Maja Kazazic is an internationally recognized motivational speaker.
Originally from former Yugoslavia, Maja’s home was destroyed by genocide that killed 250,000 people and injured millions.
When she was only 16 years old, while sitting with 5 of her friends a rocket propelled grenade exploded killing all 5 of her friends. Maja was severely injured.
This event set off decades long journey filled with obstacles Maja had to face on a daily basis. From having her leg amputated without anesthesia and surviving without food or running water to re-learning how to walk and run or learning English by watching TV. And even though she left her home without her parents to get medical treatment, with only a teddy bear, t-shirt and rock, Maja was able to build a new life. She finished high school and college, and eventually started a very successful software company whose regular clients were Fortune 500 companies. The systems, strategies, and innovative action plans she developed have helped companies significantly increase profitability and productivity.
She has taken the lessons of a life forever altered by what could have been catastrophic wounds of war and parlayed them into a vision and passion for providing the solutions and insights people and organizations need to create positive, inspired change in their personal and professional lives.
As a sought-after speaker and media spokesperson, she brings her expertise in motivating team members, raising revenues, and breaking through barriers and debilitating mindsets to the topics and tools she delivers to organizations worldwide. From there she shares the building blocks of RESILIENCE. COURAGE. HOPE. TENACITY. TEAMWORK. And PERSPECTIVE. And those things? Help make lives better. More balanced. More fulfilled.
Maja has been featured in Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Fox News, BBC News, Discovery Network, the Philadelphia Inquirer, LA Times and more and has delivered her timely messages to clients from organizations big and small all over the world.