Alan Bean

Fourth man in history to set foot on the moon (Apollo 12); Commander Skylab Mission II: Accomplished Artist and Motivational Speaker
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Alan Bean, Apollo 12 lunar module pilot, became the fourth man in history to set foot on the moon. In his presentation, Alan will take each person in the audience along with him as Lunar Module Pilot on the flight of Apollo 12 and along the way present some thoughts and ideas that will help each individual reach for their own professional and personal stars.

Captain Bean is also a great American artist, creating paintings that artistically record for future generations mankind’s first exploration of another world. According to Bean, “Space is our frontier and beginning its exploration may be our generation’s greatest contribution to human history.” As a speaker, Bean shares his personal journey to the moon through a visual extravaganza of pictures and paintings of outer space.

By talking with, and listening to, the client prior to an event, Alan custom tailors each speech around the theme of the client’s event and the specific goals they wish to emphasize. He does this by telling stories from personal experiences during his 18-year career in NASA. Alan can focus on a broad variety of subjects from teamwork, high achievement, risk taking, goal setting, attitude control, achieving maximum potential, creative thinking, leadership, and effective followership, to showing how a company and an individual can find ways to accomplish their goals and dreams and more.

Captain Bean knows about reaching for the stars, organizationally and individually. In 1973, he was the Commander of Skylab Mission II (SL III), where he lived 59 days in space, orbiting 270 miles above our planet Earth. Under his leadership his crew accomplished 150% of their pre-mission goals - a record unsurpassed before or since.

Alan has appeared as himself in movies and television, the most recent being Rocket’s Red Glare with Robert Wagner. Actor Dave Foley portrayed Alan in the Tom Hanks epic miniseries for HBO, From the Earth to the Moon. During his career as an astronaut, Alan helped establish eleven (11) world records in aeronautics and astronautics. He was awarded two (2) NASA Distinguished Service Medals. He also has received the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal, and many other national and international honors.

Captain Bean shows why as human beings from the Planet Earth we are the most extraordinary creatures in the universe. We are unique because as far as we know we are the only beings in the universe whose only limits are those we place on ourselves. As a NASA Astronaut, Bean learned that people did not have to be extra gifted or extra talented to do something great. No matter what their level of achievement may have been in the past, with extra effort and dedication they can be great in the future. Organizations and individuals are almost always significantly better than they know or believe. The saving of the Apollo 13 crew after their oxygen tank exploded is a perfect example.

People listen to Alan. He has competence and credibility and he causes them to think about where they are professionally and where they want to be. He stresses that we have but a brief chance, maybe 30 to 40 years at the most, to accomplish all we have dreamed we could. What we do today and tomorrow is not a rehearsal for some other life. Right now is the time we must be willing to do whatever it takes to be the person, professionally and personally, we have always dreamed we could be. Captain Bean emphasizes that our future will be cast in the image of our thoughts and actions of today.

Reaching for the Stars for Down to Earth Results

Tailored to each audience’s particular goals, Captain Bean’s program is entertaining and motivational and incorporates slides of his mission to the moon on Apollo 12. By offering a look inside the hearts and minds of astronauts, scientists, and engineers who worked together as a team, took risks, and made an impossible dream a reality, he inspires audience members to realize they can accomplish equally challenging goals in their own lives.