Peter Gerfen

Expert for “move­ment” in mind and body

Brave Speakers Keynote Speaker Peter Gerfen

Peter Ger­fen

Expert for "movement" in mind and body

„Inspi­ra­tion is the bridge to enthu­si­asm. Search, nur­ture and pro­tect inspi­ra­tion. It is the drive and motor on your path.”

Peter Ger­fen was national hand­ball player and top scorer of the pre­mier league in the 90s. At the end of his sports career, Ger­fen fell ill with anx­i­ety, panic attacks and depres­sion.

It’s not so bad to be dead,” said the title head­line in a large Ger­man Sports mag­a­zine many years later, in which Ger­fen impres­sively describes the dark­est time of his life. Ger­fen fought his way out of this val­ley of fog and hope­less­ness.

Today Peter Ger­fen is one of the most sought-​​after fit­ness train­ers in Ger­many. He designs pre­ven­tion courses for health insur­ance com­pa­nies, gives lec­tures and writes very suc­cess­fully non-​​fiction books on the top­ics of moti­va­tion, train­ing and nutri­tion.

With his children’s sports camp, a heart project, the father of two chil­dren is on the road nation­wide as a move­ment ambas­sador.

With an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team from psy­chol­o­gists, sport and nour­ish­ing sci­en­tists Ger­fen sup­ports par­ents and chil­dren to more move­ment and health­ier nutri­tion.

With the dona­tion cam­paign “Kinder in Bewe­gung” (Chil­dren on the Move), in favour of chil­dren with can­cer in reha­bil­i­ta­tion, Ger­fen enables fam­i­lies in need of help to take a break from every­day life.

In his lec­tures as Brave Speaker his expe­ri­ences as an ath­lete and trainer are incor­po­rated. Ger­fen wants to inspire and not mis­sion­ize.

Per­haps giv­ing the deci­sive impulse” Peter Ger­fen replies to the ques­tion, what to give to the par­tic­i­pants in his lec­tures.

Lec­ture Top­ics

Health, Motivation, Resilience