"The Big Five for Life": bestselling author John Strelecky to speak in Cologne on April 4

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"The Big Five for Life": bestselling author John Strelecky to speak in Cologne on April 4

At the GEDANKENtanken World Leadership Summit in the LANXESS arena, prominent speakers will provide impetus for a progressive and peaceful future.

Cologne, March 21, 2019 - With "The Café at the Edge of the World", Florida-based John Strelecky has written one of the most successful books of the decade. On Thursday, April 4, he will be a live speaker at the World Leadership Summit in Cologne's LANXESS arena.

Strelecky was a global success right from his first publication, even though he had no previous experience as an author. Initially, the US American worked as a strategy consultant for companies before radically changing his life at the age of 33: Strelecky sold his property and, on a nine-month trip around the world, developed the idea for what would later become his bestseller: the story about a stressed advertising manager who is confronted with existential questions on the menu of a remote café. "The Café at the Edge of the World," first self-published in 2003, became a long seller. The book has since been translated into more than 30 languages and is a permanent guest at the top of the non-fiction bestseller list in Germany. In 2018, it was also the best-selling book of the year in Germany across all book types.

In the meantime John Strelecky one of the most renowned international leadership experts. He offers seminars himself and trains Coaches from. The concept he developed, "The Big Five for Life", is designed to help people find their personal Life goals with their work. The 49-year-old wants to inspire people and companies to leave their familiar paths. He will explain the basics of this in Cologne. The text of Strelecky's presentation in English will be projected simultaneously onto several screens in the LANXESS arena for people to read along.

The World Leadership Summit is organized by Klaus Ulrich in cooperation with GEDANKENtanken. Tickets are available in advance at and at the usual ticket agencies. Exclusive VIP and box seats are also offered.


The Cologne-based company GEDANKENtanken, founded in 2012 and led by the owners Dr. Stefan Frädrich and Alexander Müller, has been organizing leadership trainings and speaker nights on a wide variety of topics since 2012. The goal is to accompany people on their individual paths to self-realization by effectively conveying good thoughts to them. Stefan Frädrich, CEO Alexander Müller and a team of more than 70 people accordingly attach great importance to bringing relevant content to the point together with professionals, experts, trainers and coaches. The aim is to create a motivating environment within the framework of events, seminars and online courses and to impart knowledge that will help people to progress, for example as self-employed people and entrepreneurs, but also on a very personal level.

As recently as November 2018, GEDANKENtanken held a major speaker night in the LANXESS arena, which was sold out with 15,000 people, and featured numerous top speakers. During the event, journalist Dunja Hayali and rock musician Peter Maffay were honored with the GEDANKENtanken award "The Blue Tongue." In their laudatory speeches, comedienne Carolin Kebekus and TV presenter Bettina Böttinger paid tribute to the award winners for their commitment to freedom of expression and Tolerance as well as their clear positioning against xenophobia and racism.

Reviewed by Dr. med. Stefan Frädrich

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