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Interview with Frederika Roberts

Read this latest interview and learn more about the power of happiness and how Frederika Roberts maintains her positive outlook and inspires others.

What is happiness if you were to describe it?

I believe happiness to be an inner sense of well-being – of feeling grounded and secure in who we are, our values and our beliefs. This allows us to enjoy the little and big moments that make up our lives and to overcome even the most difficult or traumatic of challenges.


What makes your keynotes unique?

I believe my uniqueness lies in my story, the food metaphors I use throughout and my ‘Italian-ness’ (I have been known to burst into Italian during my keynote!).

Ultimately, the question is best answered by my audiences, who often comment on my passion and the fact that I seem to ‘ooze’ happiness from every pore.


What message do you hope audiences walk away with?

Believing that happiness is a choice – ‘a deliberate state of mind’ – and that, having made that choice, it is up to each of us to work on our own happiness.   This goes hand-in-hand with an understanding of why it is important to work on our happiness; for our health, our longevity and our success in business and life in general (by whatever definition we wish to apply to ‘success’).


Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?

There are so many fantastic moments; it’s difficult to choose just one.  What I love about what I do is that it makes a difference to people’s lives.

From those that told me that they returned to work full of energy and enthusiasm and were much more productive after my keynote, to the person who realised they may be suffering from PTSD and sought professional help as a result of hearing me speak, to a delegate that took the time to write to me weeks after my keynote to let me know that they were happier after having implemented some of my ‘happiness ingredients’, the list goes on.


How does humour factor into your presentations?

I have always found humour in even the most challenging times in my life.  When I tell my emotional story, which often brings audience members to tears, I pepper my story telling with humour.  I tell the funny anecdotes and sometimes ludicrously comical events that made me laugh in some of my darkest moments.  I also don’t take myself too seriously and this comes through in my presentations with light touches of self-deprecating humour.


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