Learning from Pirates

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What We Can Learn from Historic Pirates

In a dynamic and competitive business landscape, audacity is often the key to not just surviving but thriving. In this workshop you will delve into this topic.

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In this course, you will learn to:

  • react more flexibly and creatively to disruptive changes and challenges, and see them not as hurdles, but also as opportunities.
  • control your behavior in emotionally demanding and conflicting situations and to move through difficult stages with adequate composure.
  • be more audacious and clearer in your goal orientation, decision making processes and communication.


  • Individual reflection, versatile interaction in the group and practical self-coaching techniques alternate. All Ideas and concept will be linked to inspiring stories from historic pirates and seafaring rebels.
  • You will train your audacity by consciously moving beyond fear, shame, conventions and general customs in various exercised.
  • The sovereignty and clarity in your decisions and communication based on your core values will be strengthened by defining your core values.

Your Coach


Stefanie Voss

Personal Information

  • Marketing and Business Administration background, gained extensive Project Management & Leadership Experience in Europe, Latin America and the U.S.
  • Jumped from successful corporate career into „Mompreneur“ role and started her own business when having her second child
  • „Your life depends on many things – mostly on you. Be audacious like a pirate!“

Professional Career

  • Since 2009 Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Author & Business Coach focusing on personal development topics
  • 1993 - 2008 International career at Bayer, from trainee to Head of Web Strategy Department in Corporate Comms
  • 1999 - 2000 Sabbatical year and circumnavigation as crew member on a 66-feet sailing yacht

Focus and Experience

  • > 20 years of concept design and facilitation of interactive workshops, trainings & leadership development programs for groups of 3 to 300 people
  • Author and TEDx speaker on ”Pirate up Your Life”, a self-development concept based on pirates as role models for audacity


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.


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