Sought after international speaker Sylvia Becker-Hill, is not just an educator- she is a true performer on stage merging education with edutainment to be an "edutainer".
Dedicated to creating not just a memorable and entertaining experience for her audiences, Becker-Hill designs multi-sensory, high-energy experiential events allowing the audience to receive her life-changing messages on all levels and for all learning types.
Far from being a ‘PowerPoint presenter’, Becker-Hill’s passion for empowering people to live their full potential and become leaders for tomorrow comes across loud and clear.
Before the global pandemic, Sylvia Becker-Hill was a regular speaker at such influential international events as the Women International Network (WIN) where she spoke in Oslo, Norway and in Rome, Italy and for the International Coaching Conference (ICF) where she spoke multiple times in different cities in Germany and the USA.
Of course, Sylvia adjusted her speaking style to the online world in recent years turning her home office into a proper studio for top sound and light quality and high-speed internet availability. With wigs, costumes, and props she ensures that zoom fatigued teams and corporate leadership groups or professional women circles not only stay awake for the content she teaches but rather leave inspired, refreshed, and activated to implement her golden nuggets right away! Easel board posters, online slides, drawing exercises, props like a brain model or keys, or even drumming and humming... Imagine what might Sylvia's effervescent creativity design for your audience to be edutained?
All of Sylvia's keynotes are customized to align with your vision of the success of your event - no matter if in person or online. Just filling out the questionnaire for your booking request gives you a sense of her thorough briefing support to ensure the maximum fit of her content and speaking style for your specific sociographic of audience and their expectations and needs.
Sylvia's expertise - a mix of academic research, over 25 years of executive coaching and corporate training, combined with her own life experiences and infused with her enthusiastic maverick personality - and the content pool you can choose from contains:
Evolution of Consciousness
Thrive - How to increase resilience as a leader during challenging times
Shift - How to turn fears into fuel for your goals and dreams
Alive - How to release self-sabotage, create a growth mindset and healthy habits
Shine - How to enroll others into your vision through your ignited charisma
Succeed - How to use simple brain hacks to create massive results through flow
"Sylvia spoke at our yearly VIP executive-client-summit. She ran like a cave girl swinging her Neanderthal club onto the stage while addressing the audience’s brain reactions to the previously discussed content. You should have seen everyone’s faces! Priceless and unforgettable! In just ten minutes she managed to get to the core of the content our summit was addressing.
Sylvia is brilliant at conveying complex scientific matters in a fun memorable way. We already booked her again. If you want a unique combination between intelligence, passion, and courage Sylvia is the right choice. On top of everything she is authentic and very empathic, always having the client's perspective in mind."
Christa Schöning, founder and CEO Global Coaching Group,Munich/Germany
"Sylvia Becker-Hill was one of our inaugural SUE Talks presenters. Sylvia captured the audience with her stunning entrance as Cleopatra as well as her transition to the little German girl from her childhood.
Her message about our egos is one that every woman can identify with. She masterfully combined neuroscience, women’s history and leadership lessons into a phenomenal 12-minute talk!"
Michelle Bergquist, CEO & Co-Founder Connected Women of Influence
"I invited Sylvia to speak to our members and guest because I believe she has a lot of wisdom in helping people move out of their comfort zone and change their behavior.
She shows empathy and uses tangible tools to demonstrate an intangible need for change.
In this global environment, Sylvia brings an international perspective. And she is very giving."
Colleen Theuerkauf, MBA, CFP®, iNForum Regional Council Chair Southeast Michigan
"Let me tell you, I started my work yesterday at 8 am in the morning. I had a full day of work and we had the webinar from 6 to 8 pm in the evening. When the webinar was over, I joined my husband with a glass of wine. He said that I must be totally exhausted by now. I realized that this was not the case at all. Intentional Creativity brought so much energy to me, my body and my mind. Absolutely incredible the process you guided us through on Zoom! Thank you."
Monika Binder, COO, GCG, Starnberg Germany
"Our Summer University ran in a collaboration with the Munich BusinessSchool. We had a very diverse line-up of speakers: HR professionals, consultants, corporate change agents, and academics. Sylvia had time-wise a challenging spot: right after lunch and a morning full of intense long power-point presentations which had taken their toll on some of the guests in the audience. Yet ‘nodding-off’ was no option with Sylvia Becker-Hill as our international special guest speaker. Dressed in a raincoat and masked with big sunglasses she stormed the stage.
Playing the ‘ICF-Police’ Sylvia yelled in staccato provocative ideas which made the minds burn with curiosity. Without anyone knowing she had enrolled a few guests into participation and had them prepared upfront. While Sylvia was speaking, one after the other they came following a cue from her on stage pulling paper bags with case-study names over their head mimicking different executive types struggling with different issues. An image no one can forget.
Sylvia’s style was extremely unusual for our audience: very entertaining while connecting research from a very broad spectrum of disciplines in an educational manner. Everyone I spoke to wanted more of her!"
Jürgen Bache, Präsident ICF-Germany 2015
"Passion for her work is evident in the natural way Sylvia connects with the audience through an interactive presentation style. She is a master of using emotional intelligence to pick up on subtle cues to identify each person’s need and responds with empathy, compassion, candor, and words of inspiration.
Sylvia engages her audience with unique activities that leave participants with a memorable experience as she reinforces key points. Her guidance helps individuals set direction, clarify goals, and feel confident to accomplish them."
Aldona Sonta, PMP, Detroit/Michigan/USA
"Sylvia Becker-Hill has been a wonderful guest speaker five times at our German Professional Women's Association club meetings since 2007. Sylvia always created a fresh, new, customized program for each session or workshop ranging between 60 to 90 minutes in length for each of the 5 meetings. These sessions/workshops were educational, relevant, and empowering for our membership and the leadership team of GPWA.
We love that she puts her teaching methods into a science-based framework while making the content easy to understand and the delivery highly interactive and fun. When Sylvia speaks, there is a lot of laughter, verbal exchange, positive energy flow, and physical movement happening amongst the members and in the room. She always brought interesting props when she speaks.
Sylvia's process triggered a lot of insightfulness and motivation to step out of one’s comfort zone in order to explore bigger and more challenging opportunities. Her keynotes are truly intense and mesmerizing. Our members are still talking and reflecting about all they have learned in Sylvia's workshops and sessions. We are looking forward to having Sylvia speak again in the near future."
Christina Griesser, founder and President GPWA, German Professional Women’s Organization, Michigan/USA
"A successful keynote happens in my eyes when the audience and I 'click'. When we start to dance together, weaving ideas and engagement back and forth into a beautiful tapestry of the human spirit."
"It is a paradox: I prepare and train intensively and then I let it all go and just be present to the moment and to what the audience's listening pulls out from me."
"Being a public speaker is a huge honor and joy. And a lot of work. It's like ballet: The ballerina seems to be weightlessly flying over the stage. No one sees the grueling training hours, the muscle pains, and the bleeding toes. Only her smile is visible."
"It is a co-creation. Between the audience, I, and the creative muse speaking through me to all of us."