Igniting Self-Belief to Turn Doubt Into Drive!


Turning Doubt into Drive!

Every time I speak my mission is to leave the audience energized about the present, grateful for the past and excited for the future. 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 the hearts and minds of the people I speak to, 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 and living to your full potential you need to be: Moving your brain, Moving your body, Moving your breath, and for that reason, every presentation I offer has the audience out of their seats, interacting with those around them (not in an awkward way – I promise) to shift the energy and atmosphere of the room and uplevel the group mindset from one of stagnation to motivation.

My keynotes are designed to have your audience return to the world happier, more productive, energetic and engaged. They are the perfect fit to kick off your conference and create an atmosphere of collaboration, optimism and growth mindset that will be taken into the rest of the weekend.

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



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The Perfection Detox

The Confidence Catalyst For Your Life

Think of this as a bootcamp for elevating the confidence and courage of your team and join me in this thought provoking keynote that is based on my latest book, The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely And Unleash Your Joy.

What if striving to be perfect was holding you back from soaring into your potential?

This presentation will help you discover new ways to be at your most creative and productive by changing your mindset from one of a perfectionist to one of a Passionist. 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 how to rediscover a growth mindset and how to keep the best parts of your ambitious and energetic personality while letting go of the thoughts and false beliefs that suck the joy out of your day.

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 collaboration 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.

Books are available for purchase for your audience at a preferred rate.

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!

Corporate Wellness Keynotes and Programming

Elevating Productivity, Engagement and Happiness in The Workplace

After 30 plus years as a leading fitness expert, I know how to separate the gimmicks from sustainable strategies. In these sessions, which will be crafted for the needs of your employees, I will bring you my top 10 energy and productivity boosters that can be put into action immediately.

I will discuss the science of how to create healthy habits,  develop a mindfulness practice, decrease stress, increase 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, your employees will walk away with ten actionable strategies that will help boost the mental, physical and emotional wellness of your team.

The Happiness Habit Challenge

Optional Add On

At the end of her presentation, Petra will share details on how to sign up for her 30-Day Happiness Habit challenge.

Over the next month, your team will be encouraged to put inspiration into action and implement the techniques covered in her presentation with those around them and the people they serve.

The challenge will culminate in a one-hour Webinar. During this session you will be able to ask Petra questions and address any challenges that may have come up over the past month.

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