Helen Sharman CMG OBE



Helen Sharman is a pioneer, a role model, a superb communicator and a world-class inspirational speaker. She became the first British Astronaut in May 1991, aged 27, when she spent 8 days orbiting the Earth. Helen celebrated her 30th Anniversary in May 2021.

Helen enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She takes them on her journey with her, as she describes aspects of the meticulous training, preparation, launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit and readjusting to life back on Earth.  

Invited to speak worldwide at corporate, public, government, academic and school events, her presentation can include a wide variety of topics including: Living in Space, astronaut training, teamwork, leadership, communication, collaboration and motivation Her presentation may include slides, some of which she took herself during her training and spaceflight. 


“Captivating and inspirational, you delivered everything we asked for. A brilliant example of how a professional speaker tells their story and shares her amazing experiences”. Managing Director, Experian Conference, April 2022

“Helen is the most extraordinary person and a fabulous speaker. Feedback has been tremendous. Everyone is thrilled that she came to speak at Lincoln Cathedral. The speech, and the Q&A session, were superb.”
Peter Dayson, Director, Synergy Street Productions for Lincoln Cathedral, February 2022

“Our company had a wonderful opportunity to listen and engage with Helen Sharman regarding her experience in space travel. It is a rare opportunity and privilege for people to listen to and ask questions about someone's first-hand experience on what it is like to train, and then travel to the space station.  The knowledge and enthusiasm Helen shared with us was impressive and inspiring.  We can't wait for the next opportunity to work with her again!”
VP Marketing, First Line Software

“We were thrilled to host Helen Sharman as our keynote speaker during the Festival of the Moon at Wells Cathedral.  Helen shared her knowledge and passion with an audience that were engaged and captivated by her throughout the evening. Very much looking forward to continuing our relationship into 2022”
Matthew Minter, Business Development & Artistic Manager, Wells Cathedral

“Helen was absolutely fantastic. Her talk was well-prepared and engaging; a good balance between telling her story, interesting factual information and a dose of humour. She handled the Q&A exceedingly well and it sparked many conversations afterwards. Helen was very professional and a delight to work with from an organisational perspective. She knew exactly what to prepare on arrival, and we felt in safe hands. We had great feedback from those who attended, who found her story inspirational”.
BCMS (event for their top clients) In-person event: November 2021

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