Erica Kessler - International LinkedIn Speaker and Lecturer

I'm an inspiring Swiss entrepreneur with a global network. I share my powerful energy, connect with the audience and inspire so that the audience takes immediate action. I share the latest trends, best practices, tips and tricks about LinkedIn and social media marketing.

Just five years ago, I only used Facebook but rarely shared anything—but then I began using LinkedIn, added connections from people I knew in person and began sharing my social media stories both online and offline.

On March 2015, I participated at the Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and connected with the industry leaders and my peers in person. I loved it so much and came back a few months later to learn all about LinkedIn Marketing and bring it to my hometown of Switzerland.

My goal is to inspire people that underestimate LinkedIn to take action with their career, business and their lives with LinkedIn Marketing.

I then began speaking at startup events and was then invited to be a guest speaker at the HSG, University of Zurich, HSG and University of Northern Switzerland.

I also spoke to more than 200 employees at organizations, Human Resources and Headhunters about LinkedIn Marketing and how to attract talent while helping CEO's, teams, organizations, mid-size SME's and NGO's position themselves as leaders on LinkedIn and gain clients online.

My goal is to inspire people that underestimate LinkedIn to take action with their career, business and their lives.

I'm also focused on building bridges between Switzerland and the United States. It’s my purpose to expand my insight globally by sharing my experiences on stage.

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My Topics

Customized speech to inspire your audience and support your goals.

How to position yourself as a CEO on LinkedIn

CEOs, C-Levels

Strategies and tactics to position yourself as an industry leader, attract potential clients talents and investors, increase sales, get invitations to global speaking engagements.

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Motivational speeches on personal and employer branding, influencer marketing, employee advocacy, attracting talent, modern selling and content marketing. A specific topic can be defined according to your needs. 

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I speak about how students can position themselves, attract future employers and tactics to find the dream job. A specific topic can be defined according to your needs. 

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Public, General Meetings, Chambers of Commerce

Motivational speeches on personal and employer branding, modern selling and content marketing. A specific topic can be defined according to your needs. 

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Upcoming Speeches

University of Zurich

Guest Speech "How to stand out as a student on LinkedIn", 2021, UZH Career Services

Some of my satisfied clients

Hilti (Schweiz) AG, LafargeHolcim, University of Zurich Career Services, ETH, University of St. Gallen, FHNW, The British Swiss Chamber of Commerce, International Academy of Sport Science and Technology, Business Innovation week.

Social networks are important instruments for career engagement and career planning, therefore we are very happy to have Erica as our powerful and inspiring expert for LinkedIn. In her workshops she empowers the students to use the potential of professional social networks. She encourages not only by demonstrating the functionalities and explaining the strategies how to use LinkedIn for career search strategies, but also by offering the students to connect with her after setting up a profile. The students who do so receive a personal feedback, a special gift we think. That will be the reason why Erica's workshops are fully booked every time. We are highly excited about our ongoing cooperation and look forward to the team training, where she will also empower us to use the full potential of LinkedIn.

University of Zurich Career Services

Roger Gfrörer, Dr. oec. publ. | Head Career Services

I invited Erica twice to lecture AISTS participants on LinkedIn and also once for AISTS alumni. Each time her lecture was very much appreciated as very detailed, practical and enthusiastic. Erica is really an expert of LinkedIn and gives very valuable insights. You can feel that she is fully committed to support people in making the most of LinkedIn. What is also very nice is that Erica remains always available for follow-up questions, always answering promptly. It is a real pleasure to work with Erica and I highly recommend her for LinkedIn lectures.

Celine Beaurain-Casemi | Career Coach at AISTS, Lausanne, Switzerland


Erica held several Social Media workshops for our employees about how important personal and employer branding is and what marketing activities are key to lead on LinkedIn. The feedback from myself and many our employees was impressive. She stands out with her content and her presentation inspires. Erica's engagement with the audience and her expertise is fantastic. Your audience will walk away energized and with practical tips — motivated to take action. If you are thinking about hiring Erica for your business as a consultant or trainer, I can highly recommend her.


Manuel Portmann | Head of HR and Services corporate sites Switzerland

Erica delivers powerful and effective LinkedIn strategies for talent and HR professionals. Her energy and lively onstage presence—and concentration on LinkedIn as a resource. I would recommend Erica for any event that needs a professional speaker.

University of Applied Science Northern Switzerland

Prof. Martina Dalla Vecchia