SooM Management Consulting, Austrian racing cyclist, runner-up in the legendary Race Across America 2009 and the Race Across Australia 2011

“The conference theme is a relevant high interest theme and a real challenge to overcome in reality. I´m glad to contribute with my experience and my workshop theme to that topic. Sport is an ideal platform to see both aspects the positive and the negative ones of ethical impact.

There might be some simple basic motivational aspects in human being to provide sustainable principles for everybody. Let´s learn together and bring the experience from everybody and possible solutions as multipliers to the world of sports.”

After receiving his University degree in Business Sciences in Vienna, Andreas Sachs, born 9 April 1960, had a successful 17 year long career with an international corporation, with his last position held being board member and Business Director at Unilever Bestfoods in Hamburg, Germany.

He is now self-employed, since 2003, with his own business consulting company SooM (Vienna and Hamburg) – Network for Sport and Management. He focuses on Peak-performance for individuals, teams and organizations.

In his athletic youth, he won multiple State Championships as well as one Junior National Championship in basketball. Later in his life, he completed 11 marathons, multiple Ironman competitions, the Vasalauf in Sweden, and was placed 2nd in the 4-Man team Race Across America 2009, which is considered as the toughest bike race in the world.

In 2011, he set a new world record at the Race Across Australia with the Austrian Team and 2013 another world record in Russia, for 10,000 km from Moscow to Vladivostok, in a race against the clock and adding another continent to the mission “Race Across Continents”.

He is the author of a book for runners, co-author for the book Punch & Power – What Top Managers can learn from Professional Athletes, and has earned a reputation as a keynote speaker and for holding management consulting and training in the German-speaking area. In his latest book Natural Top Performance, as co-author with Jana Leidenfrost, he reflects 10 years consulting experience concerning peak performance.