Nothing stirs the imagination like polar exploration.
Dixie Dansercoer (born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, in 1962) is a Belgian polar explorer with over twenty years of experience in polar travel.
Dixie has spent almost three decades accumulating valuable wisdom during his various ground- breaking expeditions in both the Arctic and Antarctica. His world record traverses of the Antarctic Continent (South Through the Pole 1997-98) and the Arctic Ocean (Arctic Arc 2007), as well as his circumnavigations of both Antarctica (Antarctic ICE in 2012) and Greenland (Greenland ICE 2014), have rightfully placed him in the history books.
But it is Dixie’s distinctive talent of sharing his unique expedition anecdotes with a wide variety of audiences that leaves him with the most pride and satisfaction. Via his Polar Circles corporate keynotes and public speaking engagements, Dixie effortlessly makes the link toward grand goal achievement of any sort. His Polar Experience guiding services allow him to literally share the polar regions with adventurous souls of all levels.
As an author, Dixie Dansercoer has written sixteen books about polar expeditions and the parallels with corporate life. His most recent, Polar Exploration – A practical handbook for North and South Pole Expeditions, was published by Cicerone Publishers (UK) in 2012 and Surpassing Sastrugi, together with Julie Brown, was published by Snoeck in 2014. His latest publication, Empowering Outperformance, has been published by Die Keure in the fall of 2017.
Dixie is married to Julie Brown and the father of Jasper, Evelien, Thijs and Robin.
Mailleux & Associates and Polar Circles launch with pleasure their innovative collaboration in January 2020. Among their previous professional activities, Christoph (Managing Partner M & A) and Dixie & Julie worked together over two decades ago at SABENA (Belgium’s former international airline). With more than 25 years of experience in the coordination and execution of ground-breaking polar expeditions, Dixie and Julie join M & A as dynamic keynote speakers. They transmit via their energized presentations the skills that have enabled each of their global pioneering projects to succeed: unleashing human potential, tapping into will power, and establishing an atmosphere of engaged team performance.