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My guest Kerstin Plehwe has a trailblazing background. She is an entrepreneur, speaker and bestselling author born in Munich, Germany. Kirstin is an international business expert and visionary thought leader who is driven by her passion for excellence and innovation. She is the first female president of the German Academic organization for Graduates and the first German to win the prestigious US Pollie Award Recognizing the best and brightest young political professionals in the U.S. She has worked with top politicians, Olympic athletes and corporate executives. Her busy life as keynote speaker, company owner and philanthropist has brought her to more than 25 countries including South Africa, Japan and the USA.
In her early forties Kirstin became a Ranger in the South African wilderness, a learning experience that changed her views on life and leadership forever. Her book, based on this experience, became a bestseller leading her to become a sought‐after motivational speaker, author and activist. Her change‐creating insights from the corporate, political and wilderness world inspire people to embrace change and use it as a competitive advantage.
Beside her support of the protection of wildlife, KP is a passionate advocate and philanthropist for women causes. In 2008 she founded, together with Jutta Kleinschmidt, the first female winner of the Dakar Race and Cathy O´Dowd, the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both sides the ASTRAIA Female Leadership Foundation in Germany. The Foundation supports gender equality and equal access to education.