Nando Parrado
New York Times Bestselling Author, Rugby Legend, 
Hero and Inspiration for the Movie, Alive
About Nando

Nando Parrado is a living legend whose perseverance enabled him to survive a horrific accident. On October 12, 1972, a chartered Fairchild airplane carried an Uruguayan rugby team to an exhibition match in Chile. During the flight, the plane clipped a mountain peak deep in the Andes breaking apart the fuselage and causing the front half of the plane to crash into a glacier at nearly 12,000 feet. For ten excruciating weeks and in subzero temperatures, the passengers suffered unimaginable deprivations. Nando was one of only sixteen of the original forty-five passengers and crew to make it off the mountain alive. The story was retold by Piers Paul Read in his book, Alive, and later in the movie starring Ethan Hawke as Nando.
The Experience

Nando delivers a remarkable journey with flawless storytelling execution. His calm demeanor is commanding as his inspiring story unfolds. Sharing powerful insights and universal lessons for us all, Nando's story encompasses every aspect of what it means to be a leader. Experiencing his own second chance with his family and friends, Nando will strike an emotional chord with any audience.
Booking Nando

Contact GDA Speakers to inquire about Nando's availability for your upcoming event. If you are looking to book him in 2020, Nando will be in the United States for two tours this year. The first tour will be in early May, and the second tour will be the ENTIRE month of October.
What Clients Are Saying

" How in the heck am I going to top that next year? Can't stop thinking about it. His message really resonates and makes you think about living in the present. Very different and an excellent speaker."
If  you are interested in booking Nando or for more information, please reach out to a GDA Agent at 214-420-1999 or by email.

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