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Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado has had an exceptional life. His keynote speech tells the tale of the Uruguayan rugby team, whose plane crashed into the Andes. Nando's life changing and heart rendering story imparts some inspirational lessons on leadership, motivation and teamwork. Best-selling author and successful businessman, Nando is about finding excellence and potential in everyday life. 

Nando Parrado tells the exceptional story of the Uruguyan rugby team, whose plane crashed into the Andes, in his inspirational keynote speech.  He is an accomplished speaker with a life changing story to tell.

Nando Parrado was invited to speak of his experiences to the Young President's Organisation in 1992.  Soon after, he was called by several multinational companies and is now one of the most important speakers at world-wide level, with conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

When Nando got up to speak, there was this wonderful minute or so where you could feel a buzz of anticipation in the room.

On Friday 13th October 1972, a Uruguayan airplane with 45 passengers, many of whom were students and players of a rugby team, crashed in the Cordillera de los Andes. Twelve died in the crash.  Aside from hunger, one of the most gruelling things that the survivors had to cope with was the frightful Cordillera and temperatures of -30 during the nights.

The sixteen survivors, who beat death in the Cordillera de los Andes, survived 72 days in the most appalling conditions. It is a story  that inspires businessmen and businesswoman alike to transform their actions in the face of today's challenges.

Due to his courageous act to cross the Andes with his friend Roberto, the remaining survivers were found; his achievements are a powerful testimony to his attitude of survival. He managed to transform his life after losing both his mother and sister in the accident and suffering from a fractured scull.

Speaking Topics:

  • Leadership,
  • Team Work,
  • Motivation,
  • Handling of Crisis,
  • Change,
  • Planning & Strategy,
  • Handling of Conflicts,
  • How to handle the Own Fears.

For further information or to book Nando Parrado, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

What people said about Nando Parrado

In more than twenty years of listening to speakers, this is the best speaker and speech ever! It changes lives...many thanks Nando.
IBM Americas
The best speaker in the 30 years of the company.
Hewlett Packard

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