Katja Kerschgens


Brave Speakers Keynote Speaker Katja Kerschgens

Katja Ker­schgens


„It’s your life — make it work.”

Katja Ker­schgens’ path through life – she has been diag­nosed with MS (mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis) since 1994 – and her intre­pid approach to the grow­ing lim­i­ta­tions makes her a sign­post for all those who want to live their own lives and acti­vate their per­sonal PlanB.

Since 2001 she has been an inde­pen­dent rhetoric trainer, known as “DieRe­den­straf­ferin”. Since then it trained and coached coun­try widely thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants from the most dif­fer­ent indus­tries in rhetoric and quick-​​wittedness. Over the years she has devel­oped her mis­sion against the abuse of life­time from this cross-​​section of all tar­get groups. Mean­while she means the whole life, not only the moment of speak­ing.

Today, as a PlanBMen­torin, she pas­sion­ately sup­ports her in lead­ing her own life (again) in spite of strokes of fate, frus­tra­tion or dis­ap­point­ments, and in let­ting her own PlanB emerge from unplanned plan changes – free, self-​​determined, worth liv­ing.

She has been a pro­fes­sional mem­ber of the Ger­man Speak­ers Asso­ci­a­tion since 2010 and GSA men­tor since 2017. She stud­ied Ger­man lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture, lin­guis­tics and pho­net­ics in Cologne and now lives with her hus­band in the Hocheifel. For sev­eral years she worked as an edi­tor and pub­lishes books in var­i­ous gen­res as an author.

She calls a spade a spade, gets to the heart of the mat­ter and openly addresses the blind spots. Warn­ing: Her opti­mism, her zest for life and her energy are con­ta­gious!

Lec­ture Top­ics

Resilience, Self-Esteem, Self-Management