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DOMINIK NEIDHART

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Sailor in Team Alinghi, Winner of the XXXI America's Cup. Working together wins!

Dominik Neidhart is a top-class Swiss sportsman and a three-time competitor in the America‘s Cup. He was a member of the winning Alinghi crew in New Zealand.

It was after studying medicine that he turned to his passion of sailing. In three different America‘s Cup challenges – a less than successful launch project, a triumphant victory and a bitter defeat – he gained extensive experience in the complex organisation, demanding management and successful teamwork required to achieve this unique vision.

Few people are truly aware of the extreme situations a team on a high-technology racing yacht can get into when left to their own devices on the ocean at the mercy of tough weather conditions. There is probably no challenge as great, no challenge in which the success or failure of the whole attempt depends so much on the skills, the capability, the reliability and the mutual trust of every single member of the team. After all, the failure of any one member of the team can bring down the whole project and put the whole team in great danger. This is why crews of this kind are characterized by strict role allocation combined with mental strength and stamina, a strong physical and psychological presence, and empathy. Communication must be extremely fast and clear for all tasks to be carried out immediately and without error.

This makes a crew of this kind a textbook example of team players; their work can be used to study the success or failure of demanding team projects.

Dominik Neidhart analyses these processes in a manner which is extremely simple to follow, allowing his experiences and insights to be transferred to economic fields and to other organisations.

He subsequently used this teamwork-related experience in academic studies and has had work published on the matter. He remains an active yachtsman, works at a consultancy and makes international appearances as a successful speaker and seminar leader.

In his new program "WORKING TOGETHER WINS!" Dominik Neidhart, former crew member of Alinghi, takes the step from inspiration to education. Participants not only learn how the unexpectedly great success of the Swiss sailing team Alinghi was possible at the first attempt, but they also receive a concept and program on how they can transfer the principles of successful cooperation into their working environment.

Content of the Keynote

  • Self-image / What we stand for. Committed teams need a clear self-image of what they stand for and how they treat each other.

  • Trust. Trust in a team is the relationship that makes joint action possible.

  • Cooperation / Working together. The quality of cooperation determines success or failure. How the strengths and knowledge of the most diverse team members are combined and optimally used/utilized in the different phases of the work.

  • Energy. How energy is created in teams and how it can be kept high.

  • In one boat / One Boat. Everyone is in the same boat. It is no longer enough for everyone to do their job. What this means for team culture.

  • "Her Majesty, there is no second...". Without results, even the most motivated teams fall apart.

Teamwork Speakers, Inspirational Speakers, Motivational and Keynote Speakers

  • “Go hard or go home” – Five Steps from Challenger to Winner

  • All Hands on Deck!

  • Making History by Means of Teamwork and Excellence

  • Your Team makes the Difference - Its Corporation wins the Race

B - £5k - £10K

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