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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 characterised 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 keynote lectures, Dominik Neidhart takes the audience on board a Swiss sailing team that made sports history with a spectacular victory in the XXXI America`s Cup. He shows the ways and means by which the team successfully overcame the different and difficult challenges on land and on water. With this exciting story, its interesting background and personal experiences, complemented by fascinating pictures and films and with his dynamic style of presentation, he invites the audience to draw parallels to their own working world and to be inspired by what unimagined successes become possible with good teamwork.


"GO HARD OR GO HOME!" - Five steps from challenger to winner

- Don't just dream the vision, embrace your challenge and follow through.

- With the virtues of determination, perseverance and discipline in analysis as well as in action, you will achieve top success.

- With curiosity and the courage to embrace new ideas, you will reach your goals faster.

- How to create trust and thus lay the foundation for a successful team.

- There is only one winner and no second.


Making history with teamwork and excellence

- You have a clear goal, an excellent team and thus become an outstanding winner.

- An optimal infrastructure is the indispensable prerequisite for a fast and effective performance improvement.


- If you want to lead your team successfully, you have to know the way and ideally have already achieved the goal once.


- Learn about the sustainable strengths of intrinsic motivation versus extrinsic motivation: Competence transfer, appreciation, trust and pride.

- Loser types blame the environment. Winners develop by critically analyzing themselves and focusing on what they can influence themselves.



- At the top, racing yachts are all equally fast. The team has to make the difference.


- How to develop a team culture where everyone is willing to support the others with their knowledge and skills, creating synergy.


- Teams that only identify themselves through past successes and don't embrace new ideas lose the top position.


- You cannot not trust! The impact of trust on the economy of your team.


- What makes you as a leader or as a team member the best possible team player.




Why successful teams in the America`s Cup can set an example and inspire.


Committed teams need a clear self-image of what they stand for and how they treat each other.



Learn how trust creates synergies and added value in your team.



In a tough competitive environment, the team must make the difference. The quality of its collaboration and cooperation determines success or failure.



In the Americas Cup, as in business, the environment is constantly changing. Therefore, there is no longer a direct route to the finish line. Teams must continuously adjust their course and be agile. How to generate the energy for this in your team.



The best helmsman can't win a regatta if he has the wrong sails on board.

It's no longer enough for everyone to just do their job. What that means for your team culture.



Even competent and highly motivated teams lose focus and cohesion when they fail to deliver consistent results. How to avoid that.

Motivational and Keynote Speakers, leadership speaker, motivational speaker

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