The extreme sailor, scientist and Global Top Speaker Dr. Dominique Görlitz
dared an expedition over the most stormy water way of the world – across the North Atlantic from New York with the heading to Spain. What nobody expected before, he carried out on his daring voyage:
- nine men and two women on 40 m² limited life space
- the vessel without any escort alone in the mercy of the elements
- two months full of destitution and danger
- 13 storms with dramatically experiences in towering waves and in wind force 10!
The whole team together on one boat for a common vision in science and society.
The ABORA Team, with extraordinary motivation and courage, has
demonstrated how enormous feats can be achieved through collaboration,
team spirit and the faith in common goal. All this while breaking away
from existing preconceptions and traditional beliefs, boldly going
against previous scientific evidence. This adventure is not about
success at any rate, but about exploring new possibilities through
teamwork, which an individual would never accomplish. But how do you
motivate a team, even in extreme situations, to stick together and
perform at maximum efficiency? What makes expeditions like these so
appropriate to prove the human quest for enterprise and eventual
The Global Top Speaker Dr. Dominique Görlitz is a handsome experimental archaeologist. The New York Times entitled the expedition leader and
film maker as the „German Indiana Jones, who tried to cross the North
Atlantic on a bale on straw“. In his conferral of a doctorate at the
University of Erlangen he discussed the trans-Atlantic cultural
interactions before Columbus.
His lectures are well illustrated and underpinned by captivating
movies. Equally amusing and entertaining, he illustrates that there is
continuity between past and present developments. His strength lies in
his ability to use his research trips as a metaphor for the modern
entrepreneurship. He runs the gamut from his research on group dynamics
to future societal developments. If necessary, he is integrating any
other theme in his lectures.
His speeches are carrying him not only on to the Seven seas, but to
many countries including the U.S., Norway, Italy, Egypt, Bolivia,
Lebanon and Cyprus.
For his extraordinary performances as a speaker and adventurer Dr.
Dominique Görlitz received the 5 Sterne Redner Award in 2011.