Pioneering spirit and innovation for inventing the future. Change altitude in the winds of life
At ease speaking French, English or German, Bertrand is skilled at keeping his audiences on the edge of their seats.
Our deep-seated fear of the unpredictable is at the root of most of our problems.
We forget too often that a questioning approach opens hearts and minds, whilst certitude is an end in itself.
« Adventure is not necessarily a spectacular deed, but rather something «extra-ordinary» that pushes us outside our normal ways of thinking and behaving. Something that forces us to leave the protective shell of our certitudes, within which we act and react automatically. Adventure is a state of mind in the face of the unknown, a way of conceiving our existence as an experimental field, in which we have to develop our inner resources, climb our personal path of evolution and assimilate the ethical and spiritual values we need for traveling companions. »
Deutsche Bank UBS HSBC Crédit Suisse Pictet & Cie Rothschild Coutts Julius Baer Banque Sarrasin Crédit Agricole Royal Bank of Scotland LODH
Swiss Business Council Mc Kinsey KPMG Ernst and Young Sotheby's Suez
AXA Swiss Re Skandia La Mobilière Life Insurance Association Winterthur Assurance Immobilière Elvia Assurances Association Suisse des Assureurs
Airbus Swissair Lufthansa Unique Zürich Airport Panalpina Danzas Imholz Kuoni
Roche Novartis Serono Medtronic Merck Schering Plough Knoll Sanofi Pfizer Janssen -Cilag Debiopharm NV Organon Eli Lilly Johnson & Johnson Zeneca Mepha Firmenich Wella Colgate Palmolive
Solvay Omega Schindler Airbus International Paper Peugeot Toyota
SGS Lafarge Holcim SIG Du Pont Tetrapak Zühlke BP Total British American Tobacco
SAP Nortel Networks Dell Computer Compaq/HP British Telecom Nokia Sony-Erickson Siemens Sun Microsystems Inalp Networks Altran
American Psychiatric Association Différents Hôpitaux Universitaires Société Médicale Suisse d'Hypnose Fédération francophone d'hypnose et de thérapies brèves Fédération dentaire internationale
Southern Methodist University Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne I.M.D. HEC Lausanne Abu Dhabi Men's College Ecole des Mines, Douai
Wein International CIES - World Food Forum World Beer & Drinks Forum Danone Nestlé Cora Wild
Fédération Aéronautique internationale CIO National Geographic Society Explorers Club Circumnavigators Club Championnats d'Europe de Ballon - Luxembourg Championnats du Monde de Ballon - Châtellerault Championnats du Monde de Ballon - Autriche Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
I accept not being able to find answers, I like wallowing in doubt, allowing the unknown to take possession of my inner world and inspire new solutions within me
«Everyone was touched by the warmth and humanity of your words, because you addressed them directly to the heart of each individual. You were able to place the daily preoccupations of our managers in a new perspective by showing them that, in order to succeed in their various projects, whether individual or collective, private or professional, they must above all not be frightened of failure, but understand and accept how this can be turned to good use. We now appreciate, thanks to you, the importance of relations with others and of team-member selection when tackling the various challenges that we all have to face up to.»
«Your presentation was without any doubt the key to the evening’s success. You brought your thrilling, epic round-the-world balloon flight magnificently to life. The lessons that you learned, and which you shared with us, will stick in our minds for a long time. The short period you spent with us taught us a great deal about other people and about ourselves.»
«Just a few lines to thank you from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of all the staff at J&J Medical, for an unforgettable afternoon. I say afternoon, because even after you had left, you were still very present in our minds and in our conversations. Not only because of your amazing achievement, but also – and above all - for your humanity and the messages you conveyed during your presentation.»
Johnson & Johnson Medical
«The content of your presentation and all your other contributions made an exceptional impact on all the participants, who were filled with enthusiasm and emotion. We are certain that everyone will be able to apply at least a few of your ideas in their daily lives, both professional and private.»
«Just as your balloon flight was a complete success, so too, thanks crucially to your presence, was our seminar. I am convinced that your presentation will have contributed greatly to re-motivating our staff. Judging from the feedback I have received, all have absorbed the fact that « struggling against the wind serves no purpose – instead learn to use it to arrive at your destination in life.».
«We were honoured and really delighted to give our guests an opportunity to benefit from hearing your sincere words, the fruit of all your wonderfully rich experiences. You succeeded in transmitting a message of great philosophical depth, but with simplicity and great feeling. We received nothing but compliments on your contribution. We just wanted to send these on to you in these few lines, together with our own warmest expression of thanks. »
Banque Bruxelles Lambert, Suisse
«The Organizing Committee's hopes were fulfilled, in that this 40th anniversary conference of the International Federation will certainly remain in our memories as an exceptional occasion. The 23 March was in all respects a remarkable day. Your presentation grabbed everybody's attention, and you will certainly have sensed the intense emotion that was running through the audience.»
«The Organizing Committee’s hopes were fulfilled, in that this 40th anniversary conference of the International Federation will certainly remain in our memories as an exceptional occasion. The 23 March was in all respects a remarkable day. Your presentation grabbed everybody’s attention, and you will certainly have sensed the intense emotion that was running through the audience.»
«It’s already been said countless times, but you really do force everybody to admire you, not only because of your exploit in March 1999, but also and above all because of your personality. Despite fame and honours, you remain approachable and modest, disconcertingly so to many, including the undersigned. And that’s without mentioning your faith, and love of family, which do you great honor.»
Claude Vauthey, Secrétaire municipal
« The feedback we have received from our international colleagues is just amazing. You really inspired the entire group and opened our hearts and minds. Many colleagues consider your presentation as the absolute highlight of the entire week! »
Dr. Philippe Hertig, Egon Zehnder (Switzerland) Ltd.