Pilot, Rock Musician & Entrepreneurial Speaker
Best known as the lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson is a man of many talents and is an keynote speaker, entrepreneur, brewmaster, creative thinker and a commercial airline pilot.
Bruce Dickinson is widely regarded as a true polymath, and for very good reason. He has a myriad of experience in business, entrepreneurialism, mentoring and creative thinking, alongside his larger-than-life persona as lead singer for Iron Maiden, all of which makes him unique in his ever-expanding professional fields and consequently being always in great demand to share the secrets of his proficiency, insight and knowledge.
As a qualified pilot and commercial airline captain, Bruce took advantage of this know-how to set up his own aircraft business Caerdav (formerly Cardiff Aviation) to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft as well as pilot training. He has invested in the British manufacturer of the Airlander HAV (hybrid air vehicle), an eco-friendly helium airship currently in development which will be capable of transporting cargo or people to remote corners of the earth, and in Pouncer – an edible drone developed by Windhorse Aerospace which can carry humanitarian aid into hard to access disaster areas. Furthermore Bruce was recently appointed as an RAF honorary group captain in the prestigious 601 Squadron, a position which involves him giving advice, acting as an advocate and fulfilling an ambassadorial role.
Aside from his aviation and music accomplishments, some of Bruce’s other achievements include: an award-winning beer brewer, film scriptwriter, international fencer, TV presenter & sports commentator, and Sunday Times #1 best-selling author with the publication of his autobiography What Does This Button Do?
With this wealth of experience to draw upon for inspiration, Bruce delivers world class speeches to corporations around the globe, explaining how the challenges of operating in the seemingly disparate realms of rock music and commercial aviation mirror those of everyday business worlds, be it a multi-national corporation, local company or start-up initiative; emphasising the importance of teamwork, communication, forward planning and recognising that inevitable setbacks can and should be an incentive to learn, adapt and move on successfully.
Bruce’s natural charisma and enthusiasm makes him the perfect choice as a keynote speaker for a wide range of topics for any business event.
Bruce Dickinson talks about the complexities and challenges of operating in the aviation world and rock music world and compares it to the business world and what he has learned and how businesses can plan better, work better as a team and come back from setbacks.
He focuses on turning customers into fans – with information going viral all the time, which speaks volumes for business, with customers being loyal to a brand. Bruce enjoys the thrill of creativity and refreshes this spark in audiences across a range of business topics.
- From Rock Star to Businessman
- Turning Your Customers into Fans
- Corporate Culture
- Business Start-Ups
- Business Turnaround
- Risk Management
- The Travel & Aviation Industry
- Team Building
- The Life and Times of Bruce
- Motivation & Inspiration
- Business Creativity
In a generally risk-averse environment, it was inspiring to hear Bruce talking about risk and almost embracing it as a strategy for managing it and maximising on the opportunities it can bring.
— Travel Industry Forum
There are diligent diverse and creative enthusiastic entrepreneurs. And then there's Bruce Dickinson, who plays in his own league… the energy, the charm and the sensory are known.
— Media Group
Our Board members and staff alike were wowed by Bruce’s message, powerfully delivered. They went away looking forward to creating a fresh approach to client relationships
— European Insurance Services