Benedikt Böhm is an extreme mountaineer, speaker and international managing director of a ski touring brand. Böhm illustrates the connection with the world of extremes found in the world of...
Benedikt Böhm is international managing director of ski touring brand Dynafit. Since its emergence from bankruptcy in 2003, the brand has developed into a global market leader. In his other life, Benedikt Böhm is an extreme mountaineer and speaker. In his thrilling talks, he manages with finesse to develop ties between the world of extreme mountaineering with its so-called “death zone” and the business world. Böhm is most certainly no world-weary, fate-tempting risk-taker.
Both in sports and in his business life, he meticulously plans ambitious goals and works rigorously and passionately on implementation. Böhm studied in both the United States and England; however, what proved to be most valuable to his management career was his zeal for pushing the limits in the mountains, to be an adventurer on the edge. Benedikt Böhm is the founder of the Helping Band brand that is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of nature and marine protected areas. He also cooperates together with the WWF, which he also represents as an ambassador.
Benedikt Böhm’s presentations are filled with breath-taking images and short video clips with rare footage of the highest summits of the world. The audience quickly notices that Böhm is no maniac extreme athlete. Indeed, he manages his expeditions as well as his company responsibly since his success relies on painstaking and conscientious planning.
In his presentations, he answers questions such as: How do I prepare for a quixotic goal such as climbing an 8,000-meter mountain without supplemental oxygen in such a short time? How do I create an inner momentum in order to accomplish a seemingly impossible task? How do I calculate the risks involved? What kind of role does speed play in minimizing risks, or too does patience and flexibility play in large projects such as these?
How do you handle yourself in exceptional situations? What role do fear and courage play? How do you conquer fear along the path to a large goal? What is essential along the way and what is not and therefore can be skipped? Why does innovation to Böhm mean, in particular, “lightness,” albeit not only when it comes to mountaineering, but also in business and even in his personal life? What is demanded in order to break new trails and to manage change successfully? And how do you find your way back to your original mindset after massive setbacks?
Böhm is not a solo mountaineer. He thus also describes the unique nature of working with a team in the “death zone,” as well as the immense pressure on yourself as well as on the team that is a part of management. Again and again as no other can, Böhm illustrates for his listeners the connection with the world of extremes found in the world of business.
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“For several years now, Benedikt has accompanied my management teams as an inspiring speaker, but also practically as coach and input provider in the mountains. The colleagues were always...
“Benedikt Böhm was a highlight of our management event. His authenticity impressed everyone. Above all, he did a great job of conveying the analogies between sports and business with respect to...
“For several years now, Benedikt has accompanied my management teams as an inspiring speaker, but also practically as coach and input provider in the mountains. The colleagues were always completely enthusiastic because Benedikt manages to “include” people in his adventures at 8,000 meters above sea level and he transforms his learnings into inspiration for everyday life and for work. He succeeds in this especially through his enthusiasm and authenticity and the unique transfer from the death zone to the business world. In addition to the valuable contents of his lectures, I especially appreciate Benedikt’s humble and open way of approaching and responding to every person and can highly recommend him!”
“Benedikt Böhm was a highlight of our management event. His authenticity impressed everyone. Above all, he did a great job of conveying the analogies between sports and business with respect to performance and collaboration and thus inspired all participants.“