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The Mapit30K Project
The Mapit30K mission is to inspire students to believe in themselves and to map out their dreams. Anita wants everyone to feel inspired to achieve! Over the past 330 days, her goal was to inspire 30,000 students across 30 nations.
Why? With the help of many mentors and teachers, Anita has been fortunate to learn powerful lessons to become successful. This project is a way to give back to the community, especially youth, and share key life lessons to help them be successful.
Outcome? After 14 flights, 53 buses and 18,000 miles, Anita finished the Mapit30k project on July 2nd, 2018. She impacted 31,321 students in 30 nations in 323 days. If you are interested learning about her journey, her struggles and how she succeeded at the end, please read the Mapit30k FAQ.
A DREAMER at heart, Anita grew up in Switzerland and decided at a young age that she wanted to pursue tennis and get a full athletic scholarship at a top US university. But that wasn’t easy. Growing up Anita struggled with being bullied due to her height, poor school grades and had to learn how to stick up for herself. By believing in her own capabilities, she was able to attend Purdue University on a full scholarship, earning both MVP and Player of the Year honors. Following her graduation, she volunteered as an English teacher in the Rio de Janeiro slums for a time before relocating to her dream city San Francisco. Homeless and struggling for many months, she then landed an entry-level sales job that would sponsor her work visa. At that point, she set a goal for herself: She would become the company’s top account manager within two years. She met that goal within one year, earning a six-figure salary just twelve months after she had only $4.36 left to her name.
Today, Anita gives motivational speeches to thousands of students worldwide. Anita works hard to bring a fun, inspiring and memorable experience to your school. Each presentation is always customized to meet the interests of your students and your goals.
1. Map It – Map Your Journey to Success
Do you know what it takes to be successful at school? When Anita was in school, she knew what success meant, but she didn’t really know how to get there. With the lessons learned from many mentors and teachers, she has been able to figure out how to successfully map her journey to success. Anita shares 3 tips on how students can become successful in school and in life and inspires them to go after their big goals.
- Overcoming Adversity
- The Importance of Support
2. Own It – Own the Leader in You
We are all leaders of our own lives. We all have possibilities within us, and we all have opportunities to make those possibilities into realities. Anita inspires students to take ownership of their own life, education and relationships, and shares how that will help them to become a better leader for others. Topics:
- Overcoming Adversity
- The Importance of Education
- Team Work
Anita has a very simple and genuine way to communicate with young students. Her stories were very engaging and she kept the students very interested throughout the whole presentation. I strongly recommend her talks to motivate young teenagers and help them be aware of how privileged they are.
Typically when we have speakers, I always see some students talking or disengaged, but when Anita came it was different. All students were listening, attentive and extremely engaged. She has an incredible way to connect with students.
Anita was able to use humor and stories to get the students to identify fervently with what she was saying. The fact the students started to connect with her and engage emotionally with what she was saying should mean the impact will be lasting and that they will remember they can follow their dreams and…