Petra Velzeboer is a Mental Health Keynote Speaker and Consultant.
Petra is the perfect example of how to reinvent your life after a series of hardship.
Growing up in a cult and ending up as an alcoholic with zero education, she faced the choice of either dying or learning to live life happily.
However, by successfully turning her life around, she is now a prominent speaker and a happy mother.
Petra has an MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development, Psychotherapist (MBACP) and is an ORSC & CTI Certified Coach.
As a mental health expert and keynote speaker, Petra helps individuals and organisations develop solid mental health strategies.
As a troubled young adult, Petra experienced a wonderful transition in her life by discovering the power of hope.
From being a depressed raging alcoholic, she transformed herself to a become successful mental health consultant. She educated herself in human development, psychotherapy and coaching to become the CEO of a prosperous mental health consultancy.
Velzeboer is an authentic speaker showing the importance of empathy and human connection in an ever-changing tech-obsessed world. Teaching teams and individuals how to enhance happiness, fulfilment and productivity, Petra delivers inspirational and motivational speeches to any audience.
Her solid professional background as a psychotherapist with an MSc degree is accompanied by a humorous and interactive speaking style.
As an experienced speaker, she delivers informative and dynamic keynotes, ready to work with any organisation. She can run a workshop, act as a clinical expert, be on a panel or present practical keynotes.
To create a sustainable mental health strategy, Petra will share with the organisation the most important practical tools. For instance, she will teach the audience how to apply government recommendations released in the reports Thriving at Work and Business in the Communities (BITC) Seizing the Momentum Report.
Furthermore, as an inspirational speaker, Petra is dedicated to raising mental health awareness: her Spotify podcast called Killing It features tech leaders talking about their mental health struggles. As the host of the programme, she was invited to speak at the BBC event introducing LIVE 18’.
“Petra’s keynote speech at the UnA conference was incredible. With such a tricky subject to discuss, she got the point across in a way that isn’t too clinical or condescending but was instead, magnificent. Petra is funny, engaging, to the point and actually knows what she’s talking about! I feel that she’s given me everyday tools to start making mental health a daily conversation with friends, family and colleagues”
TL Dallas Group
Mental Health in the Workplace Keynote Speaker:
Petra trains leaders in mental health awareness, advising organisations on their mental health strategy. She works with executives and leaders to help create healthy workplaces, providing keynote speeches on mental health, authenticity and creating the best place to work.
Speaking topics include:
- Mental Health Strategy Sessions
- Mental Health for leaders
- EQ and Empathy for leaders
- Wellbeing Coaching for People Managers
- Stress and Resilience
- Mental Health Awareness
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
- Intensive Mental Health training for HR & People Managers
- Trauma Risk Management
Petra knows that the world of work is changing and organisations who are ahead of the curve in mental health innovation, retain staff, avoid long term absences, create safer places to work and are ultimately more productive environments.