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.


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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.

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