Happiness Speaker, Laughter Yoga Leader
Both of Frederika’s daughters were born with severe, complex and life-threatening heart conditions. Between them, they have had two cardiac arrests, three open heart surgeries and numerous other hospital stays, both planned and unplanned. Rather than letting these events bring her down or hold her back, Frederika has turned Happiness into a career, in order to inspire others to overcome even the hardest adversity.
Frederika is a Professional Speaker, Author and certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She inspires her audiences to take action and work on their happiness as a foundation to success, productivity and improved health.
Born in Italy, of dual Italian and German nationalities, Frederika moved to Luxembourg with her parents when she was two years old. She then moved to the UK in 1990 to study at the University of Bradford, where she also met her husband. She now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their daughters Charlotte (17) and Hannah (15).
After obtaining her Business and Management degree, Frederika undertook post-graduate studies in education and became a qualified teacher. Over the years, she has worked in education, recruitment and marketing and has set up and run her own businesses.
Frederika’s clients to date have included the BBC, Greater Manchester Police, schools and charities. She is President of the Yorkshire Region of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA).