Shawna Pandya

Physician Surgeon & Citizen Scientist- Astronaut Candidate

  • Shawna Pandya`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Shawna Pandya`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

  • Shawna Pandya`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Shawna Pandya`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

On Success, Failure, Resilience & Pushing the Limits

Shawna Pandya shares her stories of success and failure, and how that’s helped her build resilience. There’s so much to be learned from the times that things didn’t go your way. She knows you can be hard on yourself in a way that is destructive… or a way that is ...

Shawna Pandya shares her stories of success and failure, and how that’s helped her build resilience. There’s so much to be learned from the times that things didn’t go your way. She knows you can be hard on yourself in a way that is destructive… or a way that is constructive. You can learn to reframe your experiences and have gratitude to help you move forward. Dr. Pandya shares the value of setting goals, taking steps to reach them, positive self talk and mental rehearsal, and self control. She encourages – It’s never too late to reach higher.

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Leadership Lessons

Being a leader doesn’t mean being at the head of the pack barking out orders. It means stepping back and seeing how things play out and really knowing your team inside out. Because reaching goals includes enlisting others in a variety of roles, in addition to focus, ...

Being a leader doesn’t mean being at the head of the pack barking out orders. It means stepping back and seeing how things play out and really knowing your team inside out. Because reaching goals includes enlisting others in a variety of roles, in addition to focus, organization, decision-making ability and commitment.

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Education & STEM

From flying cars to 3D printers, the world is a fascinating place, and there is a role for everything and everyone who wants to contribute! In this talk, Dr. Pandya shares her experiences in the STEM fields, from space to medicine to technology, including her time at the ...

From flying cars to 3D printers, the world is a fascinating place, and there is a role for everything and everyone who wants to contribute! In this talk, Dr. Pandya shares her experiences in the STEM fields, from space to medicine to technology, including her time at the International Space University, training as a physician in neurosurgery and general practice, to founding a company based on a challenge to positively impact 1 billion people in 10 years using accelerating technologies, and training as a citizen-scientist astronaut. She delves into the programs and platforms that helped her get to where she is today, sharing insights and lessons learned along the way.

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Brain Science & Emotional Intelligence

Drawing from her experiences in medicine, space, Silicon Valley and martial arts, Dr. Pandya explores emotional intelligence as the mortar between the bricks; a key facet of nuanced leadership, crucial for building and leading effective teams and creating successful outcomes...

Drawing from her experiences in medicine, space, Silicon Valley and martial arts, Dr. Pandya explores emotional intelligence as the mortar between the bricks; a key facet of nuanced leadership, crucial for building and leading effective teams and creating successful outcomes.

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Technology & Entrepreneurship

The world we live in is changing at an exponential pace. Drawing off her experiences as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and from her time at Singularity University, Dr. Pandya explores emerging trends and technologies, offering up tools and exercises fostering innovation, ...

The world we live in is changing at an exponential pace. Drawing off her experiences as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and from her time at Singularity University, Dr. Pandya explores emerging trends and technologies, offering up tools and exercises fostering innovation, disruption, and ‘big-picture’ thinking.

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About Keynote Speaker Shawna Pandya

A scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. Shawna Pandya is passionate about the two ‘extremes’ of humanity- surviving and thriving.  She strives to tackle humanity’s grandest challenges through furthering technological innovation and human knowledge. She has gained a new sense of being after feeling ashamed for leaving her career as a neurosurgeon, and in her talks speaks passionately about resilience and what she has learned through the people she has worked with.

Dr. Pandya successfully completed Scientist‐Astronaut Candidate training in 2015 with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and was part of the first crew to test a commercial spacesuit in zero‐gravity.

Preparing for space requires more than just knowledge — it involves an incredible amount of mental and physical agility. Outside of her work, Shawna continues to further develop these skills through martial arts. She holds a black belt in taekwondo, a sport she’s been practicing for over 15 years. She has also travelled to Thailand annually since 2015 to train in muay thai.

In 2016, Shawna was named as prime crew for Project Poseidon, which aims to further ocean and space exploration, while setting a world record for “most days spent under the sea.” She also received the Global Women of Vision award in 2016.

On one adventure after another, Shawna has led a life devoted to technology, innovation, social development and, of course, adventure!

Testimonials

“She is deeply insightful, engaging, entertaining, and an outstanding presenter. Her workshop interaction skills are amazing! I recommend her very highly”.

 

Course Coordinator, Technology and the Future of Medicine Course at the University of Alberta

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