Contact Us

Home » Speakers » Laura Winterling


*Fees are a guide only. Exact cost will be dependent on requirements and are subject to change.

Laura Winterling

Laura Winterling is a physicist, a former astronaut instructor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Working for the European Space Agency for almost a decade she takes her audience on an incredible journey far up into the atmosphere. Using anecdotes and stories from working with astronauts she merges and carves a variety of relevant topics into her speeches. Most noteworthy, Laura presents predominantly in German and English and can also speak Russian and Italian.


About Laura Winterling

With a background in physics she Laura Winterling became an Astronaut Instructor for the European Space Agency in the field of spacecraft systems and spacecraft sensors. She has been teaching astronauts for over a decade and has taught more than 80 international astronauts on space craft and station systems.

Laura has a MSc. in Physics from the University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany and a MSc. in Organisational Psychology from UCL, London.

The International Space Station (ISS) Program enabled her to teach flight controllers in various Mission Control Centers around the globe. She has spent time in Toulouse, France, Moscow and Houston.  At the Space Centre in Houston she sat in during real-time operations on board the ISS.  Subsequently she observed to manned Sojuz launches in Kasachstan.

Most recently. Laura has completed  her certifications for CRM (crew resource management) and the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) which both serve as pillars to improve team performance and individual growth. CRM refers to a process, airplane crews can use to avoid, manage and mitigate human errors through communication and teamwork. The MBTI is a popular training tool for professional development and organisational improvement in all kinds. Within workplaces, the Indicator is particularly useful with teams for conflict management and performance improvement, for employee coaching, for management development, or for executive coaching.

Laura is an accomplished motivational speaker and presenter.  And her clients include, Talanx, spaceX, Tesla, Allen Overy, Apleona, Ascon, DEVK, Dumont, expoAIR, H Hotels, IMEX, Post Bank Insurances, RWE.

Laura shares insights into space missions, living on board a space station and the day to day life of an astronaut. And she combines them with her expertise in leadership,  efficient decision making, surviving stressful situations and efficient communications. Laura provides audiences with exclusive insights in modern space flight ventures accompanied by her own personal experiences.  These have been gathered around the globe at International Partner Sites such as NASA and Roskosmos.

Speech Topics
  • ‘From Perfection to Excellence – Finding out the true characteristics necessary to form strong, high-performing teams
  • ‘Efficient Decision-Making – Consequences of Being decisive’
  • ‘Sustainability – What We Can Learn from Living in Space’
Booking Information


Laura Winterling News

Jan 11, 2024

International Women's Day 2024: Celebrating Women in STEM

May 11, 2023

How Organisations Can Support Women in STEM

Jun 09, 2022

Difference between a motivational and inspirational speaker

You may also like

Jo Malone CBE

Entrepreneur and icon of creative fragrance Jo Malone

Monty Halls

Former Royal Marine, explorer and travel writer

Iwan Thomas

Olympic 4x400m Silver Medallist

Justin Hughes

Expert on building high-performance cultures

Jamil Qureshi

Leading expert on performance-enhancing psychology and building high-performing teams

Kian Gohar

Bestselling author of Competing in the New World of Work

Ola Labib

Comedian and the first Black, Muslim, Sudanese woman to perform onstage at the O2 arena

Carrie and David Grant

BAFTA award-winning broadcasters, vocal coaches, leadership coaches and campaigners

Stuart Baldwin

Creator of Live BIG®, empowering leaders

I. Stephanie Boyce

The first president of colour of the Law Society of England and Wales

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By


Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By


Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.