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The future is yours

Empower your company and employees to success in an evolving world

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During her compelling presentation, Nancy Vermeulen invites you to explore the future that is unfolding before us today.

This is a pivotal moment where today's visionaries are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. In "The Future is Yours," Nancy challenges you and your audience to think innovatively when tackling complex challenges.

Invaluable Insights from Aerospace and Space Exploration

In the forefront of technological advancements in space exploration, it's become evident that human factors are crucial. Major space agencies like NASA and ESA are investing heavily to understand and manage these human elements.

Similarly, the aviation industry has made substantial strides in quality and safety through technical advancements. However, the focus has now shifted towards enhancing human factors to achieve unparalleled excellence. Today, selecting pilots based solely on technical expertise isn't enough; interpersonal skills play a pivotal role.

Businesses worldwide are navigating intricate challenges amid the rapid rise of technology and artificial intelligence, coupled with escalating resource scarcities. This has spurred a global interest in space, marking the dawn of a transformative economic era—the rise of the space economy.

Echoing past maritime and aviation revolutions, this shift promises to redefine our economy and business landscapes. Companies must adapt swiftly to remain competitive.

Human Factors: Key to Sustainable Growth and Business Success

The aerospace industry offers a wealth of insights that can inspire businesses across sectors. Nancy shares profound insights into communication, leadership, information processing, assertiveness, empathy, and effective teamwork during her presentation.

Investing in these human factors not only enhances safety but also ensures robust profit models and quality. The ultimate aim is sustainable long-term growth, prioritizing enduring success over short-term gains.

Drawing from her rich aerospace experiences, Nancy provides practical tools for applying aerospace principles to propel your business to new heights.

Diversity as a Superpower: Tools for Sustainable Business Growth

Nancy leverages her personal journey to equip business leaders with practical tools. These tools harness human potential and embrace diversity as a catalyst for cross-company collaboration and sustainable growth. Discover how to leverage individual strengths for optimal team performance, inspired by the indispensable teamwork ethos of aerospace missions.

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Nancy's personal mission is to bridge the gap between the universe and people, making space more accessible and understandable. In 2018, she founded the Space Training Academy, where she prepares private astronauts and suborbital scientists for their inaugural space journeys.

She is a former commercial airline pilot-instructor and holds a Master's degree in theoretical physics and astronomy. She served as the Commander of a Mars simulation in Utah and participated in the ESA astronaut selections in 2008. 

An international motivational speaker and guest lecturer, Nancy has presented at numerous prestigious platforms, including TEDx events, Deloitte University, and the European Commission. In 2021, she published her book "Iedereen Ruimtevaarder" (Everyone an Astronaut) with Lannoo.

In 2023, Nancy established NaviQueen Consulting, transitioning her aerospace expertise to the business world. As a strategic leadership advisor, she guides individuals and organizations towards leadership excellence and serves as an independent board member. Nancy is also an active member of Rotary.

Nancy Vermeulen

Space ambassador and strategic leadership advisor for whom the sky is not the limit.

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