Petra Velzeboer is a Mental Health Keynote Speaker and Consultant.
Inspirational speaker Petra Velzeboer 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. By successfully turning her life around, she is a prominent speaker and a happy mother now.
As a mental health expert, Petra helps individuals and organisations developing solid mental health strategies.
As a troubled young adult, speaker Petra Velzeboer 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 expert. 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. To teach 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, to act as a clinical expert, be on a panel or present practical keynotes.
To create a sustainable mental health strategy, speaker Petra Velzeboer will share 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 a 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 got 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 Keynote Speaker:
Petra now runs a thriving Mental Health consultancy which includes training leaders in mental health awareness, advising organisations on their mental health strategy, executive coaching for leaders wanting to create healthy workplaces and giving 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.