Expert in Change-Management, Communication, Innovation, Political Affairs & Female Leadership

The publicist, philanthropist and consummate entrepreneur Kerstin Plehwe was just 20 years old when she struck out on her own with her first consulting company. She sold it five years later, going on to launch a number of technology and communication providers, which she ran successfully for several years.

Her lecture topics are

  • Lead like a Lion, live like a Butterfly
  • How to use Change as a fuel for Corporate and Personal Excellence
  • The 7 Levels of Power – The future of communication, influence and society
  • Public Affairs 3.0 – The future of lobbying and the influence of business
  • Change of Power: The new rules for tomorrow’s winners in a changing world
  • Leadership 4.0 – Leadership in the age of multimedia and loss of control
  • Masters of Change – Learning for business from Africa’s wildlife
  • Female Leadership – Learning from the world’s most successful women.

Kerstin Plehwe can look back on more than 20 years as a leading consultant in the fields of politics and business, both in front of and behind the scenes of power. Today, the eight-time author holds international lectures for prestigious companies and helps people unlock and strengthen their potential for leadership and success. Called “the dialogue specialist in Germany” by the newspaper Welt am Sonntag, she features regularly in the media and has been a political analyst at German news television channel N24 since 2007, among others with the format “Kerstin Plehwe spricht Klartext” (Kerstin Plehwe tells it how it is).

She is a co-founder of the ASTRAIA Foundation und for 10 years held the post of president of the nonpartisan institute for politics and society ProDialog in Berlin – the first German and twice winner of the Pollie Award, the US ‘Oscar’ for communication.Between 2002 and 2005, she was the first female and youngest president of the German Dialogue Marketing Association DDV.

Kerstin Plehwe holds a number of teaching positions in the fields of leadership and communication. Since her time in the South African wilderness, she has become a staunch advocate of change and innovation by learning and looking beyond the familiar, well-trodden paths.

Her brilliance and expertise on the themes of power and communication – always coupled with charm, inspiration and real takeaway value for her audience – are compelling.