Turning Inspiration Into Action!

Every time I speak my mission is to leave the audience inspired about the future energized about the present and grateful for the past. Time is precious and I pack every minute of my talks with practical tools and techniques so that inspiration can be moved into action. All my keynotes are engaging, dynamic and interactive.

I am known for my passion, energy, and ability to connect with the audience while translating information into inspiration. I combine heart and hustle to deliver top rated presentations and workshops that leave the audience with a renewed sense of optimism. I tap into hearts and minds of people so they leave empowered, energized and ready to implement the changes needed to create a life of purpose and passion.

Rooted in the science of positive psychology I teach people and teams to flourish and thrive by reframing their focus, redefining their failures and refueling their passion by asking high powered questions. It is my belief that to be at your happiest, most productive living into your full potential you need to be: Moving your brain, Moving your body, Moving your breath.

All of my talks can be adapted for breakout sessions and half and full day workshops. Most are customizable depending on your specific audience and needs.

My keynotes are designed to have your audience return to the world happier, more productive, energetic and engaged.



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R.O.I. - Return on Inspiration

Double Your Happiness, Raise Your Profits

Let’s dive deep into the heart of your business. Inspired leadership meets emotional wellness in this captivating and thought-provoking keynote. Whether it is retaining your current employees, attracting new talent or avoiding burnout, the secret sauce is happiness. Learn how happiness and vision create a dynamic, engaged, and compassionate workplace.

The health of your team’s wellbeing is directly related to the strength of their emotional wellness. Resilience, buoyancy, grit and focus all go hand in hand in creating a positive working environment. It is no longer enough to talk the talk, to be an inspired leader you need to walk the walk. Authenticity cannot be phoned in, empathy cannot be shared over a spreadsheet and loyalty is built one inspired action at a time.

In this session, Petra will share the science and strategies that create a healthy and happy workplace. Discover how to elevate enthusiasm, amplify strengths and tap into intrinsic motivation. Your business will thrive and your R.O.I. will soar.

The Happiness Epidemic

Catch It If You Can!

Does success bring you happiness or does happiness bring you more success?

Join me in an interactive keynote that will give you the steps and strategies that you can use to create a powerful and positive life.

What would happen if you used happiness as the ultimate marker of success? What would happen if your client’s, customers or family members got out of bed every morning excited and empowered simply by the thought of being around you? And how would your day change if your work transformed from a job into a calling?

The Happiness Epidemic reframes the “Why” behind “What” you do, and teaches you how to mobilize untapped motivation in both yourself and others. Discover how to exercise your gratitude muscle and strengthen your courage so that you are free to inspire those you influence with a contagious desire to jump for joy and stretch for their dreams.

PS: Research proves that happier people are more successful!

The Perfection Detox

Dropping The Weight of Perfectionism So That You Can Soar

Join me in this thought provoking keynote. What if striving to be perfect was holding you back from soaring into your potential?

Discover new ways to be at your most creative and productive by changing your mindset from one of a perfectionist to one of an excellence enthusiast. In life, where perfection is often the goal and a benchmarker for success, I pull back the curtain and talk about the downside of perfection and the upside of the messy parts of life.

In this session, you will discover if perfection is helping you soar or holding you back. You will learn the three types of perfectionism. We will discuss which one is hazardous to your health, which one is a pitfall for any type of leadership and which one is actually helpful.

Learn how to build a life and career that celebrates mistakes, grows from failures and thrives in uncertainty. Discover strategies that nurture an environment where creativity and big ideas can flourish. In a world where perfection is the enemy of good, discover the benefits of living and leading from a place of vulnerability and joy.

I will teach you how to reframe failure, redefine your expectations and refuel your life with curiosity and awe. Now that you don’t have to be perfect you can be amazing.

Stand for your Life, Health and Productivity

#Scared Sitless

It is time to Scare The Sit Out of You!

Whether you workout for an hour, workout every now and then, or are confused by the term “working out” you probably need to be standing more. If you want to be more creative at work – stand up, If you want to lower your stress level – stand up, if you want to feel more powerful as you walk into your interview – stand up and if you want your next meeting to be a hit versus another snooze fest – stand as you strategize.

Sitting is the smoking of our generation. For every hour that you sit, you are shaving minutes off your life, regardless if you worked out at the gym this morning.

In this session, I will teach you how to engage your team by moving their body, their brain, and their breath so that they add more movement into their day and more power and passion into their life. Discover how to elevate your productivity and boost workplace morale simply by taking a stand for your health and for the health of your company.


Take 10

Elevating Productivity and Happiness in The Workplace

After 25 plus years as a leading fitness expert, I know how to separate the gimmicks from sustainable strategies. In this session, I bring you my top 10 energy and productivity boosters that can be put into action immediately.

I will discuss the science of creating healthy habits, demystify willpower and unpack the latest research from positive psychology.

Discover how to elevate the connection, productivity, and energy in your work environment. At the end of this session, you will walk away with ten actionable strategies that will have your employees jumping for joy, kicking fear to the curb and rocking the workplace

How To Strengthen Your Bottom Line

by Raising Your Employee's Happiness

We have the best of intentions. We know that statistical studies show increased productivity and soaring profits for businesses when staff happiness is made a priority. But let’s be honest, when it comes to leading your team you already have so much to manage. Who has time for happiness?

My approach to creating a happier, more productive staff is rooted in the science of positive psychology. In this session I share leadership techniques that will help you influence how your staff feels, influence every choice they make, influence every conversation they have and every action they take. At the end of this presentation, you will walk away with strategies to help you move your team toward a renewed sense of optimism and refueled passion for their work. In this session I share:
1. Practical tools and techniques so that inspiration can be moved into action.
2. How to create a workplace with an “emotional shine.”
3. How to tap into hearts and minds of your staff so they feel empowered, energized and ready to succeed as individuals and work in tandem when needed.

Petra is amazing. She captivated over 500 Nurses in the room. One moment they were totally engaged and hanging on her very word and the next they were out of their seats, smiling and participating in the purposeful movement she was directing. In the 20 years of organizing this convention, she is the best keynote we have ever had.
Donna L. Murray, MSN,RN,APN, WHNP-BC - President New Jersey League for Nursing