Reporter and adventurer Timm Kruse

Journalist Timm Kruse.

Occupation: Journalist, reporter, writer, media producer

Field(s) of expertise: Journalism, film, travel, adventure, creative experiments

Language(s): French, English, German

„The target is the way. Or: When I’m on the road, I’m at home.”

For the journalist and author Timm Kruse, border experiences and adventures are what others might call a cosy evening with friends or colleagues. The Global Topspeaker and TV reporter loves the challenge and the unknown. For Kruse, it is essential to overcome boundaries in everyday life and at work to open new things. This is the only way to discover new horizons, achieve success and act correctly in crisis situations. As a freelance journalist, Timm Kruse lives an intense, fascinating and varied life between extraordinary journeys and his home in Northern Germany. In his rousing lectures, the adventurer inspires his audience with stories that take their breath away and reveal new, unknown worlds.

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Timm Kruse grew up in a tranquil place in North Rhine-Westphalia and is drawn to the distance from a young age. After a stay abroad in the U.S., he studied linguistics and literature in Saarbrücken and Wolverhampton. His subsequent traineeship at Saar TV paved the way for the Global Topspeaker into television journalism. He then worked for Sat.1 as a filmmaker and reporter for the programmes “Planetopia” and “ran” all over the world.

Today he works as a freelance journalist for ZDF, is the founder and managing director of the media production company “Buntfunk” and is the author of several bestselling books. As an adventurer and journalist, he repeatedly embarks on adventurous, crazy and sometimes dangerous journeys, living contrary to all conventions. The break with everyday life, the familiar, drives the reporter and fascinates him.

When Kruse met an Indian guru at a festival in 2009, it changed his life in seconds. Timm Kruse left everything behind and followed the guru around the world for a year as his personal chauffeur. He describes this exciting time intensively in his bestseller “Roadtrip mit Guru”. Back home, the adventurer always faces more and more extreme situations and experiments. One year without alcohol was a borderline experience for the Global Topspeaker which he would not have thought could be possible. In his book “Weder geschüttelt noch gerührt” he reports about his experiences without alcohol and how he became an outsider. After five years without the liquid drug Kruse claims to be at peace with his life. In his latest book “Ein Mann ein Board” the adventurer talks about his experiences with Stand Up Paddling, 3.000 km along the Danube. A distance no one before him has ever mastered.

In his rousing and visually stunning lectures, adventurer Timm Kruse talks about extraordinary borderline experiences that open up new ideas and perspectives. Not only in his private life, but also in his company, it is essential for the journalist to make new experiences and go to his limits, or even beyond them. Those who experience this worldly and far-travelled man in his lectures have an urgent need to break out themselves and discover new horizons. Timm Kruse shows how to maintain motivation and how deal skilfully with crisis situations and changes.

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