be human

inspiring others in the face of adversity with Karina Hollekim

virtual private roundtable
6 APR, 2-3PM UK [3pm CET]

At what point did I chose to fight? Was it the day that I woke up after my accident? Or was it the day that my doctor told me that I’d never walk again?[...] The truth is I chose this every day.

Karina Hollekim

Faced with continuous adversity, the bold leader has never been more important. Today’s leaders must now go beyond being commercially aware.

That’s why we are asking the question: how can a leader be human? Whether it is the immense challenge of making the workplace an inclusive and accessible ground for all – regardless of workplace environment – or the task of inspiring collaboration within a team disconnected both physically and mentally, the bold leader must prioritise the happiness and satisfaction of their team whilst inspiring individuals to perform and successfully collaborate with others.

Joining us is Karina Hollekim; previously one of the world’s best extreme sports athletes who, in 2006, miraculously cheated death in a near fatal accident. She was told she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, yet boldly overcame this and returned a winner. Karina will be talking about how she embraced her experiences; driving her to become the resilient leader that she is today. Having developed and inspired countless individuals to be unmoved in the face of insurmountable odds, Karina’s insights are designed to help you become a more robust, adaptable, human leader.

So, how can you lead your team – to be uncompromising, to be resilient, to be bold – in the face of relentless adversity?


karina hollekim

Karina Hollekim was one of the world’s best extreme sports athletes. In 2006 she miraculously cheated death in a near fatal accident. She was told she would spend the rest of her life in wheelchair; yet overcame this and returned a winner.

Karina shares her story about the moments that change our lives forever, about raw willpower and passion. Inspiring us to be targeted in our approach to life, she is living proof of the importance of little changes and how they make a difference in the long run. By raising awareness of our choices, she challenges our willingness to change. Karina shows the importance of coming out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals.

Karina is a Co-Founder and Head of E-Learning of Young Happy Minds. YHM is an organization that trains both companies and individuals in positive psychology, with techniques that can help us become robust, happy individuals who perform and work well in interaction with others.


Pathfinder, a community of business leaders, is supported by our club partner Verizon. The aim: to learn from one another by enabling cross-industry conversations, to discuss what might be around the corner and how we must adapt. With the event series running for nearly 2 years, members are encouraged to look beyond the horizon towards radical solutions that make a sustainable difference. Through collaboration and peer insights our community support each other on the journey of personal growth and leadership.