Keynote Speaker

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As an awarded Speaker and communication alchemist, Petra is a highly regarded and sought-after keynote speaker, social impact consultant, facilitator and storyteller.

Is your business or organisation currently struggling to empower its staff to step into their power and purpose?

How can they feel they can be of value to lead with impact?

Petra’s signature style lends itself to larger conferences and events, as well as intimate corporate “fire sides” and workshops. 

Her work and divergent topic analysis has taken her to speak at the Australian Embassy in Berlin and on stages around the globe including Berlin, Munich,  Hannover, Prague, New York, Sydney, Melbourne.

Dynamic, Professional & Culturally Relatable

Fusing her unique combination of legal knowledge, media nous, storytelling prowess, language credentials, she presents on topics related to international human rights, social justice causes and brand collaboration, digital transformation, women in the digital economy, new directions in online advocacy, activism, start up and more. 

She speaks not only from theory but from a place of inner vulnerability and ownership : she can break down complex topics using humor  to engage her audiences and remove any barriers, thereby encouraging them to step into their power to and live an impactful life.

 

Her talent to help others  take a vital first step about starting something new and challenging comes so naturally to her, that she is not aware that she is even using it.

 

Topics that get me going

  • Getting to Yes, Cross-cultural mediation

  • Problem solving and design thinking

  • Gender and workplace issues including maternity leave in Germany, expat women’s experiences

  • Post-conflict reconciliation, Truth Commissions

  • Career transitions + not sticking to a life or career “plan”

  • Creative life, success as a creative professional in Berlin

  • Benefit of speaking foreign languages

Speaking Highlights

2011
2010

2022

  • Keynote Speaker, Ascham School "Connect the unconnectable dots and create your own Opportunities in Life and Work" 

  • Facilitator, International Women's Day Breakfast in support of The Equanimity Project, Sydney  "Connection and Community Create Impact"

  • Guest Commentator "Ukraine Update" for Z Web Italy TV  "Update on German Position on Ukraine Crisis"

2021

  • Faciliator, Academic Seminar with Professor  Megan Davis (University Of NSW) and Bronwyn Fredericks (University of QLD) What is an Indigneous Voice to Parliament? What can everyday Australians do to participate?"

  • Producer and Host of "The Voice": Instagram Live Interview Series for Uluru Statement from the Heart Campaign. Guests included Artist Sally Scales, Influencer Brooke Blurton, former Socceroo and Activist Craig Foster AO

  •  Producer and Host "Lockdown Lives": ground- breaking interviews with fascinating Sydneysiders disrupting their industry.

  • Guests: Life Coach and Career Mentor Alina Rose, Celebrity Facialist & Skin Innovatoe Ingrid Seaburn, Actor, Presenter & Community Activist Luke Caroll

2020

  • Host and Producer , University of NSW Indigenous Law Centre, Uluru Campaign on Instagram Lives (guests included academics, activists)Podcast Host and 

  • Producer, The Spark: Global Game changers in Social Impact, Tech and Creative 

  • University Lecturer and Examiner, UNSW Law School,  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course "Introduction to Principles of Public Law" 

2019

  • Facilitator, Fusion Innovation Labs NSW Dept of Education Design Thinking Methodology for School Principals (series of workshops)

  • University Lecturer and Examiner, UNSW Law School,  Undergraduate and Postgraduate  Course “Tort Law"

  • University Lecturer and Examiner, UNSW Law School,  Undergraduate and Postgraduate  Course  "Introduction to Principles of Public Law" 

2018

  • Podcast Host, “People Unboxed” by ADP Europe

  • MC, Australia- Germany Business Summit, Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne

  • Speaker, “Design Thinking for Innovation”, UNSW Business School,  MBA Weekend Intensive, Sydney CBD Campus

2017

  • Speaker, Deakin University Melbourne, “Diversity in Law” Conference

  • Speaker Soho House Berlin “How to Write Better for Creative Business”

  • MC Hellow Women’s International Network Panel Discussion on “Women in Leadership” hosted at Eden Spiekermann Design Agency, Berlin

  • MC Huawei Gala Dinner, Digital Transformation Night, Hannover

  • MC Huawei Pavilion at the world’s largest industrial trade show, Hannover Messe

  • MC Central Eastern Europe / Nordic Conference  Huawei conference, Prague

  • MC Huawei Gala Dinner, Prague

  • Guest Lecturer, Potsdam University Law Faculty, course on Legal English, International Law, Privacy + Data Issues

2016

  • MC Huawei European Railway Convention Gala Dinner, Berlin

  • Guest Lecturer, Potsdam University Law Faculty, course on Legal English, International Law, Privacy + Data Issues

2015

  • Speaker, Creative Mornings Berlin on “Culture Shock”

  • MC Online Educa Conference, Berlin

  • Guest Presenter, Freie Universität Berlin Professional Development Centre courses on Business English, English for Academic Management, Advanced English Literature

  • Guest Presenter, Film University Konrad Wolff courses on English for Media and Film Professionals

2014

  • Guest Presenter, Humboldt University Law School and Tulane Law School Joint Summer Programme on International Mediation and Negotiation

  • Guest Presenter, Freie Universität Berlin Professional Development Centre courses on Business English, English for Academic Management, Advanced English Literature

2013

  • Guest Presenter, Humboldt University Law School and Tulane Law School Joint International Summer Programme on Mediation and Negotiation

2011

  • MC Documentary Film Premiere, “Next Year in Lerin”, Fox Studios Sydney

  • MC Documentary Film Premiere, “Next Year in Lerin”, Astor Theatre Melbourne

  • Speaker, Corporate Workshop “Benefits of Studying Foreign Languages” Rethink Media GmbH, Berlin

2010

  • MC “A Name is a Name” Documentary Film Premiere, State Theatre Sydney

  • MC “A Name is a Name” Documentary Film Premiere, Capitol Theatre Melbourne