Meet TEDxHHL 2023 Speakers

Coming from different industry fields their background knowledge varies and provides you with a high diversity of viewpoints.

Nour Idelbi

Social impact founder savespace

Nour Idelbi is a dedicated student and the founder of a successful startup at the age of 17. Additionally, Nour is actively engaged in the realm of politics, displaying a genuine passion for making a positive impact on society. Her particular interests include Social Change and Social Businesses, which she approaches with boundless enthusiasm.

Laura Winterling

physicist and former austronaut trainer

Laura has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics and has worked for almost a decade at the European Space Agency, where she wrote an on-console handbook for Mission Control Europe and trained astronauts on ESAs spacecraft systems for ISS modules. She is a licensed astronaut instructor on cargo handling and life support systems on board the ISS and ISS Emergency Procedures. Laura has also worked in various mission control centers, undergone Zero-G and Human Behaviour and Performance Training with ESA, and been part of 3 Soyuz launch campaigns. She founded her company Space Time Concepts in 2016, which organizes tours and events around human spaceflight and offers people the chance to experience weightlessness on Zero-G Flights. Laura also speaks around the world on training astronauts, human spaceflight, and consults various companies in the field of leadership, team performance, communication, and decision-making processes. 

Frank Dopheide

founder human unlimited

Frank Dopheide is a human by nature and a creative by fate. ‘Creativity is intelligence having fun’ is his credo. It inspires him to ignore the laws of nature in his quest to help people and companies to grow beyond themselves.
In his professional career Frank became an award winning creative, chairman of GREY Germany, Managing Director of Handelsblatt Media Group and ultimately the founder of human unlimited – a company whose purpose is to help companies find their purpose. 

Frank is also a bestselling author of „God is a Creative, not a Controller”.

Thimon von Berlepsch

magician, hypnotist and bestselling author

At the age of 13, Thimon von Berlepsch finds an antique book on “Modern Parlor Magic” in the attic of Schloss Berlepsch, the ancestral seat of the family since 1369. The discovery lays the foundation for his current work: As a magician, hypnotist and bestselling author, he enters international stages with his art, gives lectures on the subject of personality development, passes on his knowledge in hypnosis seminars and helps people to free themselves from negative behaviours and transform those limiting patterns and restricting beliefs into powerful self-determination. His second book “Update for your subconsciousness” went straight to #1 on the SPIEGEL bestseller list.

Thimon’s playful way of combining magic, hypnosis and life-affirming messages is unique and inspires thousands of people to change the way they think, act and feel. 


event mc, 5x tedx speaker and speaking coach

DanRam travels the globe as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders Sir Richard Branson and Reid Hoffman, F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities, he works on 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments to in-house corporate innovation days for Fortune 500 companies to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto ‘Start Now Start Simple’ in building a future we all want to live in.


singer and songwriter

LOTTE signed her first major record deal at the age of 20. What followed were three successful albums, sold-out tours, various TV appearances, e.g. in the last season of “Sing Mein Song”, collaborations with artist friends such as JORIS, Max Giesinger or most recently her own all-female Amazon Original for International Women’s Day with the artists KeKe, LEEPA, Alies, LINA – and a lot of recognition from the pop culture scene (over 250 million streams, a gold single, #30 and #19 and #14 in the album charts, #5 in the German radio airplay charts).

Kathleen Scheurer

cmo waldkliniken eisenberg

Kathleen has built up her own label as a designer alongside her work as an architect in the realisation of building projects. She now advises companies on their holistic marketing approach and creative processes. In addition, Kathleen works full time as CMO at the innovative Waldkliniken Eisenberg (German Center for Orthopedics), where she is responsible for the external appearance and also focuses on the internal communication and the implementation of the corporate philosophy and vision.

Dr. Adanna Steinacker

Founder, Speaker and Women’s Empowerment Advocate

Dr. Adanna Steinacker is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and the founder of House of Adanna, a creative lifestyle community that empowers women through personal growth, holistic health, and meaningful impact. With nearly a decade of experience sharing her voice and story online, Adanna has undergone multiple life shifts and changes, transitioning from medicine to entrepreneurship, and from influencer to purpose-driven women’s empowerment advocate and coach. Throughout these transitions, Adanna has learned the power of breaking the mould to live a purposeful life, and with values deeply rooted in equality she is on a mission to empower women around the world to do the same.

Dr. Stephan Hungeling


Stephan is an experienced manager and leader at the interface of consumer companies and private equity. As a former strategy consultant he brings deep understanding of strategy development and transformation with special focus on digitization and financial/operational excellence.

Elena Kochler

Organizational Developer and Yoga Instructor

As a true adventurer, Elena is exploring qualities of leadership in today’s times. Before recently joining the Start-Up ada learning, Elena became with just 22 years one of the youngest leaders of Deutsche Telekom and learned how important it is to stay authentic, awake and fearless. With her now 26 years, she is also a certified Business Coach, Organizational Developer, Yoga Teacher, Sailing Captain and is currently doing her master’s in business at HHL. 

Daniel Zinner

entrepreneur and hr-consultant

Daniel has co-founded multiple ventures around communication and HR technology. As a partner at CLEVIS, he supports companies on digitalization, business transformation and strategy. Daniel specifically advises on developing a culture of global mindset. With the People Mobility Alliance, he actively supports global collaboration. Daniel is based in Berlin which is also the base of his podcast Berliner Zinner.