Heather Swan is a dual world record holding wingsuit pilot, a mountaineer, an award winning writer, an adventure photographer, wife & mother and popular professional speaker.
Your audience will be entertained, challenged and inspired by Heather’s keynote presentation. Delegates will take away new insights into successfully managing change and what's possible when we understand the brain, the mind, the fear system and their combined role in performance, fearlessness and emotional health.
Heather is a powerful inspirational speaker who expertly combines stories from her incredible adventure career with valuable lessons on peak performance to deliver unforgettable keynote presentations. She's spoken around the world to audiences up to eight thousand people and at high profile events where she's been rated as highly as celebrity speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Olivia Newton-John, Dannii Minogue, Diane von Furstenberg and Sir Bob Geldof.
Heather is one of Australia's best known adventurers. She holds a number of World and Australian records in extreme sport, including one for a wingsuit flight from a 6672 metre mountain in the Himalayas. She is the only woman in the world to successfully combine high altitude mountaineering and wingsuit flying.
She has featured three times on 60 Minutes and Australian Story and in countless other television, radio and print articles. Just recently, with her husband and team, she made the first wingsuit flight across The Grand Canyon.
Heather's impressive achievements in adventure are remarkable, but even more so when you consider she didn't begin adventuring until her late 30's. Prior to that she was a senior corporate executive, with a long career in management, marketing and communications, both in Australia and internationally.
In December 2017 Heather made the first wingsuit flights in Antarctic with her partner Glenn Singleman, flying across Mt Rossman in the Ellsworth Mountain Range. In January 2018 they made the first wingsuit flight across Melbourne city – completing the project to fly Australia’s Eastern capital cities. These projects are as much about persistence, project planning and management as they are excellence in execution.
Today Heather combines professional speaking with her other career as an award winning writer and photographer specialising in profiling successful and inspirational people.