Ron Garan

  • Houston, TX
  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000

Tagline: NASA Astronaut

Talent Highlights

Highly engaging and inspiring, Ron Garan uses the International Space Station and many other examples of profound collaboration to drive home the incredible power of being able to set aside our differences and work together toward a shared goal.

Keynote Topics

Ron’s strategy allowed him to effectively navigate risk while flying in combat, while pushing the envelope as a test pilot, and during two space missions and four spacewalks.

Ron also shares how he has applied his strategy to risk in his many entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Key Takeaways:

Risk is the price we pay for a greater benefit.
Maintaining the “tried and true” in rapidly changing environments can be the riskiest decision.
Where’s the way out if everything goes south?

Highly engaging and inspiring, Ron uses the International Space Station and many other examples of profound collaboration to drive home the incredible power of being able to set aside our differences and work together toward a shared goal.

Key Takeaways:

Work as one team to achieve overarching goals.
Break down silos in your organization.
Build a foundation of trust. 

The business landscape has been changed in part by positive things like revolutionary technical innovations, powerful new ways to reach consumers and customers, an explosion of collaborative tools, and many other positive trends that together are rewriting the fundamentals of business.

Change is also caused by the disruption and uncertainty all around us. We are living through very uncertain times, and many factors impacting our business operations. Change and uncertainty can cause us to shrink and become more conservative in our business approaches, or we can see them as opportunities.

In order to successfully capitalize on the opportunities that are all around us, we need to take a holistic approach and strive to see how everything fits together.

In today’s climate, the riskiest course of action is to simply continue to do what worked yesterday.

Key Takeaways:

Turn problems and challenges into opportunities.
Take advantage of revolutionary new ways to reach customers and consumers.
Zooming out allows us to see who has the pieces of the puzzle and what picture they form.

Business enterprise has the incredible power either to destroy our world by clinging to a two-dimensional, us-versus-them, winner-take-all mindset at all costs, or to save our world by embracing the reality of the interdependent nature of all things and incorporating a new paradigm of long-term thinking and profound collaboration.

Companies that cling to the old models will begin to see themselves being left behind and will have to adapt, evolve, and take on a much more cooperative approach to keep up with the economic growth that true collaboration will spark.

Key Takeaways:

Learn how to write corporate social responsibility into the DNA of your organization. 
Open and transparent collaboration will fuel tremendous economic growth.
 The three-key pillars are: interdependence, profound collaboration, long-term thinking.

We can take an environmentally sustainable business approach while developing new and exciting products and services, creating more jobs, and increasing profitability.

Issues such as global warming, deforestation, ocean acidification, and biodiversity loss can’t be addressed as stand-alone issues when in reality, they are symptoms of an underlying root problem, which is that we do not see ourselves as planetary.

Key Takeaways:

We don’t live on a globe.
Go after the root cause rather than the symptom.
Work with our biosphere, not against it.

Financially sustainable efforts are able to incorporate long-term planning and play the “infinite game” for the benefit of all.

Key Takeaways:

People are not one-dimensional; they are motivated by many diverse factors.
We can do well by doing good.
Give your contributions multiple lives: invest and reinvest in self-sufficient efforts.

Ron Garan is not your ordinary speaker. He’s a former NASA astronaut, highly decorated combat fighter, and a true explorer of both outer space and the depths of human potential. With 178 days spent in space and over 71 million miles traveled aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Ron Garan brings a wealth of experiences, […]

Ron Garan is not your ordinary speaker. He’s a former NASA astronaut, highly decorated combat fighter, and a true explorer of both outer space and the depths of human potential. With 178 days spent in space and over 71 million miles traveled aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Ron Garan brings a wealth of experiences, insights, and inspiration to any audience. From launching into space aboard the US Space Shuttle to embarking on missions aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Garan has seen our world from a perspective few ever will. Now, he’s ready to share his remarkable journey and profound wisdom with audiences worldwide.

Ron Garan | Leadership Speaker

A Journey Beyond Earth: Ron Garan’s journey began long before he ever set foot in space. As a highly decorated combat fighter pilot with the United States Air Force, Garan honed his skills and leadership qualities in some of the most challenging environments on Earth. But it was his passion for exploration and his relentless pursuit of excellence that eventually led him to the stars.

In 2008, Garan joined NASA’s astronaut corps, where he underwent rigorous training and preparation for his first spaceflight. His dream became a reality in 2008 when he launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station, where he spent 178 days living and working in the microgravity environment of space.

Expertise and Accomplishments:

  1. Space Exploration: With 178 days spent aboard the ISS and more than 71 million miles traveled in 2,842 orbits around Earth, Ron Garan is a seasoned space explorer with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with life in space.
  2. Leadership and Teamwork: As a combat fighter pilot and NASA astronaut, Garan has honed his leadership and teamwork skills in some of the most demanding and high-stakes environments imaginable. He understands the importance of clear communication, trust, and collaboration in achieving common goals.
  3. Innovation and Problem-Solving: In space, every problem presents a unique set of challenges that require innovative solutions. Garan has firsthand experience in overcoming obstacles, improvising solutions, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
  4. Global Perspective: From his vantage point in space, Garan gained a unique perspective on our planet, witnessing its beauty, fragility, and interconnectedness. He brings this global perspective to his talks, inspiring audiences to think beyond borders and work together to address the challenges facing humanity.
  5. Personal Growth and Resilience: Garan’s journey to space was not without its setbacks and challenges. From the rigorous selection process to the physical and psychological demands of spaceflight, he has faced adversity with resilience, determination, and a commitment to personal growth.

Why Book Ron Garan as a Keynote Speaker: Ron Garan’s remarkable journey, combined with his expertise in space exploration, leadership, innovation, and personal growth, makes him an ideal choice for a keynote speaker through Speakers Inc. Here’s why:

  1. Inspiration: Garan’s story is one of courage, perseverance, and the power of human potential. His experiences in space and on Earth will leave audiences feeling inspired and motivated to reach for the stars.
  2. Relevance: In an increasingly interconnected and uncertain world, Garan’s insights into leadership, teamwork, and innovation are more relevant than ever. His talks provide practical strategies and actionable takeaways for navigating change and achieving success in any field.
  3. Engagement: Garan is not just a speaker; he’s a storyteller, captivating audiences with his firsthand accounts of life in space and his reflections on the human experience. His presentations are informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining, keeping audiences engaged from start to finish.
  4. Impact: By booking Ron Garan as a keynote speaker, organizations can inspire their teams, ignite their creativity, and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation. Garan’s message transcends boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and organizations alike.
  5. Legacy: Garan’s legacy extends far beyond his time in space. Through his speaking engagements, he continues to inspire future generations of explorers, leaders, and innovators, leaving a legacy of hope, inspiration, and possibility for generations to come.

Conclusion: Ron Garan is not just a former NASA astronaut; he’s a visionary leader, an inspiring storyteller, and a true pioneer of human potential. With his unique blend of expertise, experience, and passion, Garan is ready to take audiences on a journey beyond the stars and into the limitless possibilities of the human spirit. Whether speaking to corporate audiences, educational institutions, or community groups, Ron Garan is sure to leave a lasting impression, inspiring audiences to reach for the stars and make a positive impact on the world around them.

View All Speakers and follow us on Twitter

For Meeting Planners

This PowerPoint slide above is designed for meeting planners.

Register for FREE and simply click the URL link for automatic download of the PPTX slide.

We have created a simple “ABOUT” single slide which you can instantly insert into your pitch deck when submitting speaker proposals.

Features:

  • video links,
  • short concise bio
  • Book images and
  • topic list.

Send an enquiry to Ron Garan

Shop Storefront

Explore talent products
  • Views
Tim Ash

Unleash Your Primal Brain: Demystifying How We Think and Why We Act  It’s dessert time! There is a juicy apple in front of you, and a slice of chocolate cake. You are free to choose. Or are you? The choice was made for you – hundreds of millions of years ago! This Unleash Your Primal […]

  • Tim Ash
$12.99 $16.95
  • Views
Chris Bertish

This is the story of how a skinny little kid from Kenilworth in Cape Town managed to travel halfway around the world without sponsorship, and then outwit, outsmart and outperform the world’s best-paid professional athletes on a day that changed his life, and the sport of big-wave surfing, forever… Big-wave surfer Chris Bertish was the […]

  • Chris Bertish
$20

Latest status updates from Ron Garan, if you want to have all latest news then click the follow button.
You can then view all updates for your Newsfeed through your Dashboard on all those you follow.

Similar Speakers for consideration

  • 24 Views
Kimberley Blaine

Kimberley Blaine is an inspirational speaker, author and a nationally recognized mindfulness and positive-psychology thought-leader. Kimberley Blaine, Licensed Family Therapist, Mindfulness & Happiness Ambassador, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and is named one of the most powerful moms in social media by Working Mother Magazine. Kimberley, MA, MFT, has been named one […]

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 10 Views
Mike Staver

Mike Staver is the CEO of The Staver Group and has been described as a “rebel with a cause.” What is that cause? Working with leaders in industries around the world to help them confront their realities, zero in on their fears, take action in spite of those fears, and start making the quick decisions […]

  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • 12 Views
Richard Hadden

Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection between people and profit. He is co-author of the popular Contented Cows leadership book series, including his latest book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, and also the book Rebooting Leadership. Richard Hadden | Expert Leadership EDUCATION Master of Business Administration from The […]

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • 38 Views
  • 5 (4 )
Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman is known as the The Wingman and a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 […]

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 19 Views
Kirsty Spraggon

Kirsty Spraggon is more than just a speaker; she’s a beacon of inspiration and empowerment. With two decades of experience spanning every dimension of the sales industry, Kirsty has solidified her position as a powerhouse within her field. Her exceptional journey led her to the upper echelons of success, ranking her among the top 1% […]

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 41 Views
Lewis Howes

LEWIS HOWES is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked podcast, […]

  • New York, NY
  • 9 Views
Pat Smith

Pat Smith is a minister, author, executive producer, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, she has certainly put her bachelor’s degree in journalism from James Madison University to great use. Acknowledged as the first African American woman to win the Miss Virginia USA title and, soon after placing as first runner-up in the 1994 Miss USA Pageant, […]

  • Dallas, TX
  • 22 Views
  • 5 (2 )
Dr. Daniel Kraft

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, innovation and expertise are paramount. Dr. Daniel Kraft stands at the forefront of this dynamic field as a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation, Dr. Kraft has made significant contributions to the advancement […]

  • Stanford, CA
  • 29 Views
Brea Baker

Brea Baker is an activist and writer working to build a world where joy, safety, and community are accessible to all Black people. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University where she held internships with the U.S. Department of State in Botswana, Public Defender Service D.C., Co-Director of AIDS Walk New Haven, […]

  • New York, NY
  • 81 Views
  • 5 (8 )
Lorne Sulcas 6
  • Featured

Lorne Sulcas – The Big Cat Guy is unorthodox. Definitely not your average motivational speaker. He has spoken on the world’s biggest stages. Since 1996, Top International Motivational Keynote Speaker Lorne Sulcas has been ‘WOW’ing’ and transforming top teams and organizations around the world with his unique Thriving in a Wild World™ presentations: time-tested success […]

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 9 Views
Redmond Ramos

In the heart of San Diego, Redmond Ramos stands as a beacon of inspiration, a motivational speaker who defies odds and empowers audiences with his remarkable journey of resilience and triumph. As an amputee speaker, Redmond shares a compelling narrative that transcends physical limitations, proving that the human spirit is indomitable. Redmond’s story is one […]

  • San Diego, CA
  • 26 Views
  • 5 (1 )
Elizabeth McCormick

Elizabeth McCormick is an Experience-Maker, Motivational Leadership, Sales and Safety Events speaker. Elizabeth will entertain and motivate your audience, while sneak attacking lessons throughout to train your people to step forward as leaders in the workplace and in their personal lives. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Elizabeth teaches from her professional life, sharing stories about […]

  • Fort Worth. TX