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Stefanie Voss

circumnavigator, leadership and communications expert
Sailing, team, leadership, communications, diversity, change, VUCA
German, English

Sailing is equal parts passion and hard work!

As a circumnavigator and executive, Stefanie Voss learned that not the wind direction but our actions decide whether the ship remains on course or not. To the dynamic speaker it is quite clear: Leadership equates responsibility and self-guidance means to take the sails into your own hands! Stefanie Voss takes her audience on a journey to themselves and demonstrates how one does not lose sight of one’s goal – even under unfavourable conditions!
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Peter Fierl - BayWa AG

"In the middle of a change project, Ms. Voss hit the nerve of the team in exactly the right place. The topic of change has become even more tangible for our managers through her presentation. She explains the phenomenon of complaining, but also encourages constructive design. With her forceful message "Get out of your comfort zone, because that's the only way to success!" she manages to imbue a thoroughly difficult and painful topic such as a major reorganization with optimism and confidence. The clear announcements, the gripping story and also the forceful words of Stefanie Voss have worked. Our conclusion: a great presentation on the topic of change! "

Verena Schmatz - Continental Automotive GmbH

"Dear Ms. Voss, thank you very much for your successful presentation at our event. Thanks to the active parts and your friendly, open manner, you got the participants involved in a great way and we received positive feedback throughout. We will not forget the dental mirror so quickly! ;-)"

Eckart Seitter - Vincotech GmbH

"With her VUCA presentation, Stefanie Voss hit the nerve of our international management team at exactly the right spot. Her keynote fit perfectly into the context of our Global Management Meeting and we were all enthusiastic about her messages to us.
Particularly memorable were the many concrete tips and examples that can be put into practice immediately. The subsequent session moderated very eloquently by Ms. Voss to deepen and transfer the VUCA challenges to our organization also provided many, good food for thought for our management development."

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Dr. Suntje Sander-Struckmeier - Abbott Laboratories GmbH

"Dear Stefanie, thank you very much for the terrific pirate lecture. Making the topics so tangible, with stories, with heroes, with their suffering and their strengths and weaknesses - that's a great method. You did a great job and it was really exciting to listen to you. You also motivated me to go straight into implementation - thank you for that!"

lectures by Stefanie Voss

SAILING TO SUCCESS: Strategies of a circumnavigator

What is the secret of success? Passionate sailing enthusiast Stefanie Voss has a simple, pragmatic answer to this exciting question: “Successful people are able to mindfully lead themselves. And that is also exactly what makes a good sailor.“ If one wants to cross the open seas, they must have a clear focus on their goals, confidence in their own capabilities, and a willingness to deal creatively with adverse circumstances.

LIVING DIVERSITY: succeeding outside your comfort zone

Global Topspeaker and sailing circumnavigator Stefanie Voss knows from personal experience: With an ambitious voyage ahead, a wise skipper would never form a crew from people of the same background, education, and skill sets. For it is precisely the diversity of talents on board that determines a trip’s success or failure.

Pirate strategy: What organzisations can learn from buccaneers

Since the beginning of seafaring, pirates have always ruled the seas as well. Their stories in books and on the big screens - even today - still have the power to fascinate us. But the brutal villains from so long ago also had to be smart strategists. In addition, they often used to be remarkably loyal comrades. Characteristics that - in the opinion of business expert and circumnavigator Stefanie Voss - play a major role in our working environment still today.

agility in business is what makes teams strong: today and in the future

In competition, agile companies have the tremendous advantage that they can adapt more flexibly to changes in today’s fast-moving world. That way, they are able to position innovations with a head start in the market. For Global Topspeaker Stefanie Voss, however, agility doesn’t start with faster change processes or process optimisations but in the minds of all employees and executives. In her trendsetting presentation, Voss therefore provides her audience with the proper mindset and the practical methods to think with greater agility from now on and to act faster, more flexibly and more clearly.


She has set the sails, the wind blowing around the prow, and her destination is clear. And for this trek circumnavigator and Global Topspeaker Stefanie Voss invites her audience on board. As a former manager of a Germany DAX-rated company, Voss shows her passengers what it means to lead others. She encourages her audience to take responsibility, to live leadership, embrace diversity and gender equality, and to work together as a team. And at the same time one must assume a leader’s responsibility for one’s own self, whether on land or at sea. She loves change and the challenges that come with it, and with this passion she inspires and animates others. Because in her mind one thing is clear: "A leader lies in everyone. But only those ready to create a clear direction for themselves can truly make an impact on others and create positive change.”

The seasoned mariner and former corporate department head Stefanie Voss takes the helm, inspiring her audience to seize their own life and not just let it pass them by. "It’s always possible to set course for yourself, time and again," she says. She illustrates strategies of self-management and self-responsibility and at the same time enthuses her audiences through her dynamic and lively presentation. With a passionate delivery, Stefanie Voss encourages us to accept failures, always learning from them and always looking ahead. By also tapping into her vivid experiences in long distance sailing, she shows how stepping out of one’s personal comfort zone motivates clear decision making while pursuing new paths, with improvement and steady progress always in the wind. It is clear to see in her presentation that she lives these philosophies of personal responsibility, every day and with all her heart.

The refreshing sea breeze surrounding Global Topspeaker Stefanie Voss can be felt throughout the room as the internationally active speaker brings her experience circumnavigating the globe and as a leader in a DAX-rated company to her audience through authentic, inspiring, open, and clear language.

Let her inspire you with creative ideas on the great variety of possibilities that life has to offer, both personally and professionally. Being a sailor, a leadership expert and passionate speaker, she makes it clear how easy it can be to set a new course and reach challenging goals. Start your journey and become your own leader with the lectures of Stefanie Voss!

Keynote Speaker Stefanie Voss

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