Excellence, disruption, failures and embodiment...

Lectures by Marc Thiercelin

On stage Marc shares his journey and his achievements. He authentically testifies to the many physical and psychological challenges he has gone through. Sometimes extreme life experiences that he delivers with creativity and forward-looking vision for his audience.

Motivated by his dreams and ambitious projects,
Marc goes from challenge to disruption.

Faced with the test he excels between tactics and strategy, what he calls the “game of chess on the water”.

Always driven by entrepreneurship and transmission,
he personalizes his conferences with motivation and curiosity based on requests for intervention.

Its conferences are aimed at different types of audiences: executive and management committees, managers, project committees, clients, employees, federations and associations.

Filled with stories and sailor adventures et of entrepreneur, Marc's lectures are constructed from memorable experiences et extraordinary accomplishments, through its worst and his better memory.

Creativity to find the funding, solitude of the navigator around the world, communication and media, crisis management, collaboration en team up à edge and purchase, stressful management, extreme storm et records, breakage and breakdown in the middle of the ocean, unexpected encounters, mutual aid et help race, betrayal and resilience ... then the chocolate


& excellence


"No limit" is not "no limit".
An intervention based on excellence, professionalism, based on projects held and completed, which make sense and are carried out collectively.


failures & rebounds



Whether in the open ocean and before ashore, the extreme conditions imposed on body and mind by nature and excellence in competition teach resilience, humility, endurance and unfailing motivation.
How to fall and get up, believe in yourself, persevere, reinvent yourself and see bigger than yourself?


collective & transversality


Alone, success depends on the team.
Leadership is a major asset in the face of teams of strong personalities with sharp expertise, on extraordinary projects, with imperative deadlines. Inspire and transmit so that everyone is an actor of their happiness in the company.

Risk taking

& crisis management


Anticipation and adaptability, curiosity, movement, a 360° vision, confidence, the perspective of the danger that is coming, the management of fear... make up the art of navigating in the "mountains of water swept away by the winds".

To the meeting

peoples of the seas


"For 4 years, I have surveyed the planet at the Meeting of 30 Peoples of the Seas. I shared their daily lives of 30 peoples passionate about the sea. I discovered their rhythm of life and confronted my knowledge of Western sailors with their techniques and their beliefs so different from ours. I learned 4 lessons that I share with you during this conference."

Marc Thierceilin - Skipper since its birth - Lecturer since 1998.
In front of 30 or 5 people, Marc gave more than 000 conferences in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, England, Tunisia and Morocco for ETIs, SMEs, business clubs, foundations and associations.

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Some of the 500 companies and schools for which Marc Thiercelin has intervened since 1998

... Credit Immobilier France, Credit Suisse, BARCLAYS, Limagrain, EDHEC, PPR, École Polytechnique, Beneteau, Elis, Lancel, EADS, Yves Rocher, Entreprendre Network, Agricultural credit, KENZO, ISS Group, ESA European Space Agency, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gras Savoye, Gallimard, Hachette Livre, Relay H, Richemont Group, VINCI, Solvay, Vuarnet, Chronopost, PUMA, Societe Generale & Lyxor, HERMES, Mitsubishi, UPSA, 3M Group, DCNS, Air Liquide, HSBC, Intermarché, Morgan McKinley, AT Kearney, SCA, Opcalia, the MEDEF, Carrefour, EDF, Novartis, France Business School, La Poste, Le WBC, SALM, Maquet, ECONOCOM, ITS Group, DataLog, SNCF, Orange, Kéolis, Volkswagen, Roche, Térréos, Expert for APM, Malakoff Med, RATP, Arte, ERDF, Pfizer, AG2R, In Vivo, Software AG, Smac, MarsFood, The Ritz, Babel, CCM Benchmark, Securitas, SANOFI, Ellisphere, Auchan, Oui-Sncf, CNP Assurance, CHANEL, Medef Regions, Nuclear Spie, Florette, Curium Pharma, Wallix, Vente Privée, Kedge, BPI, Curium, Canal+ Int., Ass° GSC, Dentsply, TEDx, Jungheinrich, SII, Gan Assurance, Sopra Steria, General Electric, Deleo, FranceTV, CGI Consulting, Natais, Leroy Merlin, Covéa-MMA, DEF network, Cegelec, P&G, Club Med, FFF French Football Federation, URSSAF, ABBVIE Laboratory, Internorm, LIDL, Logicor, REAL Group, Saint-Gobain, ...

Marc Thiercelin

the biography

• As a child, Marc did not know that sailing and the ocean would shape his life.

Skipper offshore racing and entrepreneur. Marc is a speaker like no other. From the desire to build his life very early - 1st disruption - he entered the École Boulle at the age of 14 wanting to become a luthier, there he learned cabinetmaking and marquetry, always with this desire to concretize.

At 18 he needed wide open spaces -2nd disruption- he decided to direct his life entirely towards the oceans and competition, starting this crazy adventure by teaching sailing and practicing regatta at the highest level. . At the age of 20 he landed his first management of the Nautical Center with employees, then it was around the age of 27 that he became fully skipper .

5 world tours, 4 Vendée Globe, 24 transatlantic races, dozens of national and international competitions, singlehanded, double-handed, crewed later...

• 700 km run over all the oceans, ie an Earth-Moon round trip.

Behind the sailor who roams the world hides a business leader, leader of men and ambitious, passionate about transmitting knowledge and innovation, defender of work-study, creative and adventurer of human encounters

• Excellence, creativity and the love of sailing make up her career.

In 2016, during his research to create an Intelligent FlyBoat embedding a Living Lab', he was offered as a sailor to meet the peoples of the seas at the end of the world.
He will live for 4 years, on all the oceans of the globe with 30 peoples who will welcome him to the rhythm of their daily lives: fishing, building their boat and organizing their community.
« Meet the People of the Seas », a series of 30 documentaries for ARTE, is also a conférence et a book.

• Landmarks & Figures.

Boulle school in 14 years – Instructor and Sailing competitor from 18 years – 1st company management at 20 years - more than 300 employees - 15 years of teaching thousands of children and adults - 5 Single round the world - 4 Vendée Globe (2nd, 2nd, 4th) - 4 Tours of Antarctica - 4 Cape Horn solo (3rd, 1st, 3rd) - 24 Deckchairs, 7 Solitaire du Figaro, 5 Crewed Tour de France – 260 competitions on different sailboats - 700 000 km run on the oceans, i.e. an Earth-Moon round trip - 10 major projects created, managed and successfully completed.

Marc Thiercelin

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