose sight of our goals? And what does it take to make better decisions that are more successful over the long term? Many projects develop an amazing momentum – but often in the wrong direction. Problems and difficulties are discussed. You go in circles and make no forward progress. Everything could be so simple: it just takes clarity and focus. But decisions must be made. In aviation, these decisions are the difference between a crash or a successful landing. Apply the strategies of professional pilots to your projects, to your life. Learn the three navigation steps that will get you back on the path to success. Find out how to make the most of your engine‘s power, but also what‘s holding you back.
Can you communicate? Of course you can! But if so, why do we so often misunderstand each other? Why do we so often not achieve what we want to achieve? Studies show that 15-20% of company work time is lost to conflict and setbacks due to friction. In aviation, this leads to terrible accidents – in the corporate world, it leads to inefficiency, losses, and frustration. Break this vicious circle and raise your communication to a maximum flight level. Discover the astonishing parallels between professional aviation and everyday corporate life. Experience an exciting and stirring presentation on how you can transfer the strategies of professional pilots into communication within your teams. Learn how Closed Loops and Rescue Questions can help you communicate better and more efficiently and avoid conflicts.
“Your hands-on experience as a professional pilot and entrepreneur make your talk so exciting and practice-oriented.“
“In my professional career up to now, I’ve already attended countless seminars and coaching sessions, but none as entertaining, authentic and humorous as this. The technical and theoretical content was selected in absolutely professional fashion and was delivered and taught by Brandl in an exciting way. The whole seminar reached its high point thanks to the high-quality trainer Peter Brandl, whose many anecdotes, jokes and authentic manner mesmerised and thrilled all seminar participants.“
“Very lively and demonstrative. Great tips and great delivery of principles.“
“He gets the content across to the audience very effectively. Your attention is held and you take home a whole host of useful tips. I’m going home motivated.“
“A superb event. Very practice-oriented. A lot of the tips provided will be of great use in both professional and private life.“
"Peter Brandl fully met our expectations. His keynote "Hurricane Management - Leadership in turbulent times" was very entertaining, thought-provoking and engaging. We would like to hear more of his experiences in aviation communication!”