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Bernhard Wolff      

Creativity Expert, Keynote Speaker, Multilingual Entertainer

Bernhard Wolff developed a fascination for speaking backwards as a child. Born to a large family, he learned very early on that he had to speak up to be heard. Bernhard realized that his talent sprang from the world of words and when he discovered he could speak backwards, his future career of creative «backwards» speaking was born.

Over the years, Bernhard’s passion for entertainment grew. He has performed with "Plebsbuettel Comedy" which received first prize at the FISM 1994 World Championship of magic in Yokohama and as a presenter with "Think-Theatre" company in the show "Comedy with Savvy." In 2005, Bernhard developed a solo act "Thinking helps," and he has appeared in numerous TV shows in Europe, performing his act as backwards speaker.

Bernhard is a savvy entrepreneur and in 1999 he founded the event agency "Wolff trifft Jaeger" - literally translated: "Wolff meets Hunter."He has established a stellar reputation as a service provider for intelligent entertainment and received an EVA Creative Award in 2007. (the Oscar of the event industry).

In 2007, Bernhard used his years of experience and creative thinking to develop his most requested keynote, "Passionate About Ideas – Think Innovative!." He has a unique talent of speaking backwards that you won’t find anywhere else but in his audience. He has been named Top 100 Speakers in Germany every year since 2007 and is a member of the German Speakers Association (GSA).

Bernard studied Business Pedagogy at the University of Hamburg. He also studied Strategic Innovation and Future Creation at the university of Malta with the renowned creativity g​uru​Edward de Bono. Bernhard is a lecturer at the Steinbeis University, Berlin and the University of Potsdam at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Creation and Innovation.

Bernhard lives in Berlin with his wife and their daughter.

Speech Topics


Think Backwards, Move Forward

Innovation is crucial for future success. Companies try hard to build a culture of innovation and to motivate employees and teams to contribute their ideas and creativity. Bernhard Wolff's credo: The best way to do that is to inspire intrinsic motivation and to help people to rediscover their childhood creativity. In “Think Backwards – Move Forward” Bernhard triggers individual creativity in a playful and entertaining way is a guarantee to kick-start innovative thinking at every live event. Bernhard Wolff is your Brain-Ice-Breaker, creating an encouraging and energetic atmosphere.

Bernhard’s 5 Golden Rules

  • Rediscover your childhood creativity
  • Think in different directions
  • Look back from a future point of view
  • Do something unique and surprise the people around you
  • Stick to your passion and find your flow

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