Christa Kinshofer

Global Top Speaker Christa Kinshofer special subjects: Change, sports, motivation, success and aims

Occupation: Overall Ski World Cup Champion

Field(s) of expertise: Motivation, success, acquaintance with changes

Language(s): German, English

Absolute belief in yourself is what makes you a winner.

The multiple World Cup Champion and Winner of Olympic Medals, Christa Kinshofer, is one of the most successful ski racers in the world. The renowned athlete proved her fighting spirit and her unbelievable endurance when – following several setbacks and lows in her health – she successfully reconquered her sports career. With motivation, endurance and a will of iron, any goal can be achieved!

Christa Kinshofer (Kinsi) was one of the most successful alpine skiers in the world. Her long list of successes includes: seven-time World Cup Champion, Sportswoman of the year, overall Ski World Cup Champion in her main discipline, the Giant Slalom, and three-time medal winner at the Olympic Games. As a professional sportswoman she knows just how hard it can be to lift oneself out of the depths of despair, have faith in oneself, keep one’s eyes fixed on the goal ahead and make a comeback. She describes this very movingly in her book ‘Helden werden nicht gewürfelt – kämpfen – stürzen – aufstehen’ (‘There is no such thing as an accidental Hero – fight, fall and rise again’). In her presentations she is able to transmit this mental strength to her audience.

Christa Kinshofer is a world-renowned business woman and expert in sports marketing and sponsorship. Alongside her work as a public speaker, she has also published several books, organises golf tournaments, is a consultant to the African soft drinks manufacturer Bizz Up ( and is committed to various charity projects.

In her presentations on the path to success, Christa Kinshofer proves to be a charismatic motivational trainer who captivates her audience with her boundless energy and dynamism. Only with absolute determination and mental strength it is possible to remain successful. Christa Kinshofer, a power house of a speaker, transmits passion, the strength to cope with victory and defeat and the necessary motivation to fire her audience with enthusiasm. In both the world of sport and the world of business, goals, vision and staying power are the key to success.

In 2010 Christa Kinshofer received the 5 Sterne Redner Award in the category ‘Most Unusual Speaker’ for her achievements both as a public speaker and her work outside the world of public speaking.

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Participant Comments

„Dear Mrs Kinshofer, I would also like to thank you most warmly for

the presentation you gave at our conference. It did us all good to hear

and to sense that after a low point, there are successes around the

corner as long as we don’t give up. I wish you all the very best, with

warm regards.”

Andrea Fillafer / Primärbanken

„After the end of her first career and having left the German

national ski team, I admired Christa Kinshofer enormously for her

refusal to give up. With enormous dedication and extraordinary

determination she has managed to build on her early successes.”

Franz Beckenbauer

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