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Pilot and Keynote Speaker
Philip Keil is Germany’s best-known pilot with two decades of experience. Following the motto ‘From practice for practice’, he takes thousands of people across Europe on a journey, from (Self-)Leadership and Change Management to Teamwork and Communication.
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Philip Keil's 2023 biography
About Philip Keil
At the age of 22 Philip Keil was ranked among Germany‘s youngest airline pilots, based in the US, the UK and Canada. His flight log proves his impressive experience: more than 9,000 flying hours, thousands of
take-offs and landings on four continents and in almost every climate zone. On February 24th 2009 his life changed forever. Within seconds, a routine flight turns into a nightmare for crew and almost 200 passengers. Philip Keil manages to avoid the catastrophe and reflects: „No one wishes for this to happen. But this near-death experience let me personally grow. Every challenge is a chance when we are ready to
Traveling means inspiration. On this journey, beyond one’s own nose, Philip Keil takes his „passengers“: as multiple awarded keynote speaker he represents inspiration and transfer of knowledge of the extraordinary kind. Since years he is awarded as international TOP100 Excellent Speaker. Ever since he has reached tens of thousands of people all across Europe with his life story and his success impulses. In 2019 and 2020 Philip Keil was nominated for the Red Fox Award as keynote speaker of the year. With „Sprecherhaus“ and „Greator“ he gives speeches at Germany’s leading public speaking events with more than
For Philip Keil, his passion about flying and traveling was always linked to the attitude towards life, to widen the personal horizon. Following his audio book „How to handle crisis“ (2016) his recent book „You are the pilot!“ (2019) is dedicated to the topics confidence and self-leadership.
He takes his readers on a very personal journey through his life on four continents. Based on these stories he derives 10 core values for a self-determined and fulfilled life. On a regular base, Philip Keil writes articles for various business magazines and newspapers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
His extraordinary background as commercial pilot and non-fiction author make Philip Keil to a well-demanded interview guest on TV too. As expert for self-leadership, decision-making and communication he
gives viewers exciting insights inside his world above the clouds. His unique life story shows: Only when you are in charge of the steering wheel, you can give your life an own direction. Other than that, Philip Keil is also as an aviation expert regularly in front of the camera.
No airplane would stay in the air without being trimmed properly. Balance is much more important than thrust. As pilot and public speaker Philip Keil travels the world since almost two decades. However, the checkpoint in his life is his family, his home is the place to refuel. He is married to Lisa since 2012. The birth of their daughters Maria (2016), Valerie (2019) and Ludovika (2021) made their luck complete. Philip Keil lives with his family in Kirchheim near München.
Philip Keil's 2023 speaking fees
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