She is a survivor, doctor and Ironman champion, who pushes herself to the limit with everything she does in her life. “But to become that Ironman champion, I really had to take the courage to carve my own path”, Els Visser says.

“I am a shipwreck survivor and I would like to share my story with the TEDxMaastricht audience. The accident in Indonesia in 2014 changed my life in a way I could never have imagined before. In hindsight there were a lot of decisions I made in order to get a second chance to make the most out of life. I really hope to inspire others with my story to get the most out of life themselves.”

Els hopes to make people think a bit more positive and focus on the good aspects of life. “When focusing on the bright side, we enjoy increased physical and mental health. With this we have the power to make a positive difference in the world.”

Would you like to hear Els speak on stage during TEDxMaastricht 2018? Register here!

Ninih Vang
Communications