» And what did you do for your mind? «

A seemingly simple question, posed by his grandfather, after a typically exhausting training session. One, that the then 15 year-old Thomas would spend a lifetime answering.

It triggered more than just an insatiable consumption of literature. It was a realization that personal harmony required a state in which opposing forces and influences were balanced. Body, as one, with mind. Even as a very young climber and athlete, in 1976, Thomas began to reflect on this, and to seek out the universal conditions for integrated and fulfilling long-term performance development.

Now, Thomas provides bespoke and insightful seminars around the world, and has written seven books about his performance philosophy. He answers questions based on his experience as an active extreme climber, a successful author, and as a brand ambassador for high-performance companies such as Porsche.

More than most humans alive, Thomas has put his theories to the test — a living exemplar of his own peak performance model.

For those prepared to listen to — and read about — his thinking, Thomas’ philosophy can open up new worlds of possibilities.

And will turn lectures, into adventures.


© Thomas Bubendorfer 2019

Since he can’t write all day and since he has learned that mind and body need to be balanced for both being able to fulfil their potential, his physical „exercises“ have not lessened: from March until the end of June he has rock climbed more than 40 times on the Côte d’Azur. Endurance training is not top on his list at present but he has worked the stationary bicycle some 70 times as a matter of principle. And of course he does not forget to do 2-3 sessions of stretching/Pilates. Since early May he swims almost daily. 

Since he is not a Jack of all trades, for the time being he has reduced his keynote speaking activities but of course he still works for selected clients such as recently Nestlé and Eqology, the Norwegian market leader in Omega 3 products.

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Creative resilience – balance

Keynote speech in Genf for Chopard

Global Drucker Forum Vienna

Keynote speech for SUSI AG, Zurich.


Thomas’ brand ambassador history:

 Sony     Bentley       Leica     Porsche     Siemens     null