Stephen Attenborough Profile

  • Stephen is at the forefront of space tourism as the Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic.

  • Stephen's speaking themes include: making the impossible, possible; forging a brand-new industry and building a purposeful and innovative brand from scratch.

  • Stephen Attenborough’s name is synonymous with the opening of space to private individuals. At Sir Richard Branson’s personal invitation, he joined  Virgin Galactic as employee number one in 2004, to lay the commercial foundations of the world’s first spaceline. Stephen went on to become the company’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for initiating and guiding the customer journey to the transformative experience of spaceflight.

    His extraordinary  18 years with the company, culminated in Richard’s history-making trip to space and saw Virgin Galactic become the first human spaceflight company to be taken public with its $3bn NYSE listing. Today, Stephen remains a part of the Virgin family as a Board member of the Virgin Group’s foundation, Virgin Unite.

    Stephen has spoken globally at many of the world’s most prestigious events on topics including:

    • Opening access to space for the benefit of humankind; lessons learned from the Virgin Galactic story.

    • Making the impossible, possible; forging a brand-new industry and building a purposeful and innovative brand from scratch.

    • Keeping wealthy customers on your side and by your side, regardless of the terrain.

    • Creating and maintaining an entrepreneurial culture that survived and thrived on the challenging road to space.

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    Stephen Attenborough's Speech Descriptions

    Opening access to space for the benefit of humankind

    Lessons learnt from the Virgin Galactic story. Perspective of Space. How commercial space travel will change humanity’s perspective of our planet by expanding its horizons beyond just industrial applications.

    Making the impossible, possible

    Forging a brand new industry and building a purposeful and innovative brand from scratch. How working with a purpose attracts amazing people to join you on your journey and makes it easier to accomplish your end goal.

    Creating long-term value

    How we can build on our experiences and learn to progress forward and innovate our practices, to help exceed our original goals.

    Tailored Marketing

    How Virgin Galactic managed to market and sell a product that had not been fully functional at the time of purchase, and did not have an exact date of completion.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Stephen Speak

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    “Stephen’s a terrible speaker – don’t hire him. I do have some availability though. But seriously … Stephen has a wonderful way with words and a real gift for public speaking. He was at the heart of our great Virgin Galactic journey for 18 years and can tell the story like no one else.”
    – Sir Richard Branson, Founder – Virgin Group

    “Stephen’s presentation was truly remarkable. Not only did he captivate the audience with his inspiring story, but he also delivered it with impeccable storytelling skills. The energy in the room was electric, and everyone left feeling motivated and enthusiastic. Stephen’s performance was a standout moment of our event and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dynamic and impactful speaker.”
    – Bruno Ocampo, CEO – Katapult Commerce, Mi Águila, and Live Foundation

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