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Heather
Swan

Fearless adventurer and author.

Profile

Heather Swan 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.

Current work
Speaker
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.

Accolades
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 Dr. Glenn Singleman and BASEClimb High Performance Wingsuit 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.

Heather Swan is the only woman in the world to combine mountaineering and BASEjumping, let alone wingsuit BASEjumping. She is a mother, award winning author and successful businesswoman.

Expertise
Topics

Business

  • Change Management

Motivational

  • Challenge & Adventure
  • Inspiring Stories
Feedback
Heather's story was incredibly interesting, and she told it with humour and warmth. Heather was also lovely to deal with on the day. She was very obliging when I asked if we could "top and tail" our own presentation slides to her presentation, and even offered to click through the slides for us before she got up and presented her story. The feedback from our guests was very positive, and I have no hesitation in suggesting Heather as a speaker to colleagues or friends. Small Business Festival Victoria
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