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Heather
Swan

Courage, confidence & commitment

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Heather is a powerfully 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 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.

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“We have had the good fortune to have Heather speak at numerous client events for us over the years and she never fails to deliver a powerful and moving presentation of her incredible story. She is one of the most impressive and inspiring women you will ever meet and she has literally changed the lives of people who have heard her speak or read her story, me included! I cannot recommend Heather highly enough.” Beaumont Consulting

"Heather has been an enormous source of inspiration for me. I first crossed paths with her when I was still working in the corporate world - her story helped to give me the courage to reconnect with my creativity, to follow my passions and to take that giant leap into the unknown. A few years later, I was honoured to have her involved in one of my own projects (The Phoenix Weekend) where she gave the Friday night address to the two hundred yogis attending the retreat. Yet again, without fail, she delivered an incredible speech that left everyone infused with belief and a new understanding of what's possible. She is a MUST SEE if you ever get the chance to hear her talk!"

The Future Sound of Yoga

I can't think of a more fitting way to have celebrated International Women's Day than with Heather Swan and her powerful message of fearlessness - not of being unafraid but of mastering the ability to be determined and courageous in spite of it. She is a very strong, kind and inspirational female role model. Heather's videos, anecdotes and accomplishments in extreme sport were fascinating and the lessons are ones that could be applied to any facet of life. Feedback has been 100% positive, which isn't surprising after looking around the room at everyone's mesmerised faces during the event. Heather's message is one that inspires change and will resonate with me for a long time.

Hunter Water

My 'future self' is so grateful to have been a part of the Women In Focus conference with you and to hear your story! You’re an incredible speaker, and a raw and real story teller. You had me at hello! With your richness of experience and generosity of spirit you touch more hearts, minds and imagination that you know!

Commonwealth Bank Women in Focus conference 2017

At Business Chicks over the years we've been blessed to hear from speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Olivia Newton-John, Dannii Minogue, Diane von Furstenberg and Sir Bob Geldof, but ask any one of our members who's been their favourite, and Heather Swan's name will appear on the list. She is inspiring just by being, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Her story and her delivery tugs at the heart strings and puts you outside of your comfort zone and her message resonates with everyone, young and old. She's a true professional and we feel blessed to have put her on our stage, many times now.

Business Chicks

Heather has been an enormous source of inspiration for me. I first crossed paths with her when I was still working in the corporate world - her story helped to give me the courage to reconnect with my creativity, to follow my passions and to take that giant leap into the unknown. A few years later, I was honoured to have her involved in one of my own projects (The Phoenix Weekend) where she gave the Friday night address to the two hundred yogis attending the retreat. Yet again, without fail, she delivered an incredible speech that left everyone infused with belief and a new understanding of what's possible. She is a MUST SEE if you ever get the chance to hear her talk!

The Future Sound of Yoga
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