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Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

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"Anger Is My Middle Name" – professional speaker Lisbeth brings her top keynotes to change the lives of the underprivileged youth

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Speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen is one of Denmark's most sought after keynote presenters. To inspire people who experience setbacks and difficulties in their lives, Lisbeth shares her honest and moving story of a troubled childhood. As her powerful keynotes offer a great insight into a topic which is still considered a taboo, Lisbeth's keynotes are great success – wherever she goes.

Why you should book speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

  • Lisbeth experienced first-hand the misfortune of growing up in an abusive and neglectful family – yet she managed to turn her life around to become a successful person. People committed to social work and young adults can greatly benefit from her keynotes.
  • Her ability to talk about difficult topics with clarity and great insight genuinely makes her an outstanding speaker in the area of social work as she can offer solid practical advice for people dedicated to the profession.

Being born in a severely dysfunctional family, Lisbeth’s early years were blighted by neglect, betrayal, poverty and sexual abuse. Lisbeth was placed in several social institutions – only to experience further victimisation and neglect by the broken Danish social services. As speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen came of age with a myriad of fears, she maintained three driving forces in her life: anger, willfulness and intelligence.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Political Economics with a thesis in Game Theory at the University of Copenhagen, speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen has since worked as a system developer at top Danish companies such as Danske Bank, Codan and later at KMD, where she later became Deputy Director. In 2009 she left and established her own company, Zorning Consult, which became the House of Zornig in 2012. Lisbeth’s organisation is committed to create social innovation by in the form of new methods and practices. In 2010 she was appointed by the Danish government as the Children’s Ombudsmand in Denmark, influencing the legislation especially in favor of socially challenged children. Her book Anger Is My Middle Name is a great success in her home country and has been translated to English in 2019.

As a keynote speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen offers powerful and valuable keynotes: she can convey difficult topics with clarity while also giving participants good advice on moving forward. Because of her background, Lisbeth can help tremendously the socially vulnerable and offers valuable advice for the people dedicated to social work. Her keynotes are a great fit for events for municipalities, libraries, schools, associations and other social institutions.

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Zornig - From Angry to Adult

  • The lecture is based on Lisbeth’s latest bestselling book, “Zornig – From Angry to Adult,” which tells her story of living an eventful life as a businesswoman, mother and wife. Besides, Lisbeth will give you an interesting insight into an entertaining and sometimes grotesque life of standing with one leg in the middle class and in the working class with the other.
  • In this keynote, speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen talks about the dark side of her childhood, where shame, anxiety, abuse are all an everyday occurrence. Still, with a lot of resilience and hope, Lisbeth managed to survive – in her keynote, she is going to share her story of becoming a successful mother of five children.
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Break the Pattern – How to Change the Destiny of Vulnerable Children

  • Some children are born unlucky. Some of them still have a massive amount of resilience to get out from a life-threatening childhood of failure and abuse. We call them pattern-breakers. How do they do it? What is their secret? Are they just lucky?
  • In this keynote, speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen tells about the life strategies based on the story of ten successful Danish pattern-breakers.
  • This keynote is particularly relevant for young professionals and people working in the social sector.
Keynote by speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

Young People on the Edge

  • In this keynote, speaker Lisbeth Zornig Andersen examines the causes for the increasing number of young people on the edge of society with some becoming homeless – even though they have grown up in a good environment.
  • During the session, Lisbeth is drawing on the latest youth research and the audience will also receive practical advice from her. Moreover, she also brings some bright young minds on the stage to share their perspective on the challenges – and suggestions for possible solutions.
  • The lecture is aimed at everyone who works with young people or interested in their issues: professionals, friends, family, parents – and the young people themselves.
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