Kerstin Decook was born and raised in Russian occupied Eastern Germany. While growing up “behind the wall” was incredibly challenging, she never stopped dreaming about being free one day and able to do what she wanted to do. This dream and many more came alive but not without facing seemingly insurmountable hurdles, social, emotional, personal and economic. She never gave up and managed to navigate through all of them. Kerstin started her career as Social Educator, immigrated to North America at the age of 27 with limited knowledge of English, sold Real Estate and successfully created and managed Real Estate Teams, raised two children, became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), reinvented herself to be First Mate and Chef de Cuisine on the small adventure charter yacht she and her husband Jack owned for several years. Kerstin is the author of Break Loose and Fly: 10 Practical Tools for Mastering Life’s Challenges and Creating a Life You’ll Love and the founder of Rock The Kitchen, a lifestyle changing online experience cooking class for aspiring home cooks who want to gain more confidence, creativity and flavor building skills in the kitchen. Educating and supporting others has always been and still is Kerstin’s greatest passion. She loves sharing her knowledge and experiences to help others improve their lives, regardless of their circumstances.
Act 2 of SPEAK: Freedom features 5 incredible talks to close our show.