Laura Winterling is a physicist, a former astronaut instructor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. With over ten years of working with astronauts, she merges and carves a variety of topics including building strong teams, efficient decision making and change management.
Laura Winterling has been teaching spacecraft systems to international and European astronauts for over a decade. With a background in physics she became an Astronaut Instructor for the European Space Agency in the field of spacecraft systems and spacecraft sensors. As a member of two of ESAs main Astronaut Training Teams she was responsible for the training of the dynamic phases of ESAs Cargo Vessel ATV and the Lift Support Systme of ESAs space laboratory Columbus.
The International Space Station (ISS) Program also gave her the chance of teaching flight controllers in various Mission Control Centers around the globe. She spent time in Toulouse, France, Moscow and Houston, was sitting in during real-time operations on board the ISS and observed 2 manned Sojuz launches in Kasachstan.
With a big love for human spaceflight she now took over part of the Event Management at the European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany. With 10 years of work experience in the space business she is also an accomplished motivational speaker and presenter.
Laura Winterling is happy to share her unique and interesting experience of her career in Human Space Flight at functions and events. She will give the audience an exclusive insight in modern space flight ventures accompanied by her very own personal experiences gathered around the globe at International Partner Sites like NASA in Houston and Roskosmos in Moscow, as well as Soyuz Rocket Launches from Baikonur, Kasachstan.
Laura has recently completed certifications for CRM (crew resource management) and the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) which both serve as pillars to improve team performance and individual growth. CRM refers to a process, airplane crews can use to avoid, manage and mitigate human errors through communication and teamwork. The MBTI is a popular training tool for conflict management and performance improvement.
With truly heartfelt passion does Laura Winterling take her audience onto an extraordinary journey and creates a wonderful connection between the interests of those listening and her own insights and experiences of over 10 years in the human spaceflight sector.