Peter Lüder is a theatre director and has led over 50 theatre projects through creative chaos and unforeseen setbacks to successful premieres. Today, as one of Germany’s most renowned lecture coaches, he brings people to successful lectures and onto the stage.

Taking charge of and directing our own lives makes us strong as personalities and enables us to bring projects to a successful conclusion.

But how do we become successful directors in our own lives?

Based on his moving story, Peter Lüder teaches his listeners the elements of successful directing and life leadership. It all began when he was seriously injured in a car accident. His life was saved in intensive care, but when he returned from the coma he learned that he had lost a leg. Through his journey from this ground zero, through setbacks and self-doubt, back onto the stage of life, the listener understands how he himself can deal with the unexpected, with change and with strokes of fate. Enriched by theatre anecdotes, he learns how to come closer to the goal of living and working powerfully and self-determined.

Peter Lüder is concerned to show his listeners how much is possible. That a person can master the many demands of life by finding what carries him over the shoals of life. That it is possible to develop a vision and a clear focus on goals while having fun. That it is possible to draw strength from taking responsibility for oneself and others. And that it is possible to overcome the fear of failure with his creative approach from the theatre.

In this way, his audience learns how to come to terms with themselves, become directors of their own lives and meet the challenges of life confidently and actively.

Peter Lüder Lecture topics:

  • What carries you – is not the legs alone. How to take control of your life.

In daily life as well as at work, we are constantly challenged by the unexpected. As directors of our own lives, we accept the challenges and bring our projects to a good end.

  • How would Johnny Depp present? What makes you convincing in presentations and on the stage of life.

Actors learn how to make their full impact on audiences. This skill can be transferred to situations in life and work: to lectures, presentations and performances on the stage of life. Theatre is a treasure trove for successful speaking.


In his book “Was dich trägt – sind nicht die Beine allein” (What carries you – are not your legs alone), published in 2021, he shows people where they get the strength to take control of their own lives and successfully follow their own path in life and work.

In his 2014 book “How would Johnny Depp present. What you can learn from actors for your presentation”, he transfers the craft of actors and directors to presentations and speeches in business.