Creative Thinker – Renaissance Woman
Dr. Roberta Bondar, OC, O.On, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRSC, Space Scientist, Neurologist, Author, Astronaut, Photographer – In 2003, Time Magazine named Roberta Bondar one of North America’s Best Explorers. Holder of the NASA Space Medal and inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame, and to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for her groundbreaking research in space medicine, she has also received 24 honorary doctorates from Canadian and American universities.
Dr. Bondar – one of the most compelling speakers of our generation. The world’s first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar is globally recognized for her contributions to space medicine. She continued her discoveries for more than a decade, finding new connections between recovering from new environments and neurological illnesses such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Bondar now applies her insights to help leaders (and the rest of us) adapt to the uncharted territory of work and life. From her own experiences aboard the space shuttle Discovery, Dr. Bondar shows how lessons learned from space can be applied to today’s constantly changing business world.
Space is a constantly changing environment that doesn’t play by Earth rules. Similarly, people and businesses facing continuing change also operate in previously unknown environments where new ways of thinking and working must be established.
Dr. Roberta Bondar is moving beyond the laboratory to share what she has discovered about the brain and how we can adapt to unfamiliar environments. Incorporating her medical and scientific research background with her first hand experience as the world’s first neurologist in space, Roberta is dedicating this website to the challenges facing us as we navigate uncharted territory. She knows first hand what it means when up is not up anymore and she understands the need to innovate when chaos becomes the norm.
Dr. Roberta Bondar is one of the most compelling thought leaders of our generation. After orbiting 3,360 million miles around the Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery, Roberta Bondar knows first hand the challenges of extreme change and disorientation.
A cross-discipline thought leader with groundbreaking insights on the environment, innovation, discovery and leadership, Dr. Roberta Bondar is one of North America’s most sought-after and respected presenters.
Meeting and conference planners from organizations as diverse as Yale University, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Gartner, Investors Group, Capgemini, Pfizer, Oracle, and the FBI have come to depend on her as a valued partner in planning and delivering customized presentations that consistently move audiences to their next level.
Dr. Bondar draws on her remarkable depth of expertise as an astronaut, physician, scientific researcher, photographer, author, environment interpreter and team leader to stimulate, motivate, educate and inspire.
By customizing each speech and keynote, Dr. Bondar brings added value with her maturity, wisdom gained from “in the trenches” life experiences, broad educational background and depth of personality. This unique combination will ensure that any event will be extraordinary.