Because Business and Life Go Together
2022 - HOT TOPICS
Pandemic and You: Finding Purpose in Chaos and Uncertainty
Keynote addresses the questions we all have during these challenging times: How should we be feeling? What should we be doing? Maja offers her insights on how to make sense of the chaos, live a purpose-driven life, and lead purpose-driven organizations and teams.
From Genocide to Pandemic: Parallels, Lessons, and Our Future
Keynote addresses Maja's time in the genocide and draws parallels between the two eerily similar scenarios, while offering lessons from the genocide that helped her community survive and thrive.
INSPIRATION / MOTIVATION
GENOCIDE AND HAPPINESS
Maja Kazazic is an internationally recognized speaker, entrepreneur and genocide survivor. Through her compelling story that circled the globe, Maja helps and inspires audiences to perform better in sales, marketing, customer service, leadership, and other areas of not just business, but also in life.
RESILIENCE / ADVERSTITY
BECAUSE BUSINESS AND LIFE GO TOGETHER
During the genocide, Maja learned the importance of positivity, resiliance, team work and overcoming obstacles at a very young age. This helped her to achieve great success as an entrepreneur, athlete and as a person in general.
In today's economy it's crucial for corporations to build a loyal and effective workforce which is motivated and adds value to the company, while individuals achieve their personal goals. This is exactly where Maja can help you!
CULTURE / CHANGE / HOPE
INSPIRE YOUR AUDIENCE
Maja believes that there are no "one size fits all" solutions, when it comes to keynote presentations. To have the greatest impact at your event, she studies the overall culture and needs of your audience. While telling her shocking and touching story how she survived the genocide, lost her leg, and was still able to thrive and remain positive, she helps your audience to:
- achieve their personal and business goals
- overcome obstacles in life and in business
- be positive and resilient
- become better team players
- become better leaders
- become more effective and efficient in their roles
- have plans for the future
MENTAL HEALTH / POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
HEARTS TOUCHED LIVES CHANGED
Listening to Maja's keynote presentation is a touching experience that your audience will never forget - they will laugh and cry at the same time. Her story is a reminder for all of us that the importance of small, positive, step-by-step actions and resilience have a much greater impact to our world - both personal and professional. The audience will walk away empowered, ready to achieve their business and life goals, committed to achieve more than ever before.
YOUR AUDIENCE WILL LEARN
YOU CAN'T WIN IF YOU GIVE UP
After 15 years, over 100 surgeries and trying different prosthetic legs Maja never gave up on her dream to run again. With her tenacity Maja ran a 5K marathon, but it also revolutionized prosthetic industry which changed lives for countless war wounded veterans. Showing us that, regardless if it's in business or life, winning solutions come in many different forms. But if you give, you will never win!
TEAMWORK MAKES YOU GROW
During the genocide Maja and 60,000 other civilians had no electricity, no food, no water, no medicine, no outside contact. To survive, they became one - like honeybees. Whether it's collaborating with different divisions, departments, or just coworkers, team work will allow everyone to reach staggering growth and results!
CHANGE = GROWTH
Maja's childhood dream was to become a professional athlete - that all changed when she lost her leg. Instead of fighting it, Maja embraced the change. This inevitable change led to Maja motivating and inspiring people around the globe. It is only when we embrace the change do we experience growth and reach heights that often change the world.
LISTEN TO SELL
Despite of her difficult circumstances due to her ability to listen to others Maja was able to build a succesful software company which resulted in generating six figure yearly retainers. As a leading sales person in her own company Maja learned how to develop long lasting relationships with her customers, understanding their problems and then offering a solution.
POSITIVITY, NO MATTER WHAT
When Maja was severely injured instead of being a victim she changed her perspective and turned negative experience into a positive one that helped her not only to survive but also to thrive.
Having the ability to change your perspective allows you to turn any situation into a positive learning and growing experience.
TURN OBSTACLES INTO ADVANTAGES
Maja was ecstatic when she got her first prosthetic leg, but she was shocked to realize that she forgot how to walk. So she had re-learn first with a walker, then crutches, then cane. No matter what we do in life or in business we will face obstacles and failures, but the key is to get up, learn from our experiences, improving each time and implementing our knowledge to reach any goal!
EXTRA EFFORT LEADS TO LOYALTY
On her Lufthansa flight to a speaking engagement Maja needed privacy to accommodate her injuries. She realized that the gate agent went an extra mile and upgraded her to first class. Often, it doesn't take too much of extra effort to serve our customers better which can result in lifetime benefits, business, and loyalty otherwise we wouldn't be able to get.
YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
To learn how to walk again Maja joined a marching band. Following her bandmates who became leaders Maja learned the proper way to walk again following their actions. If you want to be a good leader make sure you are an expert who understands your staff, your group so you can lead by example. Because when it comes to leadership, your actions will always speak louder than words!
Severe war injuries made it extremly difficult for Maja to run and play sports without experiences excrutining pain.
However, new technology and innovative approach led to development of new materials for a dolphin, her Great Dane Rosie, and allowed Maja to run and play sports pain free. Embracing innovation and technology, however simple it may seem, changes lives daily!
JUST FOR YOU
Every presentation is custom made for your organization, your event, and specifically your attendees. While sharing her unique story, Maja will take your audience on a journey while incorporating your message, making a long lasting impact on your attendees. Maja will:
Immerse herself into your culture to carry out the most effective message
Reinforce your leadership message and the event theme
Leave your attendees feeling empowered & ready to conquer
Cherrypick anecdotes from her life story to support your message
Create positive and uplifting environment
Make light-hearted jokes and interact with your audience
MAJA'S MOST REQUESTED KEYNOTE TOPICS ARE
MENTAL HEALTH/POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
THE WORD IS IN.....
"Down-to-earth, touching, and encouraging.
I walked away with an inspirational message as well as a set of tools to follow in my own path to success." Jessie Schneider, ABWA Chapter President
"I know I will carry your message with me forever. Your spin on positive thinking is so true and really made me take stock of how my staff and I live each and every day." Melanie McMichel,
Colorado Director of Transporation
"We have received so much positive feedback from attendees, sponsors — and a lot of their praise was directed toward you and your compelling story." Mary Roberts,
YMCA District Vice President
"Maja was completely different. She was absolutely amazing. Her message was one for all people. I would recommend her for any type of event, and will be recommending her for future events."
Sara Levinson, NDN HR Director
"Thank you for sharing your story. Your work to inspire people around the world is truly admirable." Mike Fasano,
Florida State Senator
"She had the room riveted with the tales of her life experience - and how those experiences relate to our current context. She tells a critical message in this time of political division." Katy Anthes, Colorado Commissioner of Education