EXPERT & RACONTEUR
The insider tip among the speakers
Extreme runner Dr Michele Ufer has been to the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert, at Mount Everest, in the deepest Amazon rainforest and in the polar circle. In his lectures he discusses his limit experiences and how he overcame them. He talks not only about his personal experience, but also about his findings as a sports psychologist and coach.
A great lecture which was unfortunately over way too soon but inspires you to explore mental training and flow further.
— Dr Volker Scheer
Sports physician network
Learning from runners
In his lectures he links the patterns of the human psyche and the strategies of increasing performance with the challenges faced in our everyday life. As Michele Ufer says, “Strategies that prove to be valuable under difficult circumstances work even better when things aren’t quite so tricky.” That’s why even non-athletes, executives and managers are always inspired by his lectures.
His audience experience the transfer of know-how from extreme and top-class sports to their own life. Michele Ufer provides answers to the questions:
- How do I motivate myself?
- How do I develop willpower and persistence?
- How do I handle stressful situations?
- How do I increase my self-confidence?
- How do I resolve performance blocks?
Develop limit skills
For the sports psychologist and extreme runner, it’s not a matter of peak performance per se; it’s about individual experiences of limits, which are different for every person. “Everyone has his or her own personal Mount Everest,” says Dr Michele Ufer. What he – like no other – is teaching is the skill to surpass oneself and to remain healthy while doing so. He calls that "limit skills".
Self-mocking, entertaining, thrilling
Anyone who sees and hears Dr Michele Ufer experiences a thoroughly relaxed person who laughs wholeheartedly – even at himself.
He likes to talk about his personal experiences with puff adders, landslides and portaloos. At the same time, he captivates his audience with images from the Amazon rainforest, from the Himalayas and from the Namib Desert. His stories are amazing, his lively discourse is a source of lasting inspiration.
His lectures are quite simply fun.