Nacho Dean

Adventurer. The first Spaniard ever to travel the world by foot, alone and without assistance.


English, Spanish


Specific topics

Cultural diversityDetachmentHealth and wellnessSportSuccessresilience

Nacho Dean is, above all, an adventurer. He is the first Spaniard ever to travel the world by foot, alone and without assistance: more people have set foot on the Moon than completed an adventure like his. He walked 33.000 km, visited 31 countries and 4 continents in three years; an unmatched experience that made him realize the importance of counterbalancing climate change and preserve nature. He wrote a book narrating his gest.

In his conferences, he uses his own experience, passion and the lessons his adventure taught him to guide individuals and groups towards their personal, corporative and fitness goals. Nacho Dean encourages leadership, motivation and risk management to enhance personal growth. On a different note, and thanks to his deep knowledge of our world, he advocates for sustainable development, environmentally-conscious practices and innovation

Born in Malaga, Spain, Nacho Dean grew up moving a lot: from then he has cultivated an ability to adapt to new environments, a competence that came in handy when confronting the harshest conditions during his trip. Conceived as a tribute to freedom, his adventure exceeded all his expectations despite some dangerous episodes that made him renounce to his African route. He conceives his trip as his own particular way of making his dreams come true, as he shares in his book “Free and Wild: the Great Adventure of Walking Around the World”.

As of now, he is designing a new adventure, the Nemo Expedition, which will take him swimming to unite all continents. He was a finalist for the 2014 Discovery Awards and the 2015 Princess of Asturias Concord Award. He has been in several occasions a TEDx Speaker. He graduated from Complutense University, Madrid, in Advertising and Public Relations, and has later graduated in Environmental Studies, too.

Conference topics
- Leadership and motivation. Responsible leadership. Team management
- Personal growth.
- Entrepreneurship
- Uncertainty and changing environment management. Risk and difficulties management.
- Innovation. Sustainable development and environment.

Related speakers

Alberto Vázquez Figueroa

Adventurous Writer

Lang Lang

Internationally Acclaimed Pianist


Margarita Álvarez Pérez de Zabalza

Adecco Chief Marketing Communication Officer (2011-2018). President of Instituto Coca-Cola de la Felicidad (2005-2009).

Ingrid Betancourt

Politician, Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.


Your data will be processed by THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. to manage your contact with us. Our registered office is located in Madrid, C/ Velázquez, 24 - 7th floor, C.P.:28001 and our is NIF B-83220475

Adding your email address, means you have read and accepted the policy of How THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. treads your data and you consent the processing of your data.

Send this to a friend