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Monika Sattler

Keynote Speaker – Author – Record Holder

Monika Sattler is an endurance cyclist, speaker, and author. Having set a seemingly impossible cycling record, her talks empower the audience to reach beyond their perceived limits by overcoming challenges through determination, goal setting, resilience and teamwork.

Her previous speaking engagements include TEDx, Morgan Stanely, Vistage, Ciena, Colt, Women Coaches Symposium and  Eurobike.
She holds a M.A. from Georgetown, M.Sc. from University of Minnesota, B.A. from Bryant University and speaks English, German and Spanish.

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” Monika is an inspiring speaker with an incredible story. I was immediately reflecting upon my own life and I left the talk with a strong sense of taking action.”

Previous talks

Monika is sharing her story at the following podcasts.

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Tough Girls Podcast
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Executive Athletes
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How to pursue those goals that scare us

I had my good share on bold decisions and pushing limits from moving to the USA, getting a full scholarship into Georgetown and later having to make the tough decision to leave a World Bank career to see if I could become a professional cyclist. Fastforward, I moved to the other side of the world with no plan but a one-hotel night stay and a six-week car rental. My mission? To find my purpose in life. One year later I set a seemingly impossible record.

Every success outwits many doubts, obstacles and failures. Most people don’t talk about it. I do.

How to change, grow, excel and succeed on any challenge, that is what I share in my book and talks.

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Monika Sattler is a coach, keynote speaker and author. She helps leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, young and seasoned professionals with bold and risky decisions, to think and act big while pushing perceived boundaries and creating meaningful goals.

Her recent inspirational work includes setting a seemingly impossible world record cycling as the first female in history every mile of the 2000 mi Tour of Spain at the same day as the professionals.

Monika has previously worked for the World Bank, IBM and the International Monetary Fund, has lived in five countries and speaks three languages. Originally from Germany, she holds degrees from Bryant University, Georgetown University and University of Minnesota.

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What clients say….
“We had the good fortune of bringing Monika Sattler to our school and thanks to her talk explaining her RAD philosophy she helped our sport students to find out how to achieve their goals not only for the year but also for their future lives. I believe that the reason she has such an impact on all that she presents to is that she is clearly genuine and motivating in every regard.
It is with only the highest regards that I would recommend Monika for any speaking engagement, for the corporate world, sport or personal.”
Frank Brunot, Head of Studies – Fleming Group

“Monika is an enthusiastic, energetic speaker whose accounts and experiences bring relevant lessons to the corporate environment. She has spoken at two of our Ciena EMEA events now, specifically on partnering, collaboration and the value of teamwork to achieve the improbable. She is very good to work with in developing content and delivery for the presentations, attentive to addressing the objectives of the speaking assignment. Her enthusiasm is infectious and passion for achieving is inspirational, highly recommended as a speaker for events and cycling activities.”

Mark Gilmor, Senior Advisor – Ciena

I am so glad we invited Monika to do a workshop for our leasing teams. Her presentation and energy was fabulous! She motivated, encouraged and assisted our teams in building their confidence to achieve their goals. She provided them with the invaluable tools to overcome failures. In our industry, we deal with people from all walks of life – she was able to relate her workshop to our industry and target the areas that would be most beneficial in their professional and personal lives. I would highly recommend Monika’s workshop!

Likica Grceva, Regional Property Manager at Corcoran Jennison

At a time in life when not much is certain, Monika has helped me to choose a path that will help me to continue my passion for knowledge while focusing on my personal happiness after college. With her insight and experiences, she has inspired me to achieve my goals and make that leap that I was previously too scared to do. She is quite enthusiastic and encouraging. I highly recommend meeting with Monika if you are in need of some motivation and expertise!

Bobbie DiScuillo, International Business Major, Senior at Bryant University

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