Mountaineer and adventurer Katja Staartjes : “Are you looking for a keynote speaker for your organisation? My speech inspires and gives new perspectives on the challenges in daily life and work. With my experience as a mountaineer, expedition leader and manager I stimulate teams and individuals to develop and grow.

Motivation & teamwork for top performance

Important conditions for delivering top performance are motivation and teamwork. True inspiration requires people to make choices and to really go for it. But you can not succeed alone, so cooperation is crucial. Teamwork demands commitment to the common goal and trust within the group.
My experiences in the Himalaya form a powerful metaphor to inspire your collegues to get the best out of themselves. And to stimulate teams to look how you can really achieve a win-win possibilities and reach your common goals and top.

Customised speech

We determine the speech content, duration and level of interaction. I customise the story, focusing on themes that are important to your company. For example, this could be:
• personal leadership
• cooperation & team spirit
• taking risks
• dealing with setbacks
• change management

Images from the Himalayas

The impressive images I use during my speech make my words come to life. The comparison to climbing mountain peaks such as Mount Everest make your organisational issues tangible. My story has impact, so that your team will really remember this story for a long time.

Author of motivational books

I am an author as well as keynote speaker. The titles of my books are: Hoog spel (High stakes), Top-inspiratie ((available in English as Peak Performance) and Lopen over de grens – Great Himalaya Trail door Nepal (Hiking along the border – Great Himalaya Trail through Nepal).”

If you would like a keynote speech that inspires please complete the form or call Katja Staartjes (The Netherlands) at +31 6 212 742 82.


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