Michaela Gerg: Get up or stay down – success is in your hands!
A chubby child becomes one of the most successful German ski racers – with more than 400 top ten rankings – 61 of them in the top three – between 1980 and 1996. Four World Cup victories, 1989 World Championship bronze in the Super G and the participation in four Olympic Games complete her impressive list of achievements.
The manner in which she fought her way back to the top after almost vanishing from the public eye after a much-publicized crash-landing in the safety nets was remarkable. After retiring, family life became her focus. Six months after the birth of her son, she was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid – a pivotal event that changed everything. She decided to undergo a serious operation and overcame the disease. Today, Michaela Gerg is a certified Feng Shui consultant and geo-biological consultant and enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise from the world of sport in her ski school at Lenggries.
Her ability to deal with success and failure and determination to embark on an entirely different and new career prove that making one’s own decisions and breaking new ground is really worthwhile. In 2008, she opened the “Michi Gerg Ski School”, which now employs more than 60 ski instructors. In 2011, she launched the “Stiftung Schneekristalle” (Snow Crystal Foundation), which supports socially disadvantaged and disabled children. In 2013, she decided to become a successful public speaker and is well on the way to achieving her goal.
Michaela Gerg talks about her eventful life – about making her way to the top and overcoming the many bumps along the road. She encourages her audience to pursue a goal and explore new paths. Her presentation moves, motivates and illustrates just how crucial one’s own attitude is when it comes to success. And she shows her audience how to achieve success on a major scale.
Michaela Gerg’s maxims
- Stay calm, even if your task is important
- Stay true to your goals and visions
- Believe in your strengths and build on them
- Always give your all; your best
- Have the courage to overcome your fear of change
- Go your own way – even if it is ‘different’
- Change your attitude if you cannot change the Situation