Keynote Speaker Philip Keil on stage

Reaching goals
means reaching people."

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Philip Keil combines captivating storytelling with valuable expert knowledge for teams and decision-makers. Being a pilot, he finds clear words in a practical context:
 “In the cockpit, it’s not your knowledge that counts, but your action!” 

His keynote speeches are an exciting change of perspective onto the topics
leadership culture, teamwork, change- and error management.

Since 2018 Philip Keil is a member of “Germany’s management masterminds” and has been awarded as one of the best keynote speakers.


The team makes the difference!

Flying is all about teamwork. But what is the secret of success of teams and what make teams fail? As a leader above the clouds, Philip Keil speaks by daily experience about leadership and communication in challenging situations. Who wants to leave comfort zones and empower ownership, must create a team culture of trust beyond rigid hierarchies.
This multiple awarded keynote speech transfers the “human factor” – concept of the aviation industry into the business world – exciting and fully applicable.

  • Human factor instead of autopilot: leadership culture in uncertain times
  • Self-responsibility: teams require clear roles, not rigid hierarchies
  • Confidence is the fuel for success: teamwork on maximum flight level

Keynote topics: teamwork, leadership, communication


»As expert for change-management and leadership Philip Keil made a name for himself in Germany.«

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»A business mastermind who gets to the point.«

Philip Keil – founders Magazin

»Germany’s leading expert for positive error culture.«

Philip Keil – Erfolg-Magazin

»Germany’s most famous pilot.«

Philip Keil – Handelsblatt

»As top-speaker he inspired tens of thousands of people all across Europe.«


Confident decision-making in turbulent times

Neither in the cockpit nor in life everything runs according our plans. No matter how good the plan is. In aviation these moments are called “decision points”.
Philip Keil shows, how pilots make difficult decisions while adhering to a consequent positive error culture. Only if you dare to speak up freely to mistakes, you can avoid a dangerous chain of errors. Not a wrong decision leads to a crash, but not deciding – in the company cockpit alike!

  • Dealing with change: Reaching goals means reaching people
  • You can’t take the next exit: making good decisions with a clear focus
  • Don’t ask WHO, understand the WHY: this is how positive error culture works

Keynote topics: error culture, decision-making, change-management

Since years awarded as international TOP100 Excellent Speaker

RED FOX AWARD 2019 und 2020 – Philip Keil

Nominated for the Red Fox Award as Keynote Speaker of the year 2019 & 2020

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Gives speeches at Germany’s leading business events with more than 60.000 participants


For your goals you require a precise compass

A thrilling motivational keynote speech with a clear message: Everyone is the pilot of his life! And flying you only learn by flying – not by watching, not by studying theory books. But by doing! What is the role of our “inner compass” for our thoughts and our actions? And what keeps us from following it?
Germany’s most famous pilot speaks about comfort zones, hard landings in life and the courage of making survivable mistakes. Maximum thrust for your success!

  • Success factor resilience: growth happens outside the comfort zone
  • Confidence results from being courageous to make survivable mistakes
  •  Our “inner compass”: clear course in a world of change

Keynote topics: motivation, success, resilience


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»Your keynote speech on our leadership event was thrilling: your content, your calm...very impressive!«
Cornelia Busch
Deutsche Telekom
»Philip Keil was the highlight of our Sales Kick-off! You could have heard a pin drop - that's how magnetized our Sales leaders were. Simply perfect!«
Thomas A. Fornol
»The audience was thrilled by your motivational keynote speech. Your experiences and your impulses fascinated the attendees.«
Rafael Bittel
Swisscom AG
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»You had 100% of the attention in the hall from the very first second. Your keynote speech was still being talked about in our offices weeks later. Thanks a lot for this!«
Martin Staudigl
HR Director Richemont
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»Philip Keil is right on the dot when it comes to the challenges, the business representatives have to face nowadays. He enriched our event tremendously!«
Jochen Forstner
Daimler AG
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»Excellent speaker! Both, his exciting experiences and his highly effective pilot strategies made his speech to an outstanding event for our company!«
Prof. Dr. Oliver Mayer
General Electric
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»Thank you very much for your speech – extremely exciting! I have actually integrated your strategies into my workplace.«
Achim von Michel
Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft
»1.200 participants from all over the world were inspired and truly thrilled by your keynote speech about error culture.«
Florian Martini
Siemens AG
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»There was so much value about change, culture of error and the role of a leader in agile teams ... A top speaker!«
Jürgen Thoma
Leitung Vertrieb Edeka