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StGIS Inspiring People - Volume 9 / Louis Lewitan

Stress makes one feel alive


We are pleased to invite you to the ninth, St. Gilgen International School, Inspiring People Evening on Monday, 26th of February at 19h00. 

‘StGIS Inspiring People = Inspiring people, inspiring people’

An education is not an education if it fails to prepare young people for the future. At St. Gilgen International School, we prepare our students for life, not only by teaching them reading, writing and arithmetic, but by helping them find their individual ‘path of excellence’. The path of excellence is a path that seeks growth; it is a path that interacts creatively and imaginatively with the world; it is a path that engages completely and courageously, yet responsibly and sustainably; it is a path that is ambitious and adventure seeking; it is a path of compassion, and of care for self, others and our world. 

Our inspiring speaker is somebody who has embodies this 'path of excellence' and also somebody with a vision for the future that we can all share in.

Louis Lewitan is a psychologist and a renowned stress expert born in 1955 in Lyon/France. Leaders and top managers of global corporations and family businesses - but also government agencies, symphony orchestras and soccer coaches - seek his competence and international experience as a coach and a consultant in matters of leadership, change Management conflict resolution. Named by Vogue Business one of Germany’s top-ten coaches, Louis Lewitan specializes in stress and crisis situations where his role lies at the interface between management and psychology.

Louis Lewitan gained international experience in his field at Child Development Research (CDR) in New York City. CDR funded and organized the Riker International Study of Organized Persecution of Children, chaired by Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. As Executive Director, Louis was responsible for creating a sound corporate governance structure, developing the research capacities internationally and raising funds. For almost ten years and until 2007, Louis was managing director of Lewitan & Püttman GbR, a company focused on change, intercultural conflict management and executive coaching.

In 2005 he was appointed Ombudsman at the European Patent Office where he stayed for six years. He reported directly to the President. Between 2000 and 2006, he was also Managing Director of go4vc, a German-Israeli high-tech and investment company focusing on managing intercultural teams and seeking an entry into the German market.  
In 2009, Louis Lewitan condensed his understanding of how to master stress in „The Art of Staying Composed“. Louis Lewitan is a frequent speaker, moderator and lecturer. He is represented by the speaker agency Bertelsmann Redneragentur. In his free time, he writes a column for ZEIT-Magazin. He interviews politicians, entrepreneurs and artists ranging from Elon Musk to Zubin Mehta. The column is such a success that a book was published September 2012

In his speech he will talk about: 
There is no life without stress. Whether one is a student, a teacher or a top executive, no one can escape stress. Feeling stressed is a normal reaction to challenges, struggles and pressure. Stress can be beneficial and inspiring, negative stress can make you feel miserable and can cause serious health problems. If you can't change your character, you can at least change your own way of coping with stress.

This lecture will focus on how stress affects us and what one can do to divert energy into positive channels. It will cover matters of special attention to negative thinking patterns and dysfunctional beliefs that create bad stress. Challenging your thoughts will help you to enhance your self-esteem and to better respond to stressful situations.

Our inspiring evening will begin at 19h00 in the St. Gilgen Kino and conclude around 21h00. We expect high demand for this fantastic opportunity, so please book your seats early.

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Kino St. Gilgen
Sonnenburggasse 1
5340 St. Gilgen
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